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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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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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Can cysts on ovaries press on femoral nerve?

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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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?

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

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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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

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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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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

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more