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A 47-year-old female asked:

What would cause constant recurring goosebumps in left leg for no reason?. have neuropathy as well. normal brain mri but have polyclonal gammopathy.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Neuropathy: Goosebumps are caused by stimulation of the autonomic system - which innervate the small muscles attached to each hair. Anything that causes an adrenaline rush or other activation of your sympathetic nerves (such as fear, or cold) will cause goose bumps (also known as "pilo erection"). It's also possible this is caused by a condition called autonomic hyperreflexia. Talk with your neurologist.
Last updated May 26, 2021


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