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Abdominal pain, numbness in legs, knees.What could this be?

I'am a 23 year old female. I have very bad pain in my left lower abdominal sharp cramping pain for about a couple of weeks now. Now its getting so bad that I also have numbness in both of my legs down to my knees. Have a doctor appointment next week with my doctor. earliest I could get in. the pain is getting almost to much to bare.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Hi and welcome to HCM.
This sounds like typical lumbosichialgia with nerve compression. You should do lumbal xrays or MRI to see is there disc bulge or any other spine disorder. ALso some neurologic disease may be considered but I am sure this is benign and you ll have to rest and take painkilers or corticosteroids till symtpoms improves. Sometimes is surgery neccessary too. WIsh you good health.
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Abdominal pain, numbness in legs, knees.What could this be?

Hi and welcome to HCM. This sounds like typical lumbosichialgia with nerve compression. You should do lumbal xrays or MRI to see is there disc bulge or any other spine disorder. ALso some neurologic disease may be considered but I am sure this is benign and you ll have to rest and take painkilers or corticosteroids till symtpoms improves. Sometimes is surgery neccessary too. WIsh you good health.