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My left upper leg is very painful & I am almost dragging

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My left upper leg is very painful & I am almost dragging that leg around as the pain is so great. I am diabetic, hypertension, neuropathy, COPD, chronic pancreatitis, back pain, etc. Father died at 58 from throwing a clot. Could I have a clot in my leg? My mother died at 71 of an abdominal aortic aneurism, as did her mother in her 90's.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

It sounds most likely like a nerve pain due to a pinched nerve at your lower back.

It also can be pain related to a blocked artery but in that case you would usually also have cold feet and feet cramping up prior to this.

I would recommend that you should have a MRI of your lower spine to have a look at your nerves and discs in your lower spine.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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