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WEAKNESS IN LEFT LEG AND ARM

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
18 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain: There is concern for spinal cord damage in your thoracic spine and an MRI is needed of the thoracic spine immediately. Pressure on the spinal cord can ... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not likely at all: The average age of onset of ALS is 55; an onset at age 20 is extremely rare (though possible). But there are other potential serious causes including ... Read More
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Rare: Check out the info sheet at the nih web site, http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/detail_als.Htm. There are more common ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Left sided weakness: Weakness may be from muscle or nerve related. That may be from several reasons from dietary deficiency, nerve compression, vascular insufficiency, inf ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be seen - asap: Sounds like a bad disc in two places. Either way do not let this go on- be seen asap.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Had a stroke.: You have had a stroke, one of the three tia's were a small stroke as you have residual weakness. You have continual headaches and the concern is for r ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Needs evaluation!: The most concerning thing about your question is the distribution of the symptoms: left arm and left leg. It would be more reassuring if it was all ov ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, your symptoms are ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Sad..: Tubercular meningitis leaves behind neuronal damage, scar tissue. Now focus on nutrition, regular physical therapy.....that may, give back some functi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Stroke or MS: Sudden weakness & numbness is worrisome for stroke. Think fast: face, arms, speech & time. Obviously someone didn't think that you're having a stroke ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More

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