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had a radical prostatectomy 20 years ago, this included nerve

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had a radical prostatectomy 20 years ago, this included nerve removal. in the last 6 months i get severe pain in my upper leg muscle when i go walking. when i stop the pain goes and only returns when i continue with the walk. could the nerve endngs be causing this problem.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Bob :

Clearly there are nerves involved as this is how the pain is transmitted from the leg to the brain. It is not likely to be related to your prostatectomy if this did not bother you before.

Dr. Bob :

If this is persistent or progressive you would want to have the leg examined and probably get an X ray of the hip as well

Dr. Bob :

Conditions of the hip, some serious, can present as pain in the upper front part of the leg, particularly when walking or crossing the legs.

Customer:

i have had the leg examined by my GP. An xray of my hip showed slight wear. Why would the pain go away immediately walking stops and recommence when walking starts again. The last observation should give a strong indication of the cause of the problem.

Dr. Bob :

I have seen several cases of avascular necrosis or occult fracture in a hip that otherwise showed only "slight wear" on X-ray.

Dr. Bob :

In these cases, there was no pain unless and until weight- bearing. So don't be too comfortable with this xray result if you are continuing to have pain when you walk.

Dr. Bob :

I would advise that you ask your doctor about a CT or MRI to get more detailed information about the leg.

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