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Sharp leg pain (cant walk). Its cold and blue when standing up

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  • Posted By: JosefTTZ
  • October 17, 2008
  • 04:42 AM

Hello all,

My brother is currently in the hospital and the doctors are puzzled and cannot give a diagnosis of what he has. First of all he is 22 y/o male, 6'1, and 145lbs. He also lost 5lbs after having the bad pains in his leg. It also only in one leg, the left one.

The pain is sharp/stabbing.
When he stands up his leg starts to get blue and cold to the touch
When he sits back down and elevates his leg it goes back to normal color.
The is a 5 degree farienheit difference between legs.

So far the doctors have done:
Venus doppler
Xrays (4x)

What is eliminated:
Nerve damage
Stress fracture
Shin splints
Broken bone
Blood clot

Nothing has been diagnosed as of yet, and this is a serious problem. Please if anyone can help out it would mean a great deal. Thank you.

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  • Curious if you have found out anything yet. I am 25 y/o female, 5 months pregnant with the same symptoms. :confused:
    amjowoody 1 Replies
    • October 31, 2008
    • 03:09 AM
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  • Hi amjowoody, the doctors have diagnosed him with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. It is quite rare, and he is still not recovered and cannot walk yet. He is doing physical therapy and pain management to help him recover. I hope this helps you, and that you will get well.
    JosefTTZ 3 Replies
    • October 31, 2008
    • 04:47 PM
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