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Fluctuating Symptoms Of Peripheral Neuropathy
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
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. ...Read more
Usually....: Numbness or dysthesia (an unpleasant sensation) in the most distal (far from the torso) of extremities, first affecting the feet and later, the hands. ...Read more
27, female, BMI 20, exercise every day and mostly eat well. Having symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Also recently developed raynaud's. What is this?
Can you get peripheral neuropathy from your mom whom had hepatitis c? And get symptoms of peripheral neuropathy 15yrs later?
Would I see a podiatrist or a gp for symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? I have had foot pain and have simply taken alieve, but on my sister's advice I have checked into they symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and they are what I am experiencing.
You should see both: Both may be able to advise you in different way. See you gp and get a referral to see the podiatrist. ...Read more
Can heat from outside make peripheral neuropathy symptoms worse? Also, can pn become debilitating?
Question is: did anyone experience peripheral neuropathy as one of his lymphoma/leukemia symptoms?
Can overheating be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy? Also, how is pn treated if pills don't work?
No: Peripheral neuropathy affects how the nerves in your limbs transmit sensation back to your brain. This means that you start to have pain or numbness without any external cause. Pn has nothing to do with appetite or dietary control. There is no treatment other than stopping the process that is causing the neuropathy if possible. Controlling diabetes, changing chemotherapy regimens etc. ...Read more
Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?
Can peripheral neuropathy be only HIV symptom after 6 wks of exposure & persisting even after 6 mnth passed after last exposure. No history of this b4
Unlikely: There are many causes of peripheral neuropahty. PN is seen in HIV but is usually not the presenting symptom of AIDS. It is thought that nerve damage may be related to an immune reaction, but that this is very mild and the more common severe symptoms are related to medications taken for HIV. If not done, get test for HIV and if positive, follow up with doctor to get cell counts, etc. And meds. ...Read more
Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern). When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. (painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain.
Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative. ...Read more
Have smouldering myeloma and my hemo wants to treat as my light chains & IgG are rising. Only symptom is severe peripheral neuropathy. Your thoughts?
Hemo: Too serious a condition to fool with. Follow the hemo's advice as the best results occur with earlier treatment and less disease burden. ...Read more
Was prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg a day. Does it help releive peripheral neuropathy symptoms and how long does it take to have an effect?
Had Taxotere/Cytoxan 2 1/2 years ago, some peripheral neuropathy, which got better. Can neuropathy return at some later point? Have some symptoms.
Neuropathy symptoms may return, but the neuropathy attributed to your medical treatment probably will not return.
If your symptoms return, and remain long enough, it is a good idea to look for other causes before deciding it is a medicine side effect. Some causes of neuropathy are never found, keep this in mind too. ...Read more
Does HIV itself cause peripheral neuropathy in one year of infection. All 3 times I tested upto 14 months is -ve. But I ve these symptoms. Pls adv.
Symptoms general peripheral neuropathy 11- 2013. NCV/EMG 2-14 & 6-14 negative. Small fiber biopsy Neg. Is repeat testing warranted as still in pain?
Some advice: Symptoms can be often tough to define, correlate, and pin down. At times, what appears to be peripheral may well represent a spinal cord extrinsic compression, or even an inflammatory rheumatological condition. It is time to seek a second opinion. Find a nearby medical school and start with an experienced internist. Repeating negative studies is not going to provide a satisfactory outcome. ...Read more
Peripheral neuropathy symptoms for 3 years. Multiple EMG/NCV/Skin biopsy negative. FINALLY repeat skin biopsy WAY below normal. Is this unusual?
Well sort of: Like I tell patients all of the time, if you have diabetes or a vitamin deficiency, then pinning down the cause of a neuropathy is easy. Anything else can be quite a challenge and there are literally hundreds of causes for neuropathy otherwise. I'm sure at this point you had a thorough work up, but seeking quaternary care (e.g. Mayo Clinic) is not inappropriate at this point ...Read more
Does later stage hiv/aids usually cause more symptoms than just peripheral neuropathy? I've had a negative hiv home test.
Yes, but....: HIV/AIDS and some of the drugs used to treat it can cause a sensory peripheral neuropathy. However, this is not an early symptom. Also, there are many other conditions that can cause peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes is a very common cause. If you have these symptoms, you need to seek medical care to determine why. A negative HIV home test doesn't provide sufficient information. ...Read more
Peripheral neuropathy symptoms in l4&l5 post l5&s1 spinal fusion. Is there any chance of these symptoms going away?
Post lami syndrome: Depending on when you had your fusion, this may be post laminectomy syndrome. Scar tissue can form, causing pain in associated areas. Peripheral neuropathy does not follow a specific nerve root. That is radiculopathy. You can try medicines for neuropathic pain such as gabapentin. If you had a recent fusion (. ...Read more
Can NMDA receptor encephalitis have debilitating symptoms along with peripheral neuropathy pain? I'm going to mayo clinic in september. I feel awful
encephalitis sequel: Sequel of encephalitis of any kind can include symptoms of neuropathic pain, especially arising from the central and less commonly from the peripheral nervous stem. Loss of neuronal placidity may impede natural healing thereby creating a chronic problem. Treatment is largely based on small research data and on anecdotal expert pinion. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. My right calf and leg are numb all of a sudden. No other symptom. Is this neuropathy symptom or clot?
More info needed: Sudden onset of numbness in the leg is unusual, and needs investigation. The numbness sounds more like a neurological problem than a clot in a leg vein, and I believe a consultation with a neurologist is in order. If you have pain, swelling, redness of the leg or change of color of the overlying skin, please see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
How can you tell if nerve pain is coming from herniated disc vs. Peripheral neuropathy vs. Degenerative disc disease? What are the symptoms of each?
What are tremors of the head, both hands and legs a symptom of? I have peripheral neuropathy and fibromyalgia. Gng to mayo in sept
Thyroid (elevated), drug side effects, early atypical parkinson's (i doubt!), and many things, including benign essential tremor! I doubt you have fibro plus neuropathy. The neuropathy is a hard diagnosis amd can be definitely diagnosed. I'd throw out the fibro!
in either case, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta would aid both, particularly if B12 deficiency and other treatable causes for neuropathy have been. ...Read more