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Meralgia Paresthetica In Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have recently started experiencing numbness on my outer left thigh. If left untreated, will meralgia paresthetica cause any damage?
Neuromuscular: The worst meralgia paresthetica could get is permanent numbness and neuropathic pain in the lateral thigh. This is commonly seen after sudden drastic changes in weight (gain or loss). Most of the time is self limited and improves over time. We recommend madications like lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, Cymbalta or Amitriptyline for severe pain only as the recovery occurs regardless. ...Read more
Developed meralgia paresthetica following ganz osteotomy - I am a nurse and this is my guess. I'm almost 3 weeks out, on gabapentin, getting worse?
Try PEMF: There's not much in the literature that will help meralgia paresthetica. Gabapentin is a good idea. Increase the dose to just under that which makes you drowsy. Most drs. Don't use enough. Also, I have had one patient with mp who responded very well to pemf (pulsed electromagnetic frequency). Google pemf to see its many documented benefits. My patient only required 4 treatments. ...Read more
Doc gave me gabapentin for meralgia paresthetica. How long before med kicks in for pain? Feel kind of euphoric. Normal?
Usually a few days.: Gabapentin acts to stabilize nerves that are firing to much and are causing pain. Such as those in meralgia paresthetica. It can take a few days for the gabapentin to become effective, especially when starting with a low dose and increasing incrementally. Side effects include lethargy, sleepiness, dizziness, and yes a feeling of euphoria. Sometimes starting slow minimizes side effects. ...Read more
Meralgia paresthetica in both thighs. On all kinds of meds but Shock like pain makes me YELP Burning and pain bad when in bed! Long periods of ice ok?
Check it out: May want to consider a good chiropractor. ...Read more
Is any specific diet or multivitamin medicine meralgia paresthetica (nerve problem in out ER thigh)?
Saw an orthopedic doctor, got diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica they have suggested a nerve block to be done. Should I do it what's the risk?
Not much risk: Meralgia Paresthetica is caused by entrapment or infringement of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (L2-L3), with pain, hyperasthesia, and numbness of the frontal and side of the thigh. A nerve block can be both diagnostic and therapeutic and in good hands poses only minor risks. ...Read more
After 2.5 yrs. Of leg numbness & pain, I have diagnosis of meralgia paresthetica. What are common treatments & likelihood of success after so long?
2nd look: Meralgia paresthetica is burning pain and numb feeling in the outside and front of thigh i.E pant pocket area. Usually it resolves after about 6 months and putatively occurs by a pinching or disease of a nerve called lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh. The duration of symptoms raises some doubt about diagnosis. Also if by "leg" you mean some other area than thigh then also doubt is raised. ...Read more
Can meralgia paresthetica cause swelling in the lower thigh and knee? And does it cause muscles, in the same area, to feel torn?
No: These symptoms do not suggest meralgia paresthetica. ...Read more
Can meralgia paresthetica on both thighs be caused by catheter insertion in femoral veins during cardiac ablation for a-fib?
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
See below: Loose the extra weight, wear looser clothes & avoid prolonged standing/ walking. Usually resolves within a couple of months. ...Read more
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
Usually by avoiding: Tight fitting waist clothing and belts but usually an injection of a steroid and lidocaine with some Marcaine will treat it. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel pain, burning and tingling down front of thigh with meralgia paresthetica? And last for days? Ultrasound ruled out clot last year
Yes: Discuss with your doctor, as management solutions are available. ...Read more
Had gallbladder surgery a week ago. Suffering from terrible burning sensations, numbness, tingling in upper left thigh. Thinking meralgia paresthetica?
See your MD: See my previous answer to this question. Anyway see your md. ...Read more
Urethra symptoms 2.5wk ago. R knee/lower thigh- swollen. Skin - burning. Muscles feel torn. Just saw gp, diagnosis - meralgia paresthetica. Sound accurate? Thanks
No: Meralgia causes pins and needles sensation on the top of the thigh. It does not cause significant pain and does not cause swelling. See a neurologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
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
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
I am 25, obese and will start working out, dieting soon. Will symptoms of Meralgia paraesthetica subside once I lose weight? What can I do?
Very possibly. ..: As I suspect you know, meralgia parenthetic is caused by compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin of your thigh. Tight clothing, weight gain/obesity and pregnancy are common causes. You can expect it to get better with weight loss, & for most people the pain goes away within a few months. Wear looser clothing. You can take OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen if needed. Good wishes:) ...Read more
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