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I have numbness, tingling and sometimes pain down the outer side of my left leg frequently when sitting or lying down. What could be causing this? Should i visit a neurologist ?

I have numbness, tingling and sometimes pain down the outer side of my left leg frequently when sitting or lying down.  What could be causing this?  Should i visit a neurologist ?

Not a rare thing: Compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, usually at the groin can do what you describe. Common causes include tight clothing compressing the groin, intrapelvic disorders, aneurysms of femoral artery, pelvic brim bone spurs, etc, etc.) neurology consult will help make diagnosis & maybe resolve it too. ...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

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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Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Talk to your doctor: Numbness could be a result of medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disorders among others) or might be a result of nerve irritation (like that seen in radiculopathy). Your doctor can help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Tingling, numbness spasms on legs and feet when laying down to sleep. Restless leg syndrome?

Tingling, numbness spasms on legs and feet when laying down to sleep. Restless leg syndrome?

Possibly RLS: It may be restless legs syndrome (rls), if you have an urge to move them which gets better with movement ; worse with rest. Please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS ; to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My legs and feet often go numb. Mostly when I'm lying down, but it happens when I am standing for long periods of time as well. What could this be?

My legs and feet often go numb. Mostly when I'm lying down, but it happens when I am standing for long periods of time as well. What could this be?

Nerve abnormality: It could be due to an abnormality in the spinal cord (disc pushing on the spinal cord) or a process in the nerves of the legs causing problems (diabetes, for example). It is not normal and should be checked by neurologist. ...Read more

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I have had bad muscle spasms in the middle of my back and when laying down at night my legs and sometimes my whole body goes numb. Why?

I have had bad muscle spasms in the middle of my back and when laying down at night my legs and sometimes my whole body goes numb. Why?

Sounds like Sciatica: ...But, how long had this been going on? Any trauma history? Weakness? Lots of questions that a good physical exam and some imaging studies should answer. Normal aging can provoke all kinds of complaints that usually respond to simple treatments. I'd see my doctor if i was concerned. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower back pain when I'm laying down and doing certain movements.I have had my legs feel numb at sometime. What do you suggest I do?

I am experiencing lower back pain when I'm laying down and doing certain movements.I have had my legs feel numb at sometime. What do you suggest I do?

It may be the pregna: It may be your pregnancy but it would be wise to see your physician and get this evaluated . Your obstetriciation can also clarify and you may f necessary you may even need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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My fiance have pain behind one knee, and feeling some numbness down the leg and under it. He has been kneeling for a while on hard surface today. ?

My fiance have pain behind one knee, and feeling some numbness down the leg and under it. He has been kneeling for a while on hard surface today. ?

Knee pain: I agree with Dr. Patel. You should have him evaluated. Since he likely won't need surgery before other conservative treatments are used, it would also be fine to start with an evaluation by your Family Physician. ...Read more

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