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I have a burning sensation in the back of thigh, aggravates when skin comes in contact with something or while sitting; sort of shifting burning.

I have a burning sensation in the back of thigh, aggravates when skin comes in contact with something or while sitting; sort of shifting burning.

Contact Dermatitis?: It is very difficult to tell what this might be without seeing it. I have seen people who are allergic to nickel metal and who have contracted this itchy skin condition by sitting on metal or cast-iron benches. One lady worked in an outdoor furniture shop recurrently had this dermatitis. In short, it's very essential to see a dermatologist to have proper assessment of this problem. ...Read more

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Left lower abdmn mild pain since past 4-5 months. Back ache (left side) and pain in left thigh. Burning sensation in abdmn back and thigh. Pain when I poop. Also during orgasm.

Left lower abdmn mild pain since past 4-5 months. Back ache (left side) and pain in left thigh. Burning sensation in abdmn back and thigh. Pain when I poop. Also during orgasm.

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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I went to the ER monday because I was urinating a lot so I have a UTI they gave me antiniotics and another pill that turna my urine orange I've been having a burning sensation on the back of my thigh? I'm curious to know if its the meds?

I went to the ER monday because I was urinating a lot so I have a UTI they gave me antiniotics and another pill that turna my urine orange I've been having a burning sensation on the back of my thigh? I'm curious to know if its the meds?

Probably not: The pill that turn urine orange is called Pyridium (phenazopyridine) or Phenazopyridine which relieves urinary tract pain, burning, irritation, and discomfort, as well as urgent and frequent urination caused by urinary tract infections, surgery, injury, or examination procedures. However, it is not an antibiotic; it does not cure infections. Never seen this side effect listed. ...Read more

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Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

? Lumbar stenosis: Weakness or pain and neuropathic pain in the legs with walking can be of vascular origin or a result of spinal cord irritation by arthritic changes in the spine. If it is vascular it is called claudication. If spinal it is called neurogenic claudication. In any case you are of an age where a workup is warranted. ...Read more

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I have lumbar stenosis. When I sit I get a burning sensation in thighs and sometimes my knees that goes away when I stand could that be the stenosis?

I have lumbar stenosis. When I sit I get a burning sensation in thighs and sometimes my knees that goes away when I stand could that be the stenosis?

YES: Characteristically, lumbar stenosis can be very position dependent, and flexion may make the symptoms transiently worsen, and extension may relieve. Since you have a structural condition, it is unlikely to easily respond to conservative treatments, and you may require more invasive approaches. Talk to an experienced back surgeon who could provide further advice. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back down thru left buttock down leg. Pain stays mainly in thigh area. Buttock goes numb & from back to buttock has a burning sensation?

Potential nerve: This could be a problem of the nerves that subserve that area. Please see your physician who can obtain a thorough history and perform a physical exam to determine if you need additional test like imaging and/or electrodiagnostics. ...Read more

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Back doctor states MRI is perfect. But, my thigh has a burning sensation and my lower back hurts very badly. What do I do now!?

Back doctor states MRI is perfect. But, my thigh has a burning sensation and my lower back hurts very badly. What do I do now!?

Physical therapy: You are still very young and this could be muscular. Thus I would recommended starting physical therapy which will work on core stabilization. This should strengthen your back as well. If symptoms persist an EMG to look at the nerves in your legs might be in order. ...Read more

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I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs, both arms, lower back. Weakness both legs?

I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs, both arms, lower back. Weakness both legs?

Could be neurologic: burning sensation that you describe could be something effecting the sensory nerve fibers going to your legs. Weakness of legs may be something with the nerves innervating and leading to your legs. I suggest you see your primary care physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Have burning numb sensation in lower legs. Sometimes burning sensation in thighs. Pain in lower back and when bend over could this be herniated disc?

Have burning numb sensation in lower legs. Sometimes burning sensation in thighs. Pain in lower back and when bend over could this be herniated disc?

Yes: The sensation of numbness is usually a neurological symptom, and in an otherwise healthy 34 yo, a herniated disc in the lumbar spine is one of the more common causes. That being said, there are other potential causes as well and I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation/pain in my stomach and my back. I have also had pain in my thighs. My skin hurts to touch. I have been feeling bloated/full even if I haven't eaten anything or I have eaten little food. I have bled in between periods and fe

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, your symptoms can be attributed to many, many different illnesses. Without an in-depth history, examination, and testing it's difficult to tell what could be going on. You should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your problems. By speaking with you and examining you, they should be able to narrow down the possible causes in order to conduct appropriate testing or for a referral to an appropriate specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I apply icy hot on my leg and it works but hours later a burning sensation comes back. Why?

Short acting: Icy hot doesn't last very long. The real question is why do you have burning pain in your leg? If your primary care doctor can't figure it out as k your doctor to refer you to a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when I sat down.

Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when I sat down.

It sounds like: Sciatica or pinched nerve which maybe related to arthritis, slipped disc or narrowing of the spinal canal. Diabetes is a remote possibility. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

Lower back pain: Herniated discs do not always cause symptoms. When they do, the most common symptom is tingling, pain, or numbness that spreads down one leg. These symptoms affect different parts of the leg, depending on which disc in the lower back is herniated. ...Read more

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4 weeks postop alif, was doing great, no leg or back pain, just recovery pain. Now burning sensation & pain on top of feet, very painful & bad at night.

4 weeks postop alif, was doing great, no leg or back pain, just recovery pain. Now burning sensation & pain on top of feet, very painful & bad at night.

Nerve irritation: This sounds like an irritation of the L5 nerve root or distal peroneal nerve. Check back with your surgeon. Re-imaging with MRI or myelogram, or electrophysiological workup (EMG) may be helpful to pinpoint the problem. They may start you on Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) medication which reduces nerve pain. Short course of steroids (cortisone) may help but will slow down your fusion. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant & last night woke up w/ the back of my left calf aching & w/ a burning sensation. My leg has been aching all day. Whts going on?

Leg pain: Leg cramps at night are fairly common during pregnancy however pain in a calf with a burning sensation could also be the beginning signs of a blood clot. If it is a blood clot, that is serious. Therefore you should contact your OB right away to be examined and see if it is concerning or not. ...Read more

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Cramping in left leg and hands accompanied by a burning sensation in my right side from my legs to lower back. Any thoughts?

Cramping in left leg and hands accompanied by a burning sensation in my right side from my legs to lower back. Any thoughts?

Nerological: Sounds like you have a few different issues first of all sounds like your neck is bad. In otherworldly some degenerative disease in the neck causing the left side issues to the upper extremity wrt the right leg thus seems to be coming from the lower back. May want to see your doctor for more testing ...Read more

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Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip? No back pain.

Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip? No back pain.

Depends: I would like to know where the pain starts. If it originates at the buttock it is possible that the problem could be coming from the back despite not having back pain. My advice would be to get an EMG to rule out a radiculopathy, consider imaging of L-spine and Right Hip, and based on these results decide further tx. Buttock pain could be coming from back, hip or SI joint. Further w/u needed. ...Read more

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I am haveing leg pain and hip pain and a burning sensation in my vagina and also back pain. Been treated for kidney infection already.

I am haveing leg pain and hip pain and a burning sensation in my vagina and also back pain. Been treated for kidney infection already.

Leg pain etc.: You did not ask a question. My guess is that the problem is not due to a kidney infection. The only way to tell is to do a more careful history and physical exam to see what is causing the pain hand to teat the cause. ...Read more

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Sciatica? Pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. No needles and pins. Burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Sciatica? Pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. No needles and pins. Burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Probably: Although there are other potential causes, your symptoms are classic for "sciatica" which refers to symptoms that run down the leg from an irritation of a nerve in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for it as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr I have severe pain & burning sensation while urinating. Feels to urinate frequently. Also have pain in lower abdomen back sides and leg joints. Help?

Dr I have severe pain & burning sensation while urinating. Feels to urinate frequently. Also have pain in lower abdomen back sides and leg joints. Help?

Urinary tract infect: You have urinary tract infection & need antibiotics. If you are not allergic, take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 1 tablet twice daily for 7 days. In India you can get it in the pharmacy.
need to take plenty of fluids. Coconut water is very good. If your symptoms do not disappear, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am having some burning sensation down the back of my right leg. It move from my calf to my buttocks should I worry it moves and is never the entire leg. I am not short of breath but I am asthmatic. My blood pressure is good 106/76 and my pulse is 67.

I am having some burning sensation down the back of my right leg. It move from my calf to my buttocks should I worry it moves and is never the entire leg. I am not short of breath but I am asthmatic. My blood pressure is good 106/76 and my pulse is 67.

You: You may have sciatica in your right leg. Sciatica is leg pain caused by the sciatic nerve being pinched in the back. It sounds like the pain in the leg is improving. If it is nor improving or getting worse then I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor for further workup. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniation and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does a burning sensation in my thighs mean?

What does a burning sensation in my thighs mean?

Burning thighs: This usually means that a subcutaneous nerve is being compressed. One common example is a condition called meralgia paresthetic, which usually affects from the anterior lower lateral abdomen down to the thigh and/or groin. Other causes would include chemical burns (from topical medications or otc products) or sunburn. ...Read more