A 23-year-old female asked:
can constipation with mucous cause pain, tingling, coldness, numbness on the left side of my body from the shoulder down the leg to the foot?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Numbness w/ BM: Not usual. Did it occur during a bowel movement? Straining increases pressure in the body/head /abdomen and that can irritate nerves/ have vascular effect.or position. if does not resolve after BM would seek medical attention immediately to check for vascular /nerve effects. If unrelated to BM could be lyme, positional , rarely MS .Drink fluids 2-3L/d eat fiber . F/U w/doc
Answered on Feb 8, 2016
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