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what can i do about numbness in both legs?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See your doctor: There are a variety of conditions that cause numbness in both legs---some are easier to treat than other. See your doctor for an evaluation.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What could cause numbness of a leg more than 6 hours ?

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Dr. Morgan Daul
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Several Causes: There are several causes of leg numbness but most are associated with the compression of the nerves that supply the leg. By compressing these nerves, either in the spine or at a local level, you will experience numbness. If your symptoms are sudden and last for several hours without improvement please see your primary care physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some cause on numbness in the right leg?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 54 years experience
Possible nerve compr: Pain in one leg may be due to either pressure on a nerve or maybe secondary to spine problems. Rarely vascular insufficency can also produce these symptoms, disc prolapse especially to one side can also do this.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

What could be causing numbness in my leg?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Miscellaneous: Is this intermittent? Maybe crossing your legs, or being on your feet for a while, or prolongation on a toilet seat, results in transient reversible numbness? If overweight or wearing tight belts, can compress a nerve on the thigh. Foot numbness maybe due to nerve pinching at the ankle. If persistent, and/or progressive, see your physician.
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A 34-year-old male asked about a 61-year-old female:

Numbness of right leg with accompanying easy fatigability?

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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
See someone: Could come from your back secondary to spinal stenosis
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A 29-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing numbness in my leg when sitting. What is the cause of this?

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Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pressure on Nerve: Numbness in leg only when sitting is most likely from pressure on a nerve. It could be from a wallet in the back pocket, or your spine out of alignment and even a spinal disc starting to bulge. Try doing some back stretches for a couple of days. If it doesn't go away on its own, I'd recommend a few visits to a chiropractor and then a family doctor if not improved.

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