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I have a numb spot on my left side of my back what could be the cause

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Back: If you had a localized surgery on your back, that could cause it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Worrisome: Dark spots on the skin can be quite worrisome. I would have it checked out by a Dermatologist in the very near future. Melanoma unfortunately comes ... Read More
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Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Danger sign: Could be stroke, tumor or bleeding. See doctor right away. Seizures need urgent attention.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Nerve damage?: Did you injure that area, perhaps a long time ago? Please see your doctor and tell him/her about it. It may be nothing to be concerned about but rul... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Get medically: Evaluated. What you are describing sounds like a trigger point (ashi point). If that is what it is - these respond very well to a variety of acupuntur... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
White matter diseas?: I'm not sure what a "sodium spot" is, but if you've ever had trouble with your electrolytes before (hyponatremia), then it could be sign of central po... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Numbness : Numbness is worrisome, especially unilateral (one sided) head numbness. You could be dealing with a nerve injury, spinal cord injury, herpes zoster, s... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or ch... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Please see: Please see a dermatologist for this to be evaluated. You may need a biopsy to see what is causing the bald spot. This may or may not be related to the... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
May not be migraine: Migraines can sometimes cause neurologic symptoms in other parts of the body that can mimic a mini-stroke (TIA). But it's important to rule out more d... Read More
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