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What does it mean if you get a sharp pain down your right leg?

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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I get a sharp pain on the outside of my lower right leg when I jog, how can I relieve the pain?

I get a sharp pain on the outside of my lower right leg when I jog, how can I relieve the pain?

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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Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

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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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

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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Stage 4 endo, on visane since july, no period since aug, now sharp pain down right leg, dull ache right side abdomen, weak, naseau, spotting, concern?

Stage 4 endo, on visane since july, no period since aug, now sharp pain down right leg, dull ache right side abdomen, weak, naseau, spotting, concern?

Visane and pain: I would see your prescribing doctor and make sure to be ruled our for a DVT or arterial issue. If this is negative a workup for pelvic congestion could also be considered. This could be a side effect of the medication you are taking. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my right side, hurts more when using right leg. Feels better when lying on left side?

Sharp pain on my right side,  hurts more when using right leg.   Feels better when lying on left side?

Uncertain: Your question is vague WHere exactly does it hurt on the right side? Is it on the Righ foot, knee, leg, hip or arm? Does it hurt when you walk, run or climb stairs? Your pain is most likely musculoskeletal, but further information is needed to further refine the answer. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain and a numbing sensation upper right leg.

I have a sharp pain and a numbing sensation  upper right leg.

Give it time: Most of these symptoms in your age group spontaneously resolve with time. If symptoms persist, or are associated with weakness, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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