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numbness to the outside leg around side of the knee

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Meralgia: You describe a common problem due to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, which seems manifest at a distance. This is calle ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Any injury?: This sounds a bit suspicious for blood clot, though not at all typical. If you have been traveling, sitting for prolonged period of time or have been ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Peroneal: neurapathy, usually traumatic. See neueologist
Dr. Christopher Smith
41 years experience Family Medicine
Numbness: your description is of the 5th lumbar dermatome---do you have lower back problems? If you do have your doctor do an MRI back problems can give you ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve: This suggests an impingement and/or irritability of a nerve entering your leg possibly at the groin area.often seen in overweight people or in people ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Could be : Meralgia paresthetica, a nerve compression at the lateral hip affecting the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Might be caused by tight belt or clothin ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Numbness and pain: You have a nerve impingement. Consult a back specialist for help and possible physiotherapy
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Knee Numbness: There is a geniculate nerve in that area that can be compressed causing numbness. Avoiding direct pressure by not crossing legs or sleeping with knees ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: If the numbness was due to the position you slept in, then the numbness should resolve. If it does not, then see your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
41 years experience Podiatry
Nerve injury or comp: It would be important to rule out spinal stenosis as the cause. An MRI would be a good idea.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Back pain: The low back pain and radiation to the knee suggests a pinched nerve in the low back between the lumbar 3/4 disc. The numbness in the arm is unrelated ... Read More
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