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Why did my dr order lower abdominal and pelvic CT rather than mri for unexplained hip and leg pain?

Why did my dr order lower abdominal and pelvic CT  rather than mri for unexplained hip and leg pain?

Unclear: It's hard to know why your doc ordered that test without more information. The history and physical are typically the basis for the tests that are ordered. "Unexplained hip and leg pain" can come from many many sources. You doc may have been suspicious that the source is in your pelvis or abdomen. If you want to share more history it might clarify the answer. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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Causes of leg pain?

Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious. Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause leg pain?

What can cause leg pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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What to do with leg pain?

What to do with leg pain?

Get evaluated: Many things can cause leg pain. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could cause leg pain?

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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Leg pain for two weeks now?

Leg pain for two weeks now?

Probably: Probably need to see a doctor if it's been painful for 2 weeks. Where is the pain in the leg, front? Back? Near calf or near ankle? Could be a stress fracture, shin splints, dvt, exersional compartmental syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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Back and sever leg pain why?

Back and sever leg pain why?

Pinched nerve: Your symptoms suggest you might have problems with your low back with nerve compression. Your age, medical history, surgeries, possible trauma are important in deciding the most probable cause and the needed testing including X-ray/MRI/nerve ending testing. If you had recent trauma or you experience lack of sensation or weakness on in the leg, you should go immediately to ER to have an MRI ...Read more