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Symptoms indicating tactily allodynia

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I have read through several forums with people having this same symptom without a great answer. I am a healthy female and workout on a regular basis. As long as I can recall at times my thighs inner outter, get sensitive to the touch. It feels like they are bruised! Cold often affects this and it hurts for my pants to rub agains my skin. Just gently brushing my hand on my leg hurts. There are no marks just pain. Not a tingling numb sensation just painful to the touch. In my sleep last night it felt sharp pains every now and again, one on the inner and one on the outter side of my left thigh only. I have expreience this sensitivy before but not the sharp pains like this. This morning and all day still hurts. Sharp pains occured today off and on.I take supplments and eat extremely healthy- gluten free diet... Can stress cause this? Or is it physical? Only thing I did yesterday different was had accupuncture in my left arm for a tear in my bicep which i'm sure has nothing to do with it.:(

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replied January 28th, 2010
Skin Answer A9569

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. From your symptoms, it looks like tactile allodynia which means pain in response to touch. It can be due to neuropathies, complex regional pain syndrome, postherpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia and migraines. It can be found in metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypothyroidism, vitamin B12 deficiency or malnutrition. Get your blood sugar and thyroid hormone levels evaluated. You can take vitamin B12 for a few days and see if the symptoms are gone or not.

In case the symptoms persist please consult a physician. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For an exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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