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every 20[25 seconds I have a surge of pain in my left upper

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every 20[25 seconds I have a surge of pain in my left upper thigh
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA
What medical problems
Do you have lower back problems
Have you had any testing?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


migraine; arthritis but not in lower back; no testsfor this.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
OK
This can be a disc problem in the lower back
Hip arthritis can send pain to this location
Is this in the groin or lower
front/back?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


not in the groin; UPPER LEFT THIGH; l/h side.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.

OK
This is hip or spine as far as the source.

A pinched nerve is possible.

You are going to need an exam, muscle relaxants and prescription pain medicine most likely. Also an MRI of the lower spine and x ray of the hip.

I would suggest urgent care or the er now for the exam and meds..and a follow up with your doctor or an orthopedist.

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