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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


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I have a burning sensation on my outer left lower thigh and a few small itchy bumps on the inner left thigh, what could this be?

I have a burning sensation on my outer left lower thigh and a few small itchy bumps on the inner left thigh, what could this be?

Shingles: I wonder if you are experiencing the early stage of shingles. Probably best to see your doctor because treatment is more effective if started early. ...Read more

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My wife has been experiencing pain and discomfort in her outer groin region. Pain described as burning prickly sensation. Also feels on lower thigh.?

My wife has been experiencing pain and discomfort in her outer groin region. Pain described as burning prickly sensation. Also feels on lower thigh.?

Groin pain: In the region you describe, the most common cause would be injury or pressure on a nerve. Among heavy set people there is a specific nerve that can get compressed just above the waist on the side which can cause pain in the area you describe (a condition called meralgia paresthetica). The same thing can happen to other nerves after surgery from scarring--the ilioinguinal nerve, genitofemoral nerve. ...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?

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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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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What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee. The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee. The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

Hard to say: Answer depends on lots of information that we don't have. How long have you had it? When does it occur? Do you have any other medical problems? This is the sort of question best answered after an in-depth history & exam. Unless, after tracking the pain, you can relate it to an activity (certain exercise, prolonged sitting/standing in a certain position or chair) or a particular style of shoe. ...Read more

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I have a weird burning sensation when I bend over and sometimes it happens when I'm walking. The pain is on my lower right leg halfway between my knee?

I have a weird burning sensation when I bend over and sometimes it happens when I'm walking. The pain is on my lower right leg halfway between my knee?

Leg burning: If in the thigh could be meralgia paralytic compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, or could be a form of sciatica or piriformis syndrome (where sciatic nerve is compressed by buttock muscles (L4 compression). Could see if motrin helps if not allergic, would consider MRI if persists, rarely could be ovarian, if ruptured/ large cysts / f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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What should I do if my right leg is swollen feels like its asleep and a burning sensation on the lower part I have vericious veins

What should I do if my right leg is swollen feels like its asleep and a burning sensation on the lower part I have vericious veins

See A Vascular MD: You should seek evaluation by a medical professional, preferrably a vein specialist or vascular surgeon. Since you have obvious varicose veins on your lower legs and have swelling as well as burning in the legs, it is likely that you have a medical condition known as venous insufficiency or venous reflux. It is treatable and often curable. A ultrasound of your leg veins will be needed. ...Read more

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Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip?

Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip?

Pinched nerve?: You could have a pinched nerve in the back. Herniated disk. Do you have back pain? An evaluation by a Dr. Could help you determine this. ...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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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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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

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Help! I have burning sensation inner side of my thigh?

Help! I have burning sensation inner side of my thigh?

Meralgia Paresthetic: I actually didn't have room in the SUMMARY above to add the last letter of "a" to the name of what I wanted to write. So, Meralgia Paresthetica is a condition where the femoral nerve is trapped at the level of where it enters the thigh. Numbness and burning sensations can arise. Often it is on both sides but can be only on one. See your doctor and if appropriate a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have this burning sensation on the right side of my thigh.

I have this burning sensation on the right side of my thigh.

See below: If the pain is on the outside of the thigh, ou may be experiencing a condition called meralgia peristhetica which is a pinched nerve near the hip. Stretching helps and should be the first thing attempted. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on my right outer thigh at night when I go yo bed. Bad enough to wake me.

I have a burning sensation on my right outer thigh at night when I go yo bed. Bad enough to wake me.

Nerve: This suggests impingement of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve where it enters the leg near the groin. This is more of a nuisance and usually doesn't cause severe pain. Another possibility is a bulging intervertebral disc in the spine pressing on a nerve root exiting the spine. This is more apt to cause more pain. A neurologist or neurosurgeon are best qualified to evaluate and advise you.? MRI ...Read more