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I am experiencing some reduced sensation around hypertrophic scar due to 5th metacarpal incision. I heard raised scars block nerve healing. Is it true?

I am experiencing some reduced sensation around hypertrophic scar due to 5th metacarpal incision. I heard raised scars block nerve healing. Is it true?

Potentially: Scar tissue can encase a nerve and cause a variety of symptoms including numbness and pain. There may be other causes to your symptoms as well. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected. Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?

Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected. Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?

L5-S1 disc bulge: An l5-s1 disc can have a full spectrum of the symptoms due to minor bulges from subtle tears in the annulus fibrosis to full blown disc hernia hernia causing more severe and more persistent symptoms. Rest and restricted activities leads to natural healing in most cases. The presence of severe persistent pain or muscle weakness signifies a more serious problem requiring medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Reduced sensation in penis during erection. Doesn't get as erect as it used to. Tingling sensation in bum area. Increased flatulence.

Reduced sensation in penis during erection. Doesn't get as erect as it used to. Tingling sensation in bum area. Increased flatulence.

More info is needed: Despite age 18, your described change in penis and bum suggest a presence of some sort of nerve disorders - neuropathy, but certainly require more info + physical exam before deducing its possible cause. More flatulence could be related with some indigestion of certain foods you consumed. More and specific? Seek evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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Can a laser treatment on 5th metacarpal incision hypertrophic scar heal the reduced sensation or numbness around it?

Can a laser treatment on 5th metacarpal incision hypertrophic scar heal the reduced sensation or numbness around it?

Potentially: Laser may be helpful to reduce the overall size of the scar and potentially help with your symptoms if they are from mechanical pressure from the scar on the nerve. It may also help by improving the blood flow to the area. ...Read more

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Hi I have a sort of numbness / tingling sensation in my right thigh. More on the right side of the thigh. I have no discomfort or pain. There seems to be "reduced feeling" on that part of the thigh. Please advise what could be the problem and possible?

Hi I have a sort of numbness / tingling sensation in my right thigh. More on the right side of the thigh. I have no discomfort or pain. There seems to be "reduced feeling" on that part of the thigh. Please advise what could be the problem and possible?

Nerve impingement: This symptom is usually caused by an impingement of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the groin level. It is termed meralgia parasthetica. It tends to be more common in overweight people and people who sit for prolonged periods like truck drivers. It is more of a nuisance symptom but may persist. A neurologist could confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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The pad of my pinky left toe's been feeling numb for over a week now after hike holiday. Not completely numb, but the sensation is very much reduced?

The pad of my pinky left toe's been feeling numb for over a week now after hike holiday. Not completely numb, but the sensation is very much reduced?

Paresthesia, I feel.: It sounds like the nerve that supplies the area of the plantar pinky was temporarily hurt with the hike. This shouldn't be a problem, especially since the feeling is slowly returning. Give it some more time. ...Read more

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Any medicine to reduce diabetic neuropathy. My mom has less sensation in feet and now got tinnitus. Her hesaring is reduced in both ears by 30-35%.Help?

Any medicine to reduce diabetic neuropathy. My mom has less sensation in feet and now got tinnitus. Her hesaring is reduced in both ears by 30-35%.Help?

Certainly: Am surprised this has not been discussed previously, but symptoms can be reduced by Lyrica, Gralise, Nucynta, (tapentadol) and even duloxetine, BUT restoration of nerve fibers possible via use of a medical food, MetanX. Unlikely to help ears, however, so see audiologist to get that addressed. ...Read more

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I used to take 160 mg propranolol for chest sensations from anxiety. I realized this is a big dose and reduced to 80 mg. Now 40 mg. Is this sufficient?

I used to take 160 mg propranolol for chest sensations from anxiety. I realized this is a big dose and reduced to 80 mg. Now 40 mg. Is this sufficient?

You tell me.: 160 mg/day is not a big dose. This medication is given to reduce symptoms. If you feel fine on the current dose continue. Consider decreasing to see how low you can go. The object should be not to need anything if you can help it. ...Read more

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Can poor oral hygiene/dental care cause ear infections, elevated bp, reduced feeling in the feet, and choking sensations?

Can poor oral hygiene/dental care cause ear infections, elevated bp, reduced feeling in the feet, and choking sensations?

Dental: Yes; poor dental hygiene releases a host of infections and decreases the body's ability to fight infections and respond to stressors properly, leading to elevated BP and infections anywhere in the body. ...Read more

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It feels like I have a pulling sensation from my nable, what could it be.

It feels like I have a pulling sensation from my nable, what could it be.

See your doctor: There are many things that can cause pains in the abdomen. These need an in person exam. ...Read more

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What is globus sensation?

What is globus sensation?

Feeling in throat: Feels like there is something in the throat when there is nothing there....can also be caused by GERD/ LPR commonly ...Read more

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I have a buzzing sensation in my anus?

I have a buzzing sensation in my anus?

Lumbar spine x-ray: See your physician who will conduct a thorough history and physical exam, including reflexes of the lower extremities. I would also recommend beginning with a plain X-ray of your lower spine ("Lumbar spine" and "sacrum") ...Read more

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Causes of sensation/numbness in fingures?

Causes of sensation/numbness in fingures?

Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a floating sensation in your head?

What causes a floating sensation in your head?

Difficult to answer: Difficult to answer without a lot more information. Best to see your physician -- it could be something simple like dehydration, but problems with blood pressure, the heart, and even the brain must be considered. Medications could certainly be responsible as well. Please see your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What causes a tingly sensation in your clitoris?

What causes a tingly sensation in your clitoris?

Sexual arousal: Is often the cause for this sensation. ...Read more

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I have a sensation of hundreds of needles prickingat my back. What could it be?

I have a sensation of hundreds of needles prickingat my back. What could it be?

Shingles?: Your not giving me much to go on. However, if it is on one side and I had to guess, I would guess early shingles. If you get a rash in the next day or two then that's what it is. ...Read more

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I feel buning sensation on my leg.

I feel buning sensation on my leg.

Neuropathy: Is likely. Has a long list of causes and would need to see a doctor in person to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can anxiety give you a really weird head sensation n kinda like you pass out or lose ur self really worried it's serious I keep worrying bout it?

Can anxiety give you a really weird head sensation n kinda like you pass out or lose ur self really worried it's serious I keep worrying bout it?

See your doctor: It is very common for anxiety to manifest as physical symptoms. These physical symptoms can be scary because they mimic serious medical conditions such as a heart attack. Go see your doctor for a physical exam. Once physical problems such as thyroid disease or heart disease are ruled out, your doctor can recommend treatment for your anxiety such as medication and therapy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How come I experience several physcal sensation during my anxiety, but all the doctors n tests show me I'm fine?? How to cope with that sensation?

How come I experience several physcal sensation during my anxiety, but all the doctors n tests show me I'm fine?? How to cope with that sensation?

Anxiety Physical Sxs: I am wondering if you have had your MTHFR genes checked to see if you have a SNP. That affects the production of neurotransmitters, and neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals. You might benefit from uncooked dark leafy greens for the methyl-folate, and methylcobalamin. Get checked. ...Read more

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Fluttering sensation in leg. What could it be?

Fluttering sensation in leg. What could it be?

Isolated muscle: Twitches or fasciculations are common and usually not serious. It could be from drinking too much coffee, stress, anxiety, electrolyte imbalance etc. However, seek medical help if it's accompanied by increasing pain, weakness, numbness, fatigue, fever, weight loss etc. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/86285-causes-muscle-twitch/. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a sensation?

Notice something: A sensation is when a person (or other organism) notices or perceives or gains awareness of stimulation through one of the six senses (i.e., touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing and location/orientation from our inner ear. ...Read more