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My Thigh Has Pins And Needles
Meralgia: The most common cause of tingling in the lateral (outside) of the thighs is pressure on the lateral cutaneous nerve. This nerve is shallow at the front of the pelvic bone, and can be compressed there by tight, low belts; injured by a bump at that level, or by a belly that is enlarged, like in pregnancy. It is particularly common in diabetics. If you can avoid pressure on the nerve it may recover. ...Read more
For a month now I have random painful pins and needles in my thigh. Mainly when lying or sitting. Starts lessening when I stand or move. Help!
Meralgia: If you are compressing the lateral femoral nerve of the thigh at the superior iliac crest, this causes symptoms of pain and tingling over the antero-lateral thigh. Avoid tight belts and clothing around the hip area, but see your doctor if this progresses. It's called meralgia paresthetica. ...Read more
Why do I experience pins and needles from my thighs to toes within 15-30 seconds of sitting on the toilet, but not when sitting on any other surface?
When i lie down i get a searing pain in my right thigh, it's like a burning pain and a pins and needles feeling combined. What could cause this?
Uncomfortable feeling in left leg, sort of like pins and needles that wont go away, mainly on thigh. What could it be and what's causing it?
Neuromuscular: Meralgia paresthetica is numbness or 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. Medications like lyrica, gabapentin, Cymbalta or Amitriptyline may help. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Aching in top of left thigh and pins and needles starting in my left foot?No accident or injury at all. Starting to get slowly worse?
I've been feeling pins and needles feelings most commonly on my back, neck, upper arms, backside, thighs, and my sides. What could be causing this?
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