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No swelling/bump or discolor in L thigh.
I have hx of back problems due to a MVA in 2001 (compression fx of T9) and have chronic pain syndrome from this accident but the pain is located in my L scapular region (referred pain/neurologic pain) as my pain doc has told me. Never has this pain syndrome caused any problems in my legs and the leg problem has only started in the past few days. I take MS CONTIN for back pain, but the meds have no effect on the let pain at all.
No weakness at all when walking on flat surface...only weakness is when walking up stairs and I CANNOT lift my left leg more than a few inches when going up stairs and need to use my hands to assist my leg.
By the way, my chronic pain doc is in the USA and I am traveling now in Korea and have a "temporary" pain doc here...I am a college professor...but speaking English with him is a problem..hence my use of "Justanswer". I realize you will likely tell me to consult my Korean pain doctor, but we don't communicate well due to the language barrier. He essentially writes my rx and that's it.
Thank you. I find you information very helpful, although for some reason, perhaps I just don't understand how to use this site, but for some reason I did not get you answer until waiting for about 30 mintutes.
However, your technical help was excellent and I thank you. I did not know about LFCNS before. You helped me and I'm glad to hear that you do not think this might be a femoral thrombosis symptom...that was my biggest fear.