What Can Numbness in the Upper Right Thigh Indicate?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 11:59:44 AM ET

A probable cause of numbness in the upper, outer thigh is meralgia paresthetica, a condition that occurs when the nerve that provides sensation to the thigh’s surface is compressed, according to Mayo Clinic. It often occurs on one side of the body and worsens upon walking or standing.