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So I been having warm (painless) burning sensation in my legs/thighs, first is was creepy crawling sensation, went away, now had for 2 months, ms, lupus?

So I been having warm (painless) burning sensation in my legs/thighs, first is was creepy crawling sensation, went away, now had for 2 months, ms, lupus?

Neurologic symptom: This is a sign of a nerve/neurologic problem. It is not a sign of a specific disease. It could be caused by a disease, nerve compression, nerve injury. You should see your doctor to help sort this 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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Can having the hsv2 virus cause chronic burning sensation on butt cheeks thighs & legs for months with no ob?

Can having the hsv2 virus cause chronic burning sensation on butt cheeks thighs & legs for months with no ob?

Nope: You can find all kinds of statements about symptoms supposedly caused by herpes, including chronic burning, tingling, leg or back pains, etc -- but mostly these are claims by anxious persons who have no other explanation for their symptoms. Herpes simply does not do this. The only burning, tingling etc that it causes are for 1-2 days before an OB, usually in the area of the OB (i.e. the prodrome). ...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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Restless legs when I go to sleep like a burning sensation in thighs and calves have to put one leg up quite high to stretch the muscles to sleep?

Restless legs when I go to sleep like a burning sensation in thighs and calves have to put one leg up quite high to stretch the muscles to sleep?

You might try: A simple OTC remedy BENADRYL Capsules (Diphenhydramine) an ANTI-HISTAMINE...at night has been known to help with "Restless legs syndrome"
Just a thought...hope it helps!)
Dr Z ...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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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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When he walks, after about 15mins he gets a burning sensation on the top of his thighs. He's not fat, in fact very slim & 6ft tall. Legs don't rub.

When he walks, after about 15mins he gets a burning sensation on the top of his thighs. He's not fat, in fact very slim & 6ft tall. Legs don't rub.

Could be PAD: This could be a early sign of PAD (peripheral artery disease)

I would suggest exam by DR to get proper testing done for this. ...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?

? 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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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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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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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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Burning Sensation that starts from my right testicle and in between buttocks and thigh. Pain travels to my leg and foot when I sit down. Worried?

Burning Sensation that starts from my right testicle and in between buttocks and thigh. Pain travels to my leg and foot when I sit down. Worried?

See neurologist or..: Your described characters of symptoms deserves a timely professional attention from neurologist or urologist ASAP. So, collect the onset, degree, quality, & quantity of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, & bring those to Doc for review, analysis, physicals, & possible test so to deduce possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx. Clinically, one needs to think neuralgia/radiculopathy ...Read more

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I have a hot burning sensation in my right leg? What cause it, could it be a vein trying to break

I have a hot burning sensation in my right leg? What cause it, could it be a vein trying to break

Several Options.: A burning sensation in the leg can be due to several factors but most commonly due to nerve irritation. Sometimes, an inflammation of the vein can cause a similar symptom but this is usually associated with pain along the course of the vein. This would not be due to a vein breaking or trying to break. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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I occasionally have a burning sensation on the side of my right leg where the Soleus and Gastrocnemius are located. What could cause this?

I occasionally have a burning sensation on the side of my right leg where the Soleus and Gastrocnemius are located. What could cause this?

Leg pain: It might be best for you to have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will certainly examine you, but you might be sent to a Bone specialist. ...Read more

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Could I have cracked my tibia as it was very painful after I knocked it and now when I stand on that leg I get a painful burning sensation.?

Unlikely: This is a hard bone at your age and is also a full weight bearing bone. It takes a lot of trauma to break.
If your pain with walking persists, have an xray done.
Dr B ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my calf of my left leg and its very painful especially when I rest it and I can't bare sheets or duvets touching it?

Neuropathic pain: Needs an evaluation to figure out the cause, there are plenty of meds that can help with the pain in the meantime available by prescription? Could also be shingles without the rash... ...Read more

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Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now, from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Lumbar spine: Burning pain which radiates down the leg to the toes is commonly due to irritation of the lumbar nerves as they exit the spine. This could be due to a bulging or ruptured disc or just local muscle spasm. Check with your pcp for a referral to an orthopedist or spine specialist. You will likely need lumbar x-rays and possibly an MRI if it persists. ...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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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 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