What would cause pain in my right leg when lying down

Patient

Q: Why does my right leg hurt when lying down and yet when standing it only hurts about 10% of the time?

Symptoms:  Previously I could only lie on my right side for about 5 minutes and would have to turn over as my side would get sore. About a month ago it started getting tight on my lower leg, then to my knee and includes basically the whole leg now. Also the throbbing pain/tightness now remains when lying on my left side. The most comfortable position is to lie on my back. My feet do swell during the day, and I am overweight, 55 years old, and am on epilim for epilepsy
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: When i went up the stairs i got knee pain as if its twisting on the inside. INtense pain for at least 5 minutes cant ...

Q: My knee hurts when I cross my legs also when standing for link the amount of time I currently have a standing office ...

Q: Hello, I have a marble sized knot popping out from under my knees cap cause if pain then it will slide back under my ...

Q: I'm 22 years old, 5'3" tall, weighing at 60 kgs. I have gained 8 kgs within 2 months with absolutely no change...

Q: I woke up with knee pain, I cannot bend it, it is not swollen but sore to touch & move, I am getting tingling sen...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews