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I was diagnosed with mvp. i am now experiencing a dull numbness/ tingling in my left leg. this occurs mainly when i lie in bed to sleep. help?

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

It is very unlikely that your mitral valve prolapse has anything to do with the numbness and tingling in your leg. Do make sure that you move around while you sleep to avoid the neuropathy, and if it continues please go be seen by a physician for an in person exam and evaluation

Answered Feb 25, 2018

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg answered

Specializes in Neonatology

This could be many things, from compression due to sleep position, to diabetic neuropathy, to possible cardiopulmonary disease. See a cardiologist after seeing your GP, get a full physical exam and screening blood tests to include a comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid profile, Hgb A1c, and thyroid panel, to cover the differential diagnoses...

Answered Feb 25, 2018

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