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is it not good for your limbs to get numb quick?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
No: Normally there is no reason that the arms or legs should become numb. If your legs become numb quickly it indicates some pathology .You may need to get investigated. See a neurologist.

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What is happening scientifically when my limbs being asleep and get tingly?

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What can it mean when my limbs are constantly falling asleep?

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