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numbing in my right thigh

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  • Posted By: sunshine8z
  • March 2, 2008
  • 06:30 AM

For the last 6 months or so i have had this numbness in my right upper thigh, right above my knee. At first it didnt bother me, but now the numbness last all day and its hard for me to sleep at night. Last night i must have rolled over on my right side and i woke up because i felt like something was stabbing me in my leg. Im really starting to be scared about it. Im only 21 and i mentioned it to my doc when it first started and he told me that if i lost some weight it might would help. guess what? IT didnt help! i really dont know what to do. my mom has MS and she has really bad problems with her legs, but i dont know if it they are the same problems. Ive never broken a leg just my arm. never had any kind of head or back injury. so i have no clue what this could be linked to. PLEASE any info on this matter would be helpful! I am a student and a server so i have no insurance. i just really dont know what to do. i thought at first it would just go away but its not. Its just getting worse!

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  • i could be many things you should get medical help there are many well informed individuals in this forum but with so little to go on all any one could do is guess unless they have suffered from the same thing even they would still be guessing.
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  • For the last 6 months or so i have had this numbness in my right upper thigh, right above my knee. At first it didnt bother me, but now the numbness last all day and its hard for me to sleep at night. Last night i must have rolled over on my right side and i woke up because i felt like something was stabbing me in my leg. Im really starting to be scared about it. Im only 21 and i mentioned it to my doc when it first started and he told me that if i lost some weight it might would help. guess what? IT didnt help! i really dont know what to do. my mom has MS and she has really bad problems with her legs, but i dont know if it they are the same problems. Ive never broken a leg just my arm. never had any kind of head or back injury. so i have no clue what this could be linked to. PLEASE any info on this matter would be helpful! I am a student and a server so i have no insurance. i just really dont know what to do. i thought at first it would just go away but its not. Its just getting worse!Sunshine, My mom has the same with both thighs. The diagnosis was Meralgia Paresthetica. I questions it as she also has weakness in both legs and does not fit any of the other critiria. The test are expensive without insurance. But it may be important enough to try for public assistance. Thats what its for.
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  • this may be just because of overstressing the particular leg, you need to simply visit a physiotherapist, and few therapy sessions and normal streching exercises should help you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2009
    • 08:55 AM
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