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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Peripheral neuropath: Small fiber neuropathy is a peripheral neuropathy that occurs from damage to small unmyelinated nerve fibers present in skin, peripheral nerves, and o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Yes: Small fiber neuropathy can cause pain which is often described as a burning or prickly sensation.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
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
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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
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Ha!: Hi. If we knew what caused it, it wouldn't be IDIOPATHIC! If and when a cause is found, it will have a (probably mechanistic) name, and will no longe ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Numbness, paresthesias (pins and needles) and/or weakness.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
It doesn't always do: That. In some cases it makes it better. Perhaps there is something else wrong.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
46 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Very variable (V. V): The symptoms of pain in small fiber neuropathy can be anywhere from mild to insignificant as far up the ladder as excruciatingly painful. Sometimes co ... Read More
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