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My Left Hip Has Been Numb For Almost Two Weeks What Could That Be
Numbness: Numbness in the hip area can be from a peripheral cause (meralgia paresthetica -- irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) or central -- disc irritation of a nerve at the spinal cord level -- best to see your doctor to help sort this out and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
My left leg has been numb for more than two days now between my hip and knee, what could be causing this?
A couple of causes.: A number of possibilities, including a spinal lesion with a pinched nerve which supplies the area between the hip and knee; a superficial nerve getting trapped near the outer & lower part of the tummy, can cause numbness ( and pain) between the hip and the knee. The medical term for this is meralgia paraesthetica. Another rare cause maybe a swelling in pelvis lying near a nerve. ...Read more
What can I do for sciatica of the leg? Pain from my hip to my toes and two of my little toes on my left foot are numb.
Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hip hurts my dad, numbs the left side of his body. He has to lean on one side, he is in pain. What could it be?
Lip numbness: Unfortunately, it's hard to tell you what it is because of very limited data provided. More data and physical examination would be required to help you arrive to a diagnosis. ...Read more
Hello. I am overweight and most often sleep on my west side. Recently, for the past month or so, I have had numbness in my left hip area.
Musculoskeletal pain: If you are active (weight lifting, sports, etc), it's likely simple low back strain - very common. If you are not having any weakness in the legs, trouble moving your bowels or urinating, and no fevers (the "red flag symptoms"), you can give it a few days to see if it resolves with some rest, gentle forward bends and perhaps some ibuprofen:600 mg every 6 hrs. If any red flag symptoms, see a doctor ...Read more
Meralgia paresthetic: If the numbness involves the outer left thigh not going below the knee, you may have meralgia paresthetica (greek for numb or painful thigh) which is a stretch or compressed lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh which can be due to tight pants (such as hip hugger jeans), being overweight, pregnancy, or diabetes. Your doctor can check you and tell for sure. ...Read more
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