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Doctor insights on: Could Numbness In My Extremities Be Caused By Having Rmsf Earlier This Summer

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Could numbness in my extremities be caused by having rmsf earlier this summer?

Could numbness in my extremities be caused by having rmsf earlier this summer?

Possible but unlikey: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) has been associated with several neurological problems including sudden hearing loss, paralysis, limb weakness and a condition called guillain-barre syndrome. However, these complications usually happen relatively soon after or during the infection.If your numbness is new then it is more likely due to a new problem not the rmsf. Look for currently attached ticks. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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I have numbness in my limbs and occasionally in my hands what could be the cause?

I have numbness in my limbs and occasionally in my hands what could be the cause?

Many possible causes: There is no way to determine without a more thorough examination and testing. While it sounds like it is neurologic in origin, all limb involvement makes this less likely. Simple things like hyperventilation or a low calcium level may cause this while other more serious autoimmune disorders or cardiovascular or central nervous system problems may be responsible but seek an evaluation by your md. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause frequent numbness in limbs?

I'm curious as to what can cause frequent numbness in limbs?

Peripheral nerves: You may be sensitive to pressure over your nerves, and changing position may reverse this readily, but you would possess an emerging peripheral neuropathy. See your doctor if this is persistent and not reversible. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden numbness and or tingling in limbs?

What could be the cause of sudden numbness and or tingling in limbs?

Limb numbness: It will help if you specify whether this is only in 1 limb, only upper or lower limbs, or all limbs. If the numbness/tingling is sudden and in all 4 limbs, then the most likely cause is either hyperventilation or simple anxiety, which may however be severe. Symptoms in 1 limb could be a stroke, nerve injury, or vascular problem. In the upper or lower limbs this could be a spinal nerve problem. ...Read more

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Can a cervical spine reverse curvature cause pain/numbness/tingling in my left limbs?

Can a cervical spine reverse curvature cause pain/numbness/tingling in my left limbs?

Cervical spine.: Normal cervical spine has a forward curvature (lordosis). Reversal of cervical lordosis usually means cervical muscle spasm. It may lead to pain with the muscle spasm. The other symptoms described are the result of the underlying problem which also causes the reversal of curvature such as cervical spondylosis or slipped discs. ...Read more

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If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities. Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning. Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness , neuropathies etc. Is in order. ...Read more

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What causes left side facial and extremity numbness/tingling during and after exercise? Tingling turns to pain. Pins and needles feeling after a few

What causes left side facial and extremity  numbness/tingling during and after exercise?  Tingling turns to pain. Pins and needles feeling after a few

Doesn't fit...: Symptoms seem to be related to nerve impingement. Facial nerves are different than neck nerves, though, which are the nerve supply to the arm. If the symptoms are more on the neck below the jaw, and not the face, i'd suggest the possibility of a cervical herniated or bulging disc. Suggest you see primary care doc or ed doc to get a good test for areas involved to figure out nerve distribution. ...Read more

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What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities? It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs

What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities?
It first started with the arms and is now  in the anterior part of the legs

Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can cause that an example is topamax (topiramate). Also anxiety can be associated with numbness. It is best if you make an appointment with your physician and get evaluated, feel better. ...Read more

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What causes extreme fatigue/exhaustion for over 1 month, lightheadedness, low grade fevers, numbness in extremities, blurry Vision, skin hot 2 touch?

What causes extreme fatigue/exhaustion for over 1 month, lightheadedness, low grade fevers, numbness in extremities, blurry Vision, skin hot 2 touch?

Fatigue : The symptoms may be suggestive of wide variety of illnesses including: subacute infection such as endocarditis, endocrine problems such as hyper- or hypothyroidism, occult malignancy such as lymphoma or even emotional stress, anxiety or depression. Obviously this requires further investigation by doing thorough physical examination and blood work analysis which will guide further work up. ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more