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How To Help Prevent Numbness In Feet And Hands After Chemo
Having numbness in feet that radiate up to hips when getting out of the bath, tingling in my right arm and hand and excessive need to urinate. 38 yrs?
Numb feet: The signs you are describing of numb feet, tingling in hands and urge to urinate can be from Diabetes. You should be examined by a primary physicians who can run certain blood tests to rule it out. Other neuropathic and endocrine diseases can mimic this too. Don't hesitate to make an appointment. ...Read more
I heard numbness/tingling sensation in ones hands/feet is a common side affect with chemo, is this true?
Yes: This side effect is called peripheral neuropathy, and it's common. Many types of chemotherapy are toxic to nerves, and the more doses you receive the more the nerves are affected. Taxol and taxotere (docetaxel) are particular culprits. Symptoms of neuropathy usually lessen with time once you're off the chemo... But it can take a year or two. ...Read more
23 years old four months pregnant headache lasting a week with numbness in feet and hands.please help?
It would be: Helpful to know your medical history. The numbness in the foot is neuropathy, finding the cause is what needs to be done. For example: are you diabetic? Do you have any back pain/problems? Etc? The tiredness and headaches may or may not be related. It sounds like you need a good overall check up by an internist. ...Read more
That would depend : On what is causing it. If you find he etiology then that is how you treat the problem.So, is the numbness coming say from a back problem or a systemic disease like diabetes? Once, that is figured out then in the example i provided you try and control diabetes or you try and treat the herniated disc or radiculopathy in he back. So, finding the cause of the numbness is the plan. See your internist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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