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Leg Numbness (Definition)

The leg can have decreased feeling of pain, light touch, or even buzzing of a tuning fork. This could be due to spinal cord, brain, ...Read more


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When sitting up in bed (legs flat), or lying on my back with my knees bent up, both of my legs go numb/tingling. Whats wrong with me?

When sitting up in bed (legs flat), or lying on my back with my knees bent up, both of my legs go numb/tingling. Whats wrong with me?

Exam: You must be examined and checked for vascular disease, neuropathy and possible diabetes. I suggest starting with a complete physical exam an comprehensive blood testing as well as venous/arterial doppler studies of your lower extremities. ...Read more

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I have had hip pain for several years now starting after birth of first child. Tender to touch, possible swelling and leg numbness if sitting too lon?

I have had hip pain for several years now starting after birth of first child. Tender to touch, possible swelling and leg numbness if sitting too lon?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. There is no need to put up with pain as the cause may be treatable. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Seek an: evaluation from your physician. It is hard to know what it is without further history and examination. You may need imaging of your cervical spine or nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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Severe back pain&sudden leg numbness like when it falls asleep when change sitting or laying positions cause?Hist:coffee table fell on back 2-3yrs ago

Severe back pain&sudden leg numbness like when it falls asleep when change sitting or laying positions cause?Hist:coffee table fell on back 2-3yrs ago

pinched nerve back: At your age herniated disc causing sciatic pain in leg along with numbness and weakness is likely. See a neurologist. You will likely need MRI scan of low back. ...Read more

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Deep pain in legs as if i worked out. Legs go numb constantly when sitting. Slight nausea and minor headache for past couple of days. What is this?

Deep pain in legs as if i worked out. Legs go numb constantly when sitting. Slight nausea and minor headache for past couple of days. What is this?

Body mass index?: You may have some type of compression going on of your femoral nerves or your medial/lateral cutaneous nerves in the legs. This phenomenon could happen for instance if one's body mass index is above the norm which would suggest that weight loss may be a solution to the problem or at least help. Of course, bodyweight may not be a factor in this case. Check with your doctor for further information. ...Read more

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My legs go numb when I sit for long in toilet. What causes this?

My legs go numb when I sit for long in toilet. What causes this?

Increased pressure.: Circulation is often the first thing people think of when they feel numbness, tingling. Sitting is the position in which we have the most pressure upon the discs and joints in our low back. The nerves that come out of the back go down the legs, and can be irritated with long periods of sitting. Be evaluated by your chiropractor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my legs go numb when I sit for long in toilet?

What do you suggest if my legs go numb when I sit for long in toilet?

Suggestions: This is typically benign, and reversible. But this can happen when reading on the toilet. Prolonged sitting is also associated with increased risk of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and lately my legs go numb from the knee down when I sit in the toilet and my toes turn grey. What should I do?

I'm 23 and lately my legs go numb from the knee down when I sit in the toilet and my toes turn grey. What should I do?

Shift positions: You are putting too much pressure on neurovascular structures for too much time.. You need to move. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hand numbness, blood on toilet tissue, leg numbness and groin and buttocks numbness. The following also describes me: Numbness o...

I am experiencing  hand numbness, blood on toilet tissue, leg numbness and groin and buttocks numbness. The following also describes me: Numbness o...

Multiple issues: You are describing a multitude of medical concerns. You would be wise to see your doctor and discuss one issue at a time and get each issue examined and diagnosed ...Read more

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Why legs go numb at night?

Why legs go numb at night?

Pinched nerve: In flat position of body the nerves in the spine of low back likely get pinched. This occurs usually from arthritis in the joints of spine. Once you are erect the pressure on nerves released. ...Read more

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Both of my legs go numb when i lay down, why?

Both of my legs go numb when i lay down, why?

Pinched nerve back: You may have arthritis of joints of spine in low back which is the most common cause of such symptoms. In flat body position you probably get pinching of nerves in low back. ...Read more

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Some nights i want to know why my legs go numb for?

Some nights i want to know why my legs go numb for?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Why would my legs go numb during mri?

Why would my legs go numb during mri?

Enforced position: The MRI itself is not causing numbness. It is possible the the need to maintain a fixed, motionless position on a too firm MRI table is causing the difficulty. ...Read more

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Why do my legs go numb when i sleep?

Why do my legs go numb when i sleep?

Legs numb: Many interesting things cause numbness
at night. See your doctor. They need to narrow the options which occurs with a complete physical exam. ...Read more

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Leg numbness after heart cath. Normal? If so, for how long until feeling normal again?

Leg numbness after heart cath.  Normal? If so, for how long until feeling normal again?

Meralgia?: Since the heart cath approach is usually at the groin level, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve may have been stretched or compressed at the hip causing antero-lateral thigh numbness, or other nerves can be also stretched or compressed. Typically recovery can be achieved in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.

Pinched nerve: Your symptoms, in particular the left leg numbness/tingling/pain/weakness, strongly suggest a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine. If your symptoms are progressively worsening, you may even need surgery. See a physician for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why just drinking a little but if alcohol make my legs go numb?

Why just drinking a little but if alcohol make my legs go numb?

Not normal: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure.
You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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What causes low back and leg pain and then butt and legs go numb?

What causes low back and leg pain and then butt and legs go numb?

Usually disc: Excruciating pain from the hip down to the ankle can be due to a disc prolaplse causing nerve root pressure or the possiblity of a bony injury producing irritation of the adjoining nerve and or muscle needs to considered. Bursal inflmmation around the hip can also produce these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have hydrocephalus but sometimes my legs go numb and freezes up and unbearable pain is this syringomyleia?

I have hydrocephalus but sometimes my legs go numb and freezes up and unbearable pain is this syringomyleia?

Hard to say : It is very hard to answer why you might be having those symptoms without doing a complete history and physical exam. The gold standard for evaluation of syringomyelia involves getting an MRI scan of your brain and spinal cord. An evaluation by a neurologist or neurosurgeon may be needed. ...Read more

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Why do my arms and legs go numb and and hurt if i bend them?

Why do my arms and legs go numb and and hurt if i bend them?

See a neurologist: It is unusual to get numbness in all limbs on bending but possibility could be pinched nerves on bending. Peripheral neuropathy can also be considered. You may need ncv/ EMG test. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have leg numbness?

What does it mean if I have leg numbness?

Leg Numbness: There are many causes of leg numbness.... For example.
Neuropathy, nerve entrapment, back problems...Etc.
Its important to find out what the cause is, then you will know, how to treat it.... I would recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leg numbness?

What is the definition or description of: leg numbness?

Loss of sensation: The leg can have decreased feeling of pain, light touch, or even buzzing of a tuning fork. This could be due to spinal cord, brain, or peripheral nerve pathology. ...Read more