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Doctor insights on: Femoral Nerve Dysfunction

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Hi. May i know if excercise like cycling injure femoral nerve ?

Hi. May i know if excercise like cycling injure femoral nerve ?

Probably not: Neurofibromatosis causes multiple benign tumors along peripheral nerves, which may be painful. While very aggressive cycling with multiple falls and repeated thigh trauma might cause femoral nerve injury, likely you're safe with biking. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Where does the femoral nerve runs?

Where does the femoral nerve runs?

Anatomy: The femoral nerve arises from the second, third, and fourth lumbar nerves (L2-L4). It descends through the fibers of the psoas major muscle, emerging from the muscle at the lower part of its lateral border, and passes down between it and the iliacus muscle, behind the iliac fascia; it then runs beneath the inguinal ligament, into the thigh, and splits into an anterior and a posterior division. ...Read more

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Who should I see for a compressed femoral nerve? Is surgery likely?

Who should I see for a compressed femoral nerve?   Is surgery likely?

Femoral nerve: Its not common for a femoral nerve to be compressed you might have a hernia in that area or the pain maybe referred from a back issue see an orthopedist first. ...Read more

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Can cysts on ovaries press on femoral nerve?

Yes: If they get big enough they can get press against the psoas muscle where the femoral nerve lies. ...Read more

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Is ultrasound treatment good for trapped femoral nerve?

Is ultrasound treatment good for trapped femoral nerve?

Probably no: You need to determine the underlying cause of entrapment. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Unlikely but: If huge or causing pressure over inguinal region, or associated by large hernia, could compress, but if you have femoral nerve involvement, might wonder about a diabetic etiology. See neurologist, do EMG study and get answer. ...Read more

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Just got home from knee reconstruction sgy my femoral nerve cath disconnected what should I do?

Call your doctor: Dr g's answer is correct but u should have received a paper before you left to tell you what to do and give u a number to call. This can be a serous situation if the catherter is exposed to dirt u an infection gets into the groin. Deal with it immediately do not wait. Call your doctor now. ...Read more

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Femoral block complications. Can masses around the femoral nerve and femoral artery complicate femoral nerve blocks?

Femoral block complications.  Can masses around the femoral nerve 
and femoral artery complicate femoral 
nerve blocks?

Possibly: It can make performance of the block more difficult, ultrasound can help determine anatomy and if it is even possible to place the block. ...Read more

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Total hip replacement a year ago. Dr stretched my femoral nerve and said nerve would return 100% by 6 mos. After 1 yr, I have abt 60%. How much longer?

Total hip replacement a year ago. Dr stretched my femoral nerve and said nerve would return 100% by 6 mos. After 1 yr, I have abt 60%. How much longer?

This could be it: This is a rare complication and usually the result of an anterior hip approach. Injury to the sensory nerve to the thigh is the more common issue with this approach. I agree that regrowth is about 1mm per day after the first few weeks, but a year is more than enough time for the nerve cell to find it's way if it going to happen. You can have a neurologist evaluate your current status with an emg. ...Read more

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What pain pill stops the pain caused by sciatic and femoral nerve damage?

What pain pill stops the pain caused by sciatic and femoral nerve damage?

Few 'stop' the pain: It depends on what you mean by 'damage': crushed nerve?Inflamed nerve?Torn/cut nerve?Narcotics are often first-line for severe pain.If pain is due to inflammation, many drs may try steroids or NSAIDS, nerve stabilizers & anti-depressants.If the nerve is actually intact, but causes neuropathic pain, I'd recommend neuroprolotherapy to quiet the nerve.If effective, it actually DOES stop the pain. ...Read more

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What pain pill stops the pain caused by sciatic and femoral nerve damage?

What pain pill stops the pain caused by sciatic and femoral nerve damage?

Few 'stop' the pain: It depends on what you mean by 'damage': crushed nerve?Inflamed nerve?Torn/cut nerve?Narcotics are often first-line for severe pain.If pain is due to inflammation, many drs may try steroids or NSAIDS, nerve stabilizers & anti-depressants.If the nerve is actually intact, but causes neuropathic pain, I'd recommend neuroprolotherapy to quiet the nerve.If effective, it actually DOES stop the pain. ...Read more

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Can removal of the genito femoral nerve for relieving chronic groin pain, result in absent cremasteric reflex that side?

Can removal of the genito femoral nerve for relieving chronic groin pain, result in absent cremasteric reflex that side?

Yes: The genitofemoral nerve is responsible for both the efferent and afferent limbs of the cremasteric reflex. The ilioinguinal nerve (l1) is also involved in the afferent limb of the reflex. So it is possible for some for the reflex to return in time with some nerve regrowth and sprouting, but most will lose this reflex. ...Read more

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Is genito femoral nerve any way associated wid testosterone production?can partial damage 2 internal wiring of this nerve cause low testosterone level

No.: Nothing whatsoever. For more information, consult a textbook on human physiology. It's really a shame how poorly we educate most Americans about their own bodies. That's what's responsible for the billions of dollars wasted out of gullibility to ignorant or dishonest "authorities" and on useless nostrums. ...Read more

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Had many ultrasound guided nerve blocks injected into inner ankle today. No numbness. In past, no numbness from femoral nerve block or epidural. Why?

Not injected near: The nerve, or the solution used was either too dilute or not efficacious for a few reasons. Most local anesthetics always work in normal tissues when injected next to the nerve. ...Read more

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Chronic pain in lower left abdomen. Comes and goes. Now getting a sharp pain seems like femoral nerve, near crotch area. 1 yr ago gut MRI was negative?

Chronic pain in lower left abdomen. Comes and goes. Now getting a sharp pain seems like femoral nerve, near crotch area. 1 yr ago gut MRI was negative?

Left Abdominal Pain: If there seems to be no issues with internal organs of the abdomen pain could be related to entrapments of branches of the lumbosacral nerve plexus including: iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerves. These can cause pain in the lower abdomen and groin. ...Read more

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Lump in lower right back for about 5 yrs. 3 yrs increasingly severe femoral nerve pain. Now losing muscle mass in right leg, pain when squatting?

Lump in lower right back for about 5 yrs. 3 yrs increasingly severe femoral nerve pain. Now losing muscle mass in right leg, pain when squatting?

Needs consultation: Recommend a neurological visit, and consider both imaging and EMG study. If your femoral nerve is involved, you can lose muscle bulk and strength over your thigh, and this can potentially be reversed. Not knowing the character of the "lump", would suggest at least a surgical consult also. ...Read more

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My femoral nerve was damaged during surgery. During physical therapy i tore my patella now I have shooting pain down my right leg starting at my knee

See your orthopod: If you tore your patellar tendon, this should be fixed, even if you have a femoral nerve palsy. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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R. testicle pain w shooting pain in thigh. Was cleared for torsion. Doc suspects femoral nerve issue. I have tiny hernia they say thats not it. Ideas?

R. testicle pain w shooting pain in thigh. Was cleared for torsion. Doc suspects femoral nerve issue. I have tiny hernia they say thats not it. Ideas?

More likely hernia: Common things commonly occur & hernias are very common. Femoral nerve pain would be confined to the leg & often associated with leg weakness. Ilioinguinal nerve travels thru inguinal canal (next to hernia , if present) & sends branches into scrotum & into upper & inner thigh. Thus hernia pressing on ilioinguinal nerve is most likely cause, followed by other causes of Ilioinguinal nerve pain. ...Read more

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