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A 27-year-old female asked:

Was just diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy and i get mild numbness and mild decreased sensation on skin but never pain. normal?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: on what you mean by "normal." There's nothing "normal" about neuropathy. The pattern of numbness you describe - if it's mainly in the distal lower extremities - is typical of small-fiber neuropathy. Absence of pain is unusual. Your concern should be how & by whom the Dx was made, & whether you're being worked up for treatable causes. THAT'S what's important now.

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Last updated Jun 9, 2017

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