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A 37-year-old member asked:

what causes numbness in outside thigh?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include nerve damage, nerve compression, vitamin deficiency, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does the numbness after surgery improve? At what point can you assume any numbness is going to be permanent?

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Dr. Charles Metzger
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
6 monts to a year: Without more detail i cannot be sure as i don't know what type of surgery was done, but if you mean numbness around the scar, that recovers slowly over 6 months to a year. Anything after that is probably permanent. If there is a large area of numbess on the far side (distal side) of the incision, it could sometimes need further treatment if the area of numbness is large or debilitating.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can I have a flu shot in the thigh?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes.: It may not be as effective though. The shot is meant to be delivered into muscle, and depending on your fat distribution, the thigh may have a thicker layer of fat that prevents the needle from reaching the muscle.
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How do I recover from an mid to upper quad injury?

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
RICE: When you strain muscles the best first thing to do is the "rice" principle. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. The next step is to get involved in a recovery program that includes stretching and strengthening that begins slow and progresses as your muscle heals. If things don't get better after 4-6 weeks then i would suggest getting evaluated by a physician.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What could red streaks down my leg be caused by?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Possible cellulitis: Red streaks running down the leg can often be a sign of infection or cellulitis in the region. You should have this condition checked by your primary care provider. If you have a fever and/or chills and feel constitutionally ill, you should be seen urgently to begin treatment
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How is a dislocated kneecap treated?

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Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Relocation: Pt and possible surgery.

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