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Hello pamela,
I am hoping you can help me, and if not, direct me to someone who potentially can. The problem is a little bit strange, I often get numbness or loss of sensation in my top left leg and groin area. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's all of the time but I notice it more certain times. For example if I've been sleeping or lying down. I never used to notice it, so I can't recall how long it's been there for but I've been noticing it for the past few months. I don't get it anywhere else apart from underneath my breasts and nipples ( I had breast augmentation in march) could it at all be linked that or is it not possible? I can scratch and even to a certain extent, nip the area, and still not feel anything, yet at the minute as I sit in my car waiting to pick my partner up from work, it isn't so bad, I can feel it a lot more. Any ideas?
Many thanks and kindest regards,
Amy Foster

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Dear Amy,

Loss of sensation is due to nerves. The groin and the top of your thigh are associated with the lumbar spine dermatones. Are you experiencing back pain? Have you noticed and loss of stability? A visit to a neurologist will rule out other possible causes like multiple sclerosis or Lyme disease.  

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Dr. Pamela M. Cipriano, DNP, APRN

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My name is Dr. Cipriano. I have a private practice specializing in adult health and wellness. I can answer questions associated with thyroid disease, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, cholesterol levels, male/female sexual questions or questions on the sexual organs, gastrointestinal problems, healthy ways to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and nearly anything else that pertains to medicine.

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I am on the Medical Staff at a local hospital where I work as a medical/surgical hospitalist as well as in the emergency department. I am certified in critical care and advanced cardiac life support. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, I was a certified critical care nurse (CCRN).

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Society of Hospital Medicine American Association of Critical Care Nurses American Association of Nurse Practitioners Connecticut Advance Nurse Practitioner Society

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Maryville University 2014-2016 Doctor of Nursing Practice University of Connecticut 2007-2011 MSN, Acute Care Track Nurse Practitioner. Board Certified September 2011 Critical Care Certified 2014 Central Connecticut State University 2002-2006 BA Psychology St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing 1991-1993 Diploma Nursing Registered Nurse

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