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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have a huge abcess on my leg is it normal to feel like my legs going to sleep?

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Not normal: It does not sound normal, but rather product of the abcess, an independent problem or general condition (less likely, but i read "legs going to sleep"..). Compression of a nerve near an abcess might provoke paresthesias, but there is a lot of potential causes. You should consult your dr to clarify it.

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Last updated Jun 12, 2013

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