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What is paresthesia?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Abnormal feeling: Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation usually numbness, tingling or burning often felt in arms or legs. It can be temporary, such as your foot "falling asleep" from sitting on it, or permanent from nerve damage. It can also be from vitamin deficiencies or vitamin b6 excess (100+ mg/ day for a long time). Deficiencies are correctable, b6 overdose is not. If it persists, see your doctor soon.
Dr. Milton Mintz
A Verified Doctoranswered
68 years experience
Numbness: ; tingling, not a diagnosis, just a symptom.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are paresthesias?

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Nerve pains: Paresthesias are annoying sensations from sensory nerves.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of paresthesia?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Nerve: Nerve irritation or compression will cause a paresthesia in the distribution of the nerve.
A 30-year-old male asked:

What are some causes of paresthesia?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps!

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