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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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I'm a 30 year old female iv had this problem while

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Hi I'm a 30 year old female iv had this problem for a while were i have this burning/scalding feeling at the top of my left thigh just below my bum, I work in an office were I sit all day so this can become very uncomfortable but just bearable. Iv also noticed that I can get a very distinctive smell after a while sitting when the bottom half of my body becomes warm which I find very unpleasant and very embarrassing. I have seen a GP in the past about this although as there didn't seem to be a rash they discarded it as being a skin problem. Iv got to a point were I am at my wits end and just want to get to the bottom of it or have some kind of idea who to turn to I really hope you could shine some light on this.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. Sorry for the delay

Any rash or redness associated with this?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry as it took some time for a reply I requested a refund so I don't fell I I have the right to respond to this question
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's OK--the page is still open and you can respond to me
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No there doesn't seem to be a rash
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK--any back pain at all and do you have any other medical conditions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No back pain and no medical conditions
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK--we can continue after this if you'd like.

I don't think this is a skin nor a dermatologic problem if there's no rash.

This sounds like a neuropathy--an inflamed or irritated nerve problem.

While it could be from a disk problem in your lumbar spine it could also be from a more systemic problem like diabetes, magnesium or vitamin B12 deficiency, or perhaps an autoimmune neuralgia condition.

I suggest you ask your doctor for an MRI of your lumbar spine and get blood work to check for the other possibilities. And one doesn't have to have back pain to have symptoms from a herniated disk.

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