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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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Does any type of vasculitis cause blood to pool in the legs and tongue and fingers to get numb when standing up from a sitting position or lying down?

Does any type of vasculitis cause blood to pool in the legs and tongue and fingers to get numb when standing up from a sitting position or lying down?

Vasculitis: Vasculitis usually causes outbreaks of small red spots in the lower legs(petecchiae) but not blood pooling. Severe varicos e veins can,however, and can cause a postural drop in blood pressure producing lightheadedness on standing. Edema may occur,also. I wouldn't expect symptoms when supine. See your physician if you have further concerns and have your bp checked sitting and standing. ...Read more

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Could Hashimoto's Encephalopathy cause a circulation/nerve problem like mouth and fingers go numb when standing up/lying down and blood pools in legs?

Could Hashimoto's Encephalopathy cause a circulation/nerve problem like mouth and fingers go numb when standing up/lying down and blood pools in legs?

Not really: "Encephalopathy" (no matter whose name precedes the word) simply refers to a state of altered thinking/understanding. Delirium could be a synonym. Therefore, encephalopathy itself tells us that the brain is MALFUNCTIONING in thought processes. Although it's certainly possible for circulation problems to COEXIST with the encephalopathy it's not necessarily its CAUSE. ...Read more

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Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

See below: Based on your description you could have herniated disk with sciatica. See your doctor to confirm. ...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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