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What are some things I should know about meralgia paresthetica?

What are some things I should know about meralgia paresthetica?

Basic Info: Meralgia paresthetica is caused by pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve & can cause tingling, numbness & pain of the outer thigh. It can be related to wearing too tight clothes, obesity, pregnancy, scarring near the inguinal ligament as well as prolonged standing, walking or bicycling. If you have it – wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged >. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meralgia paresthetica?

Nerve Compression: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/meralgia-paresthetica/ds00914. ...Read more

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Tingling in outer left hip when laying on right side. Comes for a few months &goes away for a while and returns. I'm thin build. M.paraesthetica?

Tingling in outer left hip when laying on right side. Comes for a few months &goes away for a while and returns. I'm thin build. M.paraesthetica?

Possibility: It sounds as if you've done your homework here. The question is why - please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have meralgia paresthetica which causes burning, any recommendations?

I have meralgia paresthetica which causes burning, any recommendations?

Meralgia paresthetic: It is basically a pinched nerve at the junction of the abdomen and leg (groin). A series of nerve blocks can give the best results along with some specific medications such as gabapentin. Avoiding pressure is better for long term. Avoid tight heavy belts, lose weight if you are overweight. Sometimes it can happen in pregnant women and it resolves after delivery. Good luck ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain and discomfort associated with meralgia paraesthetica? I can't sleep :'(

What can I do to ease the pain and discomfort associated with meralgia paraesthetica? I can't sleep :'(

Meragia Parasthetica: is tough to treat. Compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can be alleviated by avoidance of constricting clothing (corsets, work belts, etc) and weight loss but the recovery may take weeks to months. In the mean time I would treat this as neuropathic pain with anticonvulsants like gabapentin, antidepressants like Pamelor (nortriptyline) and if need be Narcotics and substance P depletors. ...Read more

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I have mergalia paresthetica. Is it normal to have flair ups for days, and feel pain down front of leg and across top of knee?

I have mergalia paresthetica. Is it normal to have flair ups for days, and feel pain down front of leg and across top of knee?

Meralgia: This condition is usually caused by a pinching of a nerve coming into your upper leg and can occur in people who drive a lot, wear tight jeans, are diabetic and people who are overweight. Your symptoms may fluctuate or be steady. It is not a serious condition and if symptoms are severe, a neurologist could advise you best about diagnosis and treatment options like injections. ...Read more

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Is meralgia paresthetica cureable with out any medical treatment?

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Is meralgia paresthetica cureable with out any medical treatment?

Yes: It actually isn't curable with any medical treatment; the only cure is to relieve the compression on the nerve (weight loss, looser clothing). ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options currently available for meralgia paresthetica?

What are the best treatment options currently available for meralgia paresthetica?

Decrease pressure: The best therapy would be to decrease pressure to the side of the nerve pain. Do not wear to tight a belt, do not carry to much on that side like a thick wallet, and you need to sit properly in your chair or in the car to not put undo pressure on the nerve. If that does not work speak to your doctor about specific nerve pain medication. ...Read more

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Meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

Meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

See below: Loose the extra weight, wear looser clothes & avoid prolonged standing/ walking. Usually resolves within a couple of months. ...Read more

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Which treatment options available for meralgia paresthetica are most highly recommended?

Which treatment options available for meralgia paresthetica are most highly recommended?

Tx options.: Wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged standing & walking. Acetominophen or nsaid’s can help with pain. Sometimes corticosteroid injections, tricyclic antidepressants & anti-seizure medicaitons are used. Surgery is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Advise for meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

Advise for meralgia paresthetica can be lasting to how many days with out any medical treatment?

Goes away: Usually goes away without any treatment often within two months. Avoid tight clothing and consider weight loss if this is part of your problem. Persistent pain means a trip back to your doc to consider meds / injections / other strategies. ...Read more

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Developed meralgia paresthetica. lost 80lbs. have large pannus. does panniculectomy become medically necessary now?

Developed meralgia paresthetica. lost 80lbs. have large pannus. does panniculectomy become medically necessary now?

Maybe not: Depends on how bad the meralgia is. Since that is compression of a superficial sensory nerve and doesn't lead to any motor dysfunction then it might not be considered significant. If, on the other hand, the nerve irritation is causing severe neuropathic type pain then it might be considered significant enough to justify the surgery ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard this could be related to b-12 deficiency or notalgia paresthetica, but I don't know. any ideas?

What to do if I have heard this could be related to b-12 deficiency or notalgia paresthetica, but I don't know. any ideas?

Confusing question: Have no idea what "this" refers to. But nostalgia refers to shoulder blade pain associated with localized nerve issue, unrelated to B-12 deficiency. If question of B-12, blood tests for methyl-melonic acid, homocysteine, and vitamin B-12 can answer question of presence of a disorder such as pernicious anemia. ...Read more

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Do i need to see a doctor if i suspect that I have meralgia paraesthetica?

Do i need to see a doctor if i suspect that I have meralgia paraesthetica?

Perhaps: Hello. There a number of possible causes for meralgia paresthetica. If you have obesity – weight loss may help. If you wear very tight pants – wear looser clothes. If scar tissue is a causative factor that can be treated. Avoid prolonged standing/ walking. Medical evaluation can help to confirm diagnosis, rule out underlying health problems and help to determine lifestyle or other solutions. ...Read more

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Would meralgia paresthetica get progressively more painful with walking/standing then resolve other than the tingling when at rest?

Would meralgia paresthetica get progressively more painful with walking/standing then resolve other than the tingling when at rest?

Yes: It tends to be worse with longer periods with your back in extension and possibly tighter close as well. Try loosening belt, pants, especially while standing, as this can aggravate the compression. It should also only be sensory, so if you start noticing motor weakness anywhere, look for a different diagnosis. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Taking gabapentin 300mg three times a day for meralgia paresthetica. Started six days ago. No relief. How long before this stuff kicks in?

Taking gabapentin 300mg three times a day for meralgia paresthetica. Started six days ago. No relief. How long before this stuff kicks in?

Are we there yet?: You're pretty close to when you should be feeling something with that particular dose. I tend to titrate people rather slowly (1 pill escalate weekly) so it depends how your doctor told you to ramp this medication up but if you've been going 3x/day right from the get go then, maybe a few more days to a week at best. If you're no better then, either the dose is too low or medication inadequate. ...Read more

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Physical therapy for meralgia paresthetica ?

Physical therapy for meralgia paresthetica ?

Meralgia Parenthetic: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/308199-treatment#1.

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Can meralgia paresthetica cause pain when the leg Isn't numb?

Can meralgia paresthetica cause pain when the leg Isn't numb?

See pain neurologist: The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve of your thigh. The common reasons are pregnancy, diabetes, obesity. the good news is that the treatment always conservative and successful in many cases. See pain management neurologist. ...Read more

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