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Painful sensitive skin

I have painful sensitive skin on my left leg. It started in a small area and has spread to almost my whole leg. I've had these episodes before and they usually last a few days (have had them on my legs, arms and scalp before). I'm 23 years old, and have 3 children. I also get a lot of headaches and back pain if that matters.
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Hello, I am having similar issues.  It can happen anywhere in my body.  It even will happy in my private areas.  It a very discomforting feeling but it is hard to really explain what I am feeling.  Best way for me to describe what I am feeling... take your finger and rub it across your forearm rapidly for a whole minute.  Then leave it alone for 30 seconds and softly touch that area.  It is irritated.  Now normally it last only one day and I move on.  I get it a lot on my face.  This time I got it on my face and it was deep in my eye socket and up my cheek bone, ending somewhere inside my temporal lobe.  Oh my... ugh!  It hurt to blink.  Typically it isn't so painful I would call it pain, just very irritating and distracting.  This time, it hurts.  This was 4-5 days ago and it has moved deep inside my ear and down my neck to the inside of my throat.  I am not sick at all, just hurts to swallow in that irritated way.  
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It can happen anywhere on my body and it will even occur on my private area.  Sorry about that BAD typo!
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Considering the different locations of pain described, the pain could be due to compression of a nerve. The resulting symptoms are often referred as sciatica. This occurs due to spinal disc herniation (slipped disc), spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal) or due to the piriformis syndrome. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. He will do a series of examinations to confirm the cause for the pain. Usually it is treated conservatively (without surgery). If it does not respond he may then ask for a CT or an MRI scan.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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