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Upper outer thigh: numbness on skin, sharp stabbing pain on muscle. When touched lightly i feel nothing. When scratched or pressed on sharp pain.?

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In brief: Meralgia paresthetic

You likely have entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, which causes a peculiar painful numbness.
Often can be relieved by avoiding tight clothing or belts, and maybe helped with weight loss if one is overweight. Can be an early sign of diabetic neuropathy, but most cases self-limited and benign, .

In brief: Meralgia paresthetic

You likely have entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, which causes a peculiar painful numbness.
Often can be relieved by avoiding tight clothing or belts, and maybe helped with weight loss if one is overweight. Can be an early sign of diabetic neuropathy, but most cases self-limited and benign, .
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