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I am a 16 year old female and for about a week and a half now the skin on my upper and outer left thigh, just a few centimeters under my hip bone, has been numb. It feels just like my foot feels when it's asleep. When I lay on that side, it also hurts. It;s like a burning and stinging feeling almost. It s just really painful. Any idea what this is?

Hi, Kristina,

Unless you injured this area in some way, keep a watch for a rash developing in this area.  Sometime shingles, something that is really sort of common in your age group, can start just with a burning, sting place of normal skin and then can develop blisters in the some area.  

If this is not changing and not getting better, see your doctor.

Good luck, Dr. Olson


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David Olson, MD


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