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My wife has burning pain sensation in her left upper inner thigh groin and swelling very painful constant pain and to the touch. Diagnosis ?

My wife has burning pain sensation in her left upper inner thigh groin and swelling very painful constant pain and to the touch. Diagnosis ?

Thigh sprain!: This sounds like a pulled muscle. Try gentle stretching, light activity, heat, and anti-inflammatories. Don't get discooutraged, this may take a while. If it gets worse, doesn't improve, radiates down the leg, or is accompanied by weakness or numbness, she should be seen. ...Read more

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Burning Pain (Definition)

The uncomfortable sensation of extreme heat or burning. Often used to describe heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also describes the sensation that occurs with nerve damage in ...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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Stabbing burning pain down left inner thigh to above ankle. It happened 3 x today. I can still feel right where it was. Takes your breath away. ?

Stabbing burning pain down left inner thigh to above ankle.  It happened 3 x today. I can still feel right where it was. Takes your breath away.  ?

Nerve compression: Sharp stabbing pain is probably tibial nerve compression. Nerve pain can take your breath away! rest, ice, and seek the opinion of your favorite orthopedist. Other things it can be is a strain, sprain, ligament or tendon injury. ...Read more

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Have burning pain in groin and inner and front of thighs. Pain on right side of low back, pelvis. What could this be? Pulled muscle pressing a nerve?

Have burning pain in groin and inner and front of thighs. Pain on right side of low back, pelvis. What could this be? Pulled muscle pressing a nerve?

Nerve Pain: Burning-like pain is neuropathic in nature. There is a compressed nerve present, don't know the cause. A muscle spasm can compress nerves. Need to see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I ve been plagued by sharp burning pain in the front upper region of my right thigh for about five days now it comes and goes randomly whether i m wal?

I ve been plagued by sharp burning pain in the front upper region of my right thigh for about five days now it comes and goes randomly whether i m wal?

Pinched nerve: This pain is often seen in patient with l3, L4 radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the spine) or a femoral nerve lesion (this nerve comes out from groin area and covers front part of the thigh). A neurologist can sort this out. ...Read more

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I've been plagued by sharp burning pain in the front upper part of my right thigh it comes and goes randomly while walking, laying down, or sitting.?

Pinched nerve: This pain is often seen in patient with l3, L4 radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the spine) or a femoral nerve lesion (this nerve comes out from groin area and covers front part of the thigh). A neurologist can sort this out. ...Read more

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My upper.Inside left thigh is hurting like a stabbing burning pain that radiatesaround in a palm size circle. It's on going and very painful.Fibromya?

My upper.Inside left thigh is hurting like a stabbing burning pain that radiatesaround  in a palm size circle. It's on going and very painful.Fibromya?

Groin pain: ? chronic left groin pain & patient considers "fibromyalgia" (FM). This isolated pain pattern is not compatible with FM, whereat pain is widespread and bilateral. This pain pattern more compatible with femoral hernia. If severe low back pain associated, then would consider sciatica variant initiated by sacroiliac joint disorder. General Surgeon consultation might be in order; sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is there any reason i would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up ? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Is there any reason i would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up ? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Yes: Neuropathic pain....Secondary to lumbar area disc / foraminal stenosis. See your pmd. Can be other more serious condition because of unusual disease. Simple vit B12 deficiency possible. ...Read more

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