A 31-year-old member asked:
How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. K. Olsonanswered
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, demyelinating diseases, strokes, radiation therapy, infections, autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, hyperventilation - are just a few.
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Dr. Aaron Hauganswered
Neurology 16 years experience
Many causes: There are many different causes of numbness and tingling. These can range from rapid heavy breathing (hyperventilation) or anxiety to neurological problems with the nerves (neuropathy), spinal cord (myelopathy), or brain. Discuss your specific situation with your primary doctor and consider seeing a neurologist.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 13, 2018
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