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Stabbing moving pain in left buttock, thigh moving to calf, heart rate 73. History of having ear infection. Help

I had extreme tiredness for about 2 days and now I have pain that started in my left buttock and now is in my thigh and has also moved to my calf. My heart rate is only 73. Pain comes and goes. No discoloration of skin and no heat and no big veins. I am 72. I did have a severe inner ear infection about 3 wks ago and speech was slurred, had confusion and I went to ER thinking I was stroking. PA there said no just ear infection. Pain in leg since yesterday. Thought might be sciatica but no pain in lower back. Just this stabbing moving pain.
10 miles from nearest ER.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM
It could be sciatica pain . In sciatica lower back pain is not necessary.Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with just conservative treatments in a few weeks.
MRI is needed to establish the cause of sciatica, so that appropriate treatment can be prescribed.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
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Stabbing moving pain in left buttock, thigh moving to calf, heart rate 73. History of having ear infection. Help

Hi and welcome to HCM It could be sciatica pain . In sciatica lower back pain is not necessary.Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with just conservative treatments in a few weeks. MRI is needed to establish the cause of sciatica, so that appropriate treatment can be prescribed. I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care.