A 27-year-old female asked:
i am 27 yrs old i have extreme pain, tingling and numbness only in my left side from the top of my head to my toes. i have had an mri and nothing. ty?
2 doctor answers
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience Psychiatry
Dysesthesia: Such extensive dysesthesia - involving the whole side - is unusual. Sensory neuropathies that are painful can be due to diabetes, poor nutrition as in chronic alcoholism, amyloid, herpes zoster (again limited to a smaller, defined region) or vascular disease. If loss of sensation of that half of the body as well consider toxin exposure, autoimmune disorder, or syringomyelia. Do not give up.
Answered on Oct 10, 2013
Dr. William Drescher answered
48 years experience Psychiatry
I hate to say it: I hate to say it, but this suggests a psychological issue. The way the nerves run, one sided pain... Is highly unlikely from a physical origin. As you have had a MRI that suggests that you have had the non-psychological origins evaluated. Might be time to see a psychiatrist/psychologist with experience in somatization disorders.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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