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What does it mean when you feel a burning sensation on your upper thigh?

What does it mean when you feel a burning sensation on your upper thigh?

Neuropathy: Burning sensation is usually related to neuropathy. Sometimes you can get upper thigh area altered sensation because of wearing tight pants too, called meralgia paresthetica. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Get X-ray if...: Sounds like a contusion to your thigh. (bruise). If you are able to walk and weight bear on that side a fractured femur (thigh bone)extremely unlikely. Contusions to kneecap (prepatellar bursitis) is very common w/ your mechanism of injury and can refer pain proximally. So are thigh contusions. Rice is appropriate. If pain continues, swelling increases, or pain localizes to knee. .. See md...Gl. ...Read more

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Inner upper thigh/groin ache/burning pain. 4 days. Saw a Dr. Who Did not think it is dvt as I was worried. Could she have missed it in examination?

Inner upper thigh/groin ache/burning pain. 4 days. Saw a Dr. Who Did not think it is dvt as I was worried. Could she have missed it in examination?

Circulation issue: In DVT. If there is a clot on one side blocking all the veins coming back from all the leg, then all the circulation out from there would be blocked. There would be huge swelling. The test (doppler) is simple, not very expensive, nonpainful and non risky.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it wouldn't likely be done. ...Read more

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What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

Depends on your His-: Tory, if any injury or past hx of it.
One of the diseases (with type of symptoms like the one you have), is called meralgia paresthetica. With pain/tingling over the front ; outer aspect of the thigh, from being pinched in the area of the outer end of the groin crease.
Pain meds + stretching exercises are helpful.
See your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Thigh pain after fall. Fell 2 times hit same spot 1 year ago and 9 months ago. Still have a lot of pain and burning. Left rear upper thigh.

Thigh pain after fall. Fell 2 times hit same spot 1 year ago and 9 months ago. Still have a lot of pain and burning. Left rear upper thigh.

2 injuries or 1+: 1st may have been a more serious injury than u thought, hamstring tear & now more easily injured, & will b a chronic problem. Especially if it took a long time 2 heal. If u had a short recovery & then pain free up 2 the time of injury # 2, it may b just the luck of the draw. Solved by not doing it any more. Now pain may b hamstring attachment inflammation & may b chronic. Warm up, nsaids, act mod. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule, upper thigh pain/burning! Boil on r.Leg too...Should I go on to the er?

Thyroid nodule, upper thigh pain/burning! Boil on r.Leg too...Should I go on to the er?

The ER: Can't help with a thyroid nodule. A lower leg (calf?) boil is unlikely to cause thigh discomfort in the absence of extensive soft tissue infection which would cause skin redness, pain, and fever. Overall, unless you feel acutely ill, visiting your family clinician is likely the best route. ...Read more

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What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

Entrapment?: If pain is truly random, i.e., not related to position or activity, you might have an entrapment neuropathy of a branch of medial femoral cutaneous nerve--not a common condition. Knee problems often cause pain in that area. Are you having joint stiffness, clicking, locking, swelling, heat? ...Read more

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I ve been plagued by sharp burning pain in the front upper region of my right thigh for about five days now it comes and goes randomly whether I m wal?

I ve been plagued by sharp burning pain in the front upper region of my right thigh for about five days now it comes and goes randomly whether I m wal?

Pinched nerve: This pain is often seen in patient with l3, L4 radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the spine) or a femoral nerve lesion (this nerve comes out from groin area and covers front part of the thigh). A neurologist can sort this out. ...Read more

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I've been plagued by sharp burning pain in the front upper part of my right thigh it comes and goes randomly while walking, laying down, or sitting.?

Pinched nerve: This pain is often seen in patient with l3, L4 radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the spine) or a femoral nerve lesion (this nerve comes out from groin area and covers front part of the thigh). A neurologist can sort this out. ...Read more

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I turned and twisted my right knee 2week later knelt down burning pain and sharp pain up leg?

I turned and twisted my right knee 2week later knelt down burning pain and sharp pain up leg?

Knee vs back?: From this description, it is hard to say for sure. Your prior knee event suggests maybe and injury to the soft tissues outside, or inside the knee. The burning and sharp pain up leg may not fit well with this, yet a more detailed history and physical exam would be useful with your PCP, an orthopedist, or Physiatrist.

In meantime, consider anti-inflammatories (if ok for you to take), ice, rest. ...Read more

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Sharp aching pains in right ankle. Slight swelling. Tingling and numbness in right leg/foot. Can bend foot up and down no pain. Burning sensation.

Sharp aching pains in right ankle. Slight swelling. Tingling and numbness in right leg/foot. Can bend foot up and down no pain. Burning sensation.

Nerve injury: Swelling may be present from inflammation of ankle or tendon covering (sheath). The tingling, numbness, burning is typical of nerve. This can be from direct injury or compression (swelling) ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on my thighs what can be the cause? Should I be worried?

I have a burning sensation on my thighs what can be the cause? Should I be worried?

Myalgia: Or muscle pain, is a common complaint among adults presenting for medical care. In fact, nearly everyone will experience muscle soreness at some point in their life. Unusually excessive exertion, trauma, and viral infections are among the most common causes. If your pain is not related to exercising or if it’s not getting better or worsening go get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have this burning sensation on the right side of my thigh.

I have this burning sensation on the right side of my thigh.

See below: If the pain is on the outside of the thigh, ou may be experiencing a condition called meralgia peristhetica which is a pinched nerve near the hip. Stretching helps and should be the first thing attempted. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my thigh with a burning sensation?

I have numbness in my thigh with a burning sensation?

Meralgia: Sounds like meralgia paresthetica - an irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it passes under the inguinal ligament. ...Read more

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Burning pain in skin on front of thigh, help?

Burning pain in skin on front of thigh, help?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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A burning sensation on my hip radiating down my left outer thigh?

A burning sensation on my hip radiating down my left outer thigh?

Hip arthritis or: sciatica, low back lumbar disc problem, but if pain located over hip probably hip but if radiates form low back to outer thigh could be pressure on sciatic nerve, if persist for weeks need to get xray and mri of hip and lumbar, if worse or loose bowel and bladder control, emergency called quada iquana syndrome[severe pressure on nerve] ...Read more

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Burning sensation in my right leg and upper inner part of the thigh. What can I do for this?

Burning sensation in my right leg and upper inner part of the thigh. What can I do for this?

Nerve prob: Typically burning sensation is associated with a nerve irritation. You may have a pinched nerve somewhere in your back for ex. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My right thigh woke up with this underskin burning sensation it feels it moves around from side thigh move to front up thigh. Any idea?

My right thigh woke up with this underskin burning sensation it feels it moves around from side thigh move to front up thigh. Any idea?

Neuralgia: Nerve pain can take many forms, with burning or stabbing being common. A pain in the anterior and lateral thigh may be due to meralgia paresthetica, which simply is a painful syndrome of the nerve serving that area. Other possibilities are a pinched nerve in the back. Rarely, diseases such as lyme or cancer, or trauma can affect these nerves. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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