Meralgia paraesthetica

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Q: Whilst sitting at my desk today at work i felt a sting,bite sensation in the top of my right thigh, it was so strange i thought i had been stung by something but there was nothing there, no mark or anything, as i couldn't see anything i just ignored it, then it happened again, and again, i was convinced something was caught on the inside of my skirt so after a good check i couldn't understand what was causing this, i am still experiencing this uncomfortable sensation now 7 hours later (say every 5-10 mins) and more so when i walk (ie , when i'm putting my left foot forward therefore stretching my right thigh a bit) also if i run my finger over the area i feel it again ( sort of like getting stung by a stinging nettle) i'm concerned it maybe be something to do with my nerves or something , a few weeks ago i was getting uncomfortable feelings in my right groin occasionally and felt the need to hold myself and not move, i worried it may be a hernia but didn't think the pain was severe enough and this has not bothered me now for a week or so but i'm wondering if there maybe some sort of connection, i know i should visit the doctor but it's the weekend now and I just wondered if this has been heard of before.

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