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Alvord, IA
A 36-year-old female asked:

I have a 6" length on my outer thigh half way between my hip & my knee that is extremely tender to the touch. no injuries. no swelling that i can tell?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Tenderness: The problem could be from bone, muscle or nerve in that area. If there was numbness and/ or tingling, a pinched nerve occurring at the entrance of your leg/groin region would be suspected. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation if this symptom persists and appropriate tests or xrays will be ordered. A referral to a neurologist can be made if deemed advisable.
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