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periodic warm sensation in upper thigh in the femoral artery

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periodic warm sensation in upper thigh in the femoral artery location. The sensation come and goes. No pain and no pressure. Odd, like warm water poured on leg.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.

mysticdoc :

hello,

mysticdoc :

thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

do you have any other medical condition?

Customer:

high blood pressure

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

do you have any weight problem?

Customer:

6 foot tall 225 lbs. I am sure I am carrying a few extra pounds

Customer:

I take metoprolol 100 mg a day and 81mg asprin

mysticdoc :

k

mysticdoc :

your symptoms are likely from nerve involvement.

mysticdoc :

sensory nerve compression can cause these sensations.

mysticdoc :

this either from lower back pain or from the weight related nerve compression.

mysticdoc :

you can try stretching exercises at your lower back & hips

Customer:

Well, that make sense. I have a pain in my hip that radiates down to my upper calf.

mysticdoc :

yes, you likely having nerve impingement at the hip.

mysticdoc :

you may consider physical therapy as well.

Customer:

on left side the warm sensation is in my right thigh

mysticdoc :

yes, that is common if especially if you also have lower back problem.

mysticdoc :

besides arthritis can affect both the hips.

mysticdoc :

over use of the 'better side' also another precipitating factor.

Customer:

cant raise my left leg as high as my right... I guess I had better start stretching

mysticdoc :

yes, only after you see a physical therapist.

Customer:

It is the pits getting old....thanks

mysticdoc :

welcome

Customer:

I will set an appointment up next week

mysticdoc :

sounds good.

Customer:

Done..thanks

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