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I have throbbing leg pain in my right leg and it has been going on for weeks. It causes bad anxiety. It moves as the day goes on and gets worse night?

I have  throbbing leg pain in my right leg and it has been going on for weeks. It causes bad anxiety. It moves as the day goes on and gets worse night?

Anxiety talking: There is what we used to call "neurotic anxiety" - fears about things one need not worry about and reality anxiety - fears about things that can be wrong or really hurt us. Worrying about new or repeating pain is real worry - it is a message speaking loud and clear: "this needs to be properly medically assessed". Listen to the message, it is important, and unsafe to ignore. ...Read more

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Normal D-dimer, Chest xray , ECG, today. Throbbing leg, chest pain, cough. Had SX same 2 years ago with Neg CTPA and Neg ultrasound. What could it be?

Normal D-dimer, Chest xray , ECG, today. Throbbing leg, chest pain, cough. Had SX same 2 years ago with Neg CTPA and Neg ultrasound. What could it be?

Broad differential: Could be many things. Fact that it went away raises the question of an overuse syndrome from say performing some repetitive work chore, etc. Other possibilities include some form of arthritis. I would see a primary care specialist in the form of either a good DO or internist who can work this up further. ...Read more

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Lower leg throbbing pain all the time. shaky legs aftr 20mins exercising. heavy upper arms. dont feel like moving legs and arms much. dont feel rested?

Lower leg throbbing pain all the time. shaky legs aftr 20mins exercising. heavy upper arms. dont feel like moving legs and arms much. dont feel rested?

Recommend workup: See your primary care physician for workup to rule out any issues like electrolyte problems or anemia, beyond that I would recommend making sure there are no autoimmune issues. Consider over the counter magnesium and hydration as well. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks I have been having leg pain. Its dull, achey, and throbbing, and is worse when i lie down. What do you think could be the cause?

Pinched nerve : You are kind of young for this but it could be a ruptured disc with a pinched nerve a through evaluation may be helpful i would suggest seeing a doctor about this best wishes. ...Read more

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I took a cortisone shot 4 days ago. I have been having lower back and leg pain and also throbbing joints. What can I do to stop?

I took a cortisone  shot 4 days ago.  I have been having lower back and leg pain and also throbbing joints.  What can I do to stop?

Depends: Was the steroid shot for a particular diagnosis or general pain complaints? When you do not feel better, perhaps the diagnosis needs to be clarified, and the anti-inflammatory treatment options need to be reconsidered. Your menstrual cycle and your hormone status may need to be taken into consideration. Try tylenol/acetaminophen, heat and stretch for your joints until you see your physician. ...Read more

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My left leg is throbbing I have test coming up in march. They also found polyps in my cervix plus I am tired all the time. Could my leg pain be cancer?

My left leg is throbbing I have test coming up in march. They also found polyps in my cervix plus I am tired all the time. Could my leg pain be cancer?

No Ca of leg: Throbbing pain in leg not associated with cancer. latter arises in muscle as fibrous malignancy with well defined mass, smooth muscle tumor of femoral vein origin or nodal disease from metastasis to groin. In neither of the cases is there any pain. the latter more likely to be related to DVT but some swelling should be seen and iron pigmentation of lower leg skin.seen Need vascular work up. ...Read more

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I have leg pain I belive from sciatica.just got home from road trip and toes to hip wrapping around is throbbing.what is different from that or clot?

I have leg pain I belive from sciatica.just got home from road trip and toes to hip wrapping around is throbbing.what is different from that or clot?

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards. ...Read more

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My legs throb, ache, constant pain and swelling?

My legs throb, ache, constant pain and swelling?

Go to ER: If you have a clot it is life threatening and will need immediate care. ...Read more

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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

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What could be the cause of my leg pain?

What could be the cause of my leg pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I have leg pain?

Should i be worried if I have leg pain?

Depends, possibly: If pain is in the calf it deserves immediate attention to rule out a clot in the calf. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have leg pain?

Depends: Yes it depends on the underlying cause which can for example related to circulation or nerves or muscles or tendons or bones. ...Read more

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What is the no. 1 reason for leg pain ?

Leg pain: #1 reason is pulled muscle. Then sciatica from a tight muscle or back muscles tightening on the nerves coming down to the leg. ...Read more