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leg/skin pain

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  • Posted By: hopeharlow
  • June 6, 2007
  • 08:47 PM

I have been experiencing leg pain on the outer part of my right thigh for about 2 years. Ruled out blood clot. It has "migrated" from the middle part of my thigh to the upper part. When I turn over while I'm laying down, I experience a shooting pain...originally to my middle thigh, now it goes to my upper thigh. Also, I experience a burning sensation in that area, all the time. And, I experience pain on the skin surface just touching that area, even lightly.

Thoughts please!!


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  • I was recently diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica. I had many of the same symptoms of you. I have the pain and burning all during the day but can not lay on my back for any period of time without feeling like my right outer thigh is on fire! When I get up I almost fall because of the pain. Check out http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/meralgia_paresthetica/meralgia_paresthetica.htm It is considered a "rare disease" so it is difficult to find someone to diagnosis it- it took me 2 years- but at least I know now! Good luck!
    AmberLynnRN 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for your help. I'll mention that disease next time I visit my Dr. and see what they think about that.
    hopeharlow 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Look up ilio-tibial band syndrome (ITBS)
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello,I read the problem that you are facing. I would like to know if your DR. ever told you to do some exercise for that.I would like to share you that since its a blood clot it can be due to low blood circulation. You can just check with your Doctor if this can be done.Thanks and Regards.Keanu Smith:)
    keanusmith 1 Replies
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