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Dr. Vera Khrakovsky
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My feet and legs fall asleep after sitting on the toilet for not too long. Is this somethin to be concerned about? Causes?

My feet and legs fall asleep after sitting on the toilet for not too long. Is this somethin to be concerned about? Causes?

My legs and feet: Usually not, if you sit in one position for too long, you are putting pressure on the nerves behind your knees and you will have the sensation of feet and legs falling asleep, once you move around, this usually goes away. Try to straighten your knees and moving your legs more when sitting in one position. If this happens with other positions, then it is time to visit a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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Why does my leg fall asleep while sitting?

Why does my leg fall asleep while sitting?

Position: the position you are sitting in either is putting pressure on the nerve or causing an occlusion of the vessels. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Fawad Khan
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Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Legs fall asleep: Common phenomenon. Keep changing you position when traveling. Stretching legs or walking, whenever possible ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
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I enjoy sitting with my leg crossed over my knee, but often must stop because my leg will fall asleep from the point of contact, down. Cause 4 concrn?

I enjoy sitting with my leg crossed over my knee, but often must stop because my leg will fall asleep from the point of contact, down. Cause 4 concrn?

Not really: You are either compressing a nerve or a blood vessel resulting in the tingling feeling in your lower leg. I assume the sensation subsides after you uncross the leg. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Why do my legs fall asleep so fast now?

Unusual: That is unusual unless it only occurs when you are sitting cross-legged on the floor. I would see your family doctor for exam and tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
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Dr. Martin Morell
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How come my legs fall asleep on even short bus rides?

How come my legs fall asleep on even short bus rides?

The: Seats are pressuring the blood flow into your legs, causing the nerve to get prickly, try extra padding on chair. Also, keep in mind spinal stenosis and diabetes can give you similar symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Daniela Gerard
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Why is it that i feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

Why is it that i feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

May have neuropathy: You may have neuropathy, or nerve damage. You should follow up with an online consult or see a doctor. May consider gabapentin as a medication. ...Read more

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