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Shooting pains lower leg. Doctors haven't got a clue.

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  • Posted By: StarChaser
  • April 28, 2008
  • 02:32 AM

I have shooting pains down my right lower leg starting in the shin. Here is the summary:

Pains occur at random day or night from one location.
X-rays and CAT scan show no stress fracture. X-ray shows faint shadow at point of pain. MRI also shows abnormailty. Possible benign chondroma
NSAIDs such as Naproxen almost completely suppress the pain.
Doppler ultrasound shows to problem with return in the veins.
Injection of anti inflammatry depo medrone had no effect.

MRI of lumbar spine shows no L4/L5 disc compression on nerves.
One doctor suggested inflamed vessels in chondroma. recommended Diosmin (used usually for varicose veins and hemmaroids). This made the pain much worse at exactly the same place and it broke through the NSAIDs.

The other doctors hadn't got a clue. Except they ruled out cancer.

Anyone got a diagnosis?

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