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What does if mean if I have a burning sensation in my leg?

What does if mean if I have a burning sensation in my leg?

Please see below: It depends. This symptom might be caused either by the peripheral nerve or nerve root irritation. You might benefit from seeing your local neurologist in consultation and have electrodiagnostic studies of the legs performed for the establishment of the nature of your condition. ...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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I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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My GP has prescribed Efexor 37.5mg tablets for my anxiety I have only had one tablet and I have had a burning sensation in my legs and feet?

My GP has prescribed Efexor

 37.5mg tablets for my anxiety I have only had one tablet and I have had a burning sensation in my legs and feet?

Thoughts: Anxiety is best treated by CBT therapy w/ or w/out medication. Decide together in Tx. Most GPs do the best they can, but they are not specialists. Best advice would be to let the GP know your reaction and stop the Rx at only one dose. More doses might begin to need tapering. You could just stop and seek a psychotherapist. Best! ...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 been having burning sensation on my back and legs what does it mean should I see a doctor for treatment?

I been having burning sensation on my back and legs what does it mean should I see a doctor for treatment?

Yes: It sounds like you have some irritation of your nerves of the back which may be a radiculopathy (a specific nerve root) or sciatica (several nerve roots that join together into the sciatic nerve). Your physician can tell by your history and physical which nerve(s) are likely to be involved. Based on that he may recommend an MRI or physical therapy or medications. ...Read more

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So i been having warm (painless) burning sensation in my legs/thighs, first is was creepy crawling sensation, went away, now had for 2 months, ms, lupus?

So i been having warm (painless) burning sensation in my legs/thighs, first is was creepy crawling sensation, went away, now had for 2 months, ms, lupus?

Neurologic symptom: This is a sign of a nerve/neurologic problem. It is not a sign of a specific disease. It could be caused by a disease, nerve compression, nerve injury. You should see your doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my kneecaps down my legs, and when I walk I feel like I need to sit down. What could be the cause?

I have a burning sensation in my kneecaps down my legs, and when I walk I feel like I need to sit down. What could be the cause?

See below: Your complaint has a very wide differential. From lymes disease to an arthritic illness and on and on. In your case it would be in your best interest to be seen by ms and proper evaluation and work up ...Read more

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Couple months ago i had.a burning sensation when I touched my side .now I have the same burning sensation when touched on my leg. What could this be?

Couple months ago i had.a burning sensation when I touched my side .now I have the same burning sensation when touched on my leg. What could this be?

Blood work may help: Your doctor may order some blood work first to check on some basic things. If that's all normal then, other tests can be done especially if the condition seems to be progressing. If may also all go away and never return. If you'd like to ask more questions or provide more information in a 1-1 fashion contact me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation in both of my legs from the knees down. I did not really eat today could that be it or if not what can it be ?

I am having a burning sensation in both of my legs from the knees down. I did not really eat today could that be it or if not what can it be ?

I'm not aware of: any causal relationship between "fasting" and the sensations you're describing. However, since nourishment is a necessary condition for life & you must eat at some point, I suggest you go ahead & do so. If your symptoms don't go away, then you will know that they aren't cause by fasting. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne. ...Read more