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I have burning feeling in my upper leg which only last few minutes come and goes all the time, only started about three days ago. I.M in good health?

I have burning feeling in my upper leg which only last few minutes come and goes all the time, only started about three days ago. I.M in good health?

Leg: There is condition called meralgia paresthetica which involves femoral nerve which is above sciatic nerve from upper lumbar region. Nerves can be impinged or crowded as they exit spinal cord or in this case upper thigh as it exits groin area. May be related to excess use upper front thigh muscles. Nerve irritation can be burning, " numbness" evan itch or other discomforts but nerves follow pattern. ...Read more

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I had D&C 3 weeks ago due to miscarriage & my abdomen & thigh legs feeling burning. It was start since my husband play my clitoris.

I had D&C 3 weeks ago due to miscarriage & my abdomen & thigh legs feeling burning. It was start since my husband play my clitoris.

PCS: The Pelvic Congestive Syndrome (PCS) occurs when blood causes engorgement in the abdomen, thighs and genitals during sexual stimulation. In women it can take several hours to go away without orgasm. If the burning continues beyond 24 hours then another cause may be evident such as infection post D & C and you will need to see the MD again. ...Read more

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I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

See Your Doctor: The description and symptoms given do not sound typical for Herpes however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for "bumps" are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have had a numb burning feeling on my thigh for about 6 months now. It gets worse and really hurts with tight pants or in the sun? Please help :)

I have had a numb burning feeling on my thigh for about 6 months now. It gets worse and really hurts with tight pants or in the sun? Please help :)

Sounds like: Nerve irrritation (could be L4-5 Lumbar spine nerve in back) You might consider suggesting this to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) to consider this diagnosis!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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My left side of my thigh has a stinging/burning feeling. Also, my calls feel numb sometimes. Is it dangerous? And what is it?

My left side of my thigh has a stinging/burning feeling. Also, my calls feel numb sometimes. Is it dangerous? And what is it?

Likely: What is referred to as meralgia paresthetica, which is compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which supplies sensation to the surface of your outer thigh. This often is related to this superficial nerve being "squeezed" as it passes through the groin. Overall, this is only a guess and while it's unlikely that what you have going on is dangerous, it still should be evaluated by a doc ...Read more

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I have a burning type feeling in my inner thigh/radiating down to my hamstring. Its painful about a constant 6 or 7. What could this be? Pulled muscle?

I have a burning type feeling in my inner thigh/radiating down to my hamstring. Its painful about a constant 6 or 7. What could this be? Pulled muscle?

Hamstring Tendonitis: It sounds like you are trying to describe the back of the thigh. The hamstring originates at the ischium or your "sit bone" you may have strained or partially torn this. Typically rest and stretching with some physical therapy will help this improve. ...Read more

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Burning in right foot, ankle, knee, upper leg and crotch.

Burning in right foot, ankle, knee, upper leg and crotch.

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get sharp pain with burning followed by itching in your upper leg behind knee?

What does it mean when you get sharp pain with burning followed by itching in your upper leg behind knee?

Nerve: Difficult to tell with such little history but off the top of my head, burning and itching tend to indicate the nerves in your back or leg as the cause. Your doc may examine your back and so some range do motion and lower leg testing in exam. ...Read more

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I woke up with sore thigh to touch no marks and burning feeling when walking up hill or bending over could that be pinched nerve?

I woke up with sore thigh to touch no marks and burning feeling when walking up hill or bending over could that be pinched nerve?

Yes: Yes it could be pinched nerve from lumbar spine or from pinched nerve due to tight belt pressing on the nerve coming out of the skin above the thigh.
There might be other causes as well. ...Read more

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When I lie down I get a searing pain in my right thigh, it's like a burning pain and a pins and needles feeling combined. What could cause this?

See your doctor: I would need to know more details about how long this has been a problem, as well as the exact location of pins and needles. This could be a fairly common condition known as meralgia paresthetica, but more history would be needed for confirmation. ...Read more

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When I would press with my feet on ground I can feel burning feeling in my thigh I don't know if it's nerve compression or muscle spasms?

When I would press with my feet on ground I can feel burning feeling in my thigh I don't know if it's nerve compression or muscle spasms?

Consultation advised: A burning sensation suggests a nerve problem. Unable to be more specific with only one sentence of information. Suggest an online consultation here at Health Tap if your problem is persistent. ...Read more

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Mri shows no disc problems. Can upper back muscles nerves cause pain in this area and refer to upper leg. Burning/prickling. Not sharp pain.

Mri shows no disc problems. Can upper back muscles nerves cause pain in this area and refer to upper leg. Burning/prickling. Not sharp pain.

Need more info: What level of spine was the mri--cervical, thoracic or lumbar? What neurological exam findings do you have? How did you injure your back, was it one acute accident or years of wear & tear? Likely, thoracic para spinal muscle spasm would not cause leg pain, but this really is a question for your neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Suddenly have pain (burning pulsing) on outside lat. Part of left upper leg. Site of pain seems a bit reddened and with temperature. Not knee area.

Suddenly have pain (burning pulsing) on outside lat. Part of left upper leg. Site of pain seems a bit reddened and with temperature. Not knee area.

Could be infection: Pain, swelling, redness and warmth could be the result of an infection. You shoul dhave it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Tingling and burning feeling when sitting, hip, inner thigh and foot pain. Lasted 6+ weeks. No redness, feels better with heat and rest. What is it?

Could be the back: Consider having your back examined. The lumbar region of the back is where the roots to the nerve that supply the lower leg. An orthopedist, pain management specialist or neurologist may be a good consultation to consider. ...Read more

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Hey hope you are well!! I have burning sensation behind both knees. A bruis on the side of my right one. In certain positions I get a stabbing pain from my calf to my upper leg. I work all day sitting down and already went to E R to make sure it was

Orthopaedics eval: 31 year old gentleman with bilateral burning posterior knee pain, radiating pain from thigh to calf. You need a physical exam and evaluation from a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. Your physical exam will include a straight leg raising test to evaluate radiculopathy, pain along a spinal nerve from your spine which can radiate to the lower extremities. Imaging tests and other maneuvers will help. ...Read more

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Slip disk @ l5s1, pain in my right upper leg muscles, legs feel weak, shaky & burning pain along outer side, what is wrong?

Slip disk @ l5s1, pain in my right upper leg muscles, legs feel weak, shaky & burning pain along outer side, what is wrong?

Nerve irritation: L5-s1 disk herniation (slipped disc) can irritate either the L5 or s1 nerve root. Nerve irritation can cause leg pain, weakness, numbness. The outside of the leg typically means the L5 nerve root is being affected. See your doctor, who can decide if MRI is needed. ...Read more

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My L cheek feels numb, L thigh feels numb, cold feeling in feet. Burning in neck area. Pressure in head. Ct scan (head) ok, blood work ok. What is it?

My L cheek feels numb, L thigh feels numb, cold feeling in feet. Burning in neck area. Pressure in head. Ct scan (head) ok, blood work ok. What is it?

See neurologist: It is good that there is nothing on CT or your initial lab work, but further workup may be needed. See a neurologist as soon as possible! Avoid alcohol, rec. Drugs. Also avoid over the counter drugs and supplements for now unless okayed by doc. Good luck and let us know what you find out please! ...Read more

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Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Yes: Burning or numbness along the lateral thigh is classic for meralgia paresthetica, but if you do not have a reason for it (protuberant abdomen, lots of pushing activities bent forward) then make sure other sources have been excluded (like an L4 root compression). ...Read more

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Can nerve pain come and go? I was almost symptom free for around a month but pain has returned. Prickly burning pain in inner thigh and upper back.

Can nerve pain come and go? I was almost symptom free for around a month but pain has returned. Prickly burning pain in inner thigh and upper back.

Yes, possible: Especially post-herpetic pain. See your doctor for possible medication to control the nerve impulses (e.g. Gabapentin) and minimize the pain if caused by a reaction to a herpetic virus. ...Read more

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Symptoms : very itchy anus, vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?

Symptoms : very itchy anus, vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?

Yeast: This sounds like a bad yeast infection with regard to the itching and watery / white discharge. Given the presence of actual blisters and odor, there might be additional infections that need to be evaluated in person with an exam. ...Read more

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Urethra symptoms 2.5wk ago. R knee/lower thigh- swollen. Skin - burning. Muscles feel torn. Just saw gp, diagnosis - meralgia paresthetica. Sound accurate? Thanks

Urethra symptoms 2.5wk ago. R knee/lower thigh- swollen. Skin - burning. Muscles feel torn. Just saw gp, diagnosis - meralgia paresthetica. Sound accurate? Thanks

No: Meralgia causes pins and needles sensation on the top of the thigh. It does not cause significant pain and does not cause swelling. See a neurologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in my right leg and upper inner part of the thigh. What can I do for this?

Burning sensation in my right leg and upper inner part of the thigh. What can I do for this?

Nerve prob: Typically burning sensation is associated with a nerve irritation. You may have a pinched nerve somewhere in your back for ex. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My right leg is on fire in the inside ofmy right thigh it feel like a match went though in staying in it without going out it burning so bad.

My right leg is on fire in the inside ofmy right thigh it feel like a match went though in staying in it without going out it burning so bad.

Neuralgia: It sounds like you have a nerve innervation. That can be quite painful. Get to see your family physician now to make a diagnosis and get you something to ease the pain. I wonder if you have a rash? That could be a sign of shingles. Early treatment is essential. ...Read more

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What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

Depends on your His-: Tory, if any injury or past hx of it.
One of the diseases (with type of symptoms like the one you have), is called meralgia paresthetica. With pain/tingling over the front ; outer aspect of the thigh, from being pinched in the area of the outer end of the groin crease.
Pain meds + stretching exercises are helpful.
See your orthopedist. ...Read more

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I used a foam roller for my leg pain, it caused even more painful burning sensations from thigh to feet. Any thoughts?

Pain: Perhaps instead of using a roller which causes friction and increases temperature further in your already inflammatory state, you use a cold pack. This will decrease blood flow and reduce the pain you are perceiving from inflammation. As your pain decreases after 24-48 hours, you can try applying heat and stretching to increase muscle flexibility. The roller might come in handy then. ...Read more

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What causes burning, tingling, and pain in my legs. It started in my left leg and is starting to spread into my thigh.?

What causes burning, tingling, and pain in my legs. It started in my left leg and is starting to spread into my thigh.?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more