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Peripheral neuropathy and rls?

Peripheral neuropathy and rls?

Neurologic issues: Peripheral neuropathy leads to numbness, tingling and at times sharp shooting pains of the extremities while restless leg syndrome causes urge to move legs due to aching, tingling and shaking. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

Axonal PN: Axonal peripheral neuropathy is an illness that may cause numbness and weakness affecting the feet, legs and sometimes the hands. In this condition the nerve cells (axons) that transmit information become ill. Common causes of this condition are hormonal and blood chemistry disorders...... http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm ...Read more

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Difference between autonomic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy?

See below.: Peripheral neuropathy has to do with sensation or lack of sensation of peripheral nerves: often in feet, legs and hand. Autonomic neuropathy has affects the autonomic nervous systems which control involuntary body functions such as control of blood vessel size, sweating etc. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Yes: I can only relate to vestibular neuritis and yes it is virtually always a viral infection of the vestibular nerve or the ganglion cells of the vestibular nerve. Cytomegalovirus is one of the viruses that can cause this. It is usually a self limited disease and there is no specific treatment except for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What is sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

What is sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

It Effect both: The sensory fiber of the nerve and motor fiber of the nerve. ...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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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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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Some: Usually by getting a diabetic person's sugars tightly controlled, some of the neuropathy will be reversed. However, severe nerve damage is a permanent problem. Dr kurzweil review: there is no question that well-controlled diabetes helps prevent progression of the complications. I'm not aware of evidence that actual pathological changes in peripheral nerves can be reversed. ...Read more

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Are unexplained peripheral neuropathy issues typically diagnosed anxiety?

Kinda: Symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder do over lap with many known neurologic disorders. Unexplained peripheral neuropathy is a valid diagnosis. They can be objectively evaluated with EMG and ncs. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

Sometimes: Numbness, tingling, and burning are the most frequent symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Many people describe it as when a foot that has "fallen asleep" is coming "back to life, " except all the time. Many people find it very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Surgery for peripheral neuropathy?

Surgery for peripheral neuropathy?

Depends: The cause of the neuropathy must first be identified. Neurological consultation can help to define a cause and frame proper treatment. The type of neuropathy often defines treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

What are symptoms of  peripheral vascular disease?

Follow below: Difficulty walking requiring to stop after a certain distance is usually the first symptom this occurs because the blood flow is inadequate to supply the muscle when active other issues wounds that are difficult to heal. ...Read more

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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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Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Thanks!

Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?  Thanks!

All stressors bad: Peripheral neuropathies (pn) are a progressive disorder. Stressors are usually metabolic and a worsening of the underlying cause for pn, so dehydration can be a temporary stressor. ...Read more

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Can heat from outside make peripheral neuropathy symptoms worse? Also, can pn become debilitating?

Yes and yes.: Peripheral neuropathy can be aggravated by anything that stimulates the peripheral nervous system including pressure, temperature, vibration and touch. At its worst, i've seen debilitating pain. But there are treatments, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

see details: The symptoms are usually chronic and not intermittent. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause. Meds such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help as well as treating any underlying cause. ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy symptoms for 3 years. multiple EMG/NCV/Skin biopsy negative. FINALLY repeat skin biopsy WAY below normal. is this unusual?

Well sort of: Like I tell patients all of the time, if you have diabetes or a vitamin deficiency, then pinning down the cause of a neuropathy is easy. Anything else can be quite a challenge and there are literally hundreds of causes for neuropathy otherwise. I'm sure at this point you had a thorough work up, but seeking quaternary care (e.g. Mayo Clinic) is not inappropriate at this point ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy symptoms in l4&l5 post l5&s1 spinal fusion. Is there any chance of these symptoms going away?

Post lami syndrome: Depending on when you had your fusion, this may be post laminectomy syndrome. Scar tissue can form, causing pain in associated areas. Peripheral neuropathy does not follow a specific nerve root. That is radiculopathy. You can try medicines for neuropathic pain such as gabapentin. If you had a recent fusion (. ...Read more

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Could my hand foot mouth disease be the cause of my aggravated peripheral neuropathy symptoms?

Could my hand foot mouth disease be the cause of my aggravated peripheral neuropathy symptoms?

Quite possibly: i would like to know why you have neuropathy. the commonest cause is diabetes. Acute infections are well known to exacerbate symptoms of neuropathy. How did you get hand foot and mouth disease,?sympathy. Are you in contact with children? you wii get better as the infection clears in 5-10 days ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

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Sometimes: Numbness, tingling, and burning are the most frequent symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Many people describe it as when a foot that has "fallen asleep" is coming "back to life, " except all the time. Many people find it very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Damage to nerves: Neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma p.Neuropathy may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic changes, and sensory changes. Loss of muscle bulk or a particular fine twitching of muscle, may be seen. Sensory symptoms encompass loss of sensation and pain due to damage to the sensory nerve. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

Usually....: Numbness or dysthesia ( an unpleasant sensation) in the most distal (far from the torso) of extremities, first affecting the feet and later, the hands. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms or signs that indicate peripheral neuropathy has developed?

Many possibilities: Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Thanks!

All stressors bad: Peripheral neuropathies (pn) are a progressive disorder. Stressors are usually metabolic and a worsening of the underlying cause for pn, so dehydration can be a temporary stressor. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience peripheral neuropathy as one of your lymphoma / leukemia symptoms?

Is it common to experience peripheral neuropathy as one of your lymphoma / leukemia symptoms?

Certainly: Any systemic disease like leukemia or lymphoma treatment can cause peripheral neuropathy. Whether the disease or treatment is causing the symptoms is variable but the treatment is more notorious for precipitating symptoms. ...Read more

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Can overheating be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy? Also, how is pn treated if pills don't work?

Can overheating be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy? Also, how is pn treated if pills don't work?

No: Peripheral neuropathy affects how the nerves in your limbs transmit sensation back to your brain. This means that you start to have pain or numbness without any external cause. Pn has nothing to do with appetite or dietary control. There is no treatment other than stopping the process that is causing the neuropathy if possible. Controlling diabetes, changing chemotherapy regimens etc. ...Read more

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Can peripheral neuropathy be only HIV symptom after 6 wks of exposure & persisting even after 6 mnth passed after last exposure. No history of this b4

Can peripheral neuropathy be only HIV symptom after 6 wks of exposure & persisting even after 6 mnth passed after last exposure. No history of this b4

Unlikely: There are many causes of peripheral neuropahty. PN is seen in HIV but is usually not the presenting symptom of AIDS. It is thought that nerve damage may be related to an immune reaction, but that this is very mild and the more common severe symptoms are related to medications taken for HIV. If not done, get test for HIV and if positive, follow up with doctor to get cell counts, etc. and meds. ...Read more

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The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

Peripheral neuropath: Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern) . When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. ( painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain. Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative. ...Read more

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Is it possible Wellbutrin (bupropion) is causing me to feel symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? I

Is it possible Wellbutrin (bupropion) is causing me to feel symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? 
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Unlikely: Wellbutrin (bupropion) would be an unusual cause for peripheral neuropathy and would search for a different explanation, at least initially. Reports of nerve toxicity in the PDR are often based on coincidental association, and do not always represent cause and effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more