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Severe stabbing pain in the leg disabling to walk and stand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have severe leg pain associted with sharp stabbing pain, numbness, and tingling in my upper left leg and overall aching feeling thoughout the leg. The pain is so severe that it interupts my walking and standing
User :   the pain in my upper left leg is on the side of the leg
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how long
Doctor :   are you there?
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User :   it has been going for over a month and getting worse
Doctor :   ok
User :   it started out as a little numbness to severe stabbing pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u sustain any injury any time
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   i have epilepsy and had a seizure so severe that i frature the t7 and t8 vertebre several years ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   , Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
Doctor :   are you there
User :   i am married 43 years old in overall good health, I am a xxx at a xxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing?
User :   i am 5'7" 155 lbs.
User :   no drugs other than those prescribed, i do not drink but i do smoke a pack a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Over wt, Diabetes, High Blood pressure, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Allergies,Thyroid?
User :   no, my bloofd pressure is generally 125-125/80 with no underlying problems
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a physician
Doctor :   u may need CT scan or MRI of spine
User :   do you have any suggestions on what it might be
Doctor :   along with few blood tests
Doctor :   it might be Sciatic Pain
User :   i have an appt. tuesday with my family physician but the pain is irritating
Doctor :   or some never damage or irritation of nerve root
User :   i have nbo pain other than specified in the upper part, side of the leg
Doctor :   but it need to be confirmed
Doctor :   only clinical examination follow by these above test
Doctor :   can confirm the findings and arrive at extact diagnosis
User :   okay, thank you --- i will talk to doc on tuesday. he knows my case history very well
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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