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What causes pain in butt that radiates down both legs?

What causes pain in butt that radiates down both legs?

Several things: Including a disc herniation. There are other possibilities. Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis both can cause pain into a leg mimicking sciatic pain as can other issues like hip & knee arthritis. Other causes of nerve compression in the spine due to a tumor, infection or fracture can cause this pain. Pyriformis syndrome can also cause radiating leg pain as can sacroiliac joint issues. ...Read more

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Would a central disc bulge have to be large to cause pain down both legs? Mainly feel it in big toes.

Would a central disc bulge have to be large to cause pain down both legs? Mainly feel it in big toes.

Herniated Disc: Usually a disc bulge must be fairly large in size in order to produce bilateral leg symptoms eg pain. However, if the patient has a smaller sized spinal canal, a relatively smaller disc can cause problems like this. An MRI is definitely needed to see. A nerve test may be needed as well. ...Read more

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Can a tight belt whilst sitting down for long periods cause severe calf pain in both legs?

Can a tight belt whilst sitting down for long periods cause severe calf pain in both legs?

Calf pain: Calf pain is not typically from a tight belt, however it can be caused by sitting down for long periods of time. Movement such as walking, stretching, biking, swimming and jogging can increase the blood flow and decrease the risk of blot clots in the lower legs. If you are having pain or tightness in the back of both calves you must go to urgent care as this can be life threatening! ...Read more

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Would a central disc herniation (l4/l5) have to be quite big to cause sciatica down both legs? And could it cause pain in front of the thigh?

Would a central disc herniation (l4/l5) have to be quite big to cause sciatica down both legs? And could it cause pain in front of the thigh?

Lower leg symptoms: L5 nerve impingement (L4-5 level) from a herniated disc can cause weakness in extending the big toe and potentially in the ankle (foot drop). Numbness and pain can be felt on top of the foot, and pain may also radiate into the buttock. S1 nerve impingement (L5-S1) may cause loss of the ankle reflex and/or weakness in ankle push off (patients cannot do toe rises). Numbness and pain in foot noted. ...Read more

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Can having a hypertonic pelvic floor cause leg pain in both legs? Pain from the hips all the way down each leg to the ankle?

Can having a hypertonic pelvic floor cause leg pain in both legs? Pain from the hips all the way down each leg to the ankle?

Yes it can: Pelvic floor is a highway for nerves that supply the legs. Common problems include piriformis spasm that causes a sciatica irritation down the posterior leg and buttock. And the SI joint can rotate causing severe pain in posterior buttock or groin area and anterior thigh. Get examined by a PMR doc, ob-gyn or orthopoedist who, is familiar with this exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain in my left leg from my knee down a lil numbness in my toes, I do have lower back problems can that be the cause? Also weakness in the am both legs sometimes

Pain in my left leg from my knee down a lil numbness in my toes, I do have lower back problems can that be the cause? Also weakness in the am both legs sometimes

See a back surgeon: You may well have spinal disc disease with consequent pressure on nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. Get this taken care of before you have permanent problems. ...Read more

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I have pain that radiates down both legs from the sciatic nerve. Should I be worried?

I have pain that radiates down both legs from the sciatic nerve. Should I be worried?

Potentially yes.: Visit with your doctor to determine how much you should worry. If the pain is caused from a spinal disc problem, then it can get worse. Rarely it can cause paralysis and other types of permanent damage. ...Read more

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What are some causes of pain in both legs?

Depends...: Many problems can cause leg pain:
consider discussing with your family doctor first as many chronic illnesses can cause leg pain (i.e. Poor circulation, diabetes, lumbar spinal disc disease/spinal stenosis, etc.) testing nerve function, blood flow, examining the skin for infections, etc can also help determine the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in both butt cheeks and down both legs when I sit, stand or move. Why? I need help desperately

Sciatica: We know it is a nerve as there is a distribution you can tell from the buttocks down the legs. It is the sciatic nerve. Where it starts is the question. See your doctor to determine as if the source is the lower back, they can determine ways to treat you. ...Read more

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What causes petechiae on both legs all of a sudden?

What causes petechiae on both legs all of a sudden?

Could be low plts: Individuals with itp or other causes of decreased platelets can develop small red dots on the dependent portions of their legs (also known as petechiae). See your physician to determine if low platelets are the problem and why they may be low. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in lower back and down both legs. What could reasons be?

Woke up with pain in lower back and down both legs. What could reasons be?

Depends....: If hx of disc/arthritis.....that may be. If on cholesterol pill.....Rhabdo. If sexually active....Kidney infection. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what can cause severe leg pain in both legs especially at night?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more