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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal stenosis: Or a midline disc herniation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What could cause achy thighs and a pulling sensation that goes down hips, buttock and back of both legs, especially when sitting and lying down?
What are causes of daily leg pain beginning behind both knees and shooting up and down both legs? Had a doppler of legs that didn't show anything.
Maybe back issue: If doppler negative (arterial and venous - should have had both) then most likely source is you back. ...Read more
Chronic bilateral acetabular pain [origin] at age 20 that then runs down both legs to under the feet. Let's r/o arthritic dx's. Possible causes?
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
Leg pain cause? It always starts while im lying down/sleeping, walking gives relief. No swelling/redness/heat. Pain moves around, occurs in both legs.
Variable: Claudication, clot maybe...Best to be evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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