A 23-year-old male asked:
What can cause temporary paralysis in one leg or arm at a time what can cause temporary unconsciousness what can cause instant hand or leg numbness what can cause instant, temporary swelling in the leg, foot, arm, hand what cause sudden immobility?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama answered
Specializes in Neurology
Many possibilities: Paroxymal weakness, numbness and altered level of consciousness are all suggestive of a central nervous system disorder. The altered awareness may suggest seizure like events. The periodic weakness, paralysis and numbness of limbs may suggest a warning of a stroke. You should seek formal neurologic evaluation.
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
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