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How to help prevent numbness in feet and hands after chemo?

How to help prevent numbness in feet and hands after chemo?

I find: Metanx a prescription vitamin to be very helpful specifically for this. You should have occasional bloodwork as you don't want these vitamin levels to get too high. If using as preventative as opposed to treatment I would only take one a day and not 2. ...Read more

Dr. John Baker
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Numbness In Feet (Definition)

Definition is lack of feeling, so numbness in the feet would be no feeling, this can be localized to one part or can be the entire foot. This is different than the burning and tingling you see in parathesia. Often you see numbness after surgery along the scar or in diabetes or other causes of neuropathy which usually start as burning or tingling but can ...Read more


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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?

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

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more

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Is it worrying after having chemo therapy to have a numbness feeling in your feet and hands?

Is it worrying after having chemo therapy to have a numbness feeling in your feet and hands?

Probably not: Several chemo medications can be associated with neuropathy. The severity can vary quite a bit. It is important to share this with the treatment team in case the dose or interval needs to be adjsuted ...Read more

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I heard numbness/tingling sensation in ones hands/feet is a common side affect with chemo, is this true?

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

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Can you tell me is it normal after having chemo therapy to have a numbness feeling in your feet and hands?

Yes: Unfortunately it is a side effect. See if one of your docs can prescribe you metanx. It is a vitamin that I have found helpful in my patients. It has actually reversed those symptoms. Good luck. I hope the chemo was successful for you. ...Read more

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Hand and foot numbness and very cold, what's the possible cause and how to treat them?

Hand and foot numbness and very cold, what's the possible cause and how to treat them?

Numbness: This is something a neurologist needs to investigate, you need some tests, see if you can find a neurologist in your area. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent bilateral hand and foot numbness, slight dizziness, slight clumsiness over the past 4-6 months. Duration 1-5 minutes.

What could cause intermittent bilateral hand and foot numbness, slight dizziness, slight clumsiness over the past 4-6 months. Duration 1-5 minutes.

Vascular insufficien: Your several symptoms may not be all caused by a singular problem. If they are, the most likely cause is poor blood supply at a microvascular level. Even though the symptoms are relatively brief it would be a good idea to see a neurologist, who may recommend an MRI scan of the brain. ...Read more

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23 years old four months pregnant headache lasting a week with numbness in feet and hands. Please help?

23 years old four months pregnant headache lasting a week with numbness in feet and hands. Please help?

See your OB: A head ache lasting a week and associated with numbness when you are 4 months pregnant is not normal. See your OB immediately. You may need evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Temporary numbness in feet. Sat on a nerve, or slept on a nerve?

Temporary numbness in feet. Sat on a nerve, or slept on a nerve?

If temporary...: As in a few minutes, then something you were doing was compressing the nerve, your foot "fell asleep". As long as it is that temporary, there's usually no problem. ...Read more

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Why am I always tired, some headaches, and have numbness in feet?

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

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I am wondering what helps with numbness in feet due to side effect to topamax (topiramate)?

I am wondering what helps with numbness in feet due to side effect to topamax (topiramate)?

Numbness: I have prescribed a topical compounding cream than includes gabapentin. Apply three times a day to the affected area. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in feet and tingling in fingers?

Numbness, tingling: Spinal injury would cause this, diabetic or other peripheral neuropathies, raynaud's disease and soem other problems will as well. ...Read more

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What is effective for numbness in feet & toes & legs?

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 more

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Can medication cause the feeling of numbness in feet?

Possibly yes: There are many possible causes of numbness in the feet, but it can be seen as a medication side effect. Discuss the particular medications you are taking and your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Numbness in feet?

What is the definition or description of: Numbness in feet?

Numbness by: Definition is lack of feeling, so numbness in the feet would be no feeling, this can be localized to one part or can be the entire foot. This is different than the burning and tingling you see in parathesia. Often you see numbness after surgery along the scar or in diabetes or other causes of neuropathy which usually start as burning or tingling but can progress to complete numbness. ...Read more

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Is numbness in feet due to frostbite?

Is numbness in feet due to frostbite?

Possibly: There are numerous reasons for numbness in feet. If its both feet it could be a result of neuropathy, which can be caused by diabetes, vitamin b-12 deficiency, alcoholism to name a few. If it's in one foot it can be a result of a neuroma or possibly coming from your lower back.
Frostbite can cause numbness, but is usually restricted to the digit or digits which had the frostbite. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in feet and calves?

Nerve pressure: You may have pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in feet and fingers.?

What causes numbness in feet and fingers.?

MANY things.: Could be peripheral neuropathy. It could also be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoxide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for numbness in feet with shingles?

Feet or foot: Shingles occurs almost exclusively unilaterally (on one side) and should not cause numbness in both feet. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause burning and numbness in feet?

Can a pinched nerve cause burning and numbness in feet?

Pinches nerve: Pinched back (lumbosacral) nerve roots can cause tingling in sole of foot if around s1 or back of foot if l5... But if both sides, symmetric, more likely a sensory neuropathy. ...Read more

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Water in feet due to nerves damage which can cause numbness in feet and imbalance. What is the remedy?

Seems you have 2: Problems: neuropathy and edema. Sensory neuropathy will not cause edema or swelling. However, swelling due to compression can cause neuropathy. You need to see a doctor to determine the cause for both these symptoms and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I'm starting to have numbness in feet and having bowels problems and have back problem what should I do?

I'm starting to have numbness in feet and having bowels problems and have back problem what should I do?

Radiculopathy: All those symptoms can be explained by entrapment or irritation of lumbar spine nerves. See an orthopedist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation promptly. Delaying treatment could result in permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

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After riding bike in 50 degree temps, noticed big toes getting dark and numbness in feet. Recently noticed feet looking mottled when cold. Cleared up.

After riding bike in 50 degree temps, noticed big toes getting dark and numbness in feet. Recently noticed feet looking mottled when cold. Cleared up.

See below: Could have been from the temperature causing a mild hypothermic reaction but closing down the blood supply.
Good that it is cleared up, but keep the feet warm. ...Read more

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Other leg pain buring in legs pinand needlesand numbness in feet?

Other leg pain buring in legs pinand needlesand numbness in feet?

Neuropathy: This type of pain resembles pain due to a neuropathy, to confirm you should ha an EMG exam and others exams to identify the ethiology and give you some medicine to control the symptoms. The great majority of the times is due to diabetis, alcoholism or some other neurologycal problems. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in feet while working out?

What can cause numbness in feet while working out?

Shoes: Check your workout shoes to make sure they are not worn out, and they provide adequate arch support for your foot type. Athletic shoes have a life cycle of about 400-500 miles on average. Also make sure that if you have increased your activity or intensity of it, you have not done so too quickly. Make sure your shoes fit well. If the numbness persists, seek attention of a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors help with numbness in feet and legs?

Can chiropractors help with numbness in feet and legs?

Etiology?: There are many reasons why one can have numbness and tingling in the feet and legs. For example: diabetes is one, in this case you would be remiss if you are only seeing a chiropractor. If the numbness is from a radiculopathy (pressure on a nerve in the back) then a chiropractor could possibly help you. You need to definatively figure out why you have the numbness. ...Read more

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Numbness in feet after ruptured ovarian cysts, what should I do?

Numbness in feet after ruptured ovarian cysts, what should I do?

Numbness: This doesn't sound like a normal cause of numbness. It could be coincidental to the ovarian cyst rupture. Numbness has many cause and requires a more detailed workup to discover the cause. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative cure for toenail fungus and numbness in feet?

Is there an alternative cure for toenail fungus and numbness in feet?

Yes: In my office we offer laser treatment for fungus nails. It takes three treatments. There is minimal or little pain. The success rate is very high. ...Read more

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Numbness in feet?

Numbness in feet?

TWO REASONS: Diabetic and alcoholic are the two most common reasons for neuropathy. There are several others. ...Read more

Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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Foot Numbness (Definition)

Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition involving the sensory ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more