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A 31-year-old female asked:

please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Beside the burning, numbness, and tingling, you may be more prone to falls. You may also be prone to foot ulcers especially if your are diabetic.
Dr. Soofia Khan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 30 years experience
Damage to nerves: Neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma p.Neuropathy may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic changes, and sensory changes. Loss of muscle bulk or a particular fine twitching of muscle, may be seen. Sensory symptoms encompass loss of sensation and pain due to damage to the sensory nerve.

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