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Severe pain in left hip, radiating down left leg, vicoden not helping, gall stones ?

I have been diagnosed with gall stones and am experiencing excruciating pain in the left hip and radiating down the left leg not even vicoden is helping can this be caused from the gall stones
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing in.

The pain that you are describing is not related to your gallstones. This seems like sciatica which occurs due to the compression of the sciatic nerve near the hip. I would suggest the following:

a. See an orthopaedic surgeon so that he can start you on a drug like gabapentin. This is a prescription drug and would help take care of the pain.

c. Avoid bending forward and lifting any weight.

d. You should maintain an erect posture and try and lie down straight.
Answered: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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