Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!


Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial


In this Discussion

Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.

Sudden thigh numbness and pain

MeadowMMeadow Posts: 1
Hi, I'm new here. I'm 34 years old and spent 2014 battling and beating breast cancer. Chemo was pretty rough on my body, especially my nerves. Fortunately I didn't have any neuropathy, but I have had a couple brief bouts of sciatica that lasted a couple weeks each time. However, 5 days ago my right thigh, just above my knee, more towards the outside, went numb. I also noticed a pulling sensation with the first few steps I took after sitting for a long period of time. Now the numb area has turned into a stabbing, burning pain, and I still have the weird pulling sensation. It especially hurts to walk or put any pressure on my thigh. Even light touch hurts a little. It's to the point where it's starting to hurt at rest and I'm now using a heating pad all day (which is helping). My oncologist ran an ultrasound which ruled out a blood clot, but she thinks I pinched a nerve and diagnosed Meralgia Parasthetica.

Has anyone here dealt with this? How long does this typically take to resolve on its own? Any remedies I should try besides Ibuprofen and heat?

I finished chemo back in July and had 3 surgeries in the last 4 months - two were breast surgeries and one was a total hysterectomy. I'm hoping I'm not developing scar tissue from the abdominal surgery which is pressing on the nerve. I'm really looking forward to 2015 and getting my life back. This is not the start I was hoping for. Any insight on this condition would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.


Sign In or Register to comment.