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Leg Pain

I haven't been able to make a doctor's visit, so I haven't been able to take my blood pressure medicine. I would like to know if pain and burning in the calves is related to hypertension or poor circulation. Sometimes its difficult to walk because it feels as thought my legs are going to give out; my feet and ankles also do a lot of cramping. Also, my ankles swell, and my legs feel like trying to lift something heavy and I can't left them up. They are sometimes stiff upon waking up in the morning, and as I keep using them, the pain and sensations get better. The pain is usually worst about 1-2 weeks before my period. In addition, I constantly have heachaches and pain going down my right side (from my waist through my hips and down the leg). Thank you for any advice/suggestions.
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
The various causes of leg pain are atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis - leg pain on walking (A blood clot in a deep vein), Leriche syndrome (block in abdominal aorta and/or main leg artery), limb ischaemia (low oxygen to limbs), sciatica, spondylitis of lower vertebrae and peripheral vascular disease (arteries of limbs are involved).
The symptoms in your case could be due to spinal nerve compression in the lumbo-sacral region. This can occur due to spondylosis, narrowing of root canal, bulging disc, reduced disc space, tumors etc. A MRI of the region can help you diagnose this. Vacular causes can be ruled out by dopplar.
Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
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Thanks for the information. You have some very interesting possibilities. I thought that maybe it was just related to my Hypertension. Again, Thanks!
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call for amblance to pick you up say emergency.  I would go to U.C.L.A. Their for San fernando valley,Torrance,Calif Or Downtown Los Angeles Or U.S.C. Westwood Are Free Just Say Your Homeless.     And Buy Niacin Pills Take One The Other Crush up and Put in The Middle Of Your Butt It Heals From Bones Out Of Skin.Ive Done It No Pain For 7 years now.
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