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Every now and then I am getting a sharp pain in my lower

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Every now and then I am getting a sharp pain in my lower left side down by my front hip. It's not a steady pain and other then a a shot of pain on and off that's the only symptom. I do have compressed discs in my lower back as well but they have never caused this before
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: It started today. Not having my legs scrunch up makes it better. When I have my knees bent it seems to happen more then when they are straight
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: That's is
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with the reply momentarily.

Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

What is your age and gender?

Do you have any specific point of tenderness?

Are your hip movements aggravates the pain?

Do you have any urinary symptoms?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
37 female. Doesn't hurt to touch anywhere in the area. Moveing doesn't bring on the pain. And no urinary symptoms.
Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

This is likely due to following possibilities;

1) Meralgia paresthetica; The majority of cases result from entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it passes under the inguinal ligament. The usual causes of meralgia paresthetica are:

a) over weight issue

b) tight garments around the waist

c) scar tissue near the outer aspect of the inguinal ligament

d) diabetes

e) long-distance walking and cycling

Read about it;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meralgia-paresthetica/DS00914

2) Pinched nerves in back (which you have); This can be due to;

a) Degenerative disc disease

b) Bone spurs pressing on nerves (lumbar spondylosis)

This is treated by physical therapy, deep electrotherapy, lumbar corset, rest etc. An MRI and a consultation with an orthopedist or neurologist may be needed.

Meralgia paresthetica is treated by;

a) carbamazepine or phenytoin, or gabapentin

b) reduce weight for long term management if weight is the issue.

c) if wear tight clothing, avoid them

If the above are ruled out, possibilities to consider would be:

1) Iliopsoas tendinitis

2) Groin injury

3) Hip tendonitis and bursitis

5) Osteitis pubis

6) Hip strain

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

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