A 23-year-old member asked:

What could cause a numbness feeling in my thigh ?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Thigh numbness: Sounds like meralgia paresthetica.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What causes numbness in outside thigh?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Meralgia : Most common source of numbness over thigh is secondary to compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, at or near superior iliac crest, and this can cause a mix of pain and numbness over antero-lateral thigh. Might improve with loose clothing over waist and hip. You probably have meralgia paresthetica, less likely lumbar radiculopathy.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

What would cause numbness on the front of the thigh when lying down?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe nerve pressed: A person who gets numbness, tingling, or odd sensations in a part of his body only when in certain positions, is likely pressing on the nerve to that part of the body. Pressing on the blood vessels to that part of the body is also possible, but less likely. The person can see his primary care doctor and show him exactly what happens. The doctor may refer to a neurologist for further evaluation.
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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There is a nerve called the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh that can sometimes become compressed in certain positions or if someone has gained weight and is wearing a tight belt. The condition is called meralgia parasthetica. See either a neurologist or a physiatrist.
Jun 3, 2012
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