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Causes of Meralgia paresthetica

Causes of Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica is caused by pressure on the sensory nerve that runs through the thigh and sends pain signals to the outer thigh area. Pressure may be increased in certain obese or pregnant individuals.

List of causes of Meralgia paresthetica

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Meralgia paresthetica) that could possibly cause Meralgia paresthetica includes:

Meralgia paresthetica Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Ratio of Meralgia paresthetica: male predominance...more »

Meralgia paresthetica: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Meralgia paresthetica, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Meralgia paresthetica:

Meralgia paresthetica: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Meralgia paresthetica: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What triggers Meralgia paresthetica?

The following conditions are listed as possible triggers for Meralgia paresthetica:

  • Exertion affecting the hip, pelvis, or lower back:
    • Standing excessively
    • Squatting excessively
    • Carrying baby on the hip
    • Occupational exertion

Related information on causes of Meralgia paresthetica:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Meralgia paresthetica may be found in:


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