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A 29-year-old male asked:

My left leg below my kneecap (prox tibia area) went completely numb 4 days ago. neurological exam showed diffuse hyperreflexia all tendon groups and sent for brain mri which was normal. now that ms is thankfully ruled out, what could be causing this?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
It could be one of many neuro muscular causes and the MD who examined would be the best person to give you an answer
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
The numbness likely was secondary to an issue with the saphenous nerve, the hyper-reflexia likely associated with anxiety and heightened vigilance. Neither would be indicative of MS, and would discuss your issues with a neurologist if not accomplished so far.
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Last updated Feb 17, 2022
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