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When i lie down i get a searing pain in my right thigh, it's like a burning pain and a pins and needles feeling combined. What could cause this?

When i lie down i get a searing pain in my right thigh, it's like a burning pain and a pins and needles feeling combined. What could cause this?

See your doctor: I would need to know more details about how long this has been a problem, as well as the exact location of pins and needles. This could be a fairly common condition known as meralgia paresthetica, but more history would be needed for confirmation. ...Read more

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What could cause burning/pins&needles/numbness in my upper thighs, and a feeling of a bug biting me/being quickly stabbed w/ a needle in my arms/legs.

What could cause burning/pins&needles/numbness in my upper thighs, and a feeling of a bug biting me/being quickly stabbed w/ a needle in my arms/legs.

Nerve pain: This is clearly neuropathic pain meaning some injury or irritation of the nerves. There are many possibilities from endocrine disorders to infections, to toxicities and vitamin deficiencies. You should see your primary care physician and if you do not have one, should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can pfiriformis syndrome cause burning in the whole leg? Along with a strange coldness feeling. Along with hip pain?

Can pfiriformis syndrome cause burning in the whole leg? Along with a strange coldness feeling. Along with hip pain?

Piriformis Pain: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve runs through the belly of the muscle (5-10% of people) it can press on the sciatic nerve and cause the sciatica type pain in the buttock region but also radiate into the leg as well. Typically stretching and nsaids are mainstay for treatment. ...Read more

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What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

Nerve pain: There are a variety causes of calf and shin burning/tightness. Muscle cramps and tears, stress fractures, and trauma to the peroneal nerve at the outer aspect of the knee can cause the symptoms that you describe. Stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid crossing your legs or prolonged squatting to relieve the pain. If the pain continues, then see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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When I would press with my feet on ground I can feel burning feeling in my thigh i don't know if it's nerve compression or muscle spasms?

When I would press with my feet on ground I can feel burning feeling in my thigh i don't know if it's nerve compression or muscle spasms?

Consultation advised: A burning sensation suggests a nerve problem. Unable to be more specific with only one sentence of information. Suggest an online consultation here at Health Tap if your problem is persistent. ...Read more

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I have had a numb burning feeling on my thigh for about 6 months now. It gets worse and really hurts with tight pants or in the sun? Please help :)

I have had a numb burning feeling on my thigh for about 6 months now. It gets worse and really hurts with tight pants or in the sun? Please help :)

Sounds like: Nerve irrritation (could be L4-5 Lumbar spine nerve in back) You might consider suggesting this to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) to consider this diagnosis! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My left side of my thigh has a stinging/burning feeling. Also, my calls feel numb sometimes. Is it dangerous? And what is it?

My left side of my thigh has a stinging/burning feeling. Also, my calls feel numb sometimes. Is it dangerous? And what is it?

Likely: What is referred to as meralgia paresthetica, which is compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which supplies sensation to the surface of your outer thigh. This often is related to this superficial nerve being "squeezed" as it passes through the groin. Overall, this is only a guess and while it's unlikely that what you have going on is dangerous, it still should be evaluated by a doc ...Read more

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I have a burning type feeling in my inner thigh/radiating down to my hamstring. Its painful about a constant 6 or 7. What could this be?Pulled muscle?

I have a burning type feeling in my inner thigh/radiating down to my hamstring. Its painful about a constant 6 or 7. What could this be?Pulled muscle?

Hamstring Tendonitis: It sounds like you are trying to describe the back of the thigh. The hamstring originates at the ischium or your "sit bone" you may have strained or partially torn this. Typically rest and stretching with some physical therapy will help this improve. ...Read more

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I woke up with sore thigh to touch no marks and burning feeling when walking up hill or bending over could that be pinched nerve?

I woke up with sore thigh to touch no marks and burning feeling when walking up hill or bending over could that be pinched nerve?

Yes: yes it could be pinched nerve from lumbar spine or from pinched nerve due to tight belt pressing on the nerve coming out of the skin above the thigh. There might be other causes as well. ...Read more

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Tingling and burning feeling when sitting, hip, inner thigh and foot pain. lasted 6+ weeks. no redness, feels better with heat and rest. what is it?

Could be the back: Consider having your back examined. The lumbar region of the back is where the roots to the nerve that supply the lower leg. An orthopedist, pain management specialist or neurologist may be a good consultation to consider. ...Read more

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I had D&C 3 weeks ago due to miscarriage & my abdomen & thigh legs feeling burning. It was start since my husband play my clitoris.

I had D&C 3 weeks ago due to miscarriage & my abdomen & thigh  legs feeling burning. It was start since my husband play my clitoris.

PCS: The Pelvic Congestive Syndrome (PCS occurs when blood causes engorgement in the abdomen, thighs and genitals during sexual stimulation. In women it can take several hours to go away without orgasm. If the burning continues beyond 24 hours then another cause may be evident such as infection post D & C and you will need to see the MD again. ...Read more

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I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

See Your Doctor: The description and symptoms given do not sound typical for Herpes however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for "bumps" are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and 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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What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee?  This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

Entrapment?: If pain is truly random, i.e., not related to position or activity, you might have an entrapment neuropathy of a branch of medial femoral cutaneous nerve--not a common condition. Knee problems often cause pain in that area. Are you having joint stiffness, clicking, locking, swelling, heat? ...Read more

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What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

Depends on your His-: Tory, if any injury or past hx of it. One of the diseases (with type of symptoms like the one you have), is called meralgia paresthetica. With pain/tingling over the front ; outer aspect of the thigh, from being pinched in the area of the outer end of the groin crease. Pain meds + stretching exercises are helpful. See your orthopedist. ...Read more