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A 37-year-old female asked:

Numbness in right arm and leg for 2wk. started as tingling w/migraine, then numb, and now expanding and quite painful. is it really just a migraine?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Contrasted CT / MRI: recommended with progressive neurological symptoms of a focal nature. If you have right arm and leg numbness and parasthesias with a headache for two weeks and a history of prior surgical resection of rectal cancer you need to exclude CNS metastatic lesion or bleed. See somebody right away and ask about this possibility.
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Migraine equivalent: Migraine symptoms can last for few days, but symptoms lasting for 2 wks little unusual for the migraine, Have it checked out. It could be a sign of neuropathy.
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
I am concerned: Numbness in the right arm and leg is very concerning. The fact that it is spreading is especially alarming. Migraine would not be the cause of your problems. You need to seek immediate medical attention. Conditions such as a stroke could be causing your symptoms. Don't look for answers on the internet. You won't be able to self diagnose your problem. See a physician as soon as possible or go to ER

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