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A 35-year-old male asked:

Metallic taste & tingling/numbness in both hands & feet. blood tests(vitamin def., lyme & thyroid) r normal. waiting for mri & emg. what could this be?

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Dr. Christina Lenk
Neurology 28 years experience
Spinal symptoms: I agree that an MRI and EMG are the next studies needed. Your symptoms sound suspicious for spinal cord issues. You may need a spinal tap, looking for signs of inflammation. Myelitis is inflammation in the spine. A ganglionopathy can also cause these symptoms, particularly when taste is affected, with numbness. It's possible all your studies could be normal, but will need to be monitored

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Last updated Nov 16, 2019

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