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A 22-year-old female asked:

There are times when i lay down on my stomach i get a pulsating headache and my right leg goes numb or feels heavy from my toes all the way to my hip.

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
Strange Symptoms: Without further history, this is a puzzler. It sounds like when you lie prone, something is compromising a peripheral nerve in your right leg. I would suggest a visit to your Gyn provider to make sure nothing in the female genital tract is to blame. The other possibility may be a lumbar vertebral issue. Do you get the numbness when you sit and lean over as far as you can? If so, it is vertebral.

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