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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Even while at rest, I get a sharp throbbing pain in lower calf. Pain is tolerable. No physical activites. Last a few secs & started 1day ago any help?

Even while at rest, I get a sharp throbbing pain in lower calf. Pain is tolerable. No physical activites. Last a few secs & started 1day ago any help?

Evaluation, PT: Sounds you might have an Achilles tendinitis but I would definitely follow up with a local Podiatrist. At this point I suggest you rest, ice, take over the counter anti inflammatory medication. Physical therapy might be in order. ...Read more

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Mild throbbing pain in back of lower knee. Felt warm at times but can feel it more when I walk could it be a blood clot. Asking for my 14yr son?

Mild throbbing pain in back of lower knee. Felt warm at times but can feel it more when I walk could it be a blood clot. Asking for my 14yr son?

Yes, but: Different things can cause pain and swelling in the back of the knee, a blood clot is certainly worth ruling out. Take your son to see a doctor to evaluate further. ...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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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 have constant throbbing pain in my legs arms shoulders, back and feet. What should I do?

I have constant throbbing pain in my legs arms shoulders, back and feet. What should I do?

See doctor: You have generalized muscles/joints pain, it is best to seedoctor for blood tests and find out the causes as well treatment if need. ...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'm a 22 year old female. I have a consistent throbbing pain in my right arm, side and sometimes right leg. I've had this for 3 days now.?

Need more info: Throbbing pain usually suggests an inflamed area with swollen blood vessels which is usually fairly localized, so when you describe the entire side of you body, more information is needed. If this is very uncomfortable, I urge you to get an evaluation from your doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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I have good ironbut highhemoglobin, could that be the reason why I'm brusing bad on my legs with throbbing pain, numbess, burning feeling? Thanks

Exam: You need blood testing for serum iron, folic acid, B12, but with your symtoms, a full physical exam and metabolic/diabetic checks. ...Read more

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I have onset throbbing pain behind my knee caps and down my legs that last from 30 minutes to 6 hours, for the past three years now. What can I do?

See your doctor: I would start by seeing your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Ask if any tests are needed, and whether it not a referral to an orthopedic or vascular surgeon would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am on my feet all day b/c of work but now whenever I sit down I have a burning throbbing pain in upper legs. Nothing seems to ease the pain. Hurts!

I am on my feet all day b/c of work but now whenever I sit down I have a burning throbbing pain in upper legs. Nothing seems to ease the pain. Hurts!

From your history,: This is likely related to you activity, what you are doing while on your feet, especially your posture (s), what kind of shoes (possibly clothes) which you are wearing, etc, and is challenging the use of and blood flow to the muscles in your upper legs. This would be consistent with the throbbing: increased blood flow attempting to catch up to repair the persistent stress to these muscles. ...Read more