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Left leg pain, above ankle and upper thigh, side, comes and goes. Been 5 days. Im worried for a blood cloth. What symtops are for dvt? Er?!

Left leg pain, above ankle and upper thigh, side, comes and goes.  Been 5 days.  Im worried for a blood cloth. What symtops are for dvt? Er?!

Unlikely to be DVT .: DVT is usually characterized by aching pain in the entire limb and 5 days after the onset would also show swelling of the leg extending proximally. The limb may also feel warm and tender. Since certain medications, pregnancy and trauma may also predispose, would look into these. Do not seen urgent need for ER but would consult with primary care doctor without delay. ...Read more

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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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Upper left leg pain then then whole leg goes to sleep and sometime feel wet?

Upper left leg pain then then whole leg goes to sleep and sometime feel wet?

Pinched nerve: It is possible that you have pinched a nerve or have a bulging disk in your spine that is pushing on a nerve. If it is in you buttock it could be your sciatic nerve. If it is in the front i your leg it could be the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. That is related to a syndrome called meralgia parasthetica. ...Read more

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I have upper left leg pain on the outside of my leg- what's going on?

I have upper left leg pain on the outside of my leg- what's going on?

More info needed: Pain in the leg can be from trauma itself to the muscle or bone. It can be from nerve compression, from a blocked deep vein or blocked outflow of lymphatic fluid. It can be from simple overuse of the muscles or it can be referred pain from arthritis in the hip or hip joint. Please more information for more complete analysis. ...Read more

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My 70 yr old grandfather had heaviness in his chest, shortness of breath and upper left leg pain. What could this be?

My 70 yr old grandfather had heaviness in his chest, shortness of breath and upper left leg pain. What could this be?

Cardiovascular : Symptoms may represent poor circulation of the heart ( angina) & leg ( pad- peripheral arterial disease). Recommend a cardiology evaluation to prevent a heart attack. Circulation in the legs will need evaluation as well to rule out clot in the veins ( dvt) due to risk of pulmonary embolism ( clots in lungs). ...Read more

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What does it mean to have intractable left leg pain?

What does it mean to have intractable left leg pain?

Not getting better: Noti mproving despite treatment. Is what intractable means. ...Read more

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I have severe leg (left leg) pain every time i lie down. I limp on my left side. My back hurts mostly when i sit down. ? Cause of pain and solution?

I have severe leg (left leg) pain every time i lie down. I limp on my left side. My back hurts mostly when i sit down. ? Cause of pain and solution?

Lumbar radiculopathy: Nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae. Damage to the disc occurs because of degeneration ("wear and tear") of the outer ring of the disc, traumatic injury, or both. The central softer portion of the disc can rupture (herniate) through the outer ring of the disc and abut the spinal cord or its nerves as they exit the bony spinal column. Recommend neurological consult. ...Read more

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Lower left leg pain. Commenced during the night ...no injury or change in exercise. Leg feels warmer than other one. Discomfort is more outside leg?

Lower left leg pain. Commenced during the night ...no injury or change in exercise. Leg feels warmer than other one. Discomfort is more outside leg?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Consists of left leg pain for a long time. Why is that?

???: Could you rephrase your question as I am unable to understand it in its present format. I think some word(s) has been left out. ...Read more

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