A 33-year-old female asked:
got epidural for childbirth 9 days ago. now after laying down left leg feels heavy and right arm is tingling. have neurofibromas down my bilateral nerve roots in lumbar spine. and a neurofibroma between c6-c7. getting really worried. ?
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Pain Management 39 years experience
Epidural: It is very unlikely that the epidural 9 days ago is the cause of your symptoms. I would see the MD who takes care of your neurofibromas and neurological issues. The arm tingling could be the issue at C6-7 and the heavy legs the fibromas in the lumbar region.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Does an epidural injection in the lumbar or cervical spine for pain cause weight gain?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 46 years experience
Very rarely: The medication used is some type of steroid. A single dose is unlikely to cause weight gain, though frequent and repeated doses may in some cases.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
I know that some women have arm swelling and pain after breast cancer surgery. Why does it happen?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Allergy shot consistanly in left arm, now c/o left arm muscle pain and hand cramp in l hand an arm?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Time for Neurologist: These are such unusual symptoms that have followed allergy shots, so one should be cautious about blaming the injections on these new problems. Any injury to the body may cause a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy/crps complex regional pain syndrome, but it is hard to imagine that allergy shots could bring on such a complication. Please arrange to see a neurologist now for workup.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What could cause sore legs, sore throat, and a rash on chest?
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Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Many possibilities: See a doctor. This combination of symptoms should be evaluated and treated if necessary.
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Los Angeles, CA
A 32-year-old male asked:
Experiencing excess saliva recently. History of mild tingling/numbness/arm weakness/need for deep breath. Normal blood tests/ekg/brain mri. Anxiety?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 28 years experience
It depends.: I do not think that a heart condition is likely, given your age and results under normal conditions. It depends on when you get these episodes, and under what circumstances. If they happen during a hectic period in your day, like at work, etc., i would say anxiety is likely. However, if they occur at random points during your day, or after exertion, i would say get a stress test, etc..
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Last updated Jun 7, 2018
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