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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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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.
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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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