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My left leg feels cold on the side but is not numb nor swollen. My right leg feels like it has a pinch nerve?

My left leg feels cold on the side but is not numb nor swollen. My right leg feels like it has a pinch nerve?

Double or nothing: Why not imagine you have two pinched nerves? Nerve irritation doesn't always result in pain or tingling. It can cause a cold sensation when each leg is involved at the same time, serious things could be going on. Get this checked out. ...Read more

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My left leg keeps going cold I have narrowing at l4/l5 spurs and bulging is it my spine that's causing this to my leg?

My left leg keeps going cold I have narrowing at l4/l5 spurs and bulging is it my spine that's causing this to my leg?

Blood supply...: This seems to be more of a description of 'poor circulation' than of a nerve root problem. Have you lost the natural hair on your legs? This can be another sign. If smoking, stop. Seek help early. ...Read more

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I've had a numb feeling in my left arm today and now numbness in my arm and my left leg is much colder than rest of body. Advice?

I've had a numb feeling in my left arm today and now numbness in my arm and my left leg is much colder than rest of body. Advice?

Could be a nerve: You haven't mentioned any weakness or chest pain or not being able to move those extremities so I will assume those symptoms aren't present. In which case it could be that you have some inflammation or irritation of your peripheral nerves or possible swelling (edema) which is causing your symptoms. If your symptoms persist it would be good to discuss it with a doctor. ...Read more

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Every night for the lasrt three weeks in the middle of the night II wake up and my left lower leg isreally cold. What could this be?

Every night for the lasrt three weeks in the middle of the night II wake up and my left lower leg isreally cold. What could this be?

Poor blood flow=bad: A cold leg is very worrisome for ischemia. That means not enough blood is getting to the foot. It would be unusual to have this without pain though. You should see a doctor right away! ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen and ice cold anyone know what this could be signs of?

My left leg is swollen and ice cold anyone know what this could be signs of?

Blod clot?: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor as soon as possible. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Left leg always seems cold?

Left leg always seems cold?

Interesting: Trauma to a joint can make the whole leg cold. You are a bit young to have a circulation problem. If you have had trauma, or if the skin or nails change color, seek help and examination. ...Read more

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Hi I have just got my left leg below the knew amputated because of a car accident and its getting cold always is this okay?

Hi I have just got my left leg below the knew amputated because of a car accident and its getting cold always is this okay?

Depends: Sorry to hear about the accident. Changes in sensation are common after amputation and usually do not represent a problem. You should have this evaluated by a physician to insure that there are no circulation problems. ...Read more

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Why does my left leg get numb for no reason and feels cold?

Why does my left leg get numb for no reason and feels cold?

Formal Evaluation: There are many possibilities, including lower back problems, nerve problems of the leg and vascular problems. You should see a neurologist for a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a pain in my left leg earlier when I stood up now the bottom of my leg aches it's not swollen or hot or cold?

I had a pain in my left leg earlier when I stood up now the bottom of my leg aches it's not swollen or hot or cold?

Sprain: Unfortunately this is a somewhat vague description but you may have pulled/sprained a muscle/ligament when you stood up. It would be reasonable to give it time and try and NSAID, and if symptoms persist or worsen after a few days then see a physician. ...Read more

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I've been having cold chills in only y left leg for a couple of days, it comes and goes, there is never pain, redness or swelling. What could this be?

I've been having cold chills in only y left leg for a couple of days, it comes and goes, there is never pain, redness or swelling. What could this be?

Nerve: This may be an irritable nerve in the leg causing this sensation intermittently. If this symptom persists, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Any appropriate testing will be ordered after the assessment. ...Read more

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I am a 44 year old female whose lower left leg is always cold below the knee and alse aches quite a bit?

I am a 44 year old female whose lower left leg is always cold below the knee and alse aches quite a bit?

Circulation: You should have a venous and arterial study of your leg. Circulation problems can be venous or arterial in origin. Go to www. Phlebology. Org and put in your zip code. Find a vein specialist in your area to get a venous doppler duplex exam and go to your family practice doctor and have him check your pulses in your leg. ...Read more

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Occasionally my left leg starting with my upper buttocks will go tingly/cold. When the cold starts to go away my leg/left buttocks gets sweaty. Why?

Occasionally my left leg starting with my upper buttocks will go tingly/cold. When the cold starts to go away my leg/left buttocks gets sweaty. Why?

Neurologist: You may have to be evaluated by a neurologist to determine whether there is a type of neuritis or peripheral neuropathy affecting the sciatic nerve. The symptoms don't suggest a musculoskeletal process. If deemed advisable tests like emg or spinal mri may be recommended. ...Read more

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My left leg below the knee, on the left side keeps going cold.......Even when I rub it or cover it with blankets it doesn't get warm.

My left leg below the knee, on the left side keeps going cold.......Even when I rub it or cover it with blankets it doesn't get warm.

Circulation reduced: Coldness in just one leg raises the question of blocked arterial circulation in that leg. Having your doctor check pulses in your feet is the place to start. If the pulses in that leg are diminished compared to the good leg, this can be evaluated by a vascular lab pressure measurement. This can be ordered by your primary care doctor or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Can metabolism problems cause skin temperature changes in the left arm and left leg? Very bothersome. Skin goes from being hot to cold every few sec

Can metabolism problems cause skin temperature changes in the left arm and left leg? Very bothersome. Skin goes from being hot to cold every few sec

Eval for reynauds: While metabolism issues such as thyroid disease could play a role in altered skin temperature, consideration for an immune processs such as Reynauds phenomenon is appropriate. One recommendation is to see A rheumatologist for this evaluation. ...Read more

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What could possibly be causing left Arm and left leg skin temperature changes (goes from hot to cold). I have seen so many doctors and no one knows?

What could possibly be causing left Arm and left leg skin temperature changes (goes from hot to cold). I have seen so many doctors and no one knows?

See pain management: Specialist. Some continuous neuropathic pains are also maintained by the sympathetic nervous system and are designated as sympathetically maintained pain (SMP). The mechanism of SMP is unclear and several hypotheses have been offered. The most accepted theory that when peripheral nerves are damaged, alpha 1 (and possibly alpha 2) receptors may be up-regulated on afferent (sensory) neurons. ...Read more