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Pain in upper thigh which sometimes extends to the lower part of leg

I am a 22 year old female who is slightly overweight. I have had pain in the left leg for over 1.5 months. Initially, the pain was on the left side and centre of the left thigh, from the hip upto to the knee. Since the past few days, it extends upto the lower part of the leg as well. The area just below the left hip is most painful.
I have visited a few doctors but nobody could figure out the exact cause of the pain. (According to them, it's not Sciatica.)

The pain is worse during certain movements and positions. Too much physical activity also worsens it.
Also, I have had on and off mild grade fever since the pain started.

Could this be something serious, or does it seem like it will pass with time?



  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • EnglishGirlEEnglishGirl Posts: 1,825
    edited 12/16/2014 - 3:19 PM
    Hi. What diagnostic tests have you had to rule out sciatica? What specialists have you seen? It's really hard to answer your question without a bit more information. We're not doctors & can't diagnose you. Only an MRI can really rule out sciatica. There are muscle problems that can cause that kind of pain but again you need a doctors diagnosis. Have any of them suggested a treatment like physical therapy. It really could be something or nothing at this point. I'm sorry. I think that's why you're not getting responses. :-(
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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