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My left thigh has been numb all day what could it be?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Form of paresthesia
Any unusual sensation, variously described as numbness, burning, tingling, ants crawling under skin, can be considered 'paresthetic'.
Can occur anyplace, vast majority r transient, curious, then gone. If persistent & spreading or other sx start, consider neurolgic, such as peripheral neuropathy, compression of a nerve.What u r describing could turn out 2 b lateral femoral cutaneous syndrome-:).

In brief: Form of paresthesia
Any unusual sensation, variously described as numbness, burning, tingling, ants crawling under skin, can be considered 'paresthetic'.
Can occur anyplace, vast majority r transient, curious, then gone. If persistent & spreading or other sx start, consider neurolgic, such as peripheral neuropathy, compression of a nerve.What u r describing could turn out 2 b lateral femoral cutaneous syndrome-:).
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Meralgia
Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh.
The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh.

In brief: Meralgia
Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh.
The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh.
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