A member asked:

I have numbness, tingling and pain in my face, feet and arms. my feet fall asleep several times a day. my eeg, emg, brain and cs mri were negative. why did my nerve tests show normal?

12 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Richard Ramos answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

It depends on the tests that were performed. Not all tests have 100% sensitivity for the disease tested. For example, the ncs that you had cannot rule out something called a small fiber neuropathy. You will need to follow up with a neurologist to discuss need for work up of that problem. Finally, there are psychiatric diseases that can present with multiple neurological symptoms.

Answered Apr 26, 2018



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Dr. Jeffrey Mccarty answered

Specializes in

It is not normal to have numbness in the face; however sometimes it is an abnormal feeling and not just numbness. It would be called parasthesia. This could be secondary to the pain. You may also be going through emotional difficulty which could cause many of the autonomic symptoms. Hormonal imbalance may be playing a role. Cardiovascular problems may be playing a role. Start with your md.

Answered Sep 28, 2016


Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Seems you have gone through many tests without final answer. You could possess a small fibre neuropathy, which might explain all of your symptoms, but best to see an expert neurologist with experience in this area. There are other possibilities such as even fibromyalgia, or metabolic issues, and medication rxtn.

Answered Dec 19, 2020



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