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why does my right calf feel numb like it is asleep

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorne Bigley
34 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve problem: You probably have a problem with the nerve that goes to that part of the leg. It can either be from the spine, or it could be a problem in the nerve j ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Calf issues: Tough to say exactly what it could be, but as described, it sounds as if you have a nerve irritation issue or some vascular issue (or combination of b ... Read More
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: you need to see a doctor to determined the extent of your neuropathy(feeling numb) and decide if it does followed specific nerve pattern a problem cou ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: it will quickly resolve and is secondary to the nerve compression.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
33 years experience Neurology
Neuropathy: You may have a pinched nerve in the back or may be developing neuropathy, if you are not able to stand on it because you feel weak then you need to se ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Get a diagnosis: Left sided numbness could be as simple as referred numbness from myofascial pain (which is cause by muscle imbalances), or even carpal tunnel in the l ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
It will impove: I suspect you had compression neuropathy to the nerve and it lost some nerve nutrition from lack of blood supple. If it does not improve see your ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
39 years experience Psychiatry
Back trauma: Symptoms are consistent with spinal trauma and possible herniated disc. See orthopedic or neurosurgeon if needed after swing primary doc and consider ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatica : Sciatica is back and leg pain resulting from compression of the sciatic nerve as it leaves the spine. You should see a spine specialist or spine surg ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Leg numb on waking: When you are sleeping, there is reduced movements. Sometimes, one may lie in a position that compresses some nerves for hours, or compresses blood ves ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Numbness or tingling in your leg is usually due to compression of one of the nerves in your lower back or may also be due to a compressed nerve by you ... Read More

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