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A 31-year-old member asked:

My stomach skin is numb from mid right section to around the back. what causes this? it itches as well?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Shingles: One cause of itchiness or pain with numbness around the trunk is herepes zoster, or shingles. The sensations can occur before the onset of the classic rash. If your symptoms are located specifically across a cerain dermatome, then the cause is likely shingles or another radiculopathy.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
You will: You need to discuss treatment options with your doctor. You will have to be examined for this problem.

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Last updated Oct 22, 2020

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