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What Causes Burning And Tingling Sensation At The Back Of Left Thigh?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Mar 2016
Question: I have a left inguinal hernia. I have experienced a burning ,pins and needle sensation in the back of my left thigh and the bottom of my left foot. Closer to the heel.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Sciatica.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your query and understand your concerns.

Your symptoms are more consistent with sciatica or pinched nerve.

It is not related to inguinal hernia, but can be caused by herniated disc disease of your lumbar column, bone spurs, or compression of the nerve during its pathway.

It is necessary a neurological examination and imaging studies of your lumbar spine (x-rays and MRI) in order to get a correct diagnosis.

Treatment depends on diagnosis.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Greetings.


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What Causes Burning And Tingling Sensation At The Back Of Left Thigh?

Brief Answer: Sciatica. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your query and understand your concerns. Your symptoms are more consistent with sciatica or pinched nerve. It is not related to inguinal hernia, but can be caused by herniated disc disease of your lumbar column, bone spurs, or compression of the nerve during its pathway. It is necessary a neurological examination and imaging studies of your lumbar spine (x-rays and MRI) in order to get a correct diagnosis. Treatment depends on diagnosis. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Greetings.