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Diagnostic Tests for Numb thigh

Diagnostic Test list for Numb thigh:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Numb thigh includes:

  • 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
    • CT Scan of the lumbosacral spine
    • MRI Scan of the lumbosacral spine, may be necessary
  • Nerve conduction velocity study - to establish the presence of a neuropathy.
  • Electromyelogram (EMG) - to establish the presence of a neuropathy.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Numb thigh causes:

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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