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Hi Patricia. Does the top part and side of your leg burn or tingle? How long have you had this?
If it is the top and outside portion of the thigh that is affected, you may have a case of meralgia paresthetica. This is when the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve gets pinched and temporarily damaged. It often occurs when the abdomen is protruding out and causes pressure on the top part of the leg while sitting. If you can keep pressure off this area (by leaning back when you sit, for example), the nerve will typically heal within a few weeks to months.