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After all else fails, I've tried everything for peripheal neuropathy pain. Whay else is given? Dont know the cause of pn yet. Gng to mayo in sept

After all else fails, I've tried everything for peripheal neuropathy pain. Whay else is given? Dont know the cause of pn yet. Gng to mayo in sept

Fuzzy Question: Patients need to tell us what, where, when, why, how, who, etc. When did problem start, is constant, what type pain, does pain radiate, what diagnosis from other doctor, does activity incite symptom, does lying down or food worsen, what body part affected, any injuries, etc. Doctors need clues to increase guessability. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Can peripheal neuropathy cause upper right thigh/hip pain. Also, unable to put weight on it with bruises all of a sudden?

Can peripheal neuropathy cause upper right thigh/hip pain. Also, unable to put weight on it with bruises all of a sudden?

Bruising: Neuropathy can cause upper right thigh and hip pain specially in patients with diabetic neuropathy and lumbar plexopathy. Easy bruising suggest a problem with coagulation, check with your physician for proper testing (platelets, von willebrand factor). ...Read more

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Can very high histamine levels affect peripheral (1) neuropathy; (2) resistance?

Can very high histamine levels affect peripheral (1) neuropathy; (2) resistance?

Yes and yes!: Histamine is an inflammatory mediator. Itself can cause pain and vascular leakage. I unfortunately did not understand "resistance." do you mean to infection? ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy = what?

Peripheral neuropathy = what?

A general term for: "nerve damage". It can take many forms--painful or a loss of sensation/numbness. The causes are multiple. Diabetes is the most common, but exposure to chemicals, neurological diseases, alcoholism, chemotherapy, are also significant causes. ...Read more

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What is peripheral neuropathy?

What is peripheral neuropathy?

In the extremities: The term peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve dysfunction of the extremities. A common example of a peripheral neuropathy would be a diabetic experiencing numbness in their feet. ...Read more

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What causes peripheral neuropathy?

What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Many causes: There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy. Common causes are elevated blood sugar, alcohol, and vitamin B12 deficiency. A common "cause" is idiopathic neuropathy, meaning the cause cannot be found. Other causes include medicine side effects, certain kinds of infections, cancer, inherited causes, chemical exposure, and changes in blood chemistry. ...Read more

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Can peripheral neuropathy be cured?

Can peripheral neuropathy be cured?

No: A true peripheral neuropathy, once it develops, can not be cured. Other conditions such as nerve entrapment may mimic symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and can be corrected. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy progress?

Does peripheral neuropathy progress?

Yes: It will progress if the original cause of the peripheral neuropathy is not addressed/controlled or corrected. ...Read more

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Can you die from peripheral neuropathy?

Rare: Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart. However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but not lethal. ...Read more

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How can I control peripheral neuropathy?

What's the cause: Neuropathy simply means nerve injury. Peripheral nerves control many things including sensation, motor function and automatic things like sweating, goosebumps. Injury to peripheral nerves can occur from diabetes, trauma, and many other metabolic processes as well as many medicines. With so many causes, the key is to find out the cause and the a treatment can be identified. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more