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Numbness and tingling anterior lower left leg 9 months after spinal stenosis surgery?

Numbness and tingling anterior lower left leg 9 months after spinal stenosis surgery?

Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results following back surgery the reality is spinal canal stenosis is a chronic and progressive disease. Repeat surgeries are risky so be wary especially if the 1st surgery didn't "hold" after such a short period of time. ...Read more

Leg Numbness (Definition)

The leg can have decreased feeling of pain, light touch, or even buzzing of a tuning fork. This could be due to spinal cord, brain, ...Read more


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Leg tingling and numbness with foot pain?

Leg tingling and numbness with foot pain?

Back vs leg: "tingling and numbness" usually means a nerve is not functioning properly. Depending on what part of the leg is affected, it's possible that the nerve irritation is at the level of the back (nerve root) or a peripheral problem (nerve affected at the level of the leg. ...Read more

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Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Below the knee: Go to a professional who can do a proper exam to exclude problems with you circulation. More likely it is due to a nerve damage problem. It could be anywhere from where the nerve starts in the spinal cord to the more distant (peripheral0 part of the nerve. ...Read more

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Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine?

Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine?

Nerve: Tingling is a symptom of a nerve either having pressure on it or possible nerve disease. If it occurred after cracking your lower spine, it could be from a disk causing pressure on a nerve or stretching a nerve. ...Read more

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Sciatic pain causing sharp pulsing pain around outer ankle bone &numbness& numbness underside of toes but no longer shooting down entire leg. Better?

Sciatic pain causing sharp pulsing pain around outer ankle bone &numbness& numbness underside of toes but no longer shooting down entire leg. Better?

Sciatic pain: If you're still having pain and symptoms i would certainly be evaluated by a spinal orthopedist or a neurologist regarding the cause of the spinal issues creating the sciatic numbness and pain. ...Read more

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Noticing swelling after partial finger amputation?

Noticing swelling after partial finger amputation?

See a Doc: While a certain amount of swelling is typical after any amputation, it is best to see the surgeon that operated on you to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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Numbness in left leg from hip to knee outter leg.. Sometimes feel like pins n needles?

Numbness in left leg from hip to knee outter leg.. Sometimes feel like pins n needles?

Numbness : This may represent a pinched nerve at our hip/ belt level or herniated disc on back. If not getting better with ice and anti inflammatory i would recommend you see your physician. ...Read more

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Numbness from knee to toes right leg after total hip replacement 6 weeks ago. Pain riht hip. Is this normal?

Numbness from knee to toes right leg after total hip replacement  6 weeks ago. Pain riht hip. Is this normal?

Not normal: No, it doesn't sound normal. Please call your surgeon and speak to the doctor on call with the answering service. If this is new, may need to go to ER. ...Read more

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Recurring leg numbness, vision blur, weakness in mid section, loss of leg strength. Dropping everything...No grip. Have fallen twice.

Recurring leg numbness, vision blur, weakness in mid section, loss of leg strength.  Dropping everything...No grip.  Have fallen twice.

leg numbness: You are having neurological and or cardiac symptoms and should be seen immediately by your doctor or have someone take you to the er. Your symptoms may be warning you of a stoke or other problem. ...Read more

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Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more

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Numbness in arm and leg on left side including face, pinched nerve?

Numbness in arm and leg on left side including face, pinched nerve?

Likely not: Numbness involving this much of your body can't be from a single "pinched" nerve. You should talk to your doctor about getting imaging of your brain to rule out things like a stroke, hemorrhage, or tumor. ...Read more

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Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read more

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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

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Headaches, rt leg sciatica, rt arm tingling, low back pain, possibilities?

Headaches, rt leg sciatica, rt arm tingling, low back pain, possibilities?

Disc disease: Headache and right arm tingling maybe caused by nerve impingement in your neck. Low back pain and sciatica may be caused by the same in your lower (lumbar) back. You should seek help from your doctor especially if you develop weakness, change in vision, or incontinence. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more