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What causes pain in right thigh when diagnosed with lateral cutaneous nerve?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: hi what do you know about Lateral Cutaneous or pain in outer Thigh mostly in my right tigh?


what is the answer to my question?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is called meralgia parasthetica

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
This condition is due to compression of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh. Pressure can be due to tight undergarment, tight belt or tight inguinal ligament. It is more common in obese person who sits for long time.You can follow these steps.
1. Tablet Pregabalin M at night time.
2. Avoid tight clothing.
3.Steroid injection can be given around nerve by orthopaedic doctor.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks
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What causes pain in right thigh when diagnosed with lateral cutaneous nerve?

Brief Answer: This is called meralgia parasthetica Detailed Answer: Hello, This condition is due to compression of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh. Pressure can be due to tight undergarment, tight belt or tight inguinal ligament. It is more common in obese person who sits for long time.You can follow these steps. 1. Tablet Pregabalin M at night time. 2. Avoid tight clothing. 3.Steroid injection can be given around nerve by orthopaedic doctor. I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks