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2 Potential Hip Numbness Causes

  1. 1.Thigh Nerve Issue (Meralgia Paresthetica)

    Meralgia paresthetica is a nerve condition that causes an area of skin over the upper outer thigh to feel numb, tingly, or painful. This is caused by compression of a nerve known as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh as it passes underneath a tough fibrous ligament known as the inguinal ligament.

    Pain and pins-and-needles feeling resolves with time. Sometimes numbness and altered sensation remains for life.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in the outside of the hip, pain in one thigh, thigh numbness, tingling upper leg, hip numbness
    Symptoms that never occur with thigh nerve issue (meralgia paresthetica):
    new headache, swollen hip, swollen hips, swelling of one hip, leg swelling, weakness of both legs, leg weakness, leaking urine
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Ewing Sarcoma

    Ewing sarcoma is a type of bone cancer often affecting the legs, pelvis, ribs, arms or spine. It can occur anytime during childhood and young adulthood; it is rarely seen in adults.

    Curable with total treatment lasting 8-12 months

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, new headache, fever, rib pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hip Numbness

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Does your back pain radiate anywhere?

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Hip Numbness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hip numbness have also experienced:

    • 10% Upper Leg Numbness
    • 10% Lower Leg Numbness
    • 9% Foot Numbness
  • People who have experienced hip numbness had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Day
    • 24% Over a Month
    • 17% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced hip numbness were most often matched with:

    • 4% Thigh Nerve Issue (Meralgia Paresthetica)
    • 2% Ewing Sarcoma
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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