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I have a bright red spot on my lower leg I noticed two days ago and I'm getting a numb feeling in the back of my knee?

I have a bright red spot on my lower leg  I noticed two days ago and I'm getting a numb feeling in the back of my knee?

I'm not sure we can: put these two things together. The red spot is MOST likely a skin condition: eczema, psoriasis, etc. but another cause is allergies, perhaps to a bug bite. Have you been in a tick area? I suppose you must consider Lyme Disease, though this is much less common than many people think. I think the spot and numbness can both be watched; if the spots enlarge/spread or numbness persists, see your Doctor ...Read more

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There is a numb spot on my right thigh for years and that entire leg has a tendency of falling asleep ("pins and needles"). Is this a pinched nerve?

There is a numb spot on my right thigh for years and that entire leg has a tendency of falling asleep ("pins and needles"). Is this  a pinched nerve?

Meralgia: parasthetica. Pinching of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve may be an issue here. Avoid wearing tight clothing and see if it will help. Check this link. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meralgia-paresthetica/basics/definition/con-20030852 ...Read more

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Ms was diagnosed inoct. Now using a cane, legs go numb. At first 1 spot in the brain and 4 in the spine. Plasma transfusions done, what to try now?

Ms was diagnosed inoct. Now using a cane, legs go numb. At first 1 spot in the brain and 4 in the spine. Plasma transfusions done, what to try now?

Let's analyze : You indicate a 3-4 month progression with seemingly use of plasmapheresis, which suggests you did not respond to steroids or other acute therapies, and i note that you are not currently listing a disease modifying agent. I must wonder if you have a progressive form of ms or in fact, perhaps a variant form of neuromyelitis optics. Get opinion at local medical school ms clinic. ...Read more

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First tingling hands&feet about a week(now only here and there)than dry flacky skin including face(up arm/leg to)month later numbness now 2 days, small red painless spot under skin finger print area?

Schedule a visit: You need to set up an office visit with your doctor. There are too many possibilities that need to be excluded. I would not be surprised if lab work is indicated. ...Read more

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