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What if I have sharp pain in my thigh?

What if I have sharp pain in my thigh?

Depends: More info would be helpful. Could be muscle strain, referred pain or bone problem. ...Read more

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Woke w/sharp pain in inner thigh in one leg, cramp in calf of other. Walked around a bit, pain went away-went back to sleep. Woke to thigh pain again.

Woke w/sharp pain in inner thigh in one leg, cramp in calf of other. Walked around a bit, pain went away-went back to sleep. Woke to thigh pain again.

Cramps: Recurrent muscle cramps or spasms may be caused by deficiencies of calcium or magnesium. Sometimes they are due to excessive muscle tightness caused by various muscle activities during the day. In this case stretching maneuvers of the legs before going to bed may prevent the nocturnal spasms. You could also take a magnesium supplement daily. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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I have been sneezing alot and every time i do a sharp pain happens in my thigh and chest every time and just recently the pain in my thigh lasted 5min?

This is very strange: and impossible to diagnose remotely. Your intra-abdominal pressure goes up every time you sneeze. If you had a lung problem it could be made worse and cause pain. If you had a spine problem (causing thigh pain) it could conceivably be made worse and cause pain. Hard to tie them both together though. If it keeps up, you should probably be seen. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain inner right thigh. Had for bout a week and now it's radiating to my foot. What could be causing this?

?injury: If there is no history of an injury,then inflammation of a nerve or muscle is possible. Is the discomfort worsened by movement or is the muscle tender to touch? See your Physician if symptoms persist. In the meantime try NSAIDS like ibuprofen if you can take them. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain and cramping in and around my thighs going down my legs at times , what could this be

I have sharp pain and cramping in and around my thighs going down my legs at times , what could this be

A few things: Sharp pain and cramping could be dehydration, muscular, vascular or neurologic. Start with fluids, simple stretches of the back, hip and thigh muscles for a few days. If it does not improve or you are getting worse-do not wait, see you doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my inner thigh. It happens a couple times a week. Only for a few seconds at a time. What could this be?

Nerve pain: It appears that there is an intermittent impingement of a nerve or muscle which may be positional and causing sharp,shooting thigh pain. The inpingement could be occurring in the groin and may have to do with obesity or prolonged sitting. A small inguinal hernia would be a less likely cause. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your physician. ...Read more

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In am have sudden sharp pain outer thigh. Doesn't last long. Radiates lower back & inner thigh?

Nerve pain: Sharp, shooting pain involving the back and leg suggests a pinching of a nerve possibly from a disc bulge or a spur in your spine. If it persists, see your md. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get the most excruciating sharp pain in my upper thigh, like a safety pin sticking in me..

Sometimes I get the most excruciating sharp pain in my upper thigh, like a safety pin sticking in me..

Thigh pain: there are many causes of this problem. If it is upper thigh might think about meralgia parathestica which is an entrapment of the later femoral cutaneous nerve. This is common in females. Better get that checked out as there are many beneficial treatments for this. Also want to make sure it isnt anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Intermittent sharp pain in upper left thigh (outer portion of the thigh) doesn't wake me or anything, but is annoying?

Intermittent sharp pain in upper left thigh (outer portion of the thigh) doesn't wake me or anything, but is annoying?

?Hernia ?Back Disc: Sometimes small hernias in the groin will push on nerves very early, before you can feel a lump, and cause the kind of pain that you're describing. Another possibility is a herniated disc in your back, pressing on the nerves to go to these areas. You need to see a physician to sort this out, may need x-rays, and perhaps even a referral to a specialist. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in top inner left thigh randomly. It started a few weeks ago after a long trip on bus. Usually occurres while sitting.

I get sharp pain in top inner left thigh randomly. It started a few weeks ago after a long trip on bus. Usually occurres while sitting.

Tough to say: without being able to examine you in person. Sharp episodic pain usually has a muscle or nerve etiology. Muscle spasm may be the culprit, alternatively nerve irritation and condition called meralgia pareshetica may be at play. Stretching exercises always help with muscle pain. ...Read more

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I recently developed a sharp pain in my right outer thigh. I massaged it last night woke up and can barely stand the pain or walk on it now?

I recently developed a sharp pain in my right outer thigh. I massaged it last night woke up and can barely stand the pain or walk on it now?

Sciatica: It sounds like there is pressure on your sciatic nerve, that comes from the spinal column, passes through the bones of the spine, then under a muscle in the buttocks. Even tho u feel the pain in your leg, massage to the back and buttocks, rest and hot or cold packs should help. Also ibruprofen, and sometimes pain meds or muscle relaxants if pain severe. See your family doc for help. ...Read more

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I get this sharp pain in my upper inner left thigh what is going on. It is sharp and painful hit me all the times when i get up or just standing up!

I get this sharp pain in my upper inner left thigh what is going on. It is sharp and painful hit me all the times when i get up or just standing up!

Maybe from your back: I t could be an entrapment of the nerves down your lower extremity ( obturator nerve) or it could be degenerative disc changes of your lumbar spine causing radiculopathy. Aside from an examination of your physician an imaging study of your lumbar spine will help. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right upper leg front of thigh ?

Sharp pain in right upper leg front of thigh ?

Hard to say!: There's not enough info to give any specific advice. How long have you had this? is the pain constant? Does it hurt with movement? Do you have any other medical problems? Have you overexerted or hurt yourself? Ask again with more specifics please. There is a 150 character limit, so keep your question brief but complete. ...Read more

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I'm getting a sharp pain followed by a warm burning in my thigh and all i was doing is sitting riding in the car for about 40 minutes?

I'm getting a sharp pain followed by a warm burning in my thigh and all i was doing is sitting riding in the car for about 40 minutes?

Need more info : What part of the thigh is painful? You may have temporary pain from pressure on a nerve due to prolonged sitting. You should see daily improvement, with pain & numbness resolved by 48-72 hours. If not, then seek evaluatIon right away. ...Read more

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I am feeling a sharp pinching feeling inside my left inner thigh also sharp pain left lower back all the way down my leg, what can it be?

I am feeling a sharp pinching feeling inside my left inner thigh also sharp pain left lower back all the way down my leg, what can it be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left inner thigh it comes and goes and throbs , its been going on for a day or two now , it hurts to walk sometimes.

Need exam: A more detailed history and exam are needed to determine the cause and best treatment for you. A common cause of this symptom is pulled muscle from exertion or local trauma. if not better in a couple of days, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left thigh. Comes back every other second. It's been going on for the past couple hours. I did sleep weird, but still idk.

I have a sharp pain in my left thigh. Comes back every other second. It's been going on for the past couple hours. I did sleep weird, but still idk.

Not likely serious: A sharp pain every other second is not the typical symptom for a significant illness . There is a common nerve condition of the thigh but it doesn't usually cause this type of pain. Rather it causes numbness and tingling or a burning pain. I suspect your pain is unlikely to be a sign of a significant problem and will shortly go away. Of course it it does persist you will need to see your physician ...Read more

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