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Tingling Hip Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your tingling hip symptoms, including 3 causes & common questions.

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3 Possible Tingling Hip Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced tingling hip. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

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

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Herniated (slipped) disk in the lower back

The backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bones called vertebrae. In between the bones are soft disks filled with a jelly-like substance. These disks cushion the vertebrae and keep them in place. Although people talk about a slipped disk, nothing actually slips out of place. The outer shell of the disk ruptures, and the jelly-like substance bulges out. It may be pressing on a nerve, which is what causes the pain.A slipped disk is more likely to happen due to strain on the back, such as during heavy lifting, and older individuals are at higher risk.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: lower back pain, moderate back pain, back pain that shoots down the leg, back pain that gets worse when sitting, leg weakness

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, loss of appetite, new headache, fever, rib pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tingling Hip

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Are you currently pregnant?
  • Do your symptoms worsen when standing or walking?
  • If you tap on the outside of your affected thigh, does this cause your symptoms to return? (This is called Tinel's sign.)

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Tingling Hip Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced tingling hip have also experienced:

  • 12% Tingling Upper Leg
  • 9% Tingling Foot
  • 9% Tingling Lower Leg

People who have experienced tingling hip were most often matched with:

  • 40% Ewing Sarcoma
  • 30% Thigh Nerve Issue (Meralgia Paresthetica)
  • 30% Herniated (Slipped) Disk In The Lower Back

People who have experienced tingling hip had symptoms persist for:

  • 42% Less than a day
  • 25% Over a month
  • 17% Less than a week

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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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.