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Leg sometimes goes dead what does this mean am only young ?

Leg sometimes goes dead what does this mean am only young ?

Nerve Compression: For most, a limb "falling asleep" just means you need to change positions so that the nerve is not compressed and then it will be fine. There are other reasons for abnormal sensations or weakness, though - spinal/bone issues, muscle or nerve diseases or infections, etc. If your leg "going dead" is frequent, getting worse, or really starting to seem abnormal, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I put a band aid on my inner thigh for 4 warts. Some of them have turned black. Does that mean they're dead? Also, others have reduced in size.

I put a band aid on my inner thigh for 4 warts. Some of them have turned black. Does that mean they're dead? Also, others have reduced in size.

May be: Most warts do go away on their own. Your body may be responding to the HPV and the warts may be disappearing. There are many strains of HPV and you should get vaccinated for HPV. ...Read more

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During quad bypass surgery, my heart was stopped for 5 minutes - does that mean I was dead for 5 minutes?

During quad bypass surgery, my heart was stopped for 5 minutes - does that mean I was dead for 5 minutes?

No....: During bypass surgery, the bypass machine takes over the work of the heart so even though the heart is stopped, the bypass machine continues to circulate the oxygenated blood throughout your body and this is what keeps you alive during the surgery. ...Read more

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Should i go to doctors if I have a dead leg all the time that is bruising?

Should i go to doctors if I have a dead leg all the time that is bruising?

Yes, please get: That checked out. The fact that you are having function problems with your leg is serious. ...Read more

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My husband's thighs and legs want to keep giving out on him.His legs are like dead sometimes to where he can't move them or get up! What's going on?

My husband's thighs and legs want to keep giving out on him.His legs are like dead sometimes to where he can't move them or get up! What's going on?

Disc?: Difficult to say precisely; spinal pathology like a slipped disc/nerve compression comes to mind. With the degree of weakness you describe, he should be seen promptly by a physician who can get more information and do an examination to get a more certain answer. Other neurological illness, rheumatologic problems, even some metabolic problems could cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dead skin on my legs and scaring?

How can I get rid of dead skin on my legs and scaring?

To address: Scarring please see either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Half my right foot and leg went realy red and went dead and keeps happen what could tis be?

Half my right foot and  leg went realy red and went dead and keeps happen what could tis be?

Numbness: This could be related to a circulation problem. At your age i would be concerned about blood clots or inflammation in your arteries. I would recommend seeing your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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If I got a dead leg in the same spot I tore my thigh last yr should I be worried about the old injury?

If I got a dead leg in the same spot I tore my thigh last yr should I be worried about the old injury?

Maybe: Muscle injuries like this typically heal with fibrotic tissue ("scar" tissue) and can be susceptible to new injury. I would seek evaluation by an orthopedic specialist to assess the severity of the injury. A hematoma (collection of blood) within the muscle can slow recovery if not treated adequately. Sometimes, an injection in the injured muscle can hasten recovery. ...Read more

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I have a dead leg on the side of my calf from someone kicking me? I can't walk, could this be more than a dead leg?

I have a dead leg on the side of my calf from someone kicking me? I can't walk, could this be more than a dead leg?

Dead leg?: I'm not sure what a "dead leg" is, but if you were kicked and now you cannot walk, you should go see a doctor or urgent care facility. ...Read more

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I got sunburned on my leg. my skin has turned slightly shiny. Is this a good sign? It looks like it's it may become dead skin

I got sunburned on my leg.  my skin has turned slightly shiny. Is this a good sign? It looks like it's it may become dead skin

Hydrate: After a sun burn, always try to hydrate the skin. Drink plenty of water. When you get out of the shower, while your skin is still soaking wet, rub in baby oil for 20 seconds, then towel dry. In addition, next time you get a sun burn, take 2 asperin (not tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen) every 6 hours for the first day. If it is a bad burn, then go see your dr immediately ...Read more

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I woke up at night when I steped out of bed my legs were dead I fell on the floor after a few minutes the feeling came back what was it?

I woke up at night when I steped out of bed my legs were dead I fell on the floor after a few minutes the feeling came back what was it?

This could be TIA. : Some possible causes are tia-transient ischemic attack, if not treated could cause stroke. Other possibilities are poor transient circulatory problem in legs or spinal cord, , some rare type seizure, etc. You need to be investigated in detail. ...Read more

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My wife used fine grit sandpapwr on her leg to remove a little dead skin but removed to much and now her leg os red and in pain. What can I do to make her feel better?

My wife used fine grit sandpapwr on her leg to remove a little dead skin but removed to much and now her leg os red and in pain. What can I do to make her feel better?

Cellulitis: Your wife probably allowed bacteria to get into the wound and caused an infection. Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will help with the pain. Putting neosporin or polysporin will also help. If she runs a high fever or has trouble walking, take her to the er. ...Read more

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For the last 2 nights I have woke with a dead leg it's really painful & numb it's the outer of my thigh ?

For the last 2 nights I have woke with a dead leg it's really painful & numb it's the outer of my thigh ?

Pinched nerve?: Your symptoms most likely point toward a nerve impingement in your lower spine. Try changing your sleep position; consider a pillow under your knees if you sleep on your back. Or a small pillow between your knees if you sleep on your side. See a doctor for further evaluation if your symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Dead left leg comes now and again, lasts around a day, feels like it is coming from my hip, is this a sign of something serious?

Potentially, but: unlikely. Pinching of the sciatic nerve where it exits from the spinal canal and blockage of an artery in your leg are serious problems Less serious (and more common) is when the leg "goes to sleep'" when there's pressure on the sciatic nerve from crossing the legs, sitting on a hard chair or sitting in one position for a long time. Usually a tingling feeling occurs when it wakes up. ...Read more

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Rough white growth on leg. It's a growth that looks like a lumpy mass of dead skin cells. Not itchy, but when I scrape off it bleeds and grows back?

 Rough white growth on leg. It's a growth that looks like a lumpy mass of dead skin cells. Not itchy, but when I scrape off it bleeds and grows back?

Need to see DERM: Lesions that bleed and grow back not looking like healthy pink skin are a concern. Schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist skin doctor for bx and rx. ...Read more

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If your leg bone is dead can u still move your feet?

If your leg bone is dead can u still move your feet?

Possibly: While osteonecrosis or bone death can be due to several causes, it would not necessarily involve multiple parts of the limb. Since the cause of bone death in leg bone would generally be from disruption in blood supply in that part of the body, movement of adjoining feet bones may not be affected if muscles, tendons and nerve haven't been damaged simultaneously.. ...Read more

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Boiling water on my leg,its dark and dead skin on top but no pain,using mebo cream,but i'm going on holiday(pool) in 4 dys will it be ok by then?

Boiling water on my leg,its dark and dead skin on top but no pain,using mebo cream,but i'm going on holiday(pool) in 4 dys will it be ok by then?

DR visit: I would suggest a DR visit to evaluate the burn and discover what treatment is needed. It is impossible to make that determination in this format. ...Read more