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Just recently I have begun to get hot feelings on my upper right leg about 3 inches above my knee in center. Feels like hot air blowing on one spot and last for a few seconds. No pain, just extremely hot like sitting next to a fire. Feeling have been happening about 20 times a day for the past three days. Could this be related to nerve damage, and what could it be?


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replied December 23rd, 2008
Foot Disorders Answer A5121
A Neuroma from a Ankle Re constructive Surgery on right ankle. Neuroma located on outside of right leg at bottom of scar.
Current medical status: Neuroma developed after surgery. Extremely sensitive. Unable to wear shoes, exercise etc.



A neuroma is a benign tumor consisting of neural tissue. The tumor neural tissue has the same characteristics as a normal neural tissue. It means it can transfer any sensation including touch, heat and pain. Which feeling will be transferred depends on the subtype of sensitive neural cells that build the tumor. As with every tumor, complete cessation of symptoms is only available when the tumor is removed. You might want to check-up with the surgeon that performed the Ankle reconstructive surgery.


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