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I've had DVT in the past (18 months ago, treated, off thinners for about 9 months.) i'm experiencing some swelling in the leg and an intermittent tingling sensation upper thigh -- should I go to er?

I've had DVT in the past (18 months ago, treated, off thinners for about 9 months.) i'm experiencing some swelling in the leg and an intermittent tingling sensation upper thigh -- should I go to er?

Needs Evaluation: The blood clots from DVT are rarely completely dissolved after treatment and recurrences are not uncommon. Damage to the valves in the leg veins may also predispose to leg swelling. At any rate, if your are experiencing leg swelling you should be evaluated. Mild symptoms don't usually require a trip to the er. Call your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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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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Tingling sensation in thigh really bothering me, what should I do?

Annoying but benign: Sounds like meralgia paresthetica, lateral fem cut nerve of thigh pinched at hip area, and may respond to absence of any tight clothing or belts over waist. Nerve pain meds might help but have side effects. Check with doc if get worse. ...Read more

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I've been getting tingling in my left thigh different times of the day don't know what's causing it. It happens periodically and it stops when i touch it or rub it.

Tingling : Tingling in the thigh could be caused by a number of problems depending on the exact pattern of the tingling and other related features. Probably the most common cause of tingling on the anterolateral thigh ("anterolateral" is a medical term meaning roughly "toward the outside of the front") is a condition called meralgia paresthetica. This is caused by a pinching of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This nerve can get pinched in people, like me, who are a bit too generously-proportioned. It can also get pinched in other ways. Tingling in a band of skin, associated with a "bubbly" rash, could be shingles. Other things that might cause tingling in the thigh could include a process affecting the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots. Some of these things could be serious, so it is a good idea to see a doctor rather than try self-diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 21. Why do I have tingling and burning from my feet to my thighs?

I am 21. Why do I have tingling and burning from my feet to my thighs?

Hard to say: I would certainly be checked as that is not a normal complaint for a 21 year old. There are numerous neurological and vascular possibilities. An exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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Have a tingling sensation like I have electros hooked to me. Starts around my thigh thru the hip any clues?

Have a tingling sensation like I have electros hooked to me. Starts around my thigh thru the hip any clues?

M Parasthetica: Meralgia paresthetica is a common condition caused by pressure from a belt particularly with heavy items, garter belts and even tight clothing. It causes compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which courses down the outside of the thigh. Other conditions can cause these symptoms. If not better with attention to above, you need to see a doc for diagnosis. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days i keep having severe pain on the bottom left of my back. My thigh feel tingling. What should I do? Go to the drs or er?

For the past 3 days i keep having severe pain on the bottom left of my back. My thigh feel tingling. What should I do? Go to the drs or er?

Lumbar pain: Pain in the back can be from either a muscle, a bone, or a nerve disorder. The tingling is a sign of some neurological process. Together with back pain, this is often seen in problems involving the lumbar nerve roots. This can result from a herniated disc, a bone spur, or other processes. Weakness is a more worrisome symptom that would require more urgent attention. ...Read more