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Dull aching in right leg

22 Oct 2017 23:58

Hiya, 

My name is Emma, im 18 and am getting concerned about pains in my right leg. 

As I can recall, I've been getting the pain for about a year or so but it isn't constant, it comes about every couple of months or so. I started to think this might not be quite right last week when I got the pain again (it's like a really heavy, dull ache which feels deep, in my bone rather than muscular and resembles an intense sort of growing pain). It came on in the evening and continued into the night, keeping me awake until the early hours of the morning. It doesn't seem to be affected with movement, if anything it is worse when I'm still or laying in bed. The bulk of the pain was in my thigh nearish my knee but it radiated down my leg then a bit into my pelvis.

I'm hoping to book an appointment with the GP soon but fear they may just overlook it as muscluar or no important as it's not constant. But I'm getting pretty worried about it as there is no obvious reason for this pain at all, I haven't injured my leg and surely I'm past the age of growing pains now, equally I've always known growing pains to affect both legs rather than one. 

I'd be grateful if anyone can help with suggestions or their own personal expereicences, thank you!

Emma 

Re: Dull aching in right leg

23 Oct 2017 00:30 in response to Emma26

 

Hi Emma,

Welcome to Cancer Chat.

I am not a medic, but at your age, there are other things that could be causing the pain that you describe. Some of these are serious problems, even if it is not cancerous. They can be dealt with, but need to be treated pronto. If you have been having this for about a year, you should certainly see your GP as soon as possible.

Don't write your GP off before you have even give them a chance to diagnose your problem. If they do diagnose it as muscular and it is still bothering you, ask them to check your circulation.

Do please keep in touch and let us know how you get on. There is always someone here for you, whenever you feel like talking.

Kind regards,


Jolamine xx

 

Re: Dull aching in right leg

23 Oct 2017 01:32 in response to Jolamine

Hi Jolanine,

Thank you for your reply! 

I will go to the GP to get it checked out this week. The only thing that's making me doubt that it's serious is the fact it only comes on every few months but I'll see what they say. 

I really appreciate your response, thank you very much Happy 

Emma x

Re: Dull aching in right leg

23 Oct 2017 03:16 in response to Emma26

 

Hi Emma,

This is why I advised you to get your circulation checked out, as you may have a thrombosis (clot) in just the one leg. As I said, if this is the case, you need to get it checked out quickly, while medication will help to sort things out for you.

I hope that your GP will be able to help you out.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Re: Dull aching in right leg

23 Oct 2017 13:37 in response to Jolamine
Hi again Jolamina, I'll definitely book in to see the GP sometime this week. Hopefully it won't be anything to worry about or be too serious! Thank you for you help Happy Emma x

Re: Dull aching in right leg

23 Oct 2017 19:31 in response to Emma26

 

Hi Emma,

Hopefully, all will be fine, but better safe than sorry. Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

Kind regards,

Jolaamine xx

Re: Dull aching in right leg

30 Oct 2017 12:16 in response to Jolamine

Hiya, 

So I finally went to the doctors today about my leg/knee, at first he thought maybe tendonitis but changed his mind about that after inspecting. Ever since the night pain a couple of weeks ago when I first posted, the aching pain in my knee has been more constant. I"ve been referred for an x-ray today so I'll try to book that for this week. The doctor also said they might want to do an MRI so I guess I'll just have to see what they say. Fingers crossed all is okay and simple to fix. 

Emma xx

Re: Dull aching in right leg

30 Oct 2017 13:12 in response to Emma26

 

 

Hi Emma,

I'm glad to hear that you have finally been seen by your GP. I hope that your tests show up what is causing your trouble and that it's nothing too untoward. If not, don't be afraid to go back until you get an answer.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Re: Dull aching in right leg

13 Nov 2017 15:55 in response to Jolamine

Hiya, 

So a quick update - I went and had my x-ray done not last Thursday but the Thursday before. I rang the GP last week and they said they has the results back but the doctor is still yet to assess them and come back with a verdict. I rang the GP again today and they've still not come back with anything.

Is this waiting normal? If they got the results last week but still haven't given it the all clear does that mean something it wrong? 

Emma x

 

Re: Dull aching in right leg

14 Nov 2017 15:16 in response to Emma26

 

Hi Emma,

I wouldn’t read too much into the fact that your GP hasn’t got around to looking at your X-ray yet.

We all tend to think the worst whilst we are waiting for results, but it is more likely to be that s/he hasn’t got round to looking at them yet, due to pressure of work.

My GP usually gets the results back to me in about a week. Don’t hesitate to phone the surgery in another few days, but if you still get nowhere, point out that you have been waiting for two weeks and ask when it is likely to be read.

I hope that you find out the results soon.

Kind regards,

Jolamine  xx

Re: Dull aching in right leg

14 Nov 2017 15:53 in response to Jolamine
Hi, So it's good news, I rang today and they said no abnormality was found and no action is required which is great Happy ... so this aching needs to sort itself out! Thank you for your replies and support Emma xx

Re: Dull aching in right leg

14 Nov 2017 22:15 in response to Emma26

 

Hi Emma,

In one way this is good news, but you still don't know what the problem is. Don't be afraid to pursue the cause until you discover the reason for your pain.

Please stay in contact and let us know the outcome when you find out.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Re: Dull aching in right leg

23 Mar 2018 05:04 in response to Emma26
Hi Emma, Did you ever find out what this was or why you felt this pain? I know it’s been some months but are you still getting it? As I have exactly the same ache as you’ve described it and it’s really bothering me!! Any advice or info would be appreciated. Thanks, Joe

Re: Dull aching in right leg

12 Apr 2018 18:48 in response to joemc

Hiya Joe!

I'm sorry to hear you're going through the same thing - it is horribly annoying isn't it! 

I'm afraid I can't really help you though as I was told there was nothing found wrong in my leg, which is good but I have no explanation for it. I haven't had the pain for a while, certainly not as bad as that time before so I just put it down to growing pains or something. However, if I do get it badly again or it gets worse I'm not going to hesitate in going back. 

I hope you get things sorted out and all is well! 

Emma 

Re: Dull aching in right leg

3 Jul 2018 07:23 in response to Emma26

Hi Emma

I have had exactly the same symptoms as you but in my left leg.  Like an unbearable deep uncomfortable pain that can be soothed by hard pressure somewhat.  At its like through the whole length of the bone starting from the hip right down to below the knee. Mostly like in the bone... I too went to the doctor and had a range of blood tests done and nothing came up (which is good) however when they did an xray they said that I had some rheaumatism (or was it arthritis) in the leg.  Will check today again.  And like you it only came on when I would be still rather than active ( so it couldn't be restless leg syndrome) Did you end up finding anything more out?  And have the pains subsided? 

Many thanks 

Elena