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I am 89 years old, in general good health in the past 3 days

Customer Question

I am 89 years old, in general good health in the past 3 days I've developed pain in the lower part of my legs which, while during the day makes me limp
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Any redness or swelling in the leg?
Customer: (only a bit) but at night it is very uncomfortable to find sleep. can it be a blood clot
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: sciatica
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

do you have sciatica pinched nerve pain from your lower back going down into your legs?

pinched nerves in your lower back can cause pain in your lower parts of your legs and can cause weak muscles in your legs as well.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have had sciatica pain in the past, and resolved it with epidural, but this is a different pain how do I know it not a blood clot?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

blood clots or DVT in the legs tends to cause pain and swelling.

an ultrasound of your leg is the best way to tell if you have a blood clot

if you are worried about blood clot, you can go to the ER and they can do a quick ultrasound of your leg to check for clos