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What are the warning signs and symptoms of meralgia paresthetica?

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Usually, you'll notice the warning signs of meralgia paresthetica only on one side of your body.

You might feel:

Your symptoms may be mild at first, but as the condition gets worse, you might feel a sharper, shooting pain. It may go away and come back for no clear reason.

  • Pain, tingling, numbness, or burning in the outside of your thigh
  • Sensitivity to light touch rather than to firm pressure
  • High sensitivity to heat

From: Meralgia Paresthetica WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Meralgia Paresthetica.”

NYU Langone Medical Center: “Meralgia Paresthetica.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia Paresthetica).”

UCLA Neurosurgery: “Meralgia Paresthetica: Conditions.”

UpToDate: “Meralgia paresthetica (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 8, 2018

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Meralgia Paresthetica.”

NYU Langone Medical Center: “Meralgia Paresthetica.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia Paresthetica).”

UCLA Neurosurgery: “Meralgia Paresthetica: Conditions.”

UpToDate: “Meralgia paresthetica (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 8, 2018

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