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i've been feeling numbness in my leggs, feet, arms, fingers, and lips for the past 4 days. i don't know what's causing this. i think i may be pregnet.?

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Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
MANY things.: It could be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoyide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. David Schleimer
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I agree with all: with exception of heavy metal exposure, which is most unlikely to express as numbness in these varied areas. Central nervous system reaction to a virus would be a likely candidate. Lip numbness without other areas of the face is most unusual, as the nerve(s) are branches of one of the 12 cranial nerves. Without a full work up (which is indicated), I would guess a reaction to a virus.
Feb 20, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
If you think your: Pregnant then take a pregnancy test. The symptoms you describe to me sound more like a problem in your back like a pinched nerve/bulging disc. See your internist they can take blood work/urine to check if your pregnant and can order x-ray of your back or emg/ncv testing if you are not pregnant.
Answered on Feb 26, 2013
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Yes: There are cranial nerves that can cause neuropathic pain head and facial area.
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