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I felt fine after cycling, it was sitting on my leg that caused it to go numb, do u still think it was the cycling?

I felt fine after cycling, it was sitting on my leg that caused it to go numb, do u still think it was the cycling?

OK- if it resolves: Transient numbness (paresthesia) in your sciaitc nerve from compression at edge of saddle is likely the cause. If chronic and bothersome, try a more padded and wider seat ...Read more

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Why does my leg still feel a ripping sensation and severe pain/numbness after 9 mos of waiting for a supposed pinched nerve to heal? Standings awful!

Why does my leg still feel a ripping sensation and severe pain/numbness after 9 mos of waiting for a supposed pinched nerve to heal? Standings awful!

Radiculopathy: See your doctor....Doesn't sound like your nerve "healed." you may need updated testing and possibly more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Had laminectomy 5 months ago. Right lower anterior leg still numb. Normal?

Had laminectomy 5 months ago. Right lower anterior leg still numb. Normal?

Maybe normal: Spinal surgery like laminectomy is done to remove pressure on nerves or the spinal cord. If the nerves are damaged sometimes the symptoms resolve and sometimes not. It can take a long time to know for sure. You should follow up with your surgeon if you have questions. ...Read more

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I still have some numbness and leg weakness two months post back fusion. Is it permanent?

I still have some numbness and leg weakness two months post back fusion. Is it permanent?

Back surgery: It may take several months to fully heal post spinal fusion if there was nerve impingement it may take longer to resolve or there may be some permanent damage depending on the severity of the impingement ...Read more

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In feb had a lumber microsurgery. My left side of my leg is still numbness. Is there any thing I can do. I had this before I had the operation.

In feb had a lumber microsurgery. My left side of my leg is still numbness. Is there any thing I can do. I had this before I had the operation.

May be normal: It is not uncommon to experience residual "numbness" in an area of your leg after a lumbar microdiskectomy. In fact the numbness sensation that you had before surgery is commonly one of the last symptoms to improve, and may take up to 18 months to improve. If you are having any other neurological problems (progressive weakness/ pain), you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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My leg went numb after having sex this morning. It is evening and still numb. What is the cause of this?

My leg went numb after having sex this morning. It is evening and still numb. What is the cause of this?

Most unusual: 19y female C/O "leg going numb" while having sex, & lasting for several hours. This is an odd symptom. Perhaps she has Hypermobility Syndrome, which imparts joint instabilities. Missionary sex position leverages femur, forcing Sacroiliac Joints, largest joints in axial spine, into hyperextension & impingement of pre sacral plexus. Pre-sacral plexus is "headwaters" region of the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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I started ortho cyclen one day ago, and I woke up with my leg numb for the first time. It went away after rubbing, but still worries me.

I started ortho cyclen one day ago, and I woke up with my leg numb for the first time. It went away after rubbing, but still worries me.

OCPs: The likelihood of your leg numbness occurring from one dose of orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) is very low. If symptoms persist speak to your doctor and perhaps they will alter the means of contraception to another method. ...Read more

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I was admitted to ER few days ago for leg numbness but no diagnose. My leg still have tingles and now larms and bit in the face. Any tips of what it?

I was admitted to ER few days ago for leg numbness but no diagnose. My leg still have tingles and now larms and bit in the face. Any tips of what it?

Revisit your doctor: You should be concerned about a sensory stroke. This could be related to oral contraceptive therapy especially if you use nicotine or mood enhancers. Discuss these symptoms with your doctor or return to the ER. ...Read more

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If I had spine surgery 3 years ago and my leg and back still feel numb. What could be still the problem?

If I had spine surgery 3 years ago and my leg and back still feel numb. What could be still the problem?

Numbness in leg/back: Unfortunately one has to consider nerve damage either from original problem or as result of surgery. Did you have numbness prior to surgery? At three years it is likely permanent if no further impingement on nerve is seen. ...Read more

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The left half of my quad muscle on my left leg is numb. It does not hurt and I can still do all functions. It's been numb for 3 days now. Suggestions?

The left half of my quad muscle on my left leg is numb. It does not hurt and I can still do all functions. It's been numb for 3 days now. Suggestions?

Numb And Number: There's a sensory nerve that travels in that area that can get numb if it is compressed up by the groin. Like, from tight underwear or jeans or a heavy tool belt or a seat belt injury or from Diabetes or getting stuck in a chimney too long. It's called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (so what).It could get worse (burning pain) or get better. Time will tell. And take off those nylon lace underwear! ...Read more

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What to do if I have to walk about or exercise my leg and foot goes numb. I can still feel my legbut that feeling in the leg and foot instead. What could that be?

What to do if I have to walk about or exercise my leg and foot goes numb. I can still feel my legbut that feeling in the leg and foot instead. What could that be?

See physician.: Could be a problem originating in back. May also be as simple as getting better foot support with shoes and orthotics. This must be evaluated to make the correct determination. ...Read more

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The front of the top of my right leg from the thigh to the knee goes cold and numb if I stay still too long?

The front of the top of my right leg from the thigh to the knee goes cold and numb if I stay still too long?

Could be: Nerve root compression due to degenerative changes in the spine, could be a vascular problem but much less likely. Best to see a physician for history and physical exam. ...Read more

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After spinal fusion it's been a year now and I still have numbness in left lower leg, below knee. Will this ever get better?

After spinal fusion it's been a year now and I still have numbness in left lower leg, below knee. Will this ever get better?

Maybe: Have you talked to your surgeon about this issue? You might consider seeing a pain specialist and having a EMG done. This could better assess the cause of the numbness...It might not be coming from the back, but rather further down the nerves pathway. ...Read more

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Tibial osteotomy done a week and two days ago, part of leg still numb, and whole leg swollen, is this normal or should I go to er?

Call your Surgeon: Numbness maybe from incision, or could be as a result of other more serious issues. With swelling, especially if your leg and calf appears tense and painful, you may need to go to the emergency room to be evaluated and to rule out compartment syndrome. Dvts could also cause swelling. But you must call your surgeon right away, to get his/her opinion and to describe what you are feeling. ...Read more

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I take good diet still sometimes I feel my legs are slept. I mean numb n like pins stinging? Which defiency cud b dis? Plz reply fast

I take good diet still sometimes I feel my legs are slept. I mean numb n like pins stinging? Which defiency cud b dis? Plz reply fast

Doubt it is diet: If you are eating a good diet then this is not likely to be a deficiency. Need more information to be able to look at the possibilities. Is it with activity, Sitting, laying or at random? When it is there what makes it worse? ...Read more

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Dropped long table against my leg 16 days ago. Still have bruise, lump and feels hot to the touch. Also, some surface numbness. Is that normal?

Could be: You may have actually bruised the bone and/or hurt the nerve. "bone bruising" and swelling can cause compression on the nerve and cause the numbness. You can see your doctor if it persists, but these injuries can take a while to to resolve. ...Read more

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I had a major infection in my leg had about 4 surgerys about 8 weeks ago I still have my stiches in why? And my my entire leg goes numb and mass. Pain

I had a major infection in my leg had about 4 surgerys about 8 weeks ago I still have my stiches in why? And my my entire leg goes numb and mass. Pain

These are questions: That can only be answered by your doctors/surgeon (s). Needing 4 surgical procedures in a short period of time is a unique situation and suggests special circumstances in your case. I'm certain your doctors want to know how you are doing, even if you don't have a specific appointment scheduled. Call the number (s) you were provided; I believe they will want to see you to understand what is going on. ...Read more

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2weeks after ililogenial nerve block w/o steroid, still feel faint numbness in grion & leg especially when use BATHROOM. Will I have this forever now?

2weeks after ililogenial nerve block w/o steroid, still feel faint numbness in grion & leg especially when use BATHROOM. Will I have this forever now?

See answer: I'm assuming you meant to say Ilio-inguinal nerve block. What was the reason it was done? Best to direct your question to the physician who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Neuro-metabolic diso: If youjr doc can't figure it out go to the local university medical center. You just might be an interesting patient! There is a very long list in the differential here-i.e.the list of likely suspects. It could be neurological, metabolic, neurodegenerative, infectious. They only give us 400 spaces here. Look at google scholar or www. Mayoclinic. Com or www. Johnshopkins. Com. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I had my baby 5 months ago and got an epidural. My right upper leg is still numb. Is this permanent? Is it nerve damage?

I had my baby 5 months ago and got an epidural. My right upper leg is still numb. Is this permanent? Is it nerve damage?

Neurologist: I would suggest seeing a neurologist. An Epidural is not likely to be the cause. Having a baby though can cause some nerve damage in certain cases. A Neurologist can do an assessment and evaluate what testing is needed. ...Read more

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My leg and foot is still numb and tingling a week after an epidural and other foot is just tingly. What can I do to get my feeling back?

My leg and foot is still numb and tingling a week after an epidural and other foot is just tingly. What can I do to get my feeling back?

Epidural: If you had epidural for a herniated disc, 1 week is long enough to start feeling the difference, if it was done properly by a qualified physician. If the disc is physically pressing on the nerves, it may not help and you either wait or get surgery. Avoid prolonged sitting. Get regular therapy. Walk. Avoid lifting, bending. ...Read more

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Since I had 2 bulging a year ago, I still have numbness and stiffness in my right toes and right leg. I've had treatment but nothing seems to work?

Since I had 2 bulging a year ago, I still have numbness and stiffness in my right toes and right leg. I've had treatment but nothing seems to work?

Numbness: Have you seen a spine orthopedic surgeon. Low back problems are a common cause of numbness to feet. What treatment did you have. May want to consult with neurologist too. ...Read more

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During childbirth my leg was hyperextended due to the fact my legs were numb from the epidural its been 5 years and I still have pain what can I do?

During childbirth my leg was hyperextended due to the fact my legs were numb from the epidural its been 5 years and I still have pain what can I do?

Excercises: The only recommendation I can give you is to excercise your legs. Excercise, increasing muscle tone will help with some forms of pain. ...Read more

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I fell on my sacrum in 2012 but didn't know if it was fractured. My legs went numb for a day. It still hurts today & feels funny when I touch it. Why?

I fell on my sacrum in 2012 but didn't know if it was fractured. My legs went numb for a day. It still hurts today & feels funny when I touch it. Why?

Coccydynia: You more than likely injured your coccyx which is a cartilaginous structure at the tail end of your sacrum (tailbone). Once the coccyx has been significantly injured it remains tender for years. An orthopedic specialist can evaluate you and advise you about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's conditions cause numb burning pain on left side? I've had numbness and burning pain 24-7 on left side for 3 years been to many drs. Still have yet found out a cause. I juss live with burning pain n sensitive to hot and cold. Muscles in left leg gett

What's conditions cause numb burning pain on left side? I've had numbness and burning pain 24-7 on left side for 3 years been to many drs. Still have yet found out a cause. I juss live with burning pain n sensitive to hot and cold. Muscles in left leg gett

Neuropathic pain: Your symptoms suggest that you may have had some pathology in the right brain and subsequently developed the burning pain on left side. Regardless of whether a brain lesion was or is found the symptoms still suggest neuropathic pain. See a pain management specialist and who is also a neurologist. ...Read more