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Suggest treatment for sharp pain in the upper thigh

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: I am having sharp pain in my left upper thigh. Sometimes it feels like I m being cut with a knife. It will happen right after getting up from a seated position.How long does it usually take to get an answer back?

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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
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Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description Meralgia paresthetica is one of the possiblities. It is caused by a compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.

Nerve compression should be relieved. Tricyclic antidepressants and gabapentin can be used for treatingthe pain if the NSAIDS fail to improve the pain symptoms.

Peripheral Pulses should be examined and an ultrasound doppler of lower limbs should be done to look for a possible DVT.

Treatment would depend on the cause.

let me know if you have any query

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Dr M.S Khalil

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What is DVT? And what are some of thing things that can cause this problem?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (15 minutes later)
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Hello again

DVT is deep vein thrombosis. It can occur when a blood clot or thrombus is formed in the deep veins in your legs in this case. Deep vein thrombosis can present with leg pain or swelling.

It can occur due to

genetic predisposition such as anticoagulant factor deficiency.

Immobility e.g fracture or prolonged bed ridden illness

Malignancies leading to a hypercoagulability state.

wishing you best of health

Thanks

Dr M.S Khalil.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for sharp pain in the upper thigh

Brief Answer: Explained Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome I appreciate your concern Based on your description Meralgia paresthetica is one of the possiblities. It is caused by a compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Nerve compression should be relieved. Tricyclic antidepressants and gabapentin can be used for treatingthe pain if the NSAIDS fail to improve the pain symptoms. Peripheral Pulses should be examined and an ultrasound doppler of lower limbs should be done to look for a possible DVT. Treatment would depend on the cause. let me know if you have any query Wishing you best of health Thanks Dr M.S Khalil