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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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Leg Pain (Definition)

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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