Felt a sudden sharp pain in the front of my thigh at the very top, what is it?

I am 56 yrs. old, female, and in decent health. I work hard every day, own my own business and am either waling or standing many hours every day. Yesterday about 3pm I was driving and felt a sudden sharp pain in the front of my thigh at the very top. It lasted just a second. Then it happened again just a second later. I felt it again once today about 3pm when standing at work. A friend suggested DVT and suggested I take an aspirin. I took one 325 mg. aspirin. About 5 hrs. later I felt it again, just once. I took two aspirin this time and am sitting down now. I had a hip replacement on that side 1 1/2 yrs. ago and when I was 17 yrs. old I had a blood clot in a calve from folding my leg at the knee and sleeping on it during a transoceanic flight. I am really nervous and don’t have a doctor. I live quite far away from any doctor and don’t know how to tell if its a muscle tear or not. I can’t really afford to see a doctor but if I do, what kind of doctor do I see. What do my symptoms sound like to you? thank you.

Age: 56
Medications: none
General Information: I think I included everything in the original question

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Dr. Deepak Patel

Hello. Could be a problem with the artificial joint – hip replacement surgery. You would need a scan to confirm. Also could be a muscle spasm or strain. If so, use ice and anti-inflammatory medication. Diagnosing DVT requires a physical exam and Ultrasound or D-dimmer test. Primary care physician would be the first step. Thank you

Dr.Honey Arora
12:18 pm

Thanks for the query..

Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis or DVT needs a thorough clinical examination and scanning..
However tge pain tgat you have expeo can be due to a number of other causes like any muscular pain or due to any injury..
You can try taking a muscle relaxant and limit the hours of standing and rest periodically..
In case if still the pain continue or worsen consult an Emergency room and get checked..

Hope this helps..


Arti Sharma
5:42 am

It could be due to muscle strain or sprain. Take antiinflammatory drugs,
For diagnosis of DVT Doppler studies are essential. Please consult physician. Take care