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Thigh goes numb and kind of burns ?

Thigh goes numb and kind of burns ?

If lateral, meralgia: One possibility is a very common condition called meralgia paresthetica. This causes severe burning pain in the lateral thigh with no real weakness or other symptoms further down in the leg. It is caused by entrapment of a nerve branch under the inguinal ligament, is often relieved by weight loss, and can be the first symptom of early diabetes. If severe, medications or nerve block can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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For the past week I've had numbness on my left thigh and when i lie down to go to sleep it will burn. I am kind of worried. Please help.

For the past week I've had numbness on my left thigh and when i lie down to go to sleep it will burn. I am kind of worried. Please help.

Femoral nerve: If it is in the anterior or lateral portion of your thigh it is the femoral nerve that is being affected. Probably at the groin area ( femoral triangle ), but it could also be pinch at l2-l3 level. ...Read more

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I have been woke up with a pain followed by tingling & numbness in my left leg at the outer thigh. Feels less tingly and burns to touch over time 1hr.

I have been woke up with a pain followed by tingling & numbness in my left leg at the outer thigh. Feels less tingly and burns to touch over time 1hr.

See details: This is likely to be meralgia paresthetica which is a compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It often resolves with a little time. If it persists, have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Thigh goes numb nerve pain when lying had MRI for this year's ago showed nothing I have a knot on side of thigh dime sized hard tofeel at times burns?

Thigh goes numb nerve pain when lying had MRI for this year's ago showed nothing I have a knot on side of thigh dime sized hard tofeel at times burns?

Meralgia Paresthetic: This could be Meralgia Paresthetica - which is a benign neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This would not be diagnosed by an MRI. I am not sure the know is related and could be a benign lipoma. Your physician can confirm the Meralgia Paresthetica or have you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I get a burning sensation in my left hand/fingers and my left foot is swollen and burning, and my right thigh burns and goes numb?

I get a burning sensation in my left hand/fingers and my left foot is swollen and burning, and my right thigh burns and goes numb?

Burning numb: This doesn't fit a logical pattern for a neurological illness in the back or the brain, but could fit with diabetes. Check with your doctor to get screened. Exercise and drink plenty of fluid, avoid caffeine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My left outer thigh from knee up is painful to the touch, it' burns, is numb & tingling. Hurts to walk, sit & sleeping is the most painful!

My left outer thigh from knee up is  painful to the touch, it' burns, is numb & tingling. Hurts to walk, sit & sleeping is the most painful!

See neurologist: Might be itb - iliotibial band syndrome. The tingling and burning and numbness point to a nerve issue. See the specialist for thorough evaluation. Hopefully all will improve with stretching, antiinflammatories and therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since herniaplasty and appendectomy outer thigh sometimes feels like its burning and is numb, like dentist type numbness. Feels like fire is normal?

That is due to opera: It is common after cutting into skin to feel numbness. It is the result of tiny nerves having been cut with the knife. They take a year or two to regenerate. So you can ignore it and get your mind off of this area. It will eventually become normal after sometime. ...Read more