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I have leg and hip pain. Is it due to a fall or Ciprofloxacin taken for UTI?


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Published At August 15, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had a UTI that developed into a kidney infection. I also fell down a couple of stairs during this time. I went to the ER hospital (because my doctor is far away and kept being closed) and they prescribed Cipro. I was taking it and my body was soar from fever and falling (possibly). Now I am having what I believe nerve pain in my right leg and hip. The weird shooting pain started in my arm. It is not severe but definitely noticeable. The shooting pain is off and on and in my leg as well depending on what I am doing. Do you think it is a side effect of the Cipro or could it be the fall or maybe nothing? Not sure what to do. Should I wait till appointment with my doctor or go back to the ER?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your post. You have mentioned that you had UTI for which you are talking Ciprofloxacin and also had shooting pain. Let me explain what could be the reason. The musculoskeletal symptom of Ciprofloxacin is tendinitis that means inflammation and pain at a site where muscle binds to bone, and myalgias that meangeneralized muscle pain, mild but never shooting pain.

You complained history of fall, yes, fall may sometimes cause a bulge in the vertebral column disk and compress a nerve root which may result in shooting pain. You wanted to know whether you need to visit ER, I would suggest unless you have weakness of any limb with shooting pain there is no need to visit ER.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey


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