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Numb thigh

Numb thigh: Introduction

Any kind of tingling, numbness, or burning sensation usually indicates a nerve condition. These are called a "paresthesia" which refers to pins-and-needle type sensations, and they can progress to numbness. The simplest explanation for such thigh symptoms is a pinched nerve or nerve entrapment of the nerve close to the spine. The classic nerve entrapment condition affecting the thigh is called meralgia paresthetica. This condition is pressure on the spinal cord nerve area that controls thigh sensations, and can arise in various ways. For example, an injury to the hip or close spinal area, or something as simple as extra pressure from carrying a baby around on your hip all day. Meralgia paresthetica is usually good news because it should resolve quickly without requiring any treatment once the cause of the nerve pressure is identified and removed.

However, such nerve symptoms like tingling or numbness can also arise from serious illness such as multiple sclerosis or another spinal disorder or nerve disorder. For these types of symptoms, your doctor is certainly going to ask about whether you have any other similar nerve type symptoms, or have had them in the past, as this would greatly increase the risk of multiple sclerosis. Refer to the full list of causes. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of these symptoms is important because of these potentially serious causes....more »

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Numb thigh

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Numb thigh: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Numb thigh

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Message Boards for Numb thigh

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Diagnostic tests for Numb thigh:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Numb thigh. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for a positive femoral stretch test (with the person laying on their stomach, flex knee with hip lifted in extension causes pain in the front of the thigh and the back) or a decreased knee jerk - indicates a herniated disk of L3-4 or L2-3.
    • Examine for signs of femoral nerve neuropathy including weakness of quadriceps, absent knee jerk reflex and loss of sensation over the inner aspect of the thigh and leg
    • Examine for signs of meralgia paresthetica including sensory loss over the outer aspect of the thigh with no loss of power in the lower legs
  • Radiological investigations
    • X-Ray of the lumbosacral spine
  • more tests...»

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Numb thigh: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Numb thigh

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Numb thigh. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Numb thigh

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Numb thigh: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Numb thigh: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Numb thigh:

The list of organs typically affected by Numb thigh may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Numb thigh

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How Common are these Causes of Numb thigh?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Numb thigh. Of the 5 causes of Numb thigh that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Numb thigh:

The following list of conditions have 'Numb thigh' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Numb thigh Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Numb thigh based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Numb thigh?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Numb thigh, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Numb thigh:

    Medical Conditions associated with Numb thigh:

    Thigh paresthesias (6 causes), Thigh symptoms (32 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Upper leg symptoms (49 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Numb thigh:

    Numbness (497 causes), Thigh symptoms (32 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Tingling thigh (6 causes), Thigh paresthesia (6 causes), Paresthesia (951 causes), Spinal conditions, Spinal Cord Disorders, Spinal fracture, Spondylitis, Sports Injuries

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