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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Thigh Numbness (Overview)

Numbness implies decrease or loss of sensation to light touch, pins, or vibration, and thigh numbness refers to location of loss. The most common cause may be meralgia paresthetica, involving lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, but a low back nerve compression could also be the culprit.


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Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
11 doctors shared insights

Thigh Numbness (Overview)

Numbness implies decrease or loss of sensation to light touch, pins, or vibration, and thigh numbness refers to location of loss. The most common cause may be meralgia paresthetica, involving lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, but a low back nerve compression could also be the culprit.


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Best treatments for loin pain and thigh numbness?

Best treatments for loin pain and thigh numbness?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Upper thigh numbness x3 months. Coupled with lower back pain. Numbness getting worse. Was tingling now its more like feeling of having no thighs. Help?

Upper thigh numbness x3 months. Coupled with lower back pain. Numbness getting worse. Was tingling now its more like feeling of having no thighs. Help?

Low back pain: Back and thigh pain can originate from a variety of locations including the back, sacroiliac joints and hips. Examination with a spine expert and imaging of the low back, pelvis and hips can help establish the diagnosis and develop a plan for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thigh numbness?

What is the definition or description of: thigh numbness?

See below: Numbness implies decrease or loss of sensation to light touch, pins, or vibration, and thigh numbness refers to location of loss. The most common cause may be meralgia paresthetica, involving lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, but a low back nerve compression could also be the culprit. ...Read more

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Thigh numbness when sitting for 30 minutes and low back pain.

Thigh numbness when sitting for 30 minutes and low back pain.

Numbness: sounds like meralgia paresthetica, caused by tight garments. There are 100's of causes of low back pain, some of which can be serious, so you should see your doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Upper outer thigh: numbness on skin, sharp stabbing pain on muscle. When touched lightly i feel nothing. When scratched or pressed on sharp pain.?

Upper outer thigh: numbness on skin, sharp stabbing pain on muscle. When touched lightly i feel nothing. When scratched or pressed on sharp pain.?

Meralgia paresthetic: You likely have entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, which causes a peculiar painful numbness. Often can be relieved by avoiding tight clothing or belts, and maybe helped with weight loss if one is overweight. Can be an early sign of diabetic neuropathy, but most cases self-limited and benign, . ...Read more

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All of a sudden left side chest pain worser when walking around but I can feel it when sitting but not as bad and then along with left thigh numbness ?

All of a sudden left side chest pain worser when walking around but I can feel it when sitting but not as bad and then along with left thigh numbness ?

Left sided chest pai: You did not give your age left sided chest pain which is worse on walking suggests that you may have angina pectoris, which is caused by partial blockage of coronaro arteries due to elevated cholesterol over the years called atherosclerosis, when you do any kind of exertion heart needs more oxygen and due to the blockage you get chest pain.It is a serious symptom and you need to see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Best treatments for loin pain and thigh numbness?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have had left lateral upper thigh numbness x 3 wks. Now deep aching inside. Numbness is slowly traveling down leg.? Emg help diagnose

I have had left lateral upper thigh numbness x 3 wks. Now deep aching inside. Numbness is slowly traveling down leg.? Emg help diagnose

Yes: You are describing nerve pain. An EMG consists of testing the health and speed of your nerve function, followed by electrode insertion to the muscle for a specialist to access the nerve and muscle connections. This will answer the question of what nerve is causing your pain. Treatment and symptom control begin with a real diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having unilateral clitoral, majora, minora, buttock,thigh numbness. Recently had Radiculopathy dx c nerve block, and now these symptoms. HELP?

Having unilateral clitoral, majora, minora, buttock,thigh numbness. Recently had Radiculopathy dx c nerve block, and now these symptoms. HELP?

They sound neurologi: Since on one side it does suggest neurologic. It depends why you had the nerve block as to whether there may be a relationship to that cause or from the nerve block. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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