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is meralgia paresthetica serious

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Basic Info: Meralgia paresthetica is caused by pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve & can cause tingling, numbness & pain of the outer thigh. It can be ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Nerve Compression: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia pares ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Meralgia paresthetic: It is basically a pinched nerve at the junction of the abdomen and leg (groin). A series of nerve blocks can give the best results along with some spe ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe not: Depends on how bad the meralgia is. Since that is compression of a superficial sensory nerve and doesn't lead to any motor dysfunction then it might n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thea Cross
22 years experience Neurology
Yes: Burning or numbness along the lateral thigh is classic for meralgia paresthetica, but if you do not have a reason for it (protuberant abdomen, lots of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: I think you are referring to the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve syndrome. This is a situation where a nerve branch gets entrapped and can lead to num ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It actually isn't curable with any medical treatment; the only cure is to relieve the compression on the nerve (weight loss, looser clothing).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not generally...: ...But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be taken seriously. It can cause significant disruption in restful sleep. If you are taking other medications, t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Abnormal feeling: Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation usually numbness, tingling or burning often felt in arms or legs. It can be temporary, such as your foot "fallin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Open surgery: Any surgery around the nerves has risks and potential complications. Ulnar nerve surgery is a relatively common surgery done by neurosurgeons and nerv ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Can be. : Inguinal lymph nodes enlarge as a result of infection. Lymph nodes are channels that carry immune substances. They enlarge in the presence of infectio ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Usually not: This can often be helped by exercises to strengthened the quadriceps muscle. An nsaids may also help short term.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
No: It can be very painful, to the point of causing difficulty speaking or eating, and it can sometimes be caused by a tumor, but trigeminal neuralgia its ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Nerve compression: Nerve compression syndrome or compression neuropathy, also entrapment neuropathy, is medical condition caused by direct pressure on single nerve, kn ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Consult your doctor: I suggest that you see your physician about the specifics of your condition.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diabetic radiculopat: Diabetes is a systemic disease with widespread effects throughout the body. Neuropathy is nerve damage, anywhere. Either the myelin or the nerve fib ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Self limited.: No medication. This is a self limited problem. Usually goes away without much intervention. Avoid tight garments and lose weight if this is part of y ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Papilledema means a swollen optic nerve from increased intracranial pressure. The increased pressure must be investigated and treated. Otherwise the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
It can be: Vertigo is either peripheral due to problems in the ear or central due to problems in the back part of the brain or brainstem. Infections or pressure ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Pinched Nerve: A compressive neuropathy is a condition when i nerve in the arms or legs have pressure on them. The most common is carpal tunnel syndrome. Depending ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Hmmmm: The question isn't really clear.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower spinal cord, and divides into the peroneal and posterior tibial nerves. Sciatica is the term to describe ner ... Read More

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