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Numbness on left side of abdomen, comes and goes, more often when moving or bending. What could be causing this?

Numbness on left side of abdomen, comes and goes, more often when moving or bending. What could be causing this?

Pinched nerve: I would wonder about a problem in your thoracic spine that is pinching the sensory nerve that goes to that area. If no rash in the area, doubt shingles As a cause. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen?

Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Waking up and feeling very numb on lower left side of abdomen. Lasts for a long time but not painful. What can this be?

Waking up and feeling very numb on lower left side of abdomen. Lasts for a long time but not painful. What can this be?

Asked MD?: This is an odd symptom. Does "numb" mean less feeling or too much feeling, i.e. Paresthesias (pins and needles)? Are there skin changes over the area (as in old shingles)? The nerves supplying the left lower quadrant come from the lower thoracic spinal roots, i.e. From the spinal roots at the lower end of the rib-cage. How long is "a long time"? Has your doctor examined you? What does (s)he say? ...Read more

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Left side of body numb, doesn't function properly. Left side of face, upper abdominal muscle spasms, severe nerve pain. Can not think or converse, memory?

Left side of body numb, doesn't function properly. Left side of face, upper abdominal muscle spasms, severe nerve pain. Can not think or converse, memory?

Left sided pain: The medications that you are taking can cause difficulty in thinking, speaking, and memory. It is important to review the proper dosages and timing of the medications with your prescribing physician to avoid an overdose. I am not sure what the cause of the left sided numbness, poor function, and spasms. This may be due to a previous stroke or a neck problem with spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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Can migraines cause stroke like symptoms my left side goes numb my vision is impared and I get stomach upset like a migraine but no headache?

Can migraines cause stroke like symptoms my left side goes numb my vision is impared and I get stomach upset like a migraine but no headache?

YES: Classical migraine is characterized by an aura of sparkling lights, loss of vision over one side, numbness and tingling unilaterally, and perhaps difficulty expressing speech. Hemiplegic migraine can cause unilateral weakness, which can persist for a lengthy time. All seems stroke-like but typically reverses. Maybe get Concierge visit to address prevention. ...Read more

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My left side of my body is kind of numb have a hollow feeling in my ear ringing feeling in a very bad upset stomach?

My left side of my body is kind of numb have a hollow feeling in my ear ringing feeling in a very bad upset stomach?

Numbness: With your history of high blood pressure numbness on one side of body, imbalance, change in hearing you need to see a neurologist or your pcp who might order some imaging to look for stroke, mass or other problem. Also some bloodwork to check for hormonal/inflammatory/metabolic causes. Go get checked. ...Read more

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I lay on my right side to sleep my left hip starts to feel numb it doesn't cause pain -also low back/stomach pain/weight loss 25lbs-4wks what is this?

I lay on my right side to sleep my left hip starts to feel numb it doesn't cause pain -also low back/stomach pain/weight loss 25lbs-4wks what is this?

See doc now: This is a condition which requires immediate medical attention. There are very few diseases which can cause a 25 -lb weight loss without dieting. Check with your doctor asap. Oh yes, your hip problem needs to be checked too. ...Read more

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Hello, I was wondering what could possibly be wrong with me. I have back pain, my stomach on the left side hurts really bad. As if Its a huge cramp as if Its numb. I've been very tired, my feet were swollen. My body aches, it hurts to the point where I ca

Hello, I was wondering what could possibly be wrong with me. I have back pain, my stomach on the left side hurts really bad. As if Its a huge cramp as if Its numb. I've been very tired, my feet were swollen. My body aches, it hurts to the point where I ca

Anxiety, neurosis: Try BIOFEEDBACK: Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain. Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk if u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise and get busy with ur studies or work. Don’t dx yourself.
Once on drugs for sleep u may find it hard to regain ur self control. ...Read more

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Starts with severe pain left side of head/face and progresses to high bp140/90 shakes vomit ft numb stomach pain nausea double vision. No history. Why?

Starts with severe pain left side of head/face and progresses to high bp140/90 shakes vomit ft numb stomach pain nausea double vision. No history. Why?

Sounds like: Possible variant MIGRAINE. cluster headches are one variety. TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA another The double vision/Gi symptoms are a bit "troublesome" At any rate ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral to a Neurologist who specializes in HEADACHES....There are multiple medications which deserve a trial however your co-existing medical issues eg Depression MUST be TAKEN into consideration!
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Numbness in left abdomen that wraps to back?

Numbness in left abdomen that wraps to back?

Nerve compression: Sounds like a nerve compression possibly in the high lumbar area or one of several small nerves occasionally subject to injury. See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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After masturbation I had a slight pain in my left abdomen and now I'll describe it as maybe slight numbness, could I have pulled something?

After masturbation I had a slight pain in my left abdomen and now I'll describe it as maybe slight numbness, could I have pulled something?

May be: You could pulled or strain some muscle while doing it.
apply heat to the area, and see if that relief the pain or the numbness.
take some ibuprofen with meals. ...Read more

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On the 22 I had a really sharp pain in my lower left abdomen that kept me in bed. Pain dulled but stayed then turned to numbness as of today. Cause?

On the 22 I had a really sharp pain in my lower left abdomen that kept me in bed. Pain dulled but stayed then turned to numbness as of today. Cause?

How old are you?: Age is a major factor in determining what caused this pain. The problem could vary from constipation to diverticulosis, a condition that could lead to complications if you aren't on a proper diet. If the pain persist or become worse, I advise you to see your local doctor. Make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids. Add more fiber to your diet. Eat some fruits or vegetables and try excerising ...Read more

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I have numbness in my left upper abdomen. No pain involved and I went to the doctor and he did a brief exam but said not to worry that it will go away?

I have numbness in my left upper abdomen. No pain involved and I went to the doctor and he did a brief exam but said not to worry that it will go away?

Not satisfied?: Your doctor has the benefit of having examined you--we of course cannot. If you feel a more thorough exam is warranted, or your doctor did not adequately address your concern, get another local opinion with a hands-on assessment. ...Read more

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I am having a numb/tingly feeling off and on in the upper left abdomen for the past 2 weeks?

I am having a numb/tingly feeling off and on in the upper left abdomen for the past 2 weeks?

Gastritis: Would try Prilosec daily for a week and if no improvement visit your gastroenterologist.
Avoid alcohol and smoking as well. ...Read more

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I have had moderate discomfort/pain in right side of abdomen for a week. Now today the entire right quadrant of my abdomen is numb. Any ideas?

I have had moderate discomfort/pain in right side of abdomen for a week. Now today the entire right quadrant of my abdomen is numb. Any ideas?

Very strange symptom: UAdler, you are of an age where seemingly minor abdominal complaints could be quit serious. I would advise you to seek a medical examination, ESPECIALLY if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, or any other medical conditions or have any changes at all in your appetite or bowel habits. Better safe than sorry. Good luck! ...Read more

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Numb in right side of stomach pain in gallblader?

Numb in right side of stomach pain in gallblader?

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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My upper left abdominal region feels like a burning sasention and it feels like is numb, also the pain goes around to the back. It been 5 days with this symptoms. Feels like a sharp pain.

Left burning pain: If you are over 50yr old, or have any reason for reduced immunity (cancer, hiv, opiates etc), it could be "shingles" or herpes zoster. It is possible to have this even if you don't see any blisters on the skin. Should see a physician. ...Read more

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I am having an occasional numb feeling in my stomach upper left abdomen?

I am having an occasional numb feeling in my stomach upper left abdomen?

Gastritis: Try TUMS (calcium carbonate) & see if symptoms improve. If symptoms continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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8 mnths post c section. Right side of lower abdomen still numb, wierd sensation on touch. How long can it take to feel better. A year? Help..

8 mnths post c section. Right side of lower abdomen still numb, wierd sensation on touch. How long can it take to feel better. A year? Help..

Nerve Damage: When surgery is performed (like a C-section), nerves supplying the skin and muscle in the area a cut. These nerves grow back over a period of months. Until the nerve is fully functional, you will continue to have numbness. This is not dangerous but it can be annoying. ...Read more

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When I'm laying on my stomach or on my back with my left leg in a sims position, my upper thigh gets numb, what's going on?

When I'm laying on my stomach or on my back with my left leg in a sims position, my upper thigh gets numb, what's going on?

Nerve pinching: You may be developing meralgia paresthetica, compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, and the position likely provokes the symptoms. Have your doctor examine this. ...Read more

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My husband is 60yr old, sick to stomach head ache numb right side of fade and head dissy when up very concerned he's never sick?

My husband is 60yr old, sick to stomach head ache numb right side of fade and head dissy when up very concerned he's never sick?

Evaluation: Hi, sorry to hear about your husband illness, it sounds he needs an evaluation ASAP, please take him to ER for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Some of my body parts (stomach, back etc.)keep going itchy then numb and yesterday one side of my face felt tight and heavy for a few minutes?

Some of my body parts (stomach, back etc.)keep going itchy then numb and yesterday one side of my face felt tight and heavy for a few minutes?

Let's talk...: Given your young age, and the diffuse and fleeting nature of your symptoms that involve many unrelated areas, several possibilities come to mind: 1) neurologic disease like multiple sclerosis (possible but unlikely); or 2) anxiety with somatization (is this a possibility for you?) have your doctor check you out, then please get back to us with a progress report. Good luck... ...Read more

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Every period seems muscle along right side abdomen tightens up. Numb type pain. Sometimes swells in ovary on right when bloated. Any reason for this?

Every period seems muscle along right side abdomen tightens up. Numb type pain. Sometimes swells in ovary on right when bloated. Any reason for this?

Ovarian ligament: The ovaries are supported by 3 ligaments, one on top and on inner aspect leading to uterus and on the bottom. These are affected during menstruations which can place pressure on the muscles they are underneath or attached to. Not necessarily unusual, but if keeps persisting I suggest seeing Gyn for pelvic exam and potential ultrasound ...Read more

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