• burning tingling pain in right thigh

    Asked by coffeenomore on Thursday, March 7, 2013

    burning tingling pain in right thigh

    around # 20-25 of radiation treatment I started experiencing a burning tingling pain in my right thigh. This pain comes and goes. Anyone experience this. My magnesium is low so taking 250 mg daily. Onc said that may be cause. No relief so far.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I started having this at night about the same time as my CIPN started. For me, it depends on which side I am sleeping on as which thigh starts tingling. If it wakes me up during the night, I turn over to the other side and that seems to help. After I have been up and walking around for a few minutes in the morning it is fine.

      over 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      You might have a pinched nerve - I have one in my left thigh, it was diagnosed about 10 years ago. I find that it acts up when I stay in one position too long. I know it really was a pain literally and figurative during the last 10 Min of my MRI on Friday. I find that movement, even subtle ones help prevent it the discomfort or get relieve it once it starts. Maybe the way you need to lay on the radiation table triggered it?

      over 5 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      I have had a patient who had the same thing while receiving radiation for cervical cancer. I would urge you to see a neurologist. A nerve could have been slightly over-radiated and might be the source of this issue. When radiating at the level of the pelvic area, it can be a delicate area to treat. Your symptoms of burning and tingling is usually what occurs when a nerve is affected, I agree with SueRae1. Good luck, Carm RN.

      over 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      I have had the same thing..It started a month after my treatment ended. Horrible..woke me in the middle of the night with very difficult levels of pain. Then it would come and go. My leg was painful to the touch.

      I have been on the tread mill for three months almost every day. The issue is completely gone. I suspect it was related to my back or a nerve. The exercise and stretching has been the answer for me. Good luck

      over 5 years ago
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar

      I have the cancer of the rectum and they pretty much zap same area. I've had some intermittent leg problems and some major bladder problems. There are lots of nerves that leave that area for parts south. Actually, my Gi Surgeon did a pretty thorough check of my legs during the initial examination.

      Best wishes for a permanent cure and a pain free journey,

      over 5 years ago
    • janets' Avatar

      I had the same thing during radiation. the pain would feel like a burning sensation and would come and go . I have finished my chmo/radiation 7 weeksago and have not been bothered with this sensation for 5 weeks.
      wishing you the best .

      over 5 years ago

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