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Dr. Joseph Bark Dr. Bark
Dermatology
45 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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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


Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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?

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Ivan Colon Dr. Colon
Urology
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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.

Dr. Frances Dyro Dr. Dyro
Neurology
50 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Pulling in sensation in back of thigh when sitting along with burning sensation. Relieved when standing?

Pulling in sensation in back of thigh when sitting along with burning sensation. Relieved when standing?

Sitting pain burning: May be having compression neuropsthy. How long do sit at one time and what are you sitting on? Hx of back injury?

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Bert Liang Dr. Liang
Neurology
years in practice
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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.

Dr. Moshe Lewis Dr. Lewis
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
21 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Peter Kurzweil Dr. Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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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!

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson Dr. Tyson
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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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!

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I've had a burning sensation in lower left leg for 3 days now, it is constant at back below my knee and it hurts to walk. Any advice?

I've had a burning sensation in lower left leg for 3 days now, it is constant at back below my knee and it hurts to walk. Any advice?

Can't diagnose: With the available information. So, if causing significant pain would recommend medical assessment. Take care.

Dr. Amandeep Kaur Dr. Kaur
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences
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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.

Dr. Soren Singel Dr. Singel
Neurosurgery
25 years in practice
Free University of Berlin Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Thalia Lopez Dr. Lopez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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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

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