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Small fiber neuropathy disability

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: Small fiber neuropathy can cause pain which is often described as a burning or prickly sensation.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
You name it!: if you can think of it, its probably a cause of SFPN. Some high on the list are: Alcohol use, medications, diabetes and insulin resistance, vitamin de... Read More
Dr. Ira Katz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 25 years experience
A bunch of things: The most common cause I this country would likely be diabetes. However, the list of possible causes is very large, some examples idiopathic (we can n... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: Diabetes and glucose intolerance are the common causes and there is a long list of other causes. Please consult this article for additional informatio... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Numbness, paresthesias (pins and needles) and/or weakness.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
It doesn't always do: That. In some cases it makes it better. Perhaps there is something else wrong.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 47 years experience
Many options: Some simple options would include wearing thicker synthetic material socks and well padded shoes. Avoid narcotics ; they will not work long-term and j... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Multiple...: If you have had a nerve conduction study and confirmed this diagnosis through this test then there multiple labs that can be ordered in order to find ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Possibly: If this is the correct diagnosis is possible, but it may be a neuropathy caused by other issues and you need to have this clarified. If a medication r... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 35 years experience
Rarely if ever: Small fibers are poorly myelinated so small-fiber neuropathies are axonal. When there is enough axonal dropout, the damage is almost always permanent.... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not fully rare: Since there are multiple causes, this is not that unusual. The most common is diabetes and pre-diabetes, but can be seen with hereditary disorders su... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Some advice: Is your diagnosis proven based on skin punch biopsy data? And what is the cause, as idiopathic means lack of etiology? Cannot predict outcome withou... Read More
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