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What is meralgia paresthetica?

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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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meralgia paresthetica is a condition where you have tingling, numbness and burning pain in your outer thigh
the cause is from compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve)
treatment will depend on the cause of the pressure on the nerve. The primary goal is to remove this compression.
have you had an MRI scan of your thigh and hip area with contrast?

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