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Numbness in my thigh what kind of doctor should I see

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Go to your PCP: Go to your primary care physician. They can asses if your numbness is due to something they can easily treat and manage for you. If it is something mo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Changing positions: This can help to temporarily shift some of the pressure from the sciatic nerve.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Numbness in the thigh can be from nerve compression in the lower back or upper thigh but not from the knee.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Numbness: Absolutely! you likely have a "pinched" or damaged nerve. You need to see a doctor promptly to receive proper diagnosis and treatment in order to avoi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
I would not discount: Sometimes people have subjective neurologic symptoms that a neurologic exam will not always verify; but this could be insidious onset of a brain tumo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Numbness: trust your doctor. You may be having anxiety symptoms and may benefit from some relaxation exercises
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Berg
41 years experience Neurosurgery
When in doubt: Get an MRI to r/o more serious conditions. Numbness in all of these areas suggest more might be going on.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: It sounds like your symptoms are progressing, so seeing your primary care physician for initial evaluation is a good idea. Based on your history and e ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Numbness: Numbness is a nerve related issue. Your nerve is irritated and that's how you feel it. The question is what causes it. Unfortunately, based on the inf ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Are you making a: request for medical documentation/ recommendations? If yes, we can not do that on the general health education of HealthTap.
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