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What causes sharp pain in the upper thigh?

I am having an extremely, sharp pain in my upper thigh. It is very quick , and only seems to be helped by standing up and walking around. It s like a cramp but unlike anything I ve ever experienced. It runs up from my knee to my extreme upper thigh.
Mon, 5 Nov 2018
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Hello,

As a first line management, you can take analgesics like Paracetamol or Aceclofenac for pain relief.

If symptoms persist it is better to consult an orthopedician to rule out neuropathic causes.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician

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