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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tingling In Upper Leg

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What could be causing tingling in my upper legs?

What could be causing tingling in my upper legs?

? Latent Diabetes: In the absence of a better history and examination the possibilities include overt or latent diabetes with neuropathy; lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerves in the lumbar spine); during initial few days of herpes zoster (shingles) and some drugs like topamax (topiramate) which is used for migraines or seizures. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

Yes, but carefully?: You can pull the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve during activity that tightens the inguinal area, compressing it. If chronic, o recurring, it is called "meralgia paresthetica. You may have also experienced transient piriformis muscle spasm, which can compress the sciatic nerve of its branches. The problem does not seem to be a disc. I would slowly resume activity. If it recurs, see your doctor! ...Read more

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What causes burning, tingling, and pain in my legs. It started in my left leg and is starting to spread into my thigh.?

What causes burning, tingling, and pain in my legs.  It started in my left leg and is starting to spread into my thigh.?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also, have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also, have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

Recommend : You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my left leg thigh that is numb also tingling in my toes and left arm?

What could cause pain in my left leg thigh that is numb also tingling in my toes and left arm?

Pinched nerve: These symptoms appear to me to be the signs of a pinched nerve. If they continue seek medical help to determine the cause as this could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Why are the strech marks on my upper leg tingling and hurt when i touch my leg?

Why are the strech marks on my upper leg tingling and hurt when i touch my leg?

Elastic fibers torn: Like a ballon that is over extended and over-stretched, the skin can be over-stretched causing elastic fibers to tear and the overlying skin can be thinned and more sensitive. ...Read more

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Little pain in my thigh (light electricity) or tingling sensation that causes discomfort. Why? What is this? I apply "deep heat" & it works sometimes.

Little pain in my thigh (light electricity) or tingling sensation that causes discomfort. Why? What is this? I apply "deep heat" & it works sometimes.

Consider: Possible involvement of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh causing "meralgia paresthetica", and usually associated with tight clothing or belts at waist, but can also be present due to weight gain. ...Read more

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Been experiencing random patches of goosebumps and tingling on left thigh. Does not hurt but happens frequently throughout the day. Cause for concern?

Been experiencing random patches of goosebumps and tingling on left thigh. Does not hurt but happens frequently throughout the day. Cause for concern?

Keep watching: I suspect that this may be at the early stage of shingles but only time will time. If you do note blisters or pain coming on, contact your doctor to get treated promptly. ...Read more

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I have intermittent tingling in the front of my right thigh. What could cause this?

Anatomy: Location of your problem is the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh, and this may be initial manifestation of Meralgia Paresthetica. If you are overweight or wear tight clothing, addressing one or both may be helpful. See your doctor if persists. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh and it feels like a rubber band is around my left groin which is worse during menstration. Caused by?

I would guess this is coming from your back.: The nerve supply for these areas comes out of the low back. You can be worse during your menstrual cycle because of the extra fluid and pelvic congestion will add pressure to the nerves. Sometimes the tingling on the thigh is specific to a nerve called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It is fairly common with tight clothes or people employed that lean against the counter or have a heavy toolbelt. If it's really bothering you a lot you should go see your doctor and get checked out for the possibility of a lumbar disc. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www.healthtap.com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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I have a tingling sensation in the lower part of my left leg. It hurts to the touch. Now it's shooting up to my thigh. What is this?

Sciatica ?: This sounds like some spinal nerve root compression vs a local trauma with peripheral nerve damage locally. An ortho-spine doc and/or sports medicine specialist and/or neurologist would each be helpful in pinpointing the cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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6.8 mile bike ride yesterday. 1st time in years. Today, I have this pain, only in my left thigh. It's not the "I over did it" pain. + tingling in leg?

Cycle injury: This could be something minor such as an overuse injury or strain but thr tingling sensation requires an evaluation. See a physician for evaluation please. ...Read more

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Why does my entire leg have tingling especially in the thigh area (front and side)?

Why does my entire leg have tingling especially in the thigh area (front and side)?

Leg numbness: Plus thigh numbness obviates a good neurologic assessment. If its just the thigh tingling that narrows things down to L4 lumbar radiculopathy vs lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression /entrapment and one would likely see a neurologist to further narrow things down and come up with a management plan. One should first ask "where is the lesion" Brain? (TIA /stroke / migraine, etc) Cord? Nerve? ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness on my outside thigh for 3 weeks. Only on one leg. No pain. Can I have it band syndrome with no pain?

I have tingling and numbness on my outside thigh for 3 weeks. Only on one leg. No pain. Can I have it band syndrome with no pain?

Sounds like: Meralgia paresthetica. It is caused by local compression of a sensory nerve, usually by tight clothing. If this is your only symptom, it should improve with removal of tight clothing. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I am lying on my leg at night the thigh starts tingling and goes numb is this because I am overweight?

Sometimes when I am lying on my leg at night the thigh starts tingling and goes numb is this because I am overweight?

Happens to everyone: Compressing a limb at night is something that we all do at some time or another in our lifetime. Doesn't matter if you're overweight or even UNDERweight a person's ENTIRE bodyweight is much greater than the weight of just 1 limb, right? Sooo, the ability to compress a limb by the body by sleeping on it in a funny way is great. ...Read more

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Occasional tingling down right leg when laying on back. More often my thigh goes numb and I don't notice until I move or touch it. Thoughts??

Occasional tingling down right leg when laying on back. More often my thigh goes numb and I don't notice until I move or touch it. Thoughts??

Numbness in the leg: If the numb symptoms are only in the thigh area it could be neuropathy of one particular branching of the nerve (lateral cutaneous nerve), condition called maralgia paresthetica. ...Read more