Aching or throbbing pain in the thighs and calves in infants is due to growing pain. It usually occurs at night which might result in disturbed sleep and affects both legs. Overuse of the leg muscles during daytime is the most common cause of growing pain. Rubbing the legs, using a heating pad, stretching exercises, and taking pain-relieving medications help relieve growing pain.
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I have recurrent severe pain in my right inner thigh that lasts for three minutes. What causes this?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 67-year-old male with a height of 175 cm and weighing 86 kilograms. I have been a type 2 diabetic patient for 20 years. I take Losartan for blood pressure, Metformin and Amlodipine, Gliclazide, Tamusolin for prostate, Omeprazole for hiatus hernia, and Allopurinol for gout. I drink... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deep vein thrombosis can occur in any individual, but of course, there are certain risk factors that may put you at a greater risk for this. However, the fact that it has been there for a year without any complications does not typically sound like it, although it does... Read Full »
I feel discomfort due to the bulging skin at the top of my thigh. Should I be concerned about it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 48 years old. I have some skin bulging out at the top of the thigh. I have attached an image. There is no pain, but I have discomfort sometimes. I have had this problem for the past year. Should I be concerned about it? Can it be a sign of cancer or other diseases? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, I have reviewed your case and images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In my opinion, this is a matter of great concern. I suggest you to visit a surgeon rather than a dermatologist because this nodule will be excised and sent for a biopsy. After the biopsy, we c... Read Full »
Why the pain in my otherwise numb right thigh worsens on sleeping?
Query: Hi doctor, I am in my early thirties with a bodyweight of 160 lbs and a body height of 5' 2.5". Currently, I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, mixed hyperlipidemia, fibromyalgia, high cholesterol levels, and hip issues. The outer part of my right thigh has been numb for three months. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. The numbness and leg cramps you are experiencing are commonly known as sciatica. They can be cured with proper sitting posture, regular exercise, and specific vitamin supplements. You should consume vit... Read Full »
A vaccinated dog bit me 45 days back, and now I have thigh pain. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I had a dog bite on my thigh from a vaccinated pet dog 45 days back. I did not check whether my jeans were torn or had any scratches or wounds, but I still visited the doctor. In the past, I had dog bites two times, and both times, the dog was fully vaccinated. The doctor said no need f... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the dog is a pet dog, fully vaccinated, and you do not have any scratches or visible wounds (no skin breach), I would suggest not taking the vaccine. I can only comment on the thigh pain after a local examination. I suggest you consult a nearby doctor about the sa... Read Full »
I am a 61-year-old female and have pain in the left thigh while walking uphill or downhill. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 61 years old female with dull aching pain in the left thigh close to the inguinal ligament corresponding to iliopsoas insertion, which has been severe in the night for the past month. It radiates up in the abdominal wall and down in the anterior thigh. My symptoms started after th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and based on that, there are two possibilities: It can be osteoarthritis of the hip causing thigh pain or disc degeneration and nerve root entrapment. I wil... Read Full »
What could be the reason for front thigh pain in a 12-year-old boy?
Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old son has been complaining about pain on his front thigh (quadriceps) on both legs since he was 3 years old. It happens to him after playing and doing activities like sports and after school. It happens to him at least once a week and it lasts between 12 - 72 hours. Somet... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are describing are signs of malnutrition. There is probably some deficit in protein intake for this child. I would suggest a high protein diet along with some iron supplements for this child. Another rarest of rare possibility can be myasthenia grav... Read Full »
Why does my diabetic and hypertensive father has thigh pain when he goes for a walk?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is a diabetic and hypertensive. He underwent CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) two years ago. Also, ten years back, he suffered right-sided hemiparesis. Nowadays, he complains of pain in his thighs when he goes for a walk. He feels better only if he ties a crepe bandage and... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). There is nothing to panic at the moment. I suggest you apply ice pack to the affected area and take painkillers like tablet Paracetamol. I hope this helps. Do revert in case of further que... Read Full »
Can erectile dysfunction cause pain in ankles, legs, and thighs?
Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my ankles, legs, thighs, and testicles. The pain is sharp, sometimes randomly, with erectile dysfunction. I wake up, and it slowly gets worse. Last week it got worse. Yesterday it was much more noticeable and did not go away and increased throughout the day. And today, it is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can very well understand how difficult this situation must be for you. What caught my attention is that you mentioned pain in the testicles. Sometimes the severe mistake is made to attribute testicular pain to some issue with the spinal disks or other neurological pro... Read Full »
Why are my legs getting thinner?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding atrophy in my thigh. I have some herniated disks at L3/4, L4/5, and S1 and also spinal stenosis on those disks. The EMG only found problems on my left calf, but not on my thigh. Do you have any idea where this atrophy can result from? My left leg always has... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. Since when your symptoms started? Please tell sequentially. 2. Symptoms started with back pain? Or you noticed thinning of the left leg first? 3. Do you have any weakness in the left leg? If yes, what activ... Read Full »
What could be the reason for my pain and twitching in the calf and thigh?
Query: Hi doctor,I have painful cramps in my calf and thigh, mostly intermittently, for around three months. The twitching started about two months ago in the same leg long before I was anxious about it. I have been to the GP. I am going completely mad with worry over ALS and cannot get it out of my head a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. What is your age? 2. Is your body weight is 30.39 kg with a height of 5.4 feet, or it is the wrong entry in the query? 3. Since when you have hypothyroidism and taking Levothyroxine, and in what dose are yo... Read Full »