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I have pain outside my thigh,moving inside my shin,in my buttock

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I have pain outside my thigh,moving inside my shin,in my buttock and in the front of my thigh near the groin .The pain is mostly when i lay down or walk not at all when i am sited.
Do you know what are those symptoms?
thanks for your help



Do you have numbness as well in those areas of pain?


Do you have lower back pain?


How long has this been going on?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no numbness,lower back pain comes and go ,pain in the leg comes and go

since 1month



The symptoms you describe -- with pain radiating down into the leg into specific areas of the leg -- that seem to be related to positional changes of the lower back and hip seem to be related to nerve pains.


This can come when a nerve is irritated, or "pinched" in the lower back.


This is called lumbar radiculopathy:


and it certainly sounds as if this is the most likely explanation for your symptoms.


A MRI of the lumbar spine can help with the diagnosis, since it can help to see if there is nerve compression occurring, from something like a herniated disc, for example. But the first step would be to see your doctor, who can do a physical exam, and look for signs of nerve compression, and order the appropriate testing. Taking medications such as Advil or Aleve can help, as they will help with the pain and act as an anti-inflammatory as well.

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