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Upper left Thigh Pain

For a while now abour 2 or 3 months i've had a pain in my upper left thigh.  At first it wasnt too bad it would only hurt when i sat down then i could still move into a position where it would not hurt.  The pain would go away after i got up and walked for a couple mins.  Then my mom suggested that i strech it out so after about 2 days of streching it the pain got worse.  Now it is a very strong pain and it is constant.  It hurts the worst in the moring when i wake up, i think i strech it out in my sleep possibly.  Anyone have any idea what it could be or if it is serious?
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Hi, it could be simple muscle pull so you have to take complete rest as much as possible, apply locally volini gel, give gentle massage and do hot fomentation. OTC pain killers with a muscle relaxant should relieve the pain. If pain continues consult a surgeon for examination and investigation.
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Hi,
looks like you have an simple muscle sprain. you would require strict bed rest and some form of muscle relaxants to keep you going. But taking a note of 2-3 months history it is advisable to consult a surgeon.
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Recently I've experienced soreness and discomfort on both upper thighs but especially on left upper thigh.  I even have to sleep on my back because I feel sore/discomfort.  Help!
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Hi Lu,
How are you feeling?
Can you describe your symptoms in detail?
When did first start? Did you have any trauma or injury to thighs?
Do you have fever? Do you feel discomfort even while walking?
Is there redness and swelling present?
I feel it could either by myositis or joint inflammation.
I think you should be seeing an orthopaedician and get imaging study done to rule out any bony abnormalities including fracture.
Bye.
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I was envolved in a minor vehicle accident no damage to the vehicle but the person hit the rear of my v ehicle hard enough to knock my cell phone out of my hand.  Now two days later my upper left thigh hurts, what can I do.  Nothing else hurts.  I took naproxine and gave it a little heat.
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hi, on Wednesday I attended a fashion show rehersal where I practiced my walk! The coordinator critiqued me in the way I should walk the runway! Well reheesal I thought went very well until that very next morning when getting out of bed I experienced a sharp pain in my upper right inner thigh area!  I figured I might have pulled my muscle because I only feel this pain when I move a certain way or when laying down on either side.  I am now on the fourth day and the pain seems to have waken me out of my sleep! For the record I am a licensed barber and I stand practically most of the day working! Today I worked a basketball tournament where I was on my feet most of the day!  Could it be that I am irritatating a pulled or strained muscle!
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I'm not wanting to go to a doctor just for thigh pain, but I have been experiencing this pain everyday for about a month, so I think I need to see a doctor.  If I sit on the ground with my legs crossed my left upper thigh aches and I have stiffness.  In the last couple of days, my left upper thigh also occasionally hurts when I walk on a surface that slopes.  Flat sufaces don't seem to bother me.  Sometimes moving my leg at an angle will also cause a sharp pain.  I exercise frequently and I have always been very flexible, so this pain/stiffness is new to me.  I work at a computer all day and I prop my feet up on a box that is under my desk.  I tried for a few days to stop putting my feet on the box.  The pain didn't go away.  Does any one have any suggestions.
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My daughter is 9 she's been having upper thigh pain for too long about a month she says it's not her hip. Low grade fever,very tired, not her self alt all.We have done blood work on her 2x in 2 weeks 1st test showed Mono. 2nd test showed no Mono. The only alarming thig that was high was her sed. rate 75. I have to give her Motrin every 6-8 hours or shes in pain w/ thighs. I took her to a Rheumatologist 2day on he says Synovitis. He ordered an MRI and cant explain the fevers and tiredness. She's had an ulcer in her mouth also.Let me know what you think I find it hard to believe my child doesnt have hip pain.I don't know where to go with this. ***@**** Tracy826
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I am not a doctor and do not want to worry you in more than you already are yet I just read your post regarding your daughter and I would encourage you to ask questions of possibly an infection called "osteomyelitis".  I am an adult who contracted osteomyelitis (bone infection) in my spine from a serious hospital acquired staph infection from a back surgery I had done last year.  I am seen regularly by my infectious disease doctor as well as my neurosurgeon.  I have been in remission since May, yes it never really goes  away.   I know that I continue to do blood work which they always check my sed rate because that is a sign of infection.  Mine was confirmed through the MRI as well.  I know that osteomyelitis is more common in children and usually in the "long bones" such as femur (thigh), humerus etc...  anyhow as a Mom myself I know how helpless you must feel but please keep on the doctors and ASK questions and demand answers.  My best & prayers to you both and hopefully it is just a virus and growing pains
Keep me posted.
Pam
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Thanks! Beings it was an infection was your white blood count bad? and her fevers are no higher that 100.1. When I look at her history you mentioned surgery. My daughter had strep throat 3-30-08,4-14-08 she broke her nose 4-21-08 operated on nose,5-1-08 sinus infection, 6-21-08 on cephalen for chemical pool burn on her neck,7-15-08 swimmer's ear anitb.drops I just think they aren't listening to her she has no hip pain. I demanded a call from pcp today and she'll get back to me when she's in????I will definetly mention this osteomyelitis to the DR.Also how did the MRI show this?I will let them do the MRI because thats the only way we are going to know.Let me know when you have time thanks abunch take care. Tracy
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Tracy, yes my white and red counts (all blood work in general) was crazy for awhile.  My fever was around 103 when first became ill.....but until the antibiotic therapy began to finally work I always seemed to have a low grade fever as well.  I contracted FROM the hospital 2 strains of staph infection (staph & strep) within the surgery site, which then spread through my bloodstream (septic).....this is how it then manifested itself into my spine.  I fired my initial surgeon who did not want to admit I could be suffering from a staph infection within his surgery site (huge ego).....he had me endure several test until an infectious disease doctor was called in (because my family insisted....I was in septic shock).  So with you mentioning that your daughter had nose surgery in April and "strep" shortly before that it makes me think it definitely is something you need to pursue and ask questions of.  As for the MRI confirmation of osteomyelitis.....my new neurosurgeon requested another MRI since I wasn't getting better from the first surgeons debridement surgery and course of antibiotics.....this MRI confirmed osteomyelitis was now present....he explained to me that it had engulfed both of my vertebres ...his words were that this kind of bone infection shows up as the vertebres were lite up and quite obvious for not only him but the radiologist.  Anyhow....my story is so long and frustrating because these hospital-acquired staph infections are epidemic and no one is really talking about them....and the hospitals/doctors keep quiet!  2 million people a year are contracting hospital-acquired staph infections and 100 thousand are dying from them......WE have to demand sterilization...its as simple as that!  Check out:  stophospitalinfections.org    for alot more information.   So PLEASE make sure you have her do the MRI to rule it out because if it is osteomyelitis she needs to be on antibiotics.  I also think that sometimes with children the doctors lack on getting to a diagnosis....putting it off on simple viruses etc.....so keep pushing!!!  You know your own child and when she isn't feeling herself.....and your instinct as a Mom.   Also read up on osteomyelitis (which I am sure you have been).....you can also go to a website:  taumed.com  and click on the infectious disease topic you will see my login name (deanpam)  and a little bit more of my story.  Please keep me informed as to what is happening and again I will keep her in my prayers that it is not nothing serious!
Pam
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For about 6 weeks I’ve had a pain in my upper left thigh/hip.  At first it wasn’t too bad I could still do very intense workouts and would feel a deep pain down in the thigh and hip.  The pain is much stronger and felt thoughout the day over the past 3 weeks.  I can only sleep on my back or right side. It is worse in the morning when I wake up, difficult to put weight on my left leg until I get up and walk few minutes.  It has prevented me from continuing my high intensity workouts constantly over the past 3 weeks- age 61   anyone experience this problem?
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yes ive experienced the same problems as you after working out,severe shooting pain in my upper left thigh/hip area.Ithink it might be a sprain and need to rest it and take muscle relaxants etc.Let me know how you get on,about recovery,thanks.
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Yes I have the same problem right now.  I have had this pain off and on for several years.  All the MRI's and X rays show my age but nothing to suggest a localized leg thigh muscle weakness.  It bothers me most after sitting a long time and then get up to walk.  Anti inflammatories work well.  But the right leg is as strong as always.  So it is not a general health problem, such as B1 deficiency.  So I do not know what is causing the weakness, but it is a problem that is not getting any better.  i did have some therapeutic massage therapy that found a poor piriformis muscle in my left butt.  After a while this got better and the leg pain diminished considerably.  It is strange that only my left leg gets stiff and weak.
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Hi my name is Audrey and I am amazed of how many people are experiencing the same type of left top thigh pain. My leg bothers me so much til it is numb. It is very sharp, burning and numb. I do have chronic back pain and now my left side of my buttocks is hurting so I am wondering if it is a nerve from my back injury? I read in another blog where a lady had a blood clot and didn't know until she had bumped into something which caused it to bleed inside out. I do stand alot as my job requires it. I am a security guard for a military post. I have went to the doctor for this pain and was given some lotion to put on it. But to me it does not feel like a muscle sprain or pulled, I was in the military I know full well what those feel like! Oh I forgot to mention that it hurts to lay on my left side. I will keep everyone posted and hopefully it is resolved soon because I am so tired of pain. I have fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism as well. I am tired of being tired, if anyone can relate I would appreciate a response.
Thanks for listening,
Audrey
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