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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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Burning sensation in right groin/thigh a few minutes after ejaculation. Sounds like prostatitis. Does herpes cause this or sound like a possible cause?

Burning sensation in right groin/thigh a few minutes after ejaculation. Sounds like prostatitis. Does herpes cause this or sound like a possible cause?

Many causes: Your pain could represent many things. Your vas deferens transports sperm from your testicles via your groin. You may have a hernia if there is a bulge present. Prostatitis is usually accompanied by fever, pelvic/rectal pain or pain when you urinate. A burning sensation on your thigh is usually a result of a nerve problem. I would recommend a physical exam to assess your problem. ...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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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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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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What could be the cause of a burning sensation on the right leg and mostly on the foot ?

What could be the cause of a burning sensation on the right leg and mostly on the foot ?

Many things: Multiple things can cause a burning or prickly sensation. Common causes are diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol abuse and thyroid dysfunction. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg?

What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg?

Anal fissure?: There are several things that can cause severe rectal pain and pressure, the most common being an anal fissure. A burning sensation would be typical, though pain extending down the leg would not. Examination by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg as well as my left buttox ?

What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg as well as my left buttox ?

Abscess: You don't say how long it been going on , but if this is progressive and worsening over a few days this may be a perirectal abscess...Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee . The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

Hard to say: Answer depends on lots of information that we don't have. How long have you had it? When does it occur? Do you have any other medical problems? This is the sort of question best answered after an in-depth history & exam. Unless, after tracking the pain, you can relate it to an activity (certain exercise, prolonged sitting/standing in a certain position or chair) or a particular style of shoe. ...Read more

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What could cause constant pain in the inguinal region and tenderness around the lymph nodes, along with a burning sensation midway down the right leg?

What could cause constant pain in the inguinal region and tenderness around the lymph nodes, along with a burning sensation midway down the right leg?

Several things: Burning is usually a sign of local inflammation of tissues or pain resulting from nerve injury/inflammation.Causes of all your symptoms could include infection (could be serious), inflammation of peripheral nerves (ex. femoral, genitofemoral, obturator, saphenous), blood vessel inflammation/infection, etc. Serious enough, esp. w/fever, to warrant visit to dr. ASAP. ...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

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I have a burning sensation on my right outer thigh at night when I go yo bed. Bad enough to wake me.

I have a burning sensation on my right outer thigh at night when I go yo bed.  Bad enough to wake me.

Nerve: This suggests impingement of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve where it enters the leg near the groin. This is more of a nuisance and usually doesn't cause severe pain. Another possibility is a bulging intervertebral disc in the spine pressing on a nerve root exiting the spine. This is more apt to cause more pain. A neurologist or neurosurgeon are best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ?MRI ...Read more

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Top front of one thigh has a burning sensation that's only alleviated by sitting. This has been happening for 3 months. What could it be?

Top front of one thigh has a burning sensation that's only alleviated by sitting. This has been happening for 3 months. What could it be?

Burning sensation: Pinched nerve from the back, either l2, l3, or L4 depending on which third of the thigh has the symptoms. Upper third is l2. Lower third is l4. ...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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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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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

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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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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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A burning sensation on my hip radiating down my left outer thigh?

A burning sensation on my hip radiating down my left outer thigh?

Hip arthritis or: sciatica, low back lumbar disc problem, but if pain located over hip probably hip but if radiates form low back to outer thigh could be pressure on sciatic nerve, if persist for weeks need to get xray and mri of hip and lumbar, if worse or loose bowel and bladder control , emergency called quada iquana syndrome[severe pressure on nerve] ...Read more