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why does my leg feel like it is burning

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuropathy: It sounds like you are having nerve pain down your leg. Would see your doctor. This may be coming from your back where there may be some compression o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
May be sciatic n: Are the symptoms position related? The sciatic nerve from L5 can be compressed at several points along its path. Your symptoms suggest its compression ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
53 years experience Neurology
Numbness : Numbness and burning in the upper thigh without muscle weakness is often caused by a nerve entrapment or neuropathy called meralgia paresthetica. Ther ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Possible nerve prob.: Many patients describe a 'burning' sensation in legs when they have a pinched nerve. If there is constriction on the nerve that can be relieved such a ... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorne Bigley
33 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve problem: You probably have a problem with the nerve that goes to that part of the leg. It can either be from the spine, or it could be a problem in the nerve j ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Food/spices..: Food, spices and other causes of rapid transit causes it. Try some antacids first....
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis: You may have arthritis, you should have it evaluated to get a correct diagnosis and treatment options.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Vascular disease.: You could have an aneurysm in the femoral area . Get a medical exam.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many reasons: You may have an allergic reaction. A detailed medical history and the history of the event will be required to determine exactly the problem. Did y ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Please clarify: Do you mean that you can feel your heart beat (pulse) in your leg? Please give more detail so that your question can be addressed.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Paresthesia: Is an abnormal sensation that should be investigated. See your doctor for an exam.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Head feeling odd?: Please send another question to healthtap, with some details to describe your discomfort. Do you mean that you feel too much blood going to your head, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Could be dry scalp: or seborrheic dermatitis or other skin conditions. I would see derm to determine what it is and how to treat
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Workup/follow up: It could be a number of conditions. If you have any swelling, are unable to bear wt on that side, you should see an orthopedic specialist. If there is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Good vibrations"?: Vulvar vibrations can be pulsations of blood going through the area normally, or evidence of sexual arousal which would lead to the Beach boys song of ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
While not a common: complaint, other people describe this. There is not an obvious explanation for it. It does not seem to be associated with epilepsy/seizures or other s ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
? hernia: Although i can't make any diagnosis in this forum, off the cuff i'd be suspicious you could have hernia. I suggest you seek an evaluation by your doct ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
25 years experience Urology
Infection?: The most common cause of burning with urination is cystitis, or uti. Other potential causes would be urethral stricture, prostatitis, or urethritis. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
I don't know ....: but I have heard this complaint before. One is tempted to suggest something like healing fracture similar to the itching from a healing skin laceratio ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be dangerous: like a blood clot or stroke. Given your history of hypertension, you should be seen and should not wait. Good luck.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gordon
46 years experience Ophthalmology
May be trigeminal ne: May be trigeminal neuralgia or herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Either can have similar symptoms.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder Pain: Inflammation in the shoulder can cause pain and discomfort with various movements. Sometimes a pinched nerve in your neck can cause referred pain to t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You might be : Referring to herniated fat, or possibly a plantar fibroma. Since, we can't see you need to have it looked at. All lumps should be evaluated by a docto ... Read More

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