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Why is the vein in my leg throbbing at night?

Why is the vein in my leg throbbing at night?

Inflammation: When veins throb, it is usually when someone is standing and the veins are inflamed. Typically, lying down at night makes them feel better. If your vein isn't doing that, you should be a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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My leg started throbbing last night and kept me awake. Its in my lower leg. What could it be?

My leg started throbbing last night and kept me awake. Its in my lower leg. What could it be?

DEPENDING ON: Other symptoms/facvtors or lack there of, which you did not include, my main concern is ruling out a block clot (dvt).
See your doctor asap. Could be nothing, but it could kill you too. ...Read more

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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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5wks pp and having throbbing pain in both legs that is accompanied by headaches. No recent injuries. Pain keeps me up at night. What could it be?

5wks pp and having throbbing pain in both legs that is accompanied by headaches. No recent injuries. Pain keeps me up at night. What could it be?

Primary care doc: The throbbing pain in both leads and headaches is not likely to be due to your pregnancy at 5 weeks post partum. Consider seeing your primary care doctor so that a full evaluation can be done ...Read more

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I'm a mother of 4 kids youngest is1 yr old I've been having a throbbing pain in both my legs up to my hips at night with shooting nerve pains?

I'm a mother of 4 kids youngest is1 yr old I've been having a throbbing pain in both my legs up to my hips at night with shooting nerve pains?

Mom: The shooting pan makes me thing of some type of low back problem. Having children itself is hard on the back, but then carrying them adds separate load. If you are having persistent shooting pain I think you should get checked. ...Read more

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Can a venous clot in the lower leg cause a throbbing like feeling?

Can a venous clot in the lower leg cause a throbbing like feeling?

Throbbing sensation: Throbbing sensation in the leg is indicative of a problem in it's structural component as muscles, tendon, bone and nerves. Injury to the leg, varicose vein, sciatica and circulation problem (which include deep venous thrombosis) are common causes of throbbing like pain in lower limbs. ...Read more

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I'm having a throbbing pain in my upper left leg? What can cause this?

I'm having a throbbing pain in my upper left leg? What can cause this?

Throbbing pain: That discomfort may be muscular, vascular or bone related. Apparently there is no recent injury such as strain or contusion. Any discoloration, swelling or tenderness? Nerve pain is not usually throbbing. If symptoms persist you will have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could it mean when you have a sharp, throbbing pain in your lower left leg?

What could it mean when you have a sharp, throbbing pain in your lower left leg?

Leg pain: It could be multiple things and some of them are urgent. For one sided leg pain, one must consider: neurological issues (nerve entrapment, nerve irritation, nerve compression), vascular issues, blood clot or dvt, metabolic issues, and musculoskeletal issues like a strain, fracture...

It is best to see your doctor to rule out any serious problems. ...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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Throbbing knee pain whenever I bend my leg. Help?

Throbbing knee pain whenever I bend my leg. Help?

Get it evaluated: No one can be precise over the internet. See an orthopedist and determine the cause. ...Read more

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My legs are throbbing when I lay down, im walking and feel fine have not done vigorous activity what's going on?

My legs are throbbing when I lay down, im walking and feel fine have not done vigorous activity what's going on?

Magnesium: I run twice a day and I often get leg cramps and aching when I lay down. I has helped that I try and be more hydrated throughout the day and I have increased eating bananas to get magnesium into my system. If it gets worse, though, I would consult my doctor. ...Read more

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I scraped the lower back of my leg on a metal shelf. Now my whole leg is throbbing, should I go to the dr. Or get a tetanus shot?

Scraped leg: By all means get to the doctor asap because you have an infection in your leg which must be treated immediately. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last ten years, get one. ...Read more

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Hamstring area on left leg started throbbing painfully at work, since getting home I have gotten a deep chill and a mild headache?

Hamstring area on left leg started throbbing painfully at work, since getting home I have gotten a deep chill and a mild headache?

Unusual pattern: Unless you have an injury or unusual activity overusing your hamstring. You should take your temperature if you are feeling chills. If you have a fever, if the headache is very severe or it seems to increase with head movement, you should be seen today. If you want a formal consult (after taking your temperature), please go through the paid portal. ...Read more

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Pain on the inside leg by the hip. Laying in my side I cannot lift my leg at all without excessive pain. Kind of a throbbing constant pain?

Pain on the inside leg by the hip. Laying in my side I cannot lift my leg at all without excessive pain. Kind of a throbbing constant pain?

More info, please!: How long have you had this pain? Have you hurt yourself or started or increased an exercise program? Do you have any other symptoms, like numbness, tingling, weakness? Do you have any history of joint or back problems, or other major medical problems? Give some more information & we might be able to give some general advice to you, but as it is there is not enough info to give us any clues. ...Read more

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I have spasm mostly in Leg, come and goes for month. Feels like very strong pulse throbbing goes away once I touch area where sensation happens. MS?

I have spasm mostly in Leg, come and goes for month. Feels like very strong pulse throbbing goes away once I touch area where sensation happens. MS?

Doubt MS: Although leg pains, spasms, and spasticity can occur in MS, isolated problem such as yours more likely c/w cramping due to chemical imbalance, or even vascular issue (very unlikely at your age). A focal nerve problem might be answer. But NO, you do not exhibit a problem due to MS. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be having throbbing pains in both of my legs from my knees down?

Is it normal to be having throbbing pains in both of my legs from my knees down?

Throbbing pain: In both legs is not normal. You need to see your doc. There may be a circulatory issue. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of throbbing, warm, compressed feeling in both legs when sitting?

Muscles, venous,: This might be from muscles reacting to sitting down or a venous flow issue like venous stasis. If it gets worse or you're worried see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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My left leg has throbbing pain in my thigh, which has moved to my calf it's going on 4 months?

Thigh pain: 4 months is a long time. You need good exam to check for clots, mass, referred pain, nerve impingement, vascular insufficiency. ...Read more

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Throbbing painful legs due to heat and humidity, and standing all day. What can I do about this?

Leg Pain treatable: Best way to reduce painful legs due to standing is to start your day wearing "compression stockings." these can be bought without a prescription at a drug store or at a special pharmacy supply place. They are called jobst stockings also and come in different leg lengths and "pressures" measured like blood pressure. They reduce swelling which is cause of pain. ...Read more

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Right lower back feels like a bee stinging me and throbbing down back of my right leg. What could this be? Thanks

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Sciatica: Sounds like you're describing sciatic which can be caused by ruptured or herniated disk irritating nerve. As long as no muscle weakness or loss of bladder/bowel control, most patients get better in 4-6wks. If pain is too much, acetaminophen, Ibuprofen (or naproxen) & sometimes steroids like Prednisone can help. Xrays & ct scans don't help much. Check out choosingwisely. Org re http://goo. Gl/fuaew8. ...Read more

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My left leg is throbbing/tingling and feels numb... I am unsure of the how to describe the sensation. What can I do?

Sciatia: Sounds like a pinched nerve from a herniated disk in the spine. See your PCP and take NSAIDs such as Aleve till then. ...Read more