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What does it mean when you feel a burning sensation on your upper thigh?

What does it mean when you feel a burning sensation on your upper thigh?

Neuropathy: Burning sensation is usually related to neuropathy. Sometimes you can get upper thigh area altered sensation because of wearing tight pants too, called meralgia paresthetica. ...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 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

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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C-section 2 weeks ago, upper thigh numb since then, now entire outer thigh is numb. Doesn't tingle, started to feel burning sensation. Should I worry?

C-section 2 weeks ago, upper thigh numb since then, now entire outer thigh is numb. Doesn't tingle, started to feel burning sensation. Should I worry?

Usually resolves : That can occur from the nerve disruption that occurs during C-section. It is worth getting it checked out by your doctor to make sure it's nothing else. If that is all it is it usually resolves on its own. ...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 numbness in my thigh with a burning sensation?

I have numbness in my thigh with a burning sensation?

Meralgia: Sounds like meralgia paresthetica - an irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it passes under the inguinal ligament. ...Read more

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Swelling and burning sensation in thigh almost from 5 months and all tablets are useless please help me?

Swelling and burning sensation in thigh almost from 5 months and all tablets are useless please help me?

Your Doctor's assess: What is your doctor's assessment as to the cause? If you pain is getting worse, then an imaging study to find the cause of swelling and pain is in order. Ask your doctor to do further testing simply using pain pills is not a solution....You must find out what is causing it, then treat the cause. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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