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I noticed a slight numbness in my front upper left thigh while shaving a few weeks ago no pain at all just numb what could this be?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Meralgia paresthetic

Sounds like meralgia paresthetica, a compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve that causes this numbness but no other problems.
Risk factors include obesity, rapid weight changes, and tight clothing. Other than modifying risks, there is typically no treatment and resolution may occur within months.

In brief: Meralgia paresthetic

Sounds like meralgia paresthetica, a compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve that causes this numbness but no other problems.
Risk factors include obesity, rapid weight changes, and tight clothing. Other than modifying risks, there is typically no treatment and resolution may occur within months.
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