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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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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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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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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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Upper thigh numbness. Mri show problems l2-s1. 2 epidural no luck. But emg showed normal im confused now. What could be going on? Numb for 6 months

Upper thigh numbness. Mri show problems l2-s1. 2 epidural no luck. But emg showed normal im confused now. What could be going on? Numb for 6 months

? MERALGIA?: Doubt MRI findings are cause, and epidural is not indicated unless radiculopathy. Was EMG complete? Did it examine both femoral nerve and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh? If not, does not rule out meralgia paresthetica, which may be your answer. Have conference with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in right upper thigh slightly abv knee (inner side) and calf with foot numbness on and off and extreme knee pain when sitting, no clots, ideas?

Pain in right upper thigh slightly abv knee (inner side) and calf with foot numbness on and off and extreme knee pain when sitting, no clots, ideas?

Knee, hip, back: If the thigh problem is immediately above the knee this could be a knee problem (cartilage, bakers cyst, joint problem). Knee pain rarely radiates up the leg. Anything higher up is unlikely to be knee. This could also be referred pain from the hip or back. A good physical examination by someone experienced with these problems should give you the answer. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot when I stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in foot when I stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Every now and then part of my pubic/upper thigh area goes numb for a brief moment. What could this be? Could it be serious?

Every now and then part of my pubic/upper thigh area goes numb for a brief moment. What could this be? Could it be serious?

Numbness: This is a sign of a nerve being irritated usually from pressure. At your age the most common thing would be restrictive clothing or belts. Could possibly be a low back issue. Recommend follow up with your physician to evaluate further. ...Read more

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When I lay on my right side that side of my butt/upper thigh go numb after just a few moments, it's very uncomfortable and almost painful in a way.?

When I lay on my right side that side of my butt/upper thigh go numb after just a few moments, it's very uncomfortable and almost painful in a way.?

It sounds like: Meralgia paresthetica. There is a little sensory nerve called lateral femoral cutaneous nerve that comes out from the pelvis area. If this gets crushed or irritated or squezed when you lay on your one side. ...Read more

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My quad muscle (upper thigh?) has a 2cm by 4cm dint in it. Like its collapsed? No injurys previously. Numb to touch. Nerves dropped?

My quad muscle (upper thigh?) has a 2cm by 4cm dint in it. Like its collapsed? No injurys previously. Numb to touch. Nerves dropped?

Are you sure it is: In the muscle? Or maybe more superficial, in the subcutaneous tissue? Doesn't sound serious, unless there is weakness in the leg. If it is loss of sensation, its is nerve to the skin of the area that is affected. A small area is of little significance, unless you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read more

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I gave birth 4 months ago and my hip and upper thigh are numb what is it?

Pinched nerve likely: There is a nerve that supplies sensation to the front of the thigh, that passes under a ligament in the groin. When there is swelling in this area, the skin of the anterior thigh can be numb. Called myalgia paresthetica. Swelling could easily occur after childbirth. Since this has gone on this long, I recommend seeing your doctor to be sure. Could also be a pinched nerve in your lower back. ...Read more

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What can I do if my upper thigh has been really numb lately for no reason, could it be a blood clot?

What can I do if my upper thigh has been really numb lately for no reason, could it be a blood clot?

Probably not: Bloood clots don't usually cause numbness. Your symptoms are likley related to meralgia paraesthetica, an entrapment syndrome of the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve.Check with your pcp. ...Read more

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When I'm laying on my stomach or on my back with my left leg in a sims position, my upper thigh gets numb, what's going on?

When I'm laying on my stomach or on my back with my left leg in a sims position, my upper thigh gets numb, what's going on?

Nerve pinching: You may be developing meralgia paresthetica, compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, and the position likely provokes the symptoms. Have your doctor examine this. ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy, my right lateral upper thigh is numb x 2 wks, migrating down leg. Severe left neck and arm pain too, l scalp too? Pn?

I have peripheral neuropathy, my right lateral upper thigh is numb x 2 wks, migrating down leg. Severe left neck and arm pain too, l scalp too? Pn?

Don't know: There is no way a forum like this can sort this out. Talk to your gp. He/she will take a full history, do an exam, order appropriate tests and refer you to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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2yrs off & on my toes will go numb & upper thigh. Big toe will b numb for wks, now forehead is partially numb eyelid droopy, is it B12 defiency?

2yrs off & on my toes will go numb & upper thigh. Big toe will b numb for wks, now forehead is partially numb eyelid droopy, is it B12 defiency?

Get checked: You need to see a doctor. Your eyelid shouldn't be droopy. You may need to see a neurologist or to have blood tests or an MRI scan to be sure there isn't anything going on that is concerning. There are a lot of less-common medical problems that can do this and you need assessment sooner that later. ...Read more

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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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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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What can cause a rash on my upper thigh?

What can cause a rash on my upper thigh?

Many causes for rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have a little lump on the inside of my upper thigh. What may that be caused from?

I have a little lump on the inside of my upper thigh. What may that be caused from?

Many things: It could be a skin cyst, ingrown hair, folliculitis, lymph node, fatty tumor (lipoma), soft tissue cancer (sarcoma), hematoma (bruse from trauma) and many others. ...Read more

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Cause for a bad pain on upper thigh when curled in bed n pain when u start to straighten out leg?

Cause for a bad pain on upper thigh when curled in bed n pain when u start to straighten out leg?

Many reasons: Upper thigh pain can result from holding the leg in a fixed position for a prolonged period. The spasm can also result from dehydration if you exercised a lot and did not keep up with your fluid. A pinched nerve can also do this. Electrolyte imbalances in your system and medications can also be a factor. Slowly stretch the muscles of the leg, try to stand and take a few steps. No resolving? See dr. ...Read more

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Hello, I just want to ask what causes pain in right upper thigh after appendictomy? I'm now in 24days after the operation

Hello, I just want to ask what causes pain in right upper thigh after appendictomy? I'm now in 24days after the operation

Neuropraxia: Sounds like the nerve to the upper outer thigh is bruised. Could be from the appendicitis, the operation or a combination of both. May take up to a year to resolve, and is nott dangerous. It is also referred to as meralgia parasthetica. ...Read more

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What causes small throbbing pain in upper thigh?

What causes small throbbing pain in upper thigh?

Hernia: In the upper thigh, there is an area called the femoral triangle. If there is a weakness in the tissue in that area, there can be a hernia of tissue causing throbbing pain in that location. ...Read more

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What cause semi-hard lump under skin on the upper thigh?

What cause semi-hard lump under skin on the upper thigh?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more