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Neenah, WI
A 46-year-old female asked:

Have had numbness on the outer side of my right thigh for a couple of months now tonight it has spread to the top and burned so i couldn t sleep the n?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Khurram Khan
Palliative Care 12 years experience
Nerve Root Injury: Most probably you have chronic nerve root/peripheral sensory nerve injury which is worsening, you have to see a physical medicine & rehabilitation physician who will be able to guide you through operative or non-operative treatment plan, and offcourse prior to any treatment you will need some investigations (emg, MRI etc) to determine the exact location of nerve injury.
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Dr. John Baker
Neurology 16 years experience
Mp: Sounds like irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve around the anterior superior iliac spine in inguinal region...Usually seen in folks who are obese or tight fitting clothes. Injection can help. Losing weight and loosening clothes.
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Last updated Dec 23, 2017


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