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Meralgia paresthetica

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Pinched Nerve: Meralgia paresthetica is a pinched nerve syndrome. If conservative care and injections don't help you may have a pinched nerve in your back. I would ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
Not much risk: Meralgia Paresthetica is caused by entrapment or infringement of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (L2-L3), with pain, hyperasthesia, and numbness o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tx options.: Wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged standing & walking. Acetominophen or nsaid’s can help with pain. S ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in 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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