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My Right Thigh Pain
I have an intermittent burning pain in the outside center of my right thigh. Pain is always there when crossing my right leg over my left. What's up?
Before answering this question, it would be better to define what exactly is meant by the term "upper leg". Orthopaedic surgeons (and others) typically use the term "thigh" to mean the area between the hip and the knee. They use the term "leg" to mean the area between the knee and the ankle. Thus, it is important to specify whether we are discussing pain just below the hip or ...Read more
I've pain in abdominal, on & off. Now I also have discomfort on my right thigh, & pain in tailbone. Also chest pain and discomfort on my throat. Why?
Pain: Get seen soon. This much pain is not normal ...Read more
I have strong pain in my right thigh. The pain came without notice. The pain is on and off. What can it be?
Hard to say: YOu have provided no history but here are a few things to think about. What kind of activity are you doing? ARe you just walking or are you an athlete and doing some kind of exercise. ARE you walking and have strained a muscle. ARe you using a treadmill or ellipitical that you might have strained your leg. See an ortho to make sure and you may need some PT to make it better ...Read more
Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.
Sciatica: 34yo w. several weeks of low back pain & radiation into unilateral buttock, thigh & knee has sciatica, which is a pain pattern w. several causes; including lumbar disk disorder, sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder w. presacral plexus impingement & pyriformis syndrome. The best doctor to diagnose is not Rheumatologist or Orthopedist, but an Osteopath, who understands soft tissues disorder diagnosis. ...Read more
Had a c cection on march 31st and ever since my right thigh feels numb and pain when I push on it and random stinging feeling?
R L3 nerve problem: During your c-section I presume you were awake with a spinal or epidural. The anesthesia may have caused a right sided compression on the lumbar -l3 nerve to your right thigh causing persistent numbness, pain, 'stinging'. It should improve with time but an lumbar MRI may help sort out the diagnosis. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
I have a horizontal thumb width 1/32" dent in my right thigh, any ideas? No pain, not very visible but I can feel it with my fingers.
Scar tissue?: It is difficult to say without seeing or examining your thigh - but this could be a band of fibrous or scar tissue in your thigh. Other possibilities include loss of subcutaneous fatty tissue - after trauma or an injection in the area. ...Read more
Is needed,,, Although usually BILATERAL you may have COMPARTMENTAL SYNDROME a syndrome in young people. ..mostly athletes...AT age 17 there are only a few possibilities. Ask question again and describe your ACTIVITIES! Just a thought!
Hope it helps!
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Boy. 7, with intermittent upper right thigh pain for a couple weeks. Says it makes a popping sound at times. Causes? How soon should he see his ped?
Thigh pain: Make an appointment to see your pediatrician as soon as possible especially if he is limping. ...Read more
Pain in right hip and upper right thigh pain. What could this be? My back also hurts when I bend forward. Thank you in advance. We appreciate you.
Neural irritation: There are several causes of low back pain and thigh pain. Problems with the hip joint can often cause back/buttock pain that radiates to the groin and thigh. Irriation to the lumbar nerve roots in the lower back can also cause leg pain. Thigh pain is often seen with irritation to the l2, l3, and/or occasionally L4 nerve roots. ...Read more
I've had clumpy brown discharge and thigh pain in my right thigh for a week now. I'm on birth control, but I'm worried. What could it be?
Be careful!: BCP's carry an increased risk of clotting problems, or deep vein thrombosis, not a small problem! I think you should go to your OB right away and make sure this a musculoskeletal problem amd not a clotting problem, may need some treatment as well. Don't delay on getting this looked at! ...Read more
7 y/o c/o intermittent upper right thigh pain x2-3 weeks. Has hypotonia, pronated ankles, orthotic inserts for shoes. Possible causes?
Thigh pain: There could be a couple if reasons for thigh pain. If the pain is consistent I would recommend a trip to your doctor. The pediatrician will check your child's thigh but also the hip and the knee. Children can get referred pain tithe thigh from both the hip an the knee so important to check those too. ...Read more
Groin pain for the last 2 weeks testical pain with front right thigh pain that's mild. Doc checked pulse in both legs said hernia small bump on leg. : (?
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Besides what have been discussed for someone st 47, it's worthwhile to think about possible DJD of hip or regional musculoskeletal or neuromuscular pain. And collectin the feature and degree of pain and other related symptoms with the detailed sequence of event, especially to watch if the pain and ache is position-physically related.
So, ask expert for detailing timely. ...Read more
I have this pain in my right upper thigh but the pain increases badly when I try to walk. I can barly put pressure on it. What should I do?
Don't ignore it: If you've had any recent workouts or trauma it could be a muscular source of pain. Damage to ligaments or tendons could also cause some discomfort that worsens with weight-bearing. Rest, heat or ice, over-the-counter pain control medications, or compression dressings (an ace bandage) are things that could be tried. If the symptoms do not improve in 3 to 5 days x-rays should be considered by your doctor. ...Read more
Thigh: The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to name only a few. ...Read more
Get help: Check with your primary care physician, as to how you should proceed - they might start with some diagnostic test. ...Read more
A few things:
Check w/ md, in order of frequency:
1.Tight iliotibial (it) bands: learn some stretches from internet & do them when you're warmed up or seek physical therapy.
2.Trochanteric bursitis: might need othopedist and injection especially if thigh hurts when you roll over on it.
3:hip or low back arthritis causing "pinching" of cartilage or nerve.
4:bone pain from weakness, osteoporosis, over-training. ...Read more
Enlarging ovaries: Your pain is likely due to the stretching capsule which occurs immediately before ovulation. It's normal most of the time but when it goes to the thigh, it is due to radiation down the nerves that go both to the pelvis and to the anterior thigh. Some people with this also have endometriosis. Talk to your obgyn about this. ...Read more
Possible meralgia: See a neurologist. Medications can help symptoms. ...Read more
See a doctor: It sounds like you may have meralgia paresthetica which is a burning and numbness of the thigh caused by pressure on a nerve called the "lateral femoral cutaneous nerve" (basically doctor-talk for the "nerve that gives the sensation to the skin in your thigh"). To confirm this diagnosis you should see a doctor that will confirm (or deny) the diagnosis and give you a proper treatment plan. ...Read more
Physical therapy: It sounds like you are having radiating pain down the back of the right thigh. This may be the result of a "pinched nerve" or radiculopathy. The general measures used first are conservative treatments like mild pain medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, physical therapy. If it does not improve, your doctor may order an MRI scan to evaluate for possible herniated disc as the cause. ...Read more
The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more
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