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What Does It Mean When Your Thigh Goes Numb
If my thigh is still numb since I had mitral valve repair surgery back on september 14, 2011 does that mean that my nerves will not heal?
Where on thigh?: Entire, lateral, medial, posterior? The thigh is innervated by multiple nerves: femoral, sciatic, lateral femoral cutaneous, genitofemoral... Did you have a central line or arterial line in the groin on that side during your mvr surgery? A groin ultrasound would be a good start... ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a burning numb sore pain on the left outer thigh towards the knee?
Inflammation: An inflammatory process such as tendonitis or an internal knee derangement such as cartilage disease or damage may cause this discomfort. Another possibility is nerve pain referred from a disc problem in the low back or from inflammation of the nerve itself. An orthopedic specialist would be best qualified to evaluate you and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis and treat you ...Read more
My leg from my knee to the top of my leg goes icey cold and then it goes numb what dose that mean?
Nerve irritation: It sounds like you're having nerve root irritation. Your arm symptoms would be originating from your neck. If you're having numbness down your leg and that would be originating from your lumbar spine. You need to be seen by an orthopedic spinal specialist. This will get to the bottom of why you're experiencing this numbness. ...Read more
See a physician: Would need more history to get an idea of the cause. Numbness means the nerves that carry sensation from your leg to the brain (sensory nerves)are suffering an impairment. Rather than try and guess where the problem is located I think it's time to see a physician, who will hopefully diagnose the problem. He or she may order some studies or send you to a specialist if needed. ...Read more
What does it mean when from my right knee down is numb to the touch and I have weekness in the whole leg?
See a doctor: Stroke, neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a herniated disk sounds like a plausible reason. See an orthopedist urgently or go to an emergency room. ...Read more
What does it mean when your lower leg feels alittle numb, like its partially asleep and you have a hard time standing on it.
Hello when I am walking down staircase my right leg drags sometimes then when I was with both legs stop feel numbness what does this mean?
Describe these symptoms to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) since the "dragging leg" is a bit concerning! (Besides indicating possible MOTOR weakness it is a SAFETY issue occurring when it does. Your Spine may be the source of these symptoms....
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What does it mean when u have tightness of the chest numbness in your left arm and pain on left leg with numbness?
If you have: An acute onset of tightness in your chest and numbness of your left arm, go to the er to be evaluated for a heart attack. ...Read more
Leg's numb and tingling sensation xray show L4-5 sacralization with no significant degenerative changes what does that mean?
Merger: Sacralization means the lumbar bones listed are calcifying together, with a appearance like the sacrum (whose bones are all fused together). Can be a normal variant, can occur after trauma (or surgery). If no degenerative changes noted, less likely the source of your symptoms, but nerve studies might be needed. ...Read more
3 inch mass in groin area. Ultrasound said mass has bloodflow. What does this mean? 59 y/o male. Can this be cancer? Leg does numb sometimes. Plz help
It can be or can not:
Be a cancer. The origin, the location of mass and further tests including a biopsy will show what it is.
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Osteophyte formation appears to abut the exiting s1, l5 nerve root. I have back and r leg pain and leg tingling and numbness. What does above MRI mean?
Pinch: The changes you describe on your MRI suggest your leg tingling it's due to some punching of the nerve. Sometimes it gets better on it's own. Sometimes a cortisone shot under x-Ray can help settle it down. Surgery...usually not the option of first resort, but it has it's role in these things. ...Read more
Ok now not only my left hand is numb and tingly but so is my l forearm and my l leg from the knee down to my foot. What does this mean?
Recommend assessment: Immediately. With both upper and lower limb weakness/sensation changes, you may be having a stroke, especially with a history of hypertension and prior cardiac cath. Certain stroke can cause only sensory affects in specific areas, may be lacunar. Once stroke is ruled out, vertebral imaging can be done to identify radicular related issues. You may also have a polyneuropathy, but rule out stroke 1st. ...Read more
I have been experiencing some partial numbness to my left thigh for the last week, what's going on?
Sometimes the back of my thigh goes numb and tingly and this feeling shoots down the back of my thigh. What causes this?
Is it normal for the tops of thighs to feel numb and painful? Causing it to feel like you're going to fall while walking?
The most common cause for numbness and pain in the thigh is Meralgia Paresthetica (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment as it passes under the inguinal ligament in the groin). It can be seen in a seatbelt injury from a car accident or from sports, but in most cases the cause is unknown. Obesity and diabetes are predisposing factors.
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Numbness on middle and lateral side of thigh seemingly resembling Meralgia for Three days after injury. Will these symptoms go away on their own?
Depends: There are different kinds of nerve injury. A mild injury in which the nerve is stretched or stunned can resolve on its own in days to weeks. A more severe injury in which the nerve is cut or torn but the nerve sheath is intact can take longer--nerve regrowth of about one inch per month is a rule of thumb. Some injuries don't heal. Its important to address nutrient deficiencies if you have them ...Read more
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
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Difficult to do: Good chance you have a condition called meralgia paresthectica. It is compression of one of the nerves that comes over the pelvic bone. Usually gives you a numbness on the upper lateral thigh. Can be due to weight loss or gain, and/or constrictive undergarments. See an orthopedic doc or neurologist to confirm the diagnosis. Injections occasional help surgery rarely indicated. ...Read more
For the last few months whn im laying down my right thigh goes numb every now and then it really is weird. Do I have anything to worry about?
Numbness: Numbness is a sign of nerve irritation -- it can be central (near the spinal cord or in the brain itself) or peripheral (closer to the thigh) -- there is a common benign syndrome called meralgia paresthetica that may be the cause, but this should be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Depends: Commonly sciatica due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches can manifest itself as thigh numbness. Compression of the nerves in the thigh can also lead to similar symptoms. If symptoms persist or you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in the er and seek an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more
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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