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Burning stinging sensation in legs at night?

Burning stinging sensation in legs at night?

Neuropathy?: Try Vit B complex and Vit E, Magnesium and potassium supplements. All available OTC. It seems you had whipple's procedure so you must be under doctor's close care. Please ask him/her who has all the other Medical information regarding your other medications and associated conditions. ...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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Having burning sensation in one leg, calf and thigh. Leg feels heavy and wakes me up at night. D dimer tested twice first positive then neg. Neg ultra?

Having burning sensation in one leg, calf and thigh. Leg feels heavy and wakes me up at night. D dimer tested twice first positive then neg. Neg ultra?

Need more info: NEED PHYSICAL EXAM & DATA
When did it start? What brought it on? What makes it better? Worse? R U otherwise healthy? Did you have any recent accidents, or injuries? Are you physically active? Describe your day. Tell me how this problem interferes with your daily activities. Does this burning keep you from sleeping? Do you take any medicines, prescription or otherwise? Herbal? Street? Diet? ...Read more

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The front of my upper legs, just above the knees have a burning sensation in them when I lay down at night. I am often awakened due to a dull, nagging?

The front of my upper legs, just above the knees have a burning sensation in them when I lay down at night. I am often awakened due to a dull, nagging?

A number of things: These symptoms could be the result of a number of different things, related to both your past medical history as well as your physical exam. Please see your doctor who can evaluate this set of symptoms more closely in order to determine if more tests and/or therapy is required. ...Read more

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Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Neurological issue: The pain that you are describing is consistent with a distribution in the L4-L5 distribution and below. You should see a good neurologist. You midht need an MRI of that part of your body to define what is happening more exactly. And then treatment. ...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 taking Gabapentin for the burning sensation. I feel in my legs. I go to sleep for the night. Wake up legs are heavy, can't walk. Is that Normal?

I'm taking Gabapentin for the burning sensation. I feel in my legs. I go to sleep for the night. Wake up legs are heavy, can't walk. Is that Normal?

Talk to the Dr: The Dr who prescribed is a good place to start w/ asking questions. If you still feel uncertain, ask for a referral to a specialist who can help more. Not normal is a mistaken way to look it at. It's not a good thing if there is a solution available but it might be a helpful thing if it gets you the right treatment for the cause! ...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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What causes burning sensation in legs from the knee down?

What causes burning sensation in legs from the knee down?

Neuropathy: Most commonly caused by diabetes. Several other conditions, including medication side effects can do this as well. ...Read more

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Have severe psoriasis on both legs, lately have had burning sensation in legs like something biting me then numbness in leg. Hurts.

Have severe psoriasis on both legs, lately have had burning sensation in legs like something biting me then numbness in leg. Hurts.

See details: See a dermatologist and start effective treatment. There are no over-the-counter therapies that will help. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause burning sensation in legs? Would amitriptyline help for this?

Can anxiety cause burning sensation in legs? Would amitriptyline help for this?

Anxiety - burning: Anxiety cannot cause a burning sensation in the legs, but Amitriptyline will help the symptoms as the med is a nerve pain agent, and burning is a symptom of nerve pain. ...Read more

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Woke up experiencing burning sensation on both upper legs?

Requires exam and: Testing for peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes and lumbar radiculopathy are possibilities; however many other neurological illnesses can cause these symptoms ...Read more

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What should I do about a warm burning sensation in my upper right leg?

See below: If elevation mild anti inflammatory meds and or heat will not improve that sensation, then check with your primary care physician and request a doppler of your leg just to make sure that there isn't any vascular condition causing the problem. ...Read more

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Why do my legs have a burning sensation after I do heavy physical work?

Why do my legs have a burning sensation after I do heavy physical work?

Claudication: Your symptoms could be indicative or either decreased blood flow to legs or associated with lumbar stenosis, and transient nerve compressions. A few rare muscle diseases may cause such symptoms. Lastly, this could merely be the result of some low level deconditioning, which might respond to exercise and stretching. Might check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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I seem to have burning sensation on my leg and groin area? What can it be?

I seem to have burning sensation on my leg and groin area? What can it be?

A few choices: Jock itch; muscle strain; pinched nerve...As top of list. You should discuss this with your dr for full history and physical exam to find source. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my leg when I stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when I stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...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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Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Depends: Some conditions, the rash appears later. May be a nerve related issue? May be a muscle problem as well (e.g. Tendon injury). If the pain is severe, i'd have your regular doctor give it a check out. ...Read more

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After having my bypass in my leg extended 2 weeks ago I have a burning Sensation in the vain and spredding to the other leg it is very pain full is this normal?

After having my bypass in my leg extended 2 weeks ago I have a burning Sensation in the vain and spredding to the other leg it is very pain full is this normal?

Surgical leg pain: Pain with swelling, warmth or redness along the veins of any extremity is usually due to cellulitis - an infection that can spread rapidly and needs urgent medical attention. Untreated cellulitis may lead to blood clots with severe complications. ...Read more

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What does if mean if I have a burning sensation in my leg?

What does if mean if I have a burning sensation in my leg?

Please see below: It depends.
This symptom might be caused either by the peripheral nerve or nerve root irritation.
You might benefit from seeing your local neurologist in consultation and have electrodiagnostic studies of the legs performed for the establishment of the nature of your condition. ...Read more

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Scraped leg has a burning sensation I have tried a cool rag and ic pac?

Scraped leg has a burning sensation I have tried a cool rag and ic pac?

Likely nerve problem: Your skin has tons of nerve endings. When they get hurt, your nerves may get very inflamed causing the burning sensation. Ice and cool rag may make it feel cooler, but as long as the nerve is agitated and inflamed, it will continue to feel as if it is burning. It is hard to say when it will stop since nerves may take awhile to heal or improve if it is not permanently damaged. ...Read more

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Right leg in pain feels like a burning sensation what could this means?

Right leg in pain feels like a burning sensation what could this means?

Sciatica: Very well could be compression of a nerve root. The resultant compression can cause the sensation of the burning feeling in your leg. I would visit with a doc, obtain an xray and then maybe either medication or referral. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

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