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Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Common problem: This is a common problem which is most often caused from nerve compression by staying in this position for long time. It is unlikely that a 2o year old person would have a blood flow problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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I have cauda equina and even if stools are soft i can rarely complete an action as too difficult too push. get severe low back pain and legs ache bad?

I have cauda equina and even if stools are soft i can rarely complete an action as too difficult too push.  get severe low back pain and legs ache bad?

Cauda Equina: Cauda Equina occurs when there is pressure or injury to the lowest part of the spinal cord. This area controls both bowel and bladder function. If this is truly your problem, I would strongly suggest a surgical consult. This is one of the rare conditions that does require surgery based on cause. If I understand part of your ?: use a back support temporarily until your evaluation. Please see MD. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache at night?

Why do my legs ache at night?

See below : 1. Potassium, magnesium, minerals , vitamin deficiency. 2. Caffeine & alcohol. 3. Drug side effect like antidepressants, cholestrol drugs and others. 4.Lack of exercise. 5. Constipation/irregular bowel movement. 6. Poor dietary habits. 7. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome. 8. Lack of adequate good sleep. 9. High stress level 10.Back pain. See if any applies. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when they are really cold?

Why do my legs ache when they are really cold?

Circulation - muscle: This could be related to circualtion as vessel contract when exposed to cold. It could be the muscles because the muscles also contract with cold exposure. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache during menstration?

Normal: This is among the plethora of potential menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when i'm tired?

Could be anything: Sciatica, muscle fatigue, compartment syndrome, varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease, etc. Suggest seeing your doctor to get proper evaluation to determine why you hurt. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache in the evening and mornings my cholestral medicine has been changed three times and the ache is still there

Why do my legs ache in the evening and mornings my cholestral medicine has been changed three times and the ache is still there

May be no from meds: May be it is not related to your cholesterol meds and there may be another cause for it you need a comrehensive exam and blood test to find the cause meanwhile ask your doctor if it is ok to stop the statins he/she has prescrbed to see if there is any relationship with statins and your leg pains. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache so much after I drink a little bit of wine?

Why do my legs ache so much after I drink a little bit of wine?

Lactic acid : There are two main reasons why legs ache after too much of alcohol. One, alcohol intake increases the content of Lactic Acid in your body. Excessive build up of Lactic Acid in your body can lead to cramps or pain in your muscles. Two, alcohol leads to dehydration. Your body ends up falling short on electrolytes, and you tend to experience muscle pain or cramps. www.buzzle.com/articles/legs-ache-af. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache a lot of the time when sitting or standing for long periods?

Cardiologist: The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache from the knees down for no reason?

Why do my legs ache from the knees down for no reason?

Many reasons: Common etiologies include: checking your circulation status, looking for arthrtis in the ankle or knees and possibly even the low back for your symptoms. Other reasons may be possible and can be diagnosed by your pcp. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache during my menstrual cycle?

Why do my legs ache during my menstrual cycle?

Nerve connection: There is a major nerve complex in the pelvis that leads to the reproductive organs and your legs.(Lumbosacral complex). Endometriosis patients often complain of radiating or aching leg pain with their periods. Have a GYN MD check out your situation to be sure that isn't the case. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache and tingle when I have menstrual cramps?

Why do my legs ache and tingle  when I have menstrual cramps?

Nerves: The nerves that come from your uterus into your spine also come from your legs and back. It is called referred pain and is reflection of how your nervous system is wired. Use motrin or better start birth control pill patch or ring and menstrual symptoms will decrease substantially. ...Read more

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I've just completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency and taking supplements. Why do my legs ache and tire easily with little activity?

I've just completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency and taking supplements. Why do my legs ache and tire easily with little activity?

Lots of ideas: I'm glad your B12 deficiency was detected and we can assume that it won't cause you to become demented and then die, as in the old days before it was treatable. Look at your overall level of conditioning, your vascular health, and whatever else to explain your current problem with your legs, now that we know it's not just B12. ...Read more

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I just had my baby 4 days ago and my legs ache today?

I just had my baby 4 days ago and my legs ache today?

Fatigue: Having a baby is not easy and you will feel some fatigue, even in your legs. If you obtain some relief with increased fluid intake and a warm bath, you have nothing to worry about. If it does not help, please call your doctor and discuss this. Congratulations on your new baby! I am happy for you. ...Read more

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My legs ache when i go to bend and when i wake up. Why?

? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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