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What would cause sudden left leg pain come from no where started in thigh now knew and lower leg also hurts?

What would cause sudden left leg pain come from no where started in thigh now knew and lower leg also hurts?

Variable: Musculoskeletal at your age. EXERCIZE? Workout? Fall? Herniated disc? NSAIDS, ice, rest if not better in a day be seen! ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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What is a common cause of sudden leg soreness/leg pain?

What is a common cause of sudden leg soreness/leg pain?

Possible Clot: A patient presenting to me with the symptoms of sudden leg pain, soreness, or swelling is always concerning for me. With many reasons why this may occur, the most worriesome, would be the possibility of a blood clot in the leg. If i suspect a clot, i send the patient to the ed for an ultrasound of the leg to rule out that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sudden localized right leg pain. Slight worsening. No injury. Very tender and painful when walking. Is this serious?

Sudden localized right leg pain. Slight worsening. No injury. Very tender and painful when walking. Is this serious?

Likely muscle: What where the circumstances when the pain started? Anything palpable? Any leg swelling? If pain feels only when walking it's most likely muscular/tendon/ligament in origin. Where exactly right leg? Is it around a joint? Usually rest suffices for minor muscle aches. If the pain persists over a couple of days would suggest seeing your physician. ...Read more

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Sudden localized area right leg pain started two nights ago. No pain improvement and now redness over it. Is this bad?

Leg pain/redness: You should see a doctor as soon as you can to make sure you don't have cellulitis which would require antibiotic treatment. It's also possible you had an insect bite with resultant redness. Regardless , get checked soon! ...Read more

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28yo Headache, nausea, sudden severe leg bone pain, dizzy, back pain #4days. Tests = 8RBC urine(hazy), 98platelets, 3.1WBC, 0.8ANC, 3.3potsm. Means?

28yo Headache, nausea, sudden severe leg bone pain, dizzy, back pain #4days. Tests = 8RBC urine(hazy), 98platelets, 3.1WBC, 0.8ANC, 3.3potsm. Means?

Systemic illness: Such presentation requires further workup and very close follow-up by a medical doctor. Head imaging at least with a CT scan is required for workup of headache, nausea, dizziness, in setting of thrombocytopenia. This constellation can be caused by many things usually infectious or oncologic.Medication history is important. Bone marrow biopsy and imaging for lytic lesions. ...Read more

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Causes of leg pain?

Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious. Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause leg pain?

What can cause leg pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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What to do with leg pain?

What to do with leg pain?

Get evaluated: Many things can cause leg pain. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could cause leg pain?

What could cause leg pain?

Anything from A to Z: There is not enough information here 2 even guess. There are so many things, sciatica, plebitis, muscle strain. Stress fracture . infections, tumors. Each has its own presentation so much more information is needed. Slso, ,the list above is only a few cases legs include hips, knees, ,ankle feet. So you can see that much more information is needed. ...Read more