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thigh numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 7, 2006
  • 06:06 PM

i woke up and my left outter thigh just felt numb from about above the knee to around mid thigh.

i was wondering if anyone knows what it could be.
the day before this happened i had a hockey game, and i am a healthy teen.
thanks

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  • Thanks.I have exactly the same symtoms in the exact place. Any diagnosis yet?i woke up and my left outter thigh just felt numb from about above the knee to around mid thigh. i was wondering if anyone knows what it could be. the day before this happened i had a hockey game, and i am a healthy teen. thanks
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  • A patient of mine is experiencing recurrent right anterior thigh pain and intermittent numbness in this area. The problem has been present for 3 months and is unchanged during this time period. The symptoms seem related to position, worsening when the patient is sitting, leaning slightly forward, or sleeping on her right side. Physical exam is unremarkable except for some slight diminished pin-****k over the right anterior thigh. What are your thoughts about this problem?
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  • A patient of mine is experiencing recurrent right anterior thigh pain and intermittent numbness in this area. The problem has been present for 3 months and is unchanged during this time period. The symptoms seem related to position, worsening when the patient is sitting, leaning slightly forward, or sleeping on her right side. Physical exam is unremarkable except for some slight diminished pin-****k over the right anterior thigh. What are your thoughts about this problem?Make Money Online
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  • I had similar symptoms a couple years ago, with surface numbness on the top and outside of my thigh. I also had intermittent mild pain just above the knee. Coincidentally, I was seeing a neurosurgeon at the time for neck injury & surgery, so I asked him about it. He said what I described in my thigh was a "textbook description" of a fairly common "pinched nerve" condition involving a nerve which serves skin sensation but doesn't affect muscle movement. Mine was treated several months with a medicine called Neurontin and it is better now. I suggest you look up "meralgia paresthetica" or "lateral femoral cutaneous nerve syndrome". Good luck.
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