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i have meralgia paresthetica which causes burning, any recommendations?

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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
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 specific medications such as gabapentin. Avoiding pressure is better for long term. Avoid tight heavy belts, lose weight if you are overweight. Sometimes it can happen in pregnant women and it resolves after delivery. Good luck

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some things I should know about meralgia paresthetica?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 related to wearing too tight clothes, obesity, pregnancy, scarring near the inguinal ligament as well as prolonged standing, walking or bicycling. If you have it – wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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standing & walking. Acetominophen or NSAID’S can help with pain. Sometimes corticosteroid injections, tricyclic antidepressants & anti-seizure medications (Lyrica or Neurontin) are used. Surgery is rarely necessary.
Apr 19, 2013
CA
A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: meralgia paresthetica?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
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 paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/meralgia-paresthetica/ds00914.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Do i need to see a doctor if i suspect that I have meralgia paraesthetica?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Perhaps: Hello. There a number of possible causes for meralgia paresthetica. If you have obesityweight loss may help. If you wear very tight pants – wear looser clothes. If scar tissue is a causative factor that can be treated. Avoid prolonged standing/ walking. Medical evaluation can help to confirm diagnosis, rule out underlying health problems and help to determine lifestyle or other solutions.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which treatment options available for meralgia paresthetica are most highly recommended?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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. Sometimes corticosteroid injections, tricyclic antidepressants & anti-seizure medicaitons are used. Surgery is rarely necessary.

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