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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I injured my right knee and now I have swelling in my right upper thigh, what do I do?

I injured my right knee and now I have swelling in my right upper thigh, what do I do?

Best have it seen to: By your pcp. You could have pulled a muscle in upper thigh or it could just be a hematoma (collection of blood), which will resolve by itself over 7-10 days time.
You could apply an icepack, take pain meds and rest the knee would all help.
After an examination the correct treatment could be initiated depending on your diagnosis.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctor My daughter 5 months has swelling on her upper thigh no fiver no pain she is normal?

Hi doctor My daughter 5 months has swelling on her upper thigh no fiver no pain she is normal?

Needs exam: There are many causes for the swelling, it could be as simple as an immunization reaction. She needs a good exam to look at her leg and a good hip exam to ensure her hip is properly placed. Your doctor may need to order imaging to look at the swelling and her hip. This can range from an Ultrasound, to regular Xrs to an MRI. Because 5 month olds do not walk, pain is difficult to assess. ...Read more

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My pants are getting tighter around my left upper thigh (labral tear location). It isn't very muscular & a bit fatty. Is this just fat or swelling?

My pants are getting tighter around my left upper thigh (labral tear location). It isn't very muscular & a bit fatty. Is this just fat or swelling?

Leg swelling: 18 year old lady w/ swelling of the left upper thigh when compared with the right leg. Leg swelling that is unilateral should be evaluated for DVT, vascular problems including May-Thurner syndrome, cellulitis, ruptured Baker's cyst, fracture, compartment syndrome, and one of the most dangerous causes: bleeding. If you had significant trauma to your l leg see MD emergently. Otherwise, see promptly. ...Read more

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Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area. Sometimes radiates to left lower back area. No swelling.

Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area.  Sometimes radiates to left lower back area.  No swelling.

Groin pain: Causes of groin pain include hernia, hip arthritis, tendonitis, nerve pain from spinal nerve impingement, inflamed lymph node, trauma, or pelvic organ inflammation. If it is radiating as you describe, you should have an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had DVT in the past (18 months ago, treated, off thinners for about 9 months.) I'm experiencing some swelling in the leg and an intermittent tingling sensation upper thigh -- should I go to er?

I've had DVT in the past (18 months ago, treated, off thinners for about 9 months.) I'm experiencing some swelling in the leg and an intermittent tingling sensation upper thigh -- should I go to er?

Needs Evaluation: The blood clots from DVT are rarely completely dissolved after treatment and recurrences are not uncommon. Damage to the valves in the leg veins may also predispose to leg swelling. At any rate, if your are experiencing leg swelling you should be evaluated. Mild symptoms don't usually require a trip to the er. Call your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Pain around back upper thigh area sometimes goes towards the inside of my leg. No redness seen or swelling. I have varicose veins. Could this be DVT?

Pain around back upper thigh area sometimes goes towards the inside of my leg. No redness seen or swelling. I have varicose veins. Could this be DVT?

Not likely: A DVT usually is in the medial portiion of the thigh. The upper back part of the thigh usually is more muscular and may hurt from muscular injury. Are you a runner or athlete of some sort? See your doctor tomorrow to be sure but this would be a very unusual place to occur. if the pain is not continuous toward the inner aspect of the leg. ...Read more

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Upper thigh throbs and is in pain, what should I do?

Diagnose: Treatment depends on cause. Is the pain aroused by directly palpating the region that hurts? If so then an x- ray might be indicated. I presume you mean front of thigh. If pain were in back of thigh likely sciatica caused by radiation of pain from nerves next to lumbar spine or pelvic girdle joints. Since pain goes not to foot is probably not lumbar disk problem. See osteopath for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Numbness in the upper thigh portion?

Numbness in the upper thigh portion?

Spinal issue: The upper thigh is innervated by nerves from the T4 and t5 interspinal nerve space. If the thigh at that spot is getting numb, then you might have to have an analysis of the spinal column. Do not see a chiropractor. See you family doctor for a start or an orthopedic surgeon who can make the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Two small bumps on upper thigh that itch?

Two small bumps on upper thigh that itch?

Not sure what they: Are from description. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do for numbness in left upper thigh?

What to do for numbness in left upper thigh?

Several things: Upper thigh numbness is often due to something called meralgia paresthetica; this is due to a nerve that gets pinched in the front part of the upper thigh. This is more likely to happen if a person is overweight and has a belly, or wears tight-fitting clothes. Weight loss, loose fitting clothes, and sometimes medications are the appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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What does it mean uf my left upper thigh hurts?

What does it mean uf my left upper thigh hurts?

Nerve, muscle,bone: Thigh pain could be a nerve compression in the lumbar spine, or a local problem with muscle such as a calcified hematoma or the bone such as a stress fracture. You should have the pain evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my right upper thigh and lower back, help?

I have a pain in my right upper thigh and lower back, help?

Could be several...: If the back pain and thigh pain are related to same cause, likely a mid or higher lumbar disc — but could be separate related to the hip or muscles around the back and hip without a disc being involved. If persisting, see your pcp for exam or a physical medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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I had a random cold spot on my upper thigh. What could cause this?

I had a random cold spot on my upper thigh. What could cause this?

Is it numb also?: This could be a minor impingement of a skin nerve on the upper thigh. It more commonly presents as a patch of skin about the size of your palm on the upper thigh that has decreased sensation. This can flucuate in severity. Its more a nuisance than anything bad. Typically, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Help please. Could anyone know what is causing severe pain in upper thigh?

Too many options: Without an exam, or more information, a diagnosis is impossible. I suggest seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a vibration sensation under your skin on your upper thigh?

What does it mean when you have a vibration sensation under your skin on your upper thigh?

Muscle Twitching: Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber.
Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of a nervous disorder.
See your doctor as there are many causes. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get the most excruciating sharp pain in my upper thigh, like a safety pin sticking in me.

Sometimes I get the most excruciating sharp pain in my upper thigh, like a safety pin sticking in me.

Thigh pain: There are many causes of this problem. If it is upper thigh might think about meralgia parathestica which is an entrapment of the later femoral cutaneous nerve. This is common in females. Better get that checked out as there are many beneficial treatments for this. Also, want to make sure it isn't anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a very hard quarter sized bump on my inner upper thigh. It doesn't hurt but worries me a lot. What might this be?

I have a very hard quarter sized bump on my inner upper thigh. It doesn't hurt but worries me a lot. What might this be?

Fat necrosis? : It depends on the color, consistency, time of presentation related to any trauma, possible events related to a skin irritation in the area, presence of allergies, sunlight exposure, all can be evaluated by a dermatologist, who can biopsy the area if there is enough reason to investigate ...Read more

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Was kneed in the upper thigh. It is painful and swollen. What should be done to ease the pain and should I seek medical attention?

see details: Apply ice to the area. An ace bandage wrap may also help. The pain should over a few days. If it persists, have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Just noticed light brown circle spots on my inner upper thigh don't hurt don't itch have no texture they are new 49 year old male?

Just noticed light brown circle spots on my inner upper thigh don't hurt don't itch have no texture they are new 49 year old male?

Round brown spots: May be ringworm variation, / fungal infection. Could try, Lotrinsone (prescription) or over the counter fungal creams Lotrimin and see if helps. May also be eczema. Discuss with doc ...Read more

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I have been getting muselspasems throught my lower part of body even in upper thigh. 1-2x per week what could cause this and how can I stop this?

I have been getting muselspasems throught my lower part of body even in upper thigh. 1-2x per week what could cause this and how can I stop this?

Hard to say: It's hard to say, but it is time to go see a doctor or health clinic and get some lab work. Sometimes an electrolyte imbalance is the issue. If you take any meds, they could be involved. Don't start any supplements and don't stop your meds until you and a doctor talk about it. ...Read more

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Deep pain outer right upper thigh for 6 months. Hurts to press on it, to lay on that side and a week ago it was so painful I couldn't walk for 2 days.

Sounds like Trochan-: Teric bursitis, which can get aggravated by lying o
n that side, or get bumped on that side. Need to take pain meds, use a heat pack, exercises are helpful.
See an orthopod, to ensure correct DX is made so treatment is initiated. Good luck. ...Read more