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i have a grapefruit size numb area on my thigh

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: Numbness may be helped by chiropractor
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Meralgia Paresthetic: This could be Meralgia Paresthetica - which is a benign neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This would not be diagnosed by an MRI. I ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Lipnick
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Meralgia Paresthetic: Sensory nerve that feels the front of the thigh. Most often seen in diabetics and obese people. Also, workers with heavy belts can get this. To cur ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Femoral cutaneous: It high possible you sustained femoral cutaneous nerve injury or impingement. The site of impingement usually over your lower abdominal wall or groin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve: This sounds like a nerve entrapment(meralgia parasthetica) with the nerve pinched as it enters the leg.It is sometimes seen in people who drive long d ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Check with doctor: There is a common condition called "meralgia paresthetica, " which results from pressure on one of the nerves which serves the thigh. Pressure caused ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doyle Huey
Specializes in Family Medicine
Numbness: This is a sign of a nerve being irritated usually from pressure. At your age the most common thing would be restrictive clothing or belts. Could pos ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Numb patch: Numb patch on the front of the thigh is usually caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it passes under the inguinal ligament. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O SCIATICA : . You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Many things: This could indicate anything from anxiety to neuropathy (are you diabetic??). I would suggest seeing your PCP.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Thigh numbness: If she is obese wearing tight clothing pregnant could be meralgia paresthetica nerve compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at groin or can ... Read More
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See doctor : Need to examine to see if cyst or lipoma or other. May if uncertain need consideration of scans. Please see a doctor to assess

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