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Dr. Ray Holt Dr. Holt
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What would cause a thigh to be numb?

Dr. Ray Holt Dr. Holt
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What would cause a thigh to be numb?

Meralgia parestheica: The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can get pinched causing a numb area on the front of or outside part of the thigh. Get an exam by a doctor though because your symptom may also be due to other more serious causes. ...Read more

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What might cause two fingers to be numb?

What might cause two fingers to be numb?

1 nerve!: On the thumb side; it's the radial nerve. On the pinkie side, and this is more common, its the ulnar nerve. Could also be higher up in a nexus called the brachial plexus. Ulnar nerve has a notch at the elbow causing the "funny bone" sensation. Can also happen from sleepin in a vulnerable position that causes pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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Ent did a walking balance test, found I lean noticeably to the right.... How serious could this be or what is it likely to be if not inner ear?

Ent did a walking balance test, found I lean noticeably to the right.... How serious could this be or what is it likely to be if not inner ear?

Tricky: without an exam, I can only give general information. Balance: ear, brain, would be the sources. But, can also be a purely mechanical bias to walk in one direction: muscle strength, habit, LEG LENGTH, SCOLIOSIS, pelvic archetecture, shoes. ...Read more

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Could it be alright to have a leg amputated to get rid of frequent knee pain?

Could it be alright to have a leg amputated to get rid of frequent knee pain?

WOW: Amputation would be a drastic treatment for knee pain and is usually reserved for severe infection or circulation deficiency. There are many other treatments that are far more popular for knee pain...Depending on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?

What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?

Autoimmune: Complex question. Any autoimmune disorder that can alter the central nervous system could cause sensory changes. Ms, lupus, sjogren's and many diseases that are not exactly autoimmune but cause inflammation or demyelination can cause this (b12 deficiency, et al). There are some peripheral neuropathies that can be autoimmune and cause numbness. See a good neurologist. ...Read more

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There's a bump in the back and i'm wondering if it could be keloid. How would i be able to tell?

There's a bump in the back and i'm wondering if it could be keloid. How would i be able to tell?

See your Doctor: It may be a cyst or a growth or it could be a keloid. You should see your doctor and let him/her examine you and tell you as to what it could be and the needed treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a numb finger, without any injury? Something maybe happening to the nerve?

What could be the cause of a numb finger, without any injury?  Something maybe happening to the nerve?

Yes: Yes, something has happened. It could be something mechanical such as carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in your forearm or neck. The other could be metabolic such as diabetes. If not getting better it's good idea for your doc to see. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a pinched nerve without pain?

Is it possible for you to have a pinched nerve without pain?

Yes: A lot of us have pinching of the nerves in the neck with no symptoms. ...Read more

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Would a haemangioma on my spine be a cause of pain? Do they need to be treated?

Typically not.....: Spinal hemangimoas are typically not a source of pain. However, they are rarely symptomatic and may require therapy. In this case you may be referred to a pain specialist and possibly an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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What could cause one to be unable to speak well, eyes feel wierd, and cause my hand to be numb?

What could cause one to be unable to speak well, eyes feel wierd, and cause my hand to be numb?

Possible stroke: This complex of symptoms, if of sudden onset, could be from a stroke. Other causes are very much less likely. See your general physician or a neurologist without delay. ...Read more

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How to describe a swollen labia and under what circumstances would it be dangerous?

How to describe a swollen labia and under what circumstances would it be dangerous?

Swollen labia: You have labia minora and majora. Swelling may be normal or abnormal especially if unilateral. It may be associated with benign or malignant conditions but it is difficult to tell from a description. If you have any questions, you should meet with your gynecologist http://www.bodysculptor.com/genital-rejuvenation/labiaplasty/ ...Read more

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What possibly would cause a leg to b very hard, swollen,and red.

What possibly would cause a leg to b very hard, swollen,and red.

Swollen leg.: There are several causes which may all be serious. These include deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis or lymphatic obstruction. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes fluid to be on your back in a emg test by putting a needle and seeing puss why would it be there?

What causes fluid to be on your back in a emg test by putting a needle and seeing  puss why would it be there?

Infection: "pus" is usually indicative of an infection. Unless the needle went into a pimple that had pus in it, a doctor should take a look at it. The doctor who performed the EMG might be a good person to ask, to start with. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to bruise a nerve?

Is it possible for you to bruise a nerve?

My hand fell asleep: Yes and no. A bruise of the skin often is discolored, due to some changes in blood products. A nerve would not have this kind of reaction. A nerve can be damaged by trauma, and even mild damage can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling. Compression of an arm or leg that causes a feeling of "falling asleep" is due to nerve compression of this kind. ...Read more

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It is flat behind my optical nerve. Going to have an MRI. In meantime, wondering if this could be normal/ok to have? or if usually means a problem.

It is flat behind my optical nerve. Going to have an MRI. In meantime, wondering if this could be normal/ok to have? or if usually means a problem.

Unclear problem: Can you elaborate on what you mean by flat behind optic nerve? What symptoms were you having? Was this seen on a dilated eye exam or with a CT scan? What is the doc looking for in an MRI? Feel free to repost question or reply directly. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?

Physical therapy: You might be a good candidate for physical therapy, which is often quite effective for headache associated with cervical spine degenerative dic and joint disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible for back pain to affect your vision ? If so what could be a solution?

Is it possible for back pain to affect your vision ? If so what could be a solution?

No: There is no relationship between the two. However there are common causes. For example diabetes could cause back pain, and cause retinopathy and cataract. Refer to your dr. ...Read more

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