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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?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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
Last updated Feb 8, 2016

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