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Thigh goes numb and kind of burns ?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: If lateral, meralgia

One possibility is a very common condition called meralgia paresthetica.
This causes severe burning pain in the lateral thigh with no real weakness or other symptoms further down in the leg. It is caused by entrapment of a nerve branch under the inguinal ligament, is often relieved by weight loss, and can be the first symptom of early diabetes. If severe, medications or nerve block can help.

In brief: If lateral, meralgia

One possibility is a very common condition called meralgia paresthetica.
This causes severe burning pain in the lateral thigh with no real weakness or other symptoms further down in the leg. It is caused by entrapment of a nerve branch under the inguinal ligament, is often relieved by weight loss, and can be the first symptom of early diabetes. If severe, medications or nerve block can help.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

Numbness can occur from various reasons.
Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.

In brief: Many possibilities

Numbness can occur from various reasons.
Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.
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Dr. Syed Jaffery
Also need to rule out a condition called meralgia paresthetica
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