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I have a burning\tingling in my legs and hands. had mri and diabetic test done. what else could be causing this? both came back clean. important 27 fe

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Neurologist: The best course of action would be to see a neurologist and have a full evaluation.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Needs more workup: There are multiple causes for paresthesias, and a more extensive lab workup (e.g. Checking for b12, thyroid, and diabetes (using a glucose tolerance test, not just a fasting sugar or a1c)) can be helpful. Additional information can often be gleaned from functional testing (such as nerve conduction studies) and/or skin biopsy to look for small fiber neuropathy. A neurologist can help guide workup.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Restless legs : It is possible you may have restless legs syndrome. Check with your doctor to see if you are anemic. Have him check your ferritin level also.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment.

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