A 36-year-old female asked:
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i have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Why indeed: Whatever is causing the numbness & tingling is also causing the painful sensation. The sense of touch is multimodality & of mind-mangling complexity. When you say the areas are "more painful," do you mean allodynia, hyperpathia, dysesthesia or hyperalgesia? (The idea is now for you to look up those terms and try to determine which 1 (or more) applies to you.)
Answered on May 23, 2018

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