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What would cause a thigh to be numb?

What would cause a thigh to be numb?

Meralgia parestheica: The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can get pinched causing a numb area on the front of or outside part of the thigh. Get an exam by a doctor though because your symptom may also be due to other more serious causes. ...Read more

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I have broken my pelvis in 3 places and my saccrum. What would cause my left thigh to be numb to my knee?

I have broken my pelvis in 3 places and my saccrum. What would cause my left thigh to be numb to my knee?

Femoral nerve: Broken pelvis can be a cause of femoral nerve damage. Also if you consider the mechanism of trauma causing pelvic fracture, i wonder if there is associated l2-3-4 spine injury. You see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your thighs to go numb and have pain?

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

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My husband has numbness on his upper left thigh, what causes this? He is a drinker and smoker.

Pinched nerve: Numbness in upper thigh is usually caused by a pinched nerve near outer groin. The nerve is called lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh. It causes numbness, tingling and burning in the front and outer side of thigh. Condition is referred as meralgia paresthetica. Other possibility can be pinching of nerves in upper part of lower back. ...Read more

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Looking for a cause to occasional mild numbness to left thigh, noticeable especially at night, or when sitting.?

Looking for a cause to occasional mild numbness to left thigh, noticeable especially at night, or when sitting.?

Blood supply: While sitting too long or sleep in one position may cause compression of blood vessels or nerves, try to change the position if it get better then probably nothing to worry. ...Read more

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Sometimes the back of my thigh goes numb and tingly and this feeling shoots down the back of my thigh. What causes this?

Sometimes the back of my thigh goes numb and tingly and this feeling shoots down the back of my thigh. What causes this?

Some Nerve: Most likely this relates to compression of the sciatic nerve or its roots in the lumbar portion of the spinal cord. It is a fairly common "non-vascular" problem and depending on the severitly may require further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in outside thigh?

What causes numbness in outside thigh?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include nerve damage, nerve compression, vitamin deficiency, 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

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What would cause numbness on the front of the thigh when lying down?

What would cause numbness on the front of the thigh when lying down?

Maybe nerve pressed: A person who gets numbness, tingling, or odd sensations in a part of his body only when in certain positions, is likely pressing on the nerve to that part of the body. Pressing on the blood vessels to that part of the body is also possible, but less likely. The person can see his primary care doctor and show him exactly what happens. The doctor may refer to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My right thigh gets numb.What can be the cause and what can I do about it?

Meralgia: This is generally caused by entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in the inguinal ligament as it passes down in front of your thigh. Called meralgia paresthetica. Usual treatment is to take pressure off the front of your lower abdomen/groin by not wearing a tight belt or pants and losing weight. ...Read more