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A 25-year-old member asked:

Woke up this morning & my left leg(from knee down) was numb. i was sleeping on my back, my leg was to the side & bent. can the position cause numbness?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly: If the numbness was due to the position you slept in, then the numbness should resolve. If it does not, then see your doctor.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: You may have pinched a nerve in the position that you were laying in. This is very common, and usually resolves itself after a few minutes of repositioning yourself.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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