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What does it mean uf my left upper thigh hurts?

What does it mean uf my left upper thigh hurts?

Nerve, muscle, bone: Thigh pain could be a nerve compression in the lumbar spine, or a local problem with muscle such as a calcified hematoma or the bone such as a stress fracture. You should have the pain evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a very hard quarter sized bump on my inner upper thigh. It doesn't hurt but worries me a lot. What might this be?

I have a very hard quarter sized bump on my inner upper thigh. It doesn't hurt but worries me a lot. What might this be?

Fat necrosis?: It depends on the color, consistency, time of presentation related to any trauma, possible events related to a skin irritation in the area, presence of allergies, sunlight exposure, all can be evaluated by a dermatologist, who can biopsy the area if there is enough reason to investigate ...Read more

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Deep pain outer right upper thigh for 6 months. Hurts to press on it, to lay on that side and a week ago it was so painful I couldn't walk for 2 days.

Deep pain outer right upper thigh for 6 months. Hurts to press on it, to lay on that side and a week ago it was so painful I couldn't walk for 2 days.

Sounds like Trochan-: Teric bursitis, which can get aggravated by lying o
n that side, or get bumped on that side. Need to take pain meds, use a heat pack, exercises are helpful.
See an orthopod, to ensure correct DX is made so treatment is initiated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red marks (similar to the ones one gets after shaving, but haven't) on the outer side of my upper thigh, do not fade when I press. Don't itch or hurt.

Red marks (similar to the ones one gets after shaving, but haven't) on the outer side of my upper thigh, do not fade when I press. Don't itch or hurt.

Keratosis pilaris: A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile use a ceramide cream or other moisturizer, especially after a shower. ...Read more

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The top of my upper thigh hurts a lot? I gave my own fertility shots there.

The top of my upper thigh hurts a lot? I gave my own fertility shots there.

Common: As a general rule, place your right hand on your right thigh near the groin with your thumb and finger pointing towards your knee. Place your left hand on your knee pointing towards your right hand. Your fingers and thumbs then create an oval of the area on the thigh that is safe for an intramuscular injection. Use a heating pad over the sore area. ...Read more

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Husbands back been hurting last few days and now when he coughs his upper thigh hurts. He seems to be in a lot of pain and he doesn't usually complain?

Husbands back been hurting last few days and now when he coughs his upper thigh hurts. He seems to be in a lot of pain and he doesn't usually complain?

Back pain: He may have strained his back and now every movement such as cough causes pain. He may have sciatica - irritation of the sciatic nerve which manifests itself with low back pain radiating to one of the lower extremities. Movements, cough, sneezing would cause worsening pain. Staying active without overdoing is needed. Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be tried. Stretching exercises as tolerated. ...Read more

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I fell 2years ago & hurt. The upper muscle in my upper thigh. It still hurts & I can't hardly walk at all. Any help?

I fell 2years ago & hurt. The upper muscle in my upper thigh. It still hurts & I can't hardly walk at all. Any help?

Have it looked, at: Did you have an evaluation after you fell? Did you have an x-ray? Was anything broken? Did you have any bruising? Tis is highly unusual for you to be "hardly abler to walk" two years after a fall without something significant going on. Have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the bump on the inside of my upper thigh, pretty high up, under the skin? Doesn't hurt, now a small bump (looks like a bite) above the skin.

What is the bump on the inside of my upper thigh, pretty high up, under the skin? Doesn't hurt, now a small bump (looks like a bite) above the skin.

A bump on the: Skin could be benign or worrisome. Sounds like your bump is resolving on its own. Observe for now. Take pictures to see the progress of the " bump". If getting bigger, red, tender, pussy and febrile- you will need to see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I am having upper thigh pain to my right thigh, hurts to move any ideas?

I am having upper thigh pain to my right thigh, hurts to move any ideas?

More information: Is needed,,, Although usually BILATERAL you may have COMPARTMENTAL SYNDROME a syndrome in young people. ..mostly athletes...AT age 17 there are only a few possibilities. Ask question again and describe your ACTIVITIES! Just a thought!
Hope it helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have upper thigh pain... It starts off at my lower back and goes to my upper thigh hurts when standing and hurts less with walking?

I have upper thigh pain... It starts off at my lower back and goes to my upper thigh hurts when standing and hurts less with walking?

Sciatica: 18y w. low back pain into upper thigh is describing sciatica. Causes are many including disk disorder & Pyriformis syndrome. Per med lit., up to 30% of chronic low back pain is due to sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder; highly associated with sciatica. In teenagers participation in contact & extreme sports often causal. Permanent injury to SIJ ligaments manifests as chronic low back pain & sciatica. ...Read more

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I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

Red thigh: An examination is very important to diagnose you and you should see a dermatologist in person. There can be many possibilities like:
an allergic reaction to some medication or food.
Dry skin,
urticaria,
hypothyroidism,
kidney disease,
and others. ...Read more

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I have a groin lymph node in my right side is it normal for my upper thigh all the way down to my knee to hurt?

I have a groin lymph node in my right side is it normal for my upper thigh all the way down to my knee to hurt?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have pain in y upper thigh my athletic trainer says it is my quad. What should I do? It hurts when I run and sprint? What do you thing it is?

I have pain in y upper thigh my athletic trainer says it is my quad. What should I do? It hurts when I run and sprint? What do you thing it is?

See an Orthopaedic: You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Depending on how long you have had the pain and exactly where the pain is you could need an MRI. There are several causes of thigh pain and seeing an Orthopedist would be the first step for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I fell on ice in a parking lot 2 days ago and my outter upper thigh hurts now but I can walk and throbs when I sit. No bruise, what did I do to it?

I fell on ice in a parking lot 2 days ago and my outter upper thigh hurts now but I can walk and throbs when I sit. No bruise, what did I do to it?

Bursa.: You may have inflammed the trochanteric bursa, on the upper, outer part of your thigh. If it only happened two days ago, you should apply ice packs and take aleve (naproxen) or advil, as directed. Hopefully it will get better in a week or two. ...Read more

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Found a hard pea size ball on the outside of my upper thigh on the larger tendon. Its tender and hurt a bit to rub it. Wondering could this be a clot?

No DVT: There are no deep veins on the upper outer thigh so there cannot be a DVT at that site. You can have a superficial vein that is swollen in that area or perhaps just a fatty tumor in the skin. Go to the doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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Right sided groin pain radiating to my upper thigh, hurts really bad, 3 days late for period could it be ligament pains?

Could be or could be: Other causes, you should r/o pregnancy as ectopic sometiems could cause pain like that or an ovarian cyst or a hernia of the groin, you should see your gyn asap or the er for an exam blood work and an ultrasound to start out with. ...Read more

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Somehow while walking I think I sprained my left leg near upper thigh hurts to put pressure on it. Any advice for treatment? Rest for a day?

Somehow while walking I think I sprained my left leg near upper thigh hurts to put pressure on it. Any advice for treatment? Rest for a day?

Yes, rest a couple: Of days. It's important to apply an ice pack for 15 minutes every 4 hours to relieve the swelling. Some Ibuprofen may help if you re not allergic. And see your doc if not better. ...Read more

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Red spot size of quarter upper thigh inch below ant bites couple of inches above where I do a shot for methotrexate every week! Itches and hurts?

Red spot size of quarter upper thigh inch below ant bites couple of inches above where I do a shot for methotrexate every week! Itches and hurts?

Red skin lesion: Without a picture, it is difficult to say. Is the spot uniform, of]R does it look like a "target? " Is it flat, or raised? While it could represent a reaction to the ant bites, the proximity to your injection site is worrisome. I would bring it to the attention of your treating physician. ...Read more

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I've a 1/2 football size hematoma on upper thigh from injury 1 yr ago. Drainage helped very little. Surgeon is reluctant-why? And why does foot hurt?

I've a 1/2 football size hematoma on upper thigh from injury 1 yr ago. Drainage helped very little. Surgeon is reluctant-why? And why does foot hurt?

Reluctant to excise?: Foot might be unrelated. Needs eval. Hematoma one year old is residual capsular scar tissue. Should be cosmetic only and not cause functional deficits. Not much upside to excise at this point unless extremely symptomatic ...Read more

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Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Get X-ray if...: Sounds like a contusion to your thigh. (bruise). If you are able to walk and weight bear on that side a fractured femur (thigh bone)extremely unlikely. Contusions to kneecap (prepatellar bursitis) is very common w/ your mechanism of injury and can refer pain proximally. So are thigh contusions. Rice is appropriate. If pain continues, swelling increases, or pain localizes to knee. .. See md...Gl. ...Read more

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Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Fatty: Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more

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Upper thigh throbs and is in pain, what should I do?

Diagnose: Treatment depends on cause. Is the pain aroused by directly palpating the region that hurts? If so then an x- ray might be indicated. I presume you mean front of thigh. If pain were in back of thigh likely sciatica caused by radiation of pain from nerves next to lumbar spine or pelvic girdle joints. Since pain goes not to foot is probably not lumbar disk problem. See osteopath for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Upper thigh throbs and pains. Is there anything I can take for this?

Thigh pain: First of all, you should find out why the upper thigh throbs. Reasons include: hip arthritis, pinched nerve-sciatic nerve impingment, poor circulation, muscle-tendon strain, and blood clots. Find out what is wrong, then have it treated. Don't just "take something". 30 y/o patients don't have throbbing thigh pain unless something is wrong. ...Read more

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Inside my left upper thigh is a knot its very painful what could be wrong?

See your doctor: Your doctor may need to incise and drain if it is an abscess or take a biopsy if it is a mass. If it starts streaking red lines at the area it is infected and you will need a prescription for the antibiotics as well. ...Read more