What other symptoms might occur with numb thigh?

Numb thigh may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the thigh also involve other body systems.

Leg symptoms that may occur along with numb thigh

Numb thigh may accompany other symptoms affecting the thigh including:

  • Blistering
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Paralysis
  • Redness, warmth or swelling
  • Tingling
  • Weakness (loss of strength)

Meralgia paresthetica symptoms that may occur along with numb thigh

Numb thigh may accompany other symptoms caused by meralgia paresthetica that affect the outer thigh. Symptoms of meralgia paresthetica include:

  • Aching or pain in the groin or buttocks
  • Outer thigh pain
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Symptoms in only one thigh
  • Tingling or numbness in the outer thigh

Other symptoms that may occur along with numb thigh

Numb thigh may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Changes in sensation
  • Difficulty walking
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Foot problems, such as ulcers and bone and joint pain
  • Impaired coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nerve pain
  • Numbness or tingling in other parts of the body
  • Pain when walking

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

Sudden numb thigh accompanied by numbness or weakness on one side of your body can be a sign of stroke. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have numb thigh along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
  • Change in mental status or sudden behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions
  • Garbled or slurred speech or inability to speak
  • Paralysis or inability to move a body part
  • Sudden change in vision, loss of vision, or eye pain
  • Worst headache of your life

What is numb thigh?

Numb thigh is caused when sensation in the thigh is diminished from nerve damage or dysfunction. It can result from an injury to the thigh or exposure to cold temperatures. Another possible cause of numb thigh is meralgia paresthetica, which is a disorder caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, one of the main nerves within the thigh. Numbness in the thigh or legs can also... Read more about numb thighintroduction


What causes numb thigh?

Numb thigh can be the result of peripheral nerve or skin damage to the thigh and surrounding tissues. Disorders affecting the nerves, such as peripheral neuropathy and stroke, may also cause numb thigh. Also, meralgia paresthetica, a disorder in which nerve compression affects feeling in the outer thigh, is another possible cause of numb thigh.

Common causes of numb thigh

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Sep 20, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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