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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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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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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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What could be causing pain in the very top of your left leg and groin area. Kind of an dull aching throbbing pain?

What could be causing pain in the very top of your left leg and groin area. Kind of an dull aching throbbing pain?

U have: Nerves, arteries, veins, and lymph nodes as well as other structures in the groin area. C ur doc to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in left leg to the top of foot. Could this be sciatic nerve problem? I am 78 years of age.

I have throbbing pain in left leg to the top of foot. Could this be sciatic nerve problem? I am 78 years of age.

Throbbing pain foot: Certainly not the classic way sciatica presents or's diagnosed but with the right REST of the history together with other symptoms & how problem's evolved- sciatica MAY be on the short list of possibilities. Point is you need a good examination to rule out other things such as vascular, infectious, & other problems. More questions? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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My son has been having throbbing pain in the back of his left leg near the back of the knee, he says it feels warm and is worried is so a blood clot?

My son has been having throbbing pain in the back of his left leg near the back of the knee, he says it feels warm and is worried is so a blood clot?

Knee pain: Why your son is getting physical therapy? He needs good history and thorough physical examination by his doctor plus xr, doppler/ ct of knee to find the cause. Thanks. ...Read more

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Pain in inner thigh area started early today but now have painin hip and lower back, hurts when bend leg and a throbbing pain all left side what is it?

Pain in inner thigh area started early today but now have painin hip and lower back, hurts when bend leg and a throbbing pain all left side what is it?

Lt Thigh, Hip & Back: Hello. What activity were you doing when pain hit? Where does it hurt when you bend your left leg? Do you mean bringing your thigh to chest hurts? Does pain go past your left knee or stays in your thigh? Is it worse with sit, stand, or walk? Can you lay on your left side? Need little more info. If you have no GI issues, consider topical or oral OTC NSAID to reduce inflammatory throbbing pain. ...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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My left leg is throbbing/tingling and feels numb... I am unsure of the how to describe the sensation. What can I do?

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

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I feel tingly pain I'm my thigh when sitting and in bed. Feels better to stretch and walk. Also throbbing on upper thigh (front) and knee on left leg.

I feel tingly pain I'm my thigh when sitting and in bed. Feels better to stretch and walk. Also throbbing on upper thigh (front) and knee on left leg.

Muscles: A late teenager with aches and pains in the legs and knees should evaluate his level of physical activity and whether too much was pursued too soon. Exercise and sports should be undertaken as gradually increased activity within a stepped up program; to allow the soft tissues to gradually adjust and strengthen. If problem persists, a doctor's evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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I've been having throbbing sensations in both my legs, from foot to inner thigh. Also with coldness and often pain in left leg. What could it be?

See a doctor: You are a young lady.
Most likely you are having some kind of muscle cramps,
Hydrate well, eat banana and oranges, and drink a lot of juices.
Cut down on any sodas, or energy drink. ...Read more

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38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

Several: 'burning' knee pain without any injury may be caused by tendinitis (patellar, quads, it band etc.) or from kneecap (patellofemoral) cartilage wear most commonly. See your orthopedic surgeon if your pain continues for examination. In your case patellofemoral instability can cause pain, 'popping', and a feeling of instability. Quad strengthening and bracing may be the initial treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My mom for 10 years has had increasing throbbing pain in both lower legs upon standing. Walking lessens pain. - doppler perfect bloodwork.

Could Be Stenosis: The symptoms you are describing sound like claudication. This can happen either when blood vessels get narrowed or when the nerves of the spine are compressed especially with standing. If sitting and rest make the pain less, I would consider evaluation with either lumbar MRI or vascular specialist ...Read more

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I having this throbbing pain in my lower back and my joints in my legs and neck are suddenly hypermobile. If I move to fast something kind of shifts?

I having this throbbing pain in my lower back and my joints in my legs and neck are suddenly hypermobile. If I move to fast something kind of shifts?

This isn't something: To mess around with on the Internet. You need to see a doctor. If it turns out to be something transient or trivial, I'll be happy for you but you need to know for sure what's going on. Dr. Anne ...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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The back of my left leg (calf area)has been throbbing, painful and full feeling. Hands & feet seem to lose color and tonight, my toes felt numb. Why?

First and: Foremost, I think you should rule out a clot in the left calf. I would go see your doctor ASAP, if not available, I think it warrants a. Trip to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Seek an: Evaluation from your physician. It is hard to know what it is without further history and examination. You may need imaging of your cervical spine or nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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Lower leg throbbing pain all the time. Shaky legs aftr 20mins exercising. Heavy upper arms. Don't feel like moving legs and arms much. Don't feel rested?

Lower leg throbbing pain all the time. Shaky legs aftr 20mins exercising. Heavy upper arms. Don't feel like moving legs and arms much. Don't 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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Lower back spine throbbing pain, pain shoots down one leg or other. Capsaicin patch only thing help. Hurts Stand up, sit down, walk. Aleve (naproxen) don't help?

Lower back spine throbbing pain, pain shoots down one leg or other. Capsaicin patch only thing help. Hurts Stand up, sit down, walk. Aleve (naproxen) don't help?

Work up?: Have you had a proper work up of your back and pain? Like a low back xray for starters or MRI to rule out obvious bone pathology or disc problem that could be impinging upon a nerve and thus causing the pain down your legs? If not you really need to see your doctor and have this properly diagnosed. Physical therapy could also help tremendously along with other prescription medications. Best wishes ...Read more