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What does it mean when I have pain in my lower back down my legs and my toes are numb. I can't walk or move around?

What does it mean when I have pain in my lower back down my legs and my toes are numb. I can't walk or move around?

Means you: Need to see a neurosurgeon for evaluation before you cripple yourself. You have serious nerve impingement going on. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharpe pains on the top of your butt and it goes all the way down your leg?

What does it mean when you have sharpe pains on the top of your butt and it goes all the way down your leg?

Sciatica: It is possible to have irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve due to herniated disc from your back. Usually gives a sharp/ electric type of pain that can start on one side of your buttock area and radiate down to the same side all the way down even to your foot. It can be acute and most of the time resolves with conservative treatment in 6 weeks but if persist seek professional advice ...Read more

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What do they mean about loose body's and verdabra poped. Out would that causes problems with loss of use and sever pain going down leg?

What do they mean about loose body's and verdabra poped. Out would that causes problems with loss of use and sever pain going down leg?

Sciatica: What kind of study did you have. The term Vertebra popped is very atypical. It sounds like what you are describing is an MRI or possibly CT showing a vertebral disc buldging and possibly pressing on a nerve, which can cause pain radiating down the leg. This would be classic sciatica. Usually treatment is conservative and gets more intense if it does not resolve by itself. ...Read more

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Leg sometimes goes dead what does this mean am only young?

Leg sometimes goes dead what does this mean am only young?

Nerve Compression: For most, a limb "falling asleep" just means you need to change positions so that the nerve is not compressed and then it will be fine. There are other reasons for abnormal sensations or weakness, though - spinal/bone issues, muscle or nerve diseases or infections, etc. If your leg "going dead" is frequent, getting worse, or really starting to seem abnormal, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it means when my leg feels like its on fire?

What does it means when my leg feels like its on fire?

Chronic or acute?: If chronic problem might be a neuropathy. If more acute - did you make contact with a substance with allergic reaction (contact dermatitis)? If one dermatome - Shingles? ...Read more

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What does it mean if my childs leg is hot to touch after a bite?

Allergic or infected: If it's kind of red and warm to touch with itchiness--local allergic relation. If it's red, hard, hot and tender to touch-- infection. ...Read more

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What does the hot spot on my leg mean, it comes on go...I'm 50 and still menstruating?

What does the hot spot on my leg mean, it comes on go...I'm 50 and still menstruating?

Vascular: You might want to see a vascular surgeon to evaluate the blood vessels in your leg. I would not ignore this. ...Read more

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What do swollen vians in your leg mean?

What do swollen vians in your leg mean?

Varicose vein: A swollen vein in the leg may mean a varicose vein where due to reflux of flow the veins get dilated over time. The vein may also be obstructed from a blood clot and if painful, may represent thrombophlebtis. Please consult your doctor to sort out the differences. ...Read more

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Leg randomly starts shaking what does this mean?

Leg shaking: You should be evaluated by a physician. You might have a neurological disorder such as huntington's disease, myoclonus, periodic limb movement disorder, or restless legs syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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What does a warm feeling rushing down my leg mean?

Vague symptom: A good exam and more thorough history by a dr. May help you best find an answer. Conditions that cause a "warm rushing feeling running down your leg" can range from nerve irritation, vascular issues, to urinating down your leg. As stated a good check up will be your best means of getting the proper diagnose. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have sharp pain in ur leg?

What does it mean when u have sharp pain in ur leg?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What could pain in the front of a person's right leg mean?

What could pain in the front of a person's right leg mean?

Many possibilities: Pain could be due to different reasons. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause. Pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis, ulcers), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), biomechanical abnormality, blood clot, nerve damage (neuropathy) and etc. Get evaluated and get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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What foes it mean when there's a sharp pain shoots down your leg?

Nerve pain: Shooting pain usually comes from nerve irritation. There are multiple places where this could occur. A physiatrist (doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation) can determine the cause, make recommendations for prevention, and treat it, if necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have leg pain when sitting on the floor?

Varies: It really varies a lot and there are a lot of possible causes. It usually indicates that the position you are putting your leg in when you sit is uncomfortable. This can be from an abnormality in your leg or in some cases it can be normal. Don't hesitate to be seen for an exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your leg half of your but t and whole bottom part of your back hurt?

Sounds sciatic: The nerve running from spine to leg is easily irritated if you have any disc problems and even just from sitting.
Look up sciatica and piriformis and try some of the exercises. Use heat if it helps and acetaminophen as directed. If it is very severe or you have numbness or weakness in the leg or the pain goes down the leg, you should see someone to have your nerve connections and discs checked ...Read more

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Child has arthrtis and now has leg discrepancy does this mean her arthrtis is not well controlled?

Child has arthrtis and now has leg discrepancy does this mean her arthrtis is not well controlled?

Call a Pediatrician: This child would best be examined and followed by a pediatrician to develop a treatment plan that might minimize the pain and avoid problems that may come from these conditions. The 'discrepancy' may be unrelated to the arthritis, but the combination merits attention. Do find effective help for the child. You'll both feel better. ...Read more

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Haven't been able to go on my tipie toes with my right leg. What can this mean?

Haven't been able to go on my tipie toes with my right leg. What can this mean?

Achilles tendon: Possible achilles tendon issues. You have partial tear or complete tear. Need to be evaluated by podiatrist or ortho. ...Read more

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My left leg appears black marks but that area nothing happen, I mean burnt, itching or wounded. I'll like to know what's going on my skin.

My left leg appears black marks but that area nothing happen, I mean burnt, itching or wounded. I'll like to know what's going on my skin.

Skin: It is not possible to answer this question without a picture. You should show the marks to your physician. They may want to send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have leg numbness?

What does it mean if I have leg numbness?

Leg Numbness: There are many causes of leg numbness.... For example.
Neuropathy, nerve entrapment, back problems...Etc.
Its important to find out what the cause is, then you will know, how to treat it.... I would recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my legs are feelings tingly?

This depends: If you have had a low back injury, this could be evidence of a "slipped disc". If you have a condition like " sugar diabetes ", it could be a neuropathy. If the tingly feeling happens when you walk but goes away quickly when you stop and rest, you coud be having circulatory issues like "pad". See your doc and tell him about this issue. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in the back of your leg mean?

Possible blood clot: It could be a pulled muscle, but if it is in the back of your calf, you should get an ultrasound done to rule out a blood clot, especially if you are on birth control (if female) or smoke or sit stationary or lie down a lot. ...Read more

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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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Does it mean anything when vains pop out on your legs?

Does it mean anything when vains pop out on your legs?

Venous reflux: You may have venous reflux- or varicose veins. It can happen at early age. Weigh gain, pregnancy, long standing at work can add to it. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the back of my leg, what does it mean?

I have a rash on the back of my leg, what does it mean?

Rash: You ought to have a doctor look at it, it can be a skin infection or a type of allergy or other things, once diagnosed they can give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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My moms leg the skin feels on fire what does this mean?

Likely a peripheral: Neuropathy. Most common cause is diabetes, but there are many others. Your mom should see a neurologist for appropriate testing to establish the diagnosis and find the underlying cause and appropriate treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more