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Numbness/weakness both arms and legs since January. Could I have a pinched nerve?

Numbness/weakness both arms and legs since January. Could I have a pinched nerve?

Less likely.: Pinched nerve is usually one side. If both sides are involved then you need to make sure if your muscles function right and get tested by a neurologist.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a left choroid fissure neuroepthial cyst. Also present left side numbness, weakness in face, arms, legs, cognitive issue?

Should I be concerned with a left choroid fissure neuroepthial cyst. Also present left side numbness, weakness in face, arms, legs, cognitive issue?

No: These cysts are benign and are incidental findings. See a neurologist to determine the true cause of your symptoms. If you suffer from headaches that is most likely cause of your symptoms. However still it is best to have neurological consultation. ...Read more

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I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

Impossible to say: Unlikely that you have cidp or acute immune polyneuritis, but some of your problems might be due to peripheral nerve issues. An EMG test done expertly could assist. Another question might involve a process such as multiple sclerosis, but that too cannot be confirmed in absence of MRI images. Spinal fluid analysis might be useful. Seek out a neurologist and pin down precise answer. ...Read more

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I have weakness, numbness, tingling, heaviness, in my arms and legs on a daily basis worse when lying down or in motion what can this be its even starting to blure my vision at times and causing me to be tired all the time

I have weakness, numbness, tingling, heaviness, in my arms and legs on a daily basis worse when lying down or in motion what can this be its even starting to blure my vision at times and causing me to be tired all the time

Your: Your symptoms are fairly generalized and are highly indicative of a systemic problem. The possibilities are extensive and need a comprehensive medical evaluation. It could be a neuromuscular problem. For starters check your blood sugar. ...Read more

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I'm 36yrs old. I'm suffering from muscle weakness all over my body specially with my arms and legs. Tremors in other part of my body also numbness.

I'm 36yrs old. I'm suffering from muscle weakness all over my body specially with my arms and legs. Tremors in other part of my body also numbness.

Need workup: Your symptoms too nonspecific to give you a firm diagnosis in 400 characters or less. You should see your doctor for a full workup including thyroid analysis, metabolic survey, & other testing as appropriate depending upon what's found. Good luck. Try keeping track of the TREMORS as to whether they are more prominent with activity or at rest and if weakness comes and goes or constantly there. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

See a physician: This sounds like something that needs to be looked at. You don't get facial numbness from a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Unlikely that symptoms would include the arms and legs as well as altered gait to the point of having trouble walking. This should be evaluated very soon by a physician. ...Read more

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Have had face locking up & going numb. Weakness of arms and legs. Also had my heart beat slowing (new symptom) Any idea what this is?

Have had face locking up & going numb. Weakness of arms and legs. Also had my heart beat slowing (new symptom) Any idea what this is?

Serious: Those are potentially very serious symptoms. Low serum calcium, multiple sclerosis, tetanus and rabies could do this. Hopefully you don't have anything so serious. I think you really ought to see your doctor or go to an ER for evaluation today. Good luck. ...Read more

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Weakness numbness tingling in arms and legs sometimes face dizziness tiredness. Mostly left side. Blood work fineso far Could it be ms 3 family mem have?

Weakness numbness tingling in arms and legs sometimes face dizziness tiredness. Mostly left side. Blood work fineso far Could it be ms 3 family mem have?

Not MS: Multiple sclerosis will announce itself as discretely localized neurological findings. What you describe can be anything from hyperventilation to a peripheral neuropathy; the latter is the hardest workup in general medicine. Your next stop may be an electromyogram and nerve conduction velocities. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been having my face lock up & go numb -ie when I smile, etc- numbness of my neck and weakness of legs/arms. Any idea what it could be?

I have been having my face lock up & go numb -ie when I smile, etc- numbness of my neck and weakness of legs/arms. Any idea what it could be?

See your doctor: I'd definitely go see your doctor. If it is found on exam is a different than if it is just your feeling. You may need an MRI of brain or spine. ...Read more

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10 months left side arm leg weakness, numb, hard to walk, now it is getting better, numbness almost gone, no dr has answer to why it happen?

10 months left side arm leg weakness, numb, hard to walk, now it is getting better, numbness almost gone, no dr has answer to why it happen?

See neurologist!: You do not say what kind of docs you have seen and what sort of work-up you have had. Have you had a MRI of your brain? Have you seen a neurologist? Please do both, if either have not been done. If you have see a neurologist, and not gotten an answer that is clear to you, please get a second or even a third opinion. Glad this appears to be getting better. Good luck! ...Read more

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My b12 levels have been normal but my pain has been progressing. Also I have been getting numbness all over along with leg, hand and arm weakness.

My b12 levels have been normal but my pain has been progressing. Also I have been getting numbness all over along with leg, hand and arm weakness.

Numbness and: Weakness need to be evaluated by your doc. He/she may refer you to a neurologist. There are many possibilities for your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Go to the ER now: Localized or unilateral (symptoms on one side of the body) numbness, weakness and tingling is concerning for an evolving neurological problem. People with these symptoms require emergent evaluation and should not attempt to drive a car. Let a family member, friend or ambulance do the transporting. ...Read more

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I have developed sudden weakness and numbness in left leg and tremor in right arm and left leg. Referred urgent MRI scan. What could this show?

I have developed sudden weakness and numbness in left leg and tremor in right arm and left leg. Referred urgent MRI scan. What could this show?

Stroke or MS: Sudden weakness & numbness is worrisome for stroke. Think fast: face, arms, speech & time. Obviously someone didn't think that you're having a stroke. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind in young caucasian females especially those living in northern latitudes. But the best person to answer your question is the doc who ordered the test! Ask him/her what s/he hoped to find. ...Read more

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I have 14 spinal disks with problems and 2 lumbar surgeries 20 years ago. I have pain, numbness, & weakness in both legs, right arm. Please help?

I have 14 spinal disks with problems and 2 lumbar surgeries 20 years ago. I have pain, numbness, & weakness in both legs, right arm. Please help?

Difficult dilemma: Although you could be experiencing nerve compressions at several levels in your spine, you might also be suffering cervical stenosis, which is compressing spinal cord and nerve roots. Also, a co-morbidity, peripheral neuropathy, could be superimposed as a new problem. Need to sort out asap, and perhaps see a neurosurgeon, and maybe neurologist later. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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How important is pulse pressure? BP is 119/63. Having weakness in arms and legs.

Pulse pressure: Is the difference between the upper systolic pressure and the lower diastolic pressure. It is very important because a wide pressure can indicate poor control of the arterial system. This can be caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, usually caused by an intake of sugar and sweeteners. This may be the cause of your leg and arm weakness ...Read more

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Can you have muscle degeneration without weakness? In arms and legs?

Can you have muscle degeneration without weakness? In arms and legs?

Early, yes-Later, no: But again, what's the cause of the muscle degeneration? If you're working out hard and are poorly hydrated, you could get muscle breakdown and degeneration, and rhabdomyolysis can be very serious. See a good doctor and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Weakness in arms and legs briefly when I wake up and is gone after a few minutes. Is that normal? Getting head MRI etc to rule out ms

SLEEP PARALYSIS: You describe a symptom associated with a sleep disorder, and yes, sleep disorders are clearly associated with multiple sclerosis, but this in itself, would not be diagnostic, and I would tend to do an overnight sleep study as an initial evaluation. Your doctor may have found some problems on exam, and MRI may prove informative, but you may next need to pursue other answers. ...Read more

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Pain & weakness in arms and legs after light activity like hand-washing dishes or walking up stairs. Is this a sign of an autoimmune disorder like mg?

Pain & weakness in arms and legs after light activity like hand-washing dishes or walking up stairs. Is this a sign of an autoimmune disorder like mg?

Inflammation: Could be due to different things depending on your age for example clestriv medicines can be known to cause this there are also some rare immune diseases that cause a scene types of symptoms I suggestion is if it doesn't resolve within a couple days precinct medical advice. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

Many things: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of numbness in the hand on the thumb side. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes little finger numbness. If both of the entire hands and feet are numb, then a peripheral neuropathy is more likely. This can be related to long standing diabetes. This problem needs to be worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

Many disorders: Neuropathy, myopathy, spinal cord disorder, multiple sclerosis, various brain diseases, myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, diabetes, anemia, sleep disorders, medication reactions, depression. This illustrates that you need complete physical exam to start and then your doctor can decide how to proceed. ...Read more

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Lately I've been having numbness in my arms and legs?

This warrants: Medical evaluation. There can be a variety of causes.
Take care. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back, arms, and legs, along with shock-like pain and numbness what could be wrong?

I have pain in my back, arms, and legs, along with shock-like pain and numbness what could be wrong?

Disc: Could be a herniated disc from your back that is giving you some problems. See your doctor and perhaps get an MRI of your spine to check. ...Read more

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I have had weakness in my arms and legs for the last three days. I'm 16 and haven't had an accident but I do get very anxious.

I have had weakness in my arms and legs for the last three days. I'm 16 and haven't had an accident but I do get very anxious.

It MAY be an anxiety: Disorder but see your doc to rule out physical problems. After that a clinical psychologist can help you manage anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more