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Are there symptoms or signs that indicate peripheral neuropathy has developed?

Many possibilities: Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What are the other causes of peripheral neuropathy if there is no history or diagnosis of diabetes or alcohol abuse?

What are the other causes of peripheral neuropathy if there is no history or diagnosis of diabetes or alcohol abuse?

Many: Many causes of peripheral neuropathy: peter dyck wrote a 2-volume textbook (2992 pages). Common causes: diabetes, thyroid conditions, others hormonal conditions, toxins (alcohol, insecticides, chemotherapy, lead, arsenic, agent orange, others), rheumatoid, lupus, vitamin deficiencies, copd, peripheral vascular conditions, & infections/immune conditions. In 30% of people, no cause can be found. ...Read more

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Are there any std's that have cause vitamin deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

AIDS can do that: End stage aids-if it is not treated- can cause malnutrition, muscle wasting, nerve problems, and vitamin deficiency as the result of the malnutrition etc. Neuro-syphillis- syphillis that is affecting nervous system can cause nerve damage- but that has nothing to do with vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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What are considered the common warning signs that you might have diabetes?

What are considered the common warning signs that you might have diabetes?

Multiple: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections. ...Read more

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How to tell if dizziness is caused by ear(peripheral) or brain(Central)? Are there any telltale signs?

How to tell if dizziness is caused by ear(peripheral) or brain(Central)? Are there any telltale signs?

Dizzy ness : There are many ways your neurologist or ENT can tell. Do you have any other ear- related symptoms ?fullness, ringing, hearing loss? Is it positional? Does it fatigue? The management is different depending on the diagnosis . ...Read more

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What are some symptoms and signs of multiple sclerosis that a sufferer might experience?

What are some symptoms and signs of multiple sclerosis that a sufferer might experience?

Many possible: Changes in vision out of one eye, double vision, whole segments of the body with sensory changes not mapping to a single nerve root, weakness in a limb, imbalance, fatigue or symptoms worsened by heat/exertion, new bowel or bladder dysfunction. Symptoms must last a minimum of 24 hours, more typically escalating over several days, peaking, then improving. Neuro exam should be consistent. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of raynaud's? I've heard autoimmune issues, but I have no symptoms other than raynaud's?

What are some of the causes of raynaud's? I've heard autoimmune issues, but I have no symptoms other than raynaud's?

Usually nothing: About 99% of people with raynaud's have no underlying disease. Scleroderma is preceded by raynaud's, as are a few other thankfully-rare illnesses, but these announce themselves quickly. Sounds like good news. Thanks for writing. ...Read more

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Can floaters alone be a sign of eye lymphoma? Are there any other symptom the absence of which guarantee that i don't have lymphoma?

Can floaters alone be a sign of eye lymphoma? Are there any other symptom the absence of which guarantee that i don't have lymphoma?

Tough question: Floaters are a "normal" event in most. Yes, lymphoma in the vitreous can present as floaters, but even then, it still needs a pathology diagnosis (biopsy). If there is a history of lymphoma, and now at 21 you have floaters, see a retinal specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any cases of aip presenting with rashes? Is it possible? What about motor weakness or numbness?

Are there any cases of aip presenting with rashes? Is it possible? What about motor weakness or numbness?

Porphiria: If referring to acute porphyria, rashes are not common, intermittent severe abdominal pain being by far the most common symptom. Neuropathy has also been described, numbness or weakness, not as common as the abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Are cold-like symptoms an indication of diabetes?

Are cold-like symptoms an indication of diabetes?

No: Symptoms of diabetes classically include frequent and much urination, constant thirst, fatigue, and weight loss - just to name a few. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of Lyme disease that last?

Are there any symptoms of Lyme disease that last?

All of them can last: Lyme disease is a chronic infection. It can affect any organ system in the body.It does not go away on its own, so symptoms will last your entire life, often progressively spreading and worsening, unless it is effectively treated.The longer it is present before starting treatment the longer it can take to treat effectively & some authorities feel it may be impossible to fully eradicate in some cases. ...Read more

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What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?

What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?

Heart disease : Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, family history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Heart disease may present as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, exercise intolerance or it may present atypically. Atypical symptoms related to heart disease include generalized weakness and is tougher to diagnose. If you have symptoms or risk factors see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any signs that might indicate a man has prostate cancer?

Are there any signs that might indicate a man has prostate cancer?

Sometimes: Sometimes you can have urinary frequency, urgency, nocturia, hesitancy, and inability to pee. Symptoms are caused by prostate enlargement not necessarily by the cancer. Blood in urine or sperm. Pain in prostate or in bones. The only way to know is to have an exam and testing. ...Read more

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What is kidney lobulation? Are there symptoms accompanied with this?

What is kidney lobulation? Are there symptoms accompanied with this?

No cause for concern: In utero the kidneys are lobulated. In some people this lobulation continues after birth and into adulthood. This is a benign condition that does not cause symptoms. The only issue is that the lobulation can be misinterpreted on an imaging study as a mass or lesion or that the pre existing lobulations could "hide" or mask a new lesion that has developed. I see lobulated kidneys daily, no worries. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more