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I am having numbness in my left leg and arm. I was in a major car accident about a year ago. Could they be related?

I am having numbness in my left leg and arm. I was in a major car accident about a year ago. Could they be related?

Brain injury: Numbness in the left leg and arm can be caused by a brain injury. When do you think the symptoms started? If they started just after your accident, there is a good chance they are related. If they started recently, it is not likely they are related to the accident one year ago. Numbness covering a large area is an important symptom that should be checked out fast. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Numbness left arm & leg gradual onset started about a month ago more rapidly moving up my left arm into neck & further down my left leg too? Nerves?

Numbness left arm & leg gradual onset started about a month ago more rapidly moving up my left arm into neck &  further down my left leg too? Nerves?

Neuropathy: Numbness can be the result of a mechanical assault on nerves (ie pinched nerves in the neck or spine), or from systemic abnormalities such as B12 deficiency or thyroid dysfunction. Medications can contribute to the problem as well. It can even result from abnormalities of the brain itself. A number of tests exist to establish a cause and can be ordered by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left leg and arm numbness and pins and needles? Could be from panic attack/anxiety ?

What could be wrong if my left leg and arm numbness and pins and needles? Could be from panic attack/anxiety ?

See a neurologist: Panic usually affects whole body and unilateral symptoms would be unusual. Let a neurologist investigate for pinched nerve in neck and back. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing left leg and arm numbness, extreme discomfort + tingling in the pinky and ring finger for a year, could it be ulnar nerve neuropathy?

I'm experiencing left leg and arm numbness, extreme discomfort + tingling in the pinky and ring finger for a year, could it be ulnar nerve neuropathy?

Partly ulnar nerve: The leg symptoms could not be caused by an ulnar nerve condition, but the finger symptoms could be. You may wish to have nerve conduction testing to help confirm the diagnosis. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Why does my left leg & arm go numb ? Now i can't lay on my side & if I do in a matter of seconds the numbness starts

Why does my left leg & arm go numb ? Now i can't lay on my side & if I do in a matter of seconds the numbness starts

See below: Unilateral numbness including arm and leg will require neurological consultation and further diagnostic studies including MRI of the brain. Make an appointment to see your doctor. ...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