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Warm Flush in Thigh

SplendagrrlSSplendagrrl Posts: 108

Ok I am having this new symptom and wanted to know if anyone has had this or knows what to make of it. All this week, on and off, I have had this warm flush on my left front of thigh. Have you ever had a CAT scan where they put that contrast in your IV and you get that warm flush down the middle of your body? That is what keeps happening to my thigh over and over again. It does not matter if I am sitting or laying down. It keeps happening more often every day. Today, it has happened too many times to count.

I have a pinched nerve in my back, but all my pain symptoms have always been in my right leg, not my left. I don't know what to think. I do go back to my neurologist Friday and will ask, but just wanted to know if anyone else has had this feeling and if so any diagnosis on it?



  • Slendagrrl,

    The symptom you're describing, is it possible it is a 'warm wet' feeling? I have issues with the L2&3 nerves and at times it feels like I spilled warm (not hot - doesn't hurt) liquid on the front of my thigh. I get it in both thighs, and mostly when sitting.

    As for the cause, my Neurologist just said it was one of the awkward nerve responses. They usually also don't last very long, a couple of minutes max to around 30 seconds. I've also had the warm wet spill feeling a couple of times in my forearm. I hope that helps.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Yep-nerves. I get that feeling in my right foot and once in a while in my leg. I also get the feeling that water is running over certain areas or just a general feeling of 'wetness', but when I feel it of course it's dry. That's just irritating, but the feeling that I dislike the most (pain notwithstanding) is the feeling that ants or spiders are crawling on my foot and around my ankle. I have a bug phobia so even though I know (now) that these 'bugs' are not really there.. the feeling still freaks me out & causes some anxiety.
    ..but yes, that 'flush' feeling can be irritating, though I'm not positive this is what you are feeling, it sounds like it very well could be the same thing.

    For sure mention it to your Dr.
  • Brenda
    I do not know if it actually feels wet but it feels like a warm liquid is running through it, almost like warm water or like is was peeing down my leg...lol Did your surgery correct this nerve problem or did it start after your surgery?? Either way I go to the neurologist tomorrow so I will ask about it! I will also find out the results of my EMG and NVC. I would rather it be a nerve problem then to think it might be a blood clot, but I don't think it is because it is not painful. Thanks for answering!!!!
  • Two answers for ya. For my legs, haven't had surgery on the back yet - pending (see signature). I have had two surgeries for the neck, so that made me more accepting and comfortable with the 'awkward nerve reaction' answer.

    The only other weird thing I get is in my thighs from Neuropathy in that I get a warm internal buzzing (about the frequency of shivering when we're cold), and sometimes that does ramp up to warm and then burning at times, and can last for hours. These are two totally different nerve reactions though.

    I just reread your reply, I do think the 'wet' that I described, and the 'peeing', warm liquid you describe; we are feeling the same result with a different use of words is all. I think we're feeling the same thing.

    Please let us know what your Neurologist has to say. I'm curious to see what another doctor feels. :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • get a wet feeling, but it is in my left foot. It feels like I have on a cold soaking sock, but of course when I actually touch my foot it is dry. I believe in my case it is nerve related, as it is also numb in parts of my shin and foot.

    I agree, definately mention this symptom to your doctor.

    All the best.

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • Ugh..I hate that wet feeling in my foot/slipper. For me it's my right foot and the slipper feels wet. I am a little OCD and I hate anything on my feet (water, sweat, dirt, etc...) so when that happens I always feel like I need to change slippers, but it's not even wet. Ohh I hate that..and don't know how could I have forgotten that!!
  • Just got my report back so this might be why I am having the heat flushes in my leg.

    Impression: Abnormal study; there is electrophysiologic evidence of L4-5 radiculopathy bilaterally.

    I have been reading and this seems to be sciatica in both legs. What do you think?.
  • I have neuropathy in my thighs, and get the warm, wet feelings there. Radiculopathy in my L5, and have not had it there (yet). I guess what I am figuring is neuropathy or radicular issues are still nerves being irritated, and so it wouldn't surprise me.

    Again of course, I am just going on what my lovely nerves say to me here and there! (G)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Hey,

    I have been getting this for about a week by the side of my knee mainly when I am walking :(
  • PepaGPPepaG Posts: 1
    edited 07/04/2015 - 9:41 PM
    I realize this is an old forum topic but hoping maybe I can get some help.
    Here lately I have been having what I think is a nerve in my thigh feel like it is getting hot. It does not hurt at all, it is just a warm sensation and it happens every few seconds.
    My legs, feet, and hands are also bad about "falling asleep", meaning they go numb or have a pins and needles sensation.
    Have not been to a neurologist but was wondering if anyone had any thoughts?

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  • I get this often,i have peripheral neuropathy and that is why I get it.I have multiple spine issues and
    Yesterday was told I now have Gilliam. Barre syndrome.I had the warm feelings before getting this.
  • OzZOOzZ PennsylvaniaPosts: 1
    I too have a guillain barre diagnosis as well as severe psoriatic arthritis and spinal trauma.  I experience extreme pain and heat in my muscles and nerves...  Because of the guillain barre I was in the hospital for 4 months in 2015 and have pernanant loss of the use of my left leg.  I have heat and pain in the thigh on the other leg,  I'm waiting to see the doctor to see if it's related to my diagnoses..  The warm feeling is probably nerves..  The doctor is the best course of action,  probably a neurologist ...
  • Hello ladies. Just letting you all know that I have been having the same sensation in my left leg and oddly on the right side of my buttock. There are times when it feels like I peed on myself. Thank you all for this thread.
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    Hello Dawn

    This is an old discussion created by a member no longer on the forum so I am closing it.
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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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