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    What causes sharp pain in the right upper thigh?

I am a 62 year old female. I have been experiencing sharp pain in my right upper thigh just at the point where the leg bends at the hip. I have not suffered an injury, but do have a history of degenerative disc disease. It is painful to walk sometimes as I get sharp pain, but not all the time.
Fri, 5 May 2017
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Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to a pinched nerve. The degenerative disc disease, could also be related to this clinical scenario.

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with a neurologist for a careful physical exam and a nerve conduction study.
A lumbar spine CT scan or MRI may be needed in case discal herniation is suspected.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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