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What does diabetic foot pain feel like?

What does diabetic foot pain feel like?

Diabetic neuropathy: The pain can be burning in nature, there can be hypersensitivity to touch, there may be combinations of numbness, tingling and burning or complete numbness. ...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 does a diabetic headache feel like?

What does a diabetic headache feel like?

I can't tell: you any specifics, as it's like any other headache -- very personal and specific -- but it depends upon whether the headache is due to high or low blood sugar, or even to high blood pressure which is very common in people with diabetes. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you toes arent there?

Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you toes arent there?

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 more

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What does fibromyalgia feel like exactly?

What does fibromyalgia feel like exactly?

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 more

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What is hypoglycemia, symptoms, causes, and what does it feel like to have?!

What is hypoglycemia, symptoms, causes, and what does it feel like to have?!

It means too little: Blood sugar. You can faint - feel ill, and weak. You can get a blood glucose monitor and have yoru doctor or nurse show you how to use it. ...Read more

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What happens if I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

What happens if I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

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 more

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What does diabetic ulcer look like in beginning?

What does diabetic ulcer look like in beginning?

Ulcer: Ulcer is breakdown in the skin which can be shallow at first then become deeper forming a whole. ...Read more

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What does the pain feel like in neuropathy?

What does the pain feel like in neuropathy?

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 more

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What does pancreatitis feel like?

What does pancreatitis feel like?

Pancreatitis pain: Typical acute pancreatitis pain is in the upper part of the abdomen, sharp, and severe in intensity. The pain may feel like it is moving directly to the back. Nausea and vomiting is common. A fever can also accompany acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Why does diarrhea feel like dying? It literally feels like a massive burning, painful, nauseating, weakness sensation. Does soluble fiber prevent it?

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

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What does diabetic neuropathy in the feet and toes feel like? Does taking prescription metanx help? ..Been type-1 for 30+ years

What does diabetic neuropathy in the feet and toes feel like?  Does taking prescription metanx help?
..Been type-1 for 30+ years

Bad: Diabetic neuropathy in feet and toes, usual symptoms include burning, tingling, numbness, and pain. One or a combination of the symptoms may occur. I have had mixed results with metanx which is mainly a Folic Acid on steroids which aids nerve health. ...Read more

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What does arthritis feel like?

What does arthritis feel like?

Pain: Painful, crepitus swollen joints. Deformity possible.

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What does liver pain feel like?

What does liver pain feel like?

Not sure what u mean: Liver pain? Don't know what that means. If it is inflammatory, nsaids would work well. This needs to be assessed by a physician (pcp/gi) and they can help u further. ...Read more

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What does tingling hands and feet mean for a diabetic?

What does tingling hands and feet mean for a diabetic?

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 more

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What does kidney pain feel like?

What does kidney pain feel like?

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

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What does arteriosclerosis feel like?

What does  arteriosclerosis feel like?

Asymptomatic: The process of cholesterol buildup in between the walls of your arteries is silent. If it becomes significant, depending on the location, you can develop symptoms from low blood flow through the affected vessels with exertion/stress- ex heart, walking, eating. ...Read more

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What does liver disease pain feel like?

What does liver disease pain feel like?

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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What does having arthritis feel like?

What does having arthritis feel like?

Your joints hurt.: Joint pain is the common symptom. If degenerative, it frequently hurts a joint with activity. With inflammation, pain in the joints is frequently greater after having been immobile (sitting). Pain can be sharp, sore, or burning in quality! ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve feel like?

What does a pinched nerve feel like?

variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Definition)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

Also known as diabetes neuropathy, this is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes that can cause pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, ...Read more