A 20-year-old female asked:
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past few months, my left side leg feels numb and different. specially when i'm sleeping. can you tell me whats wrong? thanks!

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Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Leg feels numb: Sounds a bit suspicious for sciatica. I would see a doctor. If it purely sensory then it could be meralgia paraesthica.
Answered on Feb 8, 2016
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