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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

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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What causes burning sensation in calves? Also pain can run up into the inner thigh not widespread on thigh...Clear path of pain. For the past few weeks i've had a burning type pain in both of my calves. The pain sometimes runs up into my inner thigh. The

What causes burning sensation in calves? Also pain can run up into the inner thigh not widespread on thigh...Clear path of pain. For the past few weeks i've had a burning type pain in both of my calves. The pain sometimes runs up into my inner thigh. The

There : There are several possibilities. 1. Vascular pain-this could be arterial, which is from limited flow of blood because of atherosclerosis of the arteries, or narrowing of the arteries. This pain is usually worse with walking. It could also be venous, like a blood clot, but that pain is usually in one leg. 2. It could be nerve pain, such as a neuropathy of the nerves. 3. You could have an electrolyte imbalance, such as potassium. A low potassium can cause muscle pain. 4. It could be myopathy, or muscle pain. Write down all of your symptoms, what makes the pain worse or better, and see your doctor for an appropriate diagnosis. If you have worsening pain, swelling, fever, redness, or any new symptoms then you must go to the er. ...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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I have white scab like things under hair follicles on my inner thighs. This area used to have red spots on the hair follicles which are now white. They used to be itchy and cause a burning sensation. What can the white scabs be?

I have white scab like things under hair follicles on my inner thighs. This area used to have red spots on the hair follicles which are now white. They used to be itchy and cause a burning sensation. What can the white scabs be?

Healing folliculitis: Folliculitis is an infection in hair follicle. It commonly occurs on areas where friction occurs. It usually starts as little red spots, which may itch or burn. These develop into pustules (lesions containing a tiny amount of pus). These pustules are often healed spontaneously by your body and appear as yellow or white scabs during the healing process. Wash gently with antibiotic soap and water. ...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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What does a burning sensation in my thighs mean?

What does a burning sensation in my thighs mean?

Burning thighs: This usually means that a subcutaneous nerve is being compressed. One common example is a condition called meralgia paresthetic, which usually affects from the anterior lower lateral abdomen down to the thigh and/or groin. Other causes would include chemical burns (from topical medications or otc products) or sunburn. ...Read more

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Help! I have burning sensation inner side of my thigh?

Help! I have burning sensation inner side of my thigh?

Meralgia Paresthetic: I actually didn't have room in the SUMMARY above to add the last letter of "a" to the name of what I wanted to write. So, Meralgia Paresthetica is a condition where the femoral nerve is trapped at the level of where it enters the thigh. Numbness and burning sensations can arise. Often it is on both sides but can be only on one. See your doctor and if appropriate a neurologist. ...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