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Could diabetes be the cause of cause sciatica

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
No, neuropathy : Diabetes wouldnt cause sciatica, but it can cause neuropathy(nerve damage) and the symptoms can be similar. A nerve conduction study, sort of like an ... Read More
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Doubt Diabetes Does: Sciatica refers to an intermittently symptomatic condition involving the sciatic nerve, a large nerve in the buttock region. Since it is derived from... Read More
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Affected, not cause: Diabetics have higher rates of developing sciatica compared to the general population but diabetes shouldn't cause sciatica.

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Neuropathy is more likely due to diabetes. It is imperative that you control your blood sugar and keep the A1c below 7.0, Visit this site for info: ht... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
No, neuropathy is due to your diabetes, not your lower back. But the low back issues are superimposed upon the peripheral nerve issues, which makes t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: Diabetes is not a factor. Vigorous exercise may be. The CK rises in normal people following strenuous muscular exercise. He should rest for 5 days and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Maybe: It could be from diabetes but it could be other things as well such as pinched nerves in the neck or arm, carpal tunnel syndrome, vitamin deficiency, ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Blood: Unlikely. If you are vomiting blood you need to the emergency room as soon as you can!
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Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Unlikely: Diabetes can have a variety of effects on your eyes including creating problems in the retina, and cataracts. Diabetes does not cause astigmatism--pro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
No: Diabetes is secondary to reduced or absent insulin production, insulin resistance or production of defective insulin. Eating sugar increases insulin... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Passed out: Could be yes or no. Your doctor must check your blood sugar values and also work with you to find out why you almost passed out. Do not delay. If you... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Yes: Plus - continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors tol... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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1500 cals: That a lot of calories in addition to breakfast lunch and dinner. It won't be long till you get diabetes unless you take better care of your food inta... Read More

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