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What is the definition or description of: burning thigh pain?

What is the definition or description of: burning thigh pain?

Meralgia paresthetic: Meralgia paraesthetica causes a burning sensation of a patch of sjine on the upper thigh. It is due to an inflammation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it comes over the rim of the pelvic bone. Seen after injury to it, associated with weight gain (or loss) and often with no apparent cause. Treated with avoiding tight under garment pressing on nerve, injections and occasionally surgery. ...Read more

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Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Yes: Burning or numbness along the lateral thigh is classic for meralgia paresthetica, but if you do not have a reason for it (protuberant abdomen, lots of pushing activities bent forward) then make sure other sources have been excluded (like an L4 root compression). ...Read more

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Is roping usefull for burning inner thigh fat?

Is roping usefull for burning inner thigh fat?

There's no such: Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a % will be inner thigh fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can tone your inner thighs with extended leg lifts, inner thigh press, standing thigh press, deep squat, wall squat, lunge, thigh ball squeeze, walking, swimming, biking ; in-line skating. Jumping rope burns calories. ...Read more

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Two hernia surgery lst year in apr for repair and dec for mesh removal. I now have numb tingling, burning outer thigh and hurts to touch plus discolor?

Two hernia surgery lst year in apr for repair and dec for mesh removal. I now have numb tingling, burning outer thigh and hurts to touch plus discolor?

Nerve Pain: After the initial hernia repair there is always a risk of nerve injury. When someone has gone through two inguinal surgeries there is a very high likelihood of injury to the ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerve. This can lead to numbness and tingling of the inner thigh and medial groin area. There is also a risk of abscess or fluid collection which can lead to the discoloration. See UR Surgeon ...Read more

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Why do I have this severe pain and burning in my thigh?

Why do I have this severe pain and burning in my thigh?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of burning pain in the thigh. Sometimes we can figure it out with a detailed history, but usually a physical exam and testing will be indicated to confirm the cause.
Common causes include neuropathy, often caused by diabetes, and sciatica or nerve root irritation from a disk in your lower back. Ask a Doctor in HealthTap Prime, or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my upper right thigh burning inside? I feel fine otherwise.

Why is my upper right thigh burning inside? I feel fine otherwise.

Be seen: There are many things that could cause that. It might be a muscle strain or other problem, but your doctor can tell for sure. ...Read more

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Why are my thighs burning when I do stairs. I walk and do stretches foe exercise and normally don't feel this way?

Why are my thighs burning when I do stairs. I walk and do stretches foe exercise and normally don't feel this way?

Conditioning: Burning muscles usually happen from lack of blood or fitness. You might want to see a podiatrist or even your primary doctor to have your lower extremity pulses checked. If these are normal, it may be as simple as poor conditioning. Climbing stairs taxes the quadriceps much more than walking on level ground. Spinal nerve impingement can also cause pain, but it usually isn't described as burning. ...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'm getting a sharp pain followed by a warm burning in my thigh and all I was doing is sitting riding in the car for about 40 minutes?

I'm getting a sharp pain followed by a warm burning in my thigh and all I was doing is sitting riding in the car for about 40 minutes?

Need more info: What part of the thigh is painful? You may have temporary pain from pressure on a nerve due to prolonged sitting. You should see daily improvement, with pain & numbness resolved by 48-72 hours. If not, then seek evaluatIon right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Said I have BV on day 5 of med I feel a bit better but not 100% I still have mild burning sensation inner thighs and butt is that normal?

Dr. Said I have BV on day 5 of med I feel a bit better but not 100% I still have mild burning sensation inner thighs and butt is that normal?

No: Stated symptoms should not be regarded as normal but complete recommended therapy and if still having symptoms, follow up with your doctor for further assessment. ...Read more

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My legs have been burning in my thighs what can it b?

My legs have been burning in my thighs what can it b?

Leg thigh burning: Sciatica can be preceded by a history of localized low back aching or it can follow a "popping" sensation and be accompanied by numbness and tingling.
It may be a lumbar disc problem, known as lumbar radiculopathy. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for burning on left thigh?

What is a good treatment for burning on left thigh?

Nerve pain: The most common nerve issue is meralgia paresthetica, and may respond to loose clothing, or nerve pain suppressant drugs or even a Lidoderm parch locally. However, could be due to hip problem, pinched nerve in back. Physical therapy might help, maybe even an injection locally. First, get firm diagnosis, then decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Can l5s1 epidural cause severe burning in right thigh?

Can l5s1 epidural cause severe burning in right thigh?

Unlikely: Epidurals usually don't result in any prolonged symptoms. There are many causes of this type of pain which may need evaluation to sort out. ...Read more

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Forgot to mention itching and burning on left thigh in the previous email. Will something like cortisone help?

Forgot to mention itching and burning on left thigh in the previous email. Will something like cortisone help?

Previous email: Sorry, but we can not cross reference your current entry with your previous question. Take care. ...Read more

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I have burning in my thighs and legs they fill hot all the time my thighs fill like they are on fire and its getting worse?

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I have burning in my thighs and legs they fill hot all the time my thighs fill like they are on fire and its getting worse?

Peripheral neuropath: If it's just your thighs & legs and not the rest of you, then I guess I'm not going to worry too much about (pre)menopause but rather focus on peripheral neuropathy. Both thighs & legs? If so, less likely to be due to post-herpetic neuralgia or spinal cord damage. Vitamin deficiency, especially b12, is linked to peripheral neuropathy. So is poorly controlled diabetes. Go see your family doctor! ...Read more

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When I sit crossed legged or lay on my side for too long I get a brief numbness/burning in outer thigh sort of like it has gone to sleep. Is this ok?

When I sit crossed legged or lay on my side for too long I get a brief numbness/burning in outer thigh sort of like it has gone to sleep. Is this ok?

Yeah.: It is a pinched nerve. BUT 1) the size of the area shows it is only a superficial one and cannot be a lumbar disk 2) the temporary nature of it shows it is not permanently damaged.
but, I wouldn't let this go for an hour. Rarely these sort of things can cause nerve damage enough that it takes weeks/months to heal up (Newlywed arm syndrome). ...Read more

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Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty?

Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty?

May be from: Puncture site. Small nerve may be irritated. Could be a forming bruise. If hard and pulsatile. ...Read more

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I have burning pain in thigh any ideas, what do you recommend?

I have burning pain in thigh any ideas, what do you recommend?

Back: It could be coming from your lumbar spine. My suggestion is to see a spine specialist and have a proper evaluation. You may also need an MRI. You don't have to have back pain to have a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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How to treat burning pain in thigh any ideas?

See a neurologist: For neurological examination, imaging and diagnosis. This is a serious medical condition and evaluation by a neurologist is warranted. ...Read more

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Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty with stenting?

Pain after: Arterial access. May form a bruise. If focal swelling at your groin get checked by the doctor who did the procedure. Should go away in a few days otherwise. ...Read more

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Burning pain in thigh right above knee. Slightest touch causes more pain?

Burning pain in thigh right above knee. Slightest touch causes more pain?

Knee Muscles: Strengthen all the muscles around the Knee joint, including the back/thigh muscles. If you are unsure, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning in both thighs? 2 negative d dimers, could it be physical symptom of depression?

What can cause a burning in both thighs? 2 negative d dimers, could it be physical symptom of depression?

Nerves: Meralgia paresthestica comes to mind as one possibility. You can google it for more information. Other causes to consider of course, but since I am a neurologist, this is the best I can come up with. ...Read more

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I used a foam roller for my leg pain, it caused even more painful burning sensations from thigh to feet. Any thoughts?

Pain: Perhaps instead of using a roller which causes friction and increases temperature further in your already inflammatory state, you use a cold pack. This will decrease blood flow and reduce the pain you are perceiving from inflammation. As your pain decreases after 24-48 hours, you can try applying heat and stretching to increase muscle flexibility. The roller might come in handy then. ...Read more

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Inner thigh burning itching breaking out and red sometimes bruise appears?

Inner thigh burning itching breaking out and red sometimes bruise appears?

Odd: Two possibilities come to mind. If the redness is only on one thigh then it is possible you have shingles. If it is on both thighs then it is not shingles but may be a fungal infection. Better see your doctor or an urgent care for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have lumbar stenosis. When I sit I get a burning sensation in thighs and sometimes my knees that goes away when I stand could that be the stenosis?

I have lumbar stenosis. When I sit I get a burning sensation in thighs and sometimes my knees that goes away when I stand could that be the stenosis?

YES: Characteristically, lumbar stenosis can be very position dependent, and flexion may make the symptoms transiently worsen, and extension may relieve. Since you have a structural condition, it is unlikely to easily respond to conservative treatments, and you may require more invasive approaches. Talk to an experienced back surgeon who could provide further advice. ...Read more