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Outer Thigh Pain
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
Sharp, unilateral outer thigh pain occurring only at night? Pain is so bad it often wakes me up & nothing relieves the pain. (23 y/o active female)
Positional: This discomfort appears to be very positional and suggests a nerve entrapment in the spinal area or a location where the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve enters the thigh. A neurologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you and order any appropriate tests like MRI or EMG. ...Read more
Meralgia: If the front and lateral side of the thigh feels like it is burning or numb, or crawling with bees, or even painful, it could be meralgia paresthetica. It is a condition that affects the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve where it exits the pelvis in front of the hip. Sigmund freud had it and took Cocaine to combat it. ...Read more
Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?
Pain @ 11d is common: When fluid and swelling are present in the knee, you will usually see it on outer part of thigh. If a tourniquet was used it can also cause residual but temporary pain in thigh. If the surgeon did a lateral release that also causes pain on outer thigh. If pain is severe you should have your doctor examine to make sure there is not an infection or determine if fluid needs to be removed from knee. ...Read more
I have outer thigh pain. Can clots happen in outer thighs not red. Two bruises showed up days later no injury I recall?
I would see a pcp: Definitely I can see why you would come here. But it would be weird to develop bruises on the surface. I am thinking that in the absence of trauma it is weird for you to experience this. You are right to think that it may be a clot that caused the pain. I am thinking that it may be something that you need follow up for. I do wish that I could give you an answer. But I'd follow up with my PCP ...Read more
For months Constant Outer thigh pain to the buttock increases with sleeping on its side should i see neurologist or what ?
Had appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Now having upper outer thigh pain. Two painful lumps. Ultrasound was done. Doc said lipoma. Is sudden pain A symptom?
Here are some...: Which thigh do you have pain? How has it begun, evolved thus far? In a clinical profile 3 weeks after appendectomy, it is still reasonable to consider if such pain is procedure- or disease-related. Seeing lipoma in groins on ultrasound is common. So, ask and work withe the surgeon for individual detail timely. ...Read more
Outer thigh pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Tender to touch. Pull in muscle at beginning of year, deep laceration up the thigh when younger.
Nerve pain : This sounds like nerve pain. However because there is tenderness to touch there could be some inflammation or infection going on as well. I would recommend you visit your doctor for a proper examination and possibly X Rays or ultrasound of the Lowry back , hips and thigh ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a tiny (size of a bb) ball just under the skin on my outer thigh. No pain. You can't see it, only feel it. It is very small (1 mm) and perfectly round. I just discovered it. What could it be?
Pulsating outer left thigh pain along with leg cramps and twitching calves. Leg cramps started a month ago. Lumbar MRI pending, DVT ultrasound negativ?
Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Physical therapists: had surgery month ago, left me with left outer thigh burning pain, tingling&numbness.
Phys therapists: gallbldr surgery month ago, left me with left outer thigh burning pain, tingling&numbness. Pain all day, worse sleeping. Stretches?
Still much pain outer thigh and sitting and walking after THR 3 yrs. ago, months and months of PT (you name it I had it done) - lousy surgeon???
Pain left outer thigh. Numbness,sharp stabbing pain causing leg to give way. Worse when standing.Certain positions feel like electric shock in thigh. ?
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Hernia repair in dec now have numb tingling and in pain outer thigh no answers from doctrs is it serious? Is their a name for it?
Not serious: Depending on the location of the hernia, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve may have been stretched, bruised or even cut. Damage to this nerve causes numbness, tingling or pain in the outer thigh. It is called meralgia paresthetica. It is not a serious condition, and won't affect strength in the leg. It can be painful or just downright annoying. It may get better w time. ...Read more
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
Thigh pain: Many possible causes, most likely is the so called "ilio tibial band syndrome" due to very tight ilio tibial band.Other causes could be hip joint pathology, trochanteris bursitis, could be to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and of course bone pathology as well.Characteristics of the pain will guide into making a proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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