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My right leg (thigh) has been numb for months. What could be the cause?
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Meralgia?
If it involves the lateral aspect of the thigh and is not associated with any weakness, one possibility is meralgia paresthetica.
This condition is due to compression of a nerve by the inguinal ligament, and can be relieved by weight loss. If the symptoms are persistent, medications for neuropathic pain or a local nerve block can be helpful. Meralgia can also be a first sign of diabetes.

In brief: Meralgia?
If it involves the lateral aspect of the thigh and is not associated with any weakness, one possibility is meralgia paresthetica.
This condition is due to compression of a nerve by the inguinal ligament, and can be relieved by weight loss. If the symptoms are persistent, medications for neuropathic pain or a local nerve block can be helpful. Meralgia can also be a first sign of diabetes.
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Great! Glad to hear it!
Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pinched nerve
Either in spine or near lumbar plexus nerves may be pinched.
See a neurologist for some serious cause.

In brief: Pinched nerve
Either in spine or near lumbar plexus nerves may be pinched.
See a neurologist for some serious cause.
Dr. Prem Gupta
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