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I have been experiencing a sharp, stinging pain in the back

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I have been experiencing a sharp, stinging pain in the back of my left thigh, almost stabbing and throbbing pain when I stretch out my leg during sleep in the middle of the night. The pain last for about 1 minute but it is imbearable. Should I be concerned about having a blot clot? This has been going on, on and off now for over a month or two.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

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I can appreciate your concern.

Rather than a deep vein clot, this sounds more like Sciatica.

Sciatica is inflammation of the sciatic nerve.

The nerve runs down the back of your thigh. Pain during stretching the leg is typical.

Best to get this checked up by your doctor. Ask about sciatica. This can usually be tackled well by physiotherapy. Also ask about the possibility of DVT. Since DVT cannot be ruled out completely, go for the earliest appointment that you can get with your doctor.

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you SO much! I will go to my doctor first thing tomorrow morning. Have a great day!

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