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Experiencing sharp shooting pain up my leg, could it be related to early pregnancy?

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Dr. David Brouwer
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In brief: Sciatica

Sharp, shooting pain down the side of the thigh to below the knee can be related to sciatica, a pinched nerve in the lower back.
It could also be iliotibial band syndrome. You can see your physician who will be able to clarify the diagnosis with a good exam. Because of the change in your abdomen and pelvis during pregnancy the lower back can also be strained, and sciatica is common in pregnancy.

In brief: Sciatica

Sharp, shooting pain down the side of the thigh to below the knee can be related to sciatica, a pinched nerve in the lower back.
It could also be iliotibial band syndrome. You can see your physician who will be able to clarify the diagnosis with a good exam. Because of the change in your abdomen and pelvis during pregnancy the lower back can also be strained, and sciatica is common in pregnancy.
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