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why does my thigh go numb

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Meralgia Paresthetic: Meralgia paresthetica is a benign condition in which the anterior thigh will experience numbness, burning, tingling sensations from stretching of a ne ... Read More
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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
See below: It could be femoral neuropathy, radiculopathe affecting l3-4-5 . See your doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Pain and numbness: I would highly recommend that you see a spine doctor, and probably get an MRI. Your symptoms are indicative of a spinal disease- herniated disc or spi ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Greenwald
41 years experience Podiatry
Numb Knee: This could stem from a spinal condition (disc herniation, degeneration), sciatic nerve impingement from taut piriformis muscle, or many other structur ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Many possibilities: A nerve may be pinched in the back by a disc or arthritis, or in the groin (by heavy belts or by being overweight), or other cause. Ask your doctor f ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Compressed nerve?: This sounds like a compressed nerve, probably near your spine. Such symptoms usually depend on body position. Do you also have back pain? See a doctor ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Some Nerve: Most likely this relates to compression of the sciatic nerve or its roots in the lumbar portion of the spinal cord. It is a fairly common "non-vascul ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Not normal: The most common cause for numbness and pain in the thigh is Meralgia Paresthetica (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment as it passes under the i ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Shiller
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: There are different kinds of nerve injury. A mild injury in which the nerve is stretched or stunned can resolve on its own in days to weeks. A more ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumpt ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
If lateral, meralgia: One possibility is a very common condition called meralgia paresthetica. This causes severe burning pain in the lateral thigh with no real weakness o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Numbness: Numbness is a sign of nerve irritation -- it can be central (near the spinal cord or in the brain itself) or peripheral (closer to the thigh) -- there ... Read More
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