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Have painful numbness and burning sensation in thigh. What could be the cause?

Nov 2013
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i have painful numbness in my right thigh. has been getting worse over a few months now.
it is also accompanied by a burning sensation
Posted Wed, 24 Jul 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 23 minutes later
Thank you for posting your query.

Your symptoms are suggestive of a condition known as meralgia paresthetica, where the cutaneous nerve (nerve located in the skin) of thigh gets compressed under the inguinal nerve in the groin.
This is a harmless condition, and does not lead to any serious consequences. It may get aggravated with prolonged sitting.

For symptom relief, you may take gabapentin or pregabalin capsules.
If symptoms persist, you may consult a neurologist.

I hope it helps.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Follow-up: Have painful numbness and burning sensation in thigh. What could be the cause? 1 hour later
Are these drugs over-the-counter medication or do they require a prescription.
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
Thank you for getting back.
These are prescription drugs, so, you would have to get it prescribed by a doctor.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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