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What would cause numbness on the front of the thigh when lying down?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
There is a nerve called the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh that can sometimes become compressed in certain positions or if someone has gained weight and is wearing a tight belt. The condition is called meralgia parasthetica. See either a neurologist or a physiatrist.
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