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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

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 am having burning sensation in Upper back and Some times in the legs, I recently had an endoscopy that suggest mild gastritis but symptoms reoccured?

I am having burning sensation in Upper back and Some times in the legs, I recently had an endoscopy that suggest mild gastritis but symptoms reoccured?

Could be a disc: Burning in the back associated with leg symptoms is suggestive of nerve compression in the spine. Based upon your age this is most likely due to a disc bulge. Most disc bulges occur in the lower lumbar spine, but they can also occur higher up. See an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon for an exam, and possibly an MRI. ...Read more

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Experimenting edema on legs and burning sensation all over my body. Uric acid level is 7.1. How to reduce the symptoms? I have CKD.

Experimenting edema on legs and burning sensation all over my body. Uric acid level is 7.1. How to reduce the symptoms? I have CKD.

LE edema, CKD: if you have edema you may be fluid overloaded.Usually an increase in BUN( urea) which occurs in CKD causes itching but your burning may be a variation. Uric acid(not the same as urea) of 7 is upper limits , the edema is the real issue Call your renal doctor today or go to ER as you may need a water pill / IV to get the fluid off . Check CMP, and U/A as you may be spilling protein due to CKD . ...Read more

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I think I have Achilles tendonitis what are the symptoms it is very painfull and I have a strong burning sensation in my heel area?

I think I have Achilles tendonitis what are the symptoms  it is very painfull and I have a strong burning sensation in my heel area?

Heel pain: The two leading causes of pain in the heel area are either achille's tendonitis (this pain is usually clearly located above the heel bone and directly over the tendon as it inserts into the heel bone) and plantar fasciitis with or without a heel spur (this pain is usually felt just below the heel bone itself and slightly anterior to it (the plantar fascia). ...Read more

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One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

Likely normal : It can take a few weeks before the swelling and bruising completely subside. The burning sensation is likley sign of local nerves being under pressure from the excess blood and swelling in and around the ankle joint. This should also subside as the other symptoms due. If the burning sensation, swelling, bruising are worsening would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of symptoms (left ankle swelling/burning sensation, difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, can't bend over and breath ?

I have been having a lot of symptoms (left ankle swelling/burning sensation,  difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue,  can't bend over and breath ?

This can be arthriti: This can be arthritis, but you need an evaluation including a history, physical, lab studies and imaging. You should discuss with your physician. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Symptoms : very itchy anus , vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?

Symptoms : very itchy anus , vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?

Yeast: This sounds like a bad yeast infection with regard to the itching and watery / white discharge. Given the presence of actual blisters and odor, there might be additional infections that need to be evaluated in person with an exam. ...Read more

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

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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I have a burning sensation in my upper right thigh this has been going on for almost 9 months and started after I had double pneumonia and was given 400mg avelox moxi floxacin hci tablets while I was on the medication the pain in my legs got so bad I quit

Not Avelox: Medication problems do not choose just to affect one area, or one extremity. This problem could be hip or spine (especially the 4th spinal nerve). You should see your primary care 1st. Rj. ...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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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