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Causes Of Extremity Paresthesia
81/female, both lower extremity paresthesia(symmetric, buttock~sole, not dependent dermatome)-bursting, shooting pain aggravated standing.
EMG: You will need a thorough exam by either a neurologist or pain physician. Emg study will help determine if it is from the low back or other nerves; sciatic, femoral, poly neuropathy). If possible, an MRI lumbar will help dtermione if the is a disc pushing on the nerves , in you case l5/s1. Also check piriformis muscle for tenderness and reproducible pain down the leg. ...Read more
I complain of dyspnea, palpitation, paresthesia in upper and lower limbs , what could be the differential diagnose?
Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?
More info req'd: It sounds like you've had a complex Neurological work-up and are intereted in seeking a second opinion. I would be glad to help, yet would need to see more data before throwing a diagnostic assumption at you. Please gather your medical records (labs/imaging/etc) and schedule a virtual consult with me for further details. I'm interested and available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are causes of facial parethesia that has been persistant for 2 months ? Eeg, emg, brain and neck MRI are neg. Also have it in extremities.
Vitamins: Check with your doctor, there are several vitamin deficiencies that can cause, also may want to look at auto-immune issues such as lupus. ...Read more
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more
Is it possible for anxiety to cause physical symptoms without causing the person to "feel" anxious? Experiencing paresthesia, but all tests are norml
Yes: They are generally diagnoses of exclusion, meaning you make quite sure it isn't something else, but there are a number of situations in which people experience physical symptoms essentially instead of emotion. There is better neuroscience on this nowadays, but still early. Called: conversion, psychogenic, somatic, somatoform dissociation, etc. Numbness and tingling is common with panic also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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