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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can a bad leg cramp cause numbness in leg? i had a leg cramp during sex earlier and it hurt for a few hours, and my leg has been feeling numb since.

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Not typically: numbness needs to be evaluated. While spasm decreases blood flow to muscle and occasionally surrounding tissue, any permanent injury remains rare. See a neurologist or PMR doc for full eval. It is also possible that your sexual position resulted in a pinched nerve, exclusive of the spasm.
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