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What Does Diabetic Neuropathy Feel Like
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
Yes it can: Diabetic neuropathy can cause symptoms such as those you described, and also has been associated with symptoms of pain, numbness, burning sensation, and tingling to name a few. The feeling you describes makes neuropathy dangerous since patients can get sores or wounds and not feel it and then it gets infected. I would also suggest you check with your doctor regarding your circulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome much like arthritis, but it is of the muscles not the joints. The pain is constant and has flares where it is much worse. Usually, these flares are brought on by over exertion or stress and depletion of cortisol levels. There are many trigger points of pain on the body that help with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. These can be mapped out on most patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neuropathy causes: There are many causes of neuropathy, diabetes mellitus is one of them. Many people with diabetes have neuropathy, but not all. Many people with neuropathy do not have diabetes. It is a good idea to be tested for diabetes mellitus, and to consider other causes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burning tingling: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). It's the small fiber component that most patients complain about. They also relate sensation of ants crawling on their feet and legs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why does diarrhea feel like dying? It literally feels like a massive burning, painful, nauseating, weakness sensation. Does soluble fiber prevent it?
Consider the source: When we have the runs we loose electrolytes, i.e., sodium potassium, magnesium, and it makes us feel week and unfocused. That's why people are encouraged to drink lots of fluids--so they don't dehydrate in the process. Fiber is more of a treatment than prevention. Best to see your doc to find the source. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What does diabetic neuropathy in the feet and toes feel like? Does taking prescription metanx help?
..Been type-1 for 30+ years
Nerve damage: Tingling or numbness in the hands and/or feet is often the first sign of diabetic neuropathy, or damage to the sensory nerves caused by diabetes. Important to get checked by dr. For other causes, improve blood sugar control to slow progression of damage, treatment if painful, & learn daily detailed check of feet to be on alert for infections or injuries you may not feel with neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know someone saying they have burning sensations when urinating with no infections but Type 1 Diabetic. What could it be? Thx
Colic or flank pain: Kidney pain can occur as a result of stones or infection. People who have kidney stones report colicky pain that comes & goes during which it's impossible to get comfortable. Pain can range from affected back down flank & around to groin area. Kidney infection is typically localized to affected back at 'costovertebral angle" where ribs meet spine. Muscles don't hurt but tapping gently elicits pain. ...Read more
Ranges: This pain can range from sharp to dull, almost always in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen or in the right upper quadrant of your back. This pain sometimes can radiate other places such as mid abdomen or right shoulder. There may also be bloating, ascites which can cause pressure through out the abdomen. Pain may be colicky if it is related to gallbladder issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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