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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
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What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

Dr. Chintan Sampat
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
13 years in practice
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What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

Multiple reasons: A sharp pain radiating into the leg can be indicative of multiple problems including a strained muscle, a pinched nerve, tendonitis, neuropathy (a problem with the nerves in the legs), or blood flow issues. The ways to determine the cause is to figure out what makes the symptoms better & worse and a physical examination. Don't hesitate to ask if you have a more specific question! ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Epps
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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I get a sharp pain on the outside of my lower right leg when I jog, how can I relieve the pain?

Dr. Howard Epps
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Get it checked: Several things could be causing the pain, and the treatments are different. The best way to treat the pain is to get it checked so that you have an accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis, treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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Started getting a sharp pain in the crease of my right leg today never had it before been going on and off all day. Iit is now throbbing while I am laying down. Should I go to the ER?

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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Started getting a sharp pain in the crease of my right leg today never had it before been going on and off all day. Iit is now throbbing while I am laying down. Should I go to the ER?

Groin pain: May be nerve, meralgia parasthetica or sciatica, which may be worse when lying down (try a pillow under your legs). if not allergic or with ulcers try aleve 1-2 tabs twice a day, warm bath. In the older individual we are concerned about masses both ovarian, or lesions in the spien causing the issues as well as clots so would f/u with ER today for d-dimer/ dopplers possible CT ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Chao
Board Certified, Radiology
33 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I have numbness in my right leg just below the knee. I landed on my knee in a dance and it sent sharp pain down my leg and now it's numb.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I have numbness in my right leg just below the knee. I landed on my knee in a dance and it sent sharp pain down my leg and now it's numb.

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
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36 years in practice
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I have a sharp pain near my right hip, it shoot down my right leg paining my hip and my right toe. ?

Dr. Theresa Henderson
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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I have a sharp pain near my right hip, it shoot down my right leg paining my hip and my right toe. ?

Probably the back: This is likely coming from a back sprain . You may have a disc problem though you are young for this problem. Contact sports could allow back injury that becomes symptomatic at a later date. You should rest your back, avoid long periods of sitting or standing. You need a program to strengthen and limber your back and teach you how to protect your back. See your MD. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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Hi doctor i have a sharp pain at my right side lower waist which goes down to my right leg and the heel part will be more painful when i do houseworķ?

Dr. Laura Anissian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hi doctor i have a sharp pain at my right side lower waist  which goes down to my right leg and the heel part will be more painful when i do houseworķ?

Spine: This sounds like it could be coming from your back w a pinched nerve possibly causing the pain to go down towards your heel. See about some PT to help w this! ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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Cross SLR : This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Sharp pain in right hip numb tingly feeling going down my right leg all the time. How serious? Xrays show nothing do I need mri..No insurance

Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Sharp pain in right hip numb tingly feeling going down my right leg all the time. How serious? Xrays show nothing do I need mri..No insurance

Well, That can be a: Tough one. Say MRI positive, what next? Back surgery? You could switch your citalopram to a better regimen for pain control, tramadol may b good choice, and look up gabapentin. No loss of bladder or bowel? It may be transient, back strain impinging a nerve, but pain can beget pain, then insomnia, then more spasm. Interrupting pain conduction can b important. Consider physical therapy, pm@r doc. ...Read more

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