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How can u just wake up one day and have peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia? Could this be linked to CNS inflammation? What cause? 31yrwf

Possibly: Peripheral neuropathy can be any nerve, or more often refers to a type of "stocking-glove" area of feet or hands seen in diabetes, thyroid disease, B12 deficiency, . Trigeminal neuralgia is specific to that nerve, and can involve branches of the trigeminal individually. Most cases are from compression of the nerve by the superior cerebellar artery. Treatments ;gasser. Gangion block, micros. Decompr. Read more

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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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Why does pancreatitis cause peripheral neuropathy?

Why does pancreatitis cause peripheral neuropathy?

Several reasons: Chronic pancreatitis can cause Diabetes mellitus which in turn can cause diabetic neuropathy. Malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins can lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency which can cause a peripheral neuropathy. Chronic pancreatitis patients often suffer from severe chronic abdominal pain which appears to be partly due to a peripheral neuropathy of sorts. Read more

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What is the main cause of peripheral neuropathy?

What is the main cause of peripheral neuropathy?

Many possibilities: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. Read more

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What can cause peripheral neuropathy and how is it treated?

What can cause peripheral neuropathy and how is it treated?

Excellent Question: Peripheral neuropathy has several known causes: hereditary, autoimmune, diabetes, alcohol, medicine, etc. BUT, it turns out neuropathic pain may be even more common than ever thought. CRPS & many chronic or otherwise undiagnosable pains turn out to be peripheral neuropathy. Treatments vary from meds, to TENS, spinal stimulators, etc. I've had great success with neuroprolotherapy for this condition. Read more

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What causes peripheral neuropathy?

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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Please tell me what causes peripheral neuropathy?

Se details: There are numerous causes with two major ones being diabetes and alcoholism. Many times no underlying cause is found. Read more

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What are uncommen causes of peripheral neuropathy?

What are uncommen causes of peripheral neuropathy?

Many Causes: Peripheral neuropathy can be a debilitating and frustrating symptom that usually represents an underlying disorder including, but not limited to, diabetes, spinal stenosis, exposure to toxic chemicals, chemotherapy, iron deficiency anema, vitamin B12 deficiency, cancer, lyme disease, hypothyroidism, and neurological disorders (i.e. Ms). Its important to get a thorough work-up to get a diagnosis. Read more

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What if you can't find the cause of peripheral neuropathy?

What if you can't find the cause of peripheral neuropathy?

It is difficult: You most likely will find the cause. There are thousands of causes of neuropathy. Most common causes are just a few. If you have a hard time finding answer then go to an academic neurology center where the cases are discussed with many other doctors to find an answer. Read more

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What causes peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman? What is treatment?

What causes peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman? What is treatment?

Diabetes, chemothera: Py, alchohol abuse, renal failure and the list goes on. Is it focal or regional, do you have other medical conditions etc. Would only be the beggining of the medical history questions your physician would ask. In some cases rremoving the offending agent or cause may reverse the damage, in other cases there is only symptomatic treatment. Please discuss this in depth with your physician. Read more

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Could a nerve block in your neck cause peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?

Could a nerve block in your neck cause peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?

Nerve block neuropat: It is possible that a neck nerve block could cause neuropathy. However, don't assume this to be the case. Please get this properly evaluated, examined and worked- up by a neurologist. Read more

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Will a taxane for chemo cause permanent peripheral neuropathy if hereditary pn in family? Any alternative to taxane?

Depends: Taxanes may cause permanent neuropathy in any patient although uncommon. There is increased intolerance to taxanes and preexisting sensory neuropathy. Unless the individual is effected by hereditary neuropathy I am not aware of any data suggesting an increased risk just because the family is affected. Whether taxanes can be replaced depends on disease and for what purpose it is used. Read more

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Just diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. What are some things that could have caused this? 28/f/prediabetic/mod. Drinker

Just diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. What are some things that could have caused this? 28/f/prediabetic/mod. Drinker

Causes of neuropathy: The most common causes of neuropathy are diabetes / high blood sugar (#1), vitamin B12 deficiency, and alcohol use. Addressing your blood sugar and alcohol intake may make this problem go away. Be sure to check for other causes though first. Read more

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Doc says I have peripheral neuropathy. Cause unknown. Not to worry about it. What should I do? What does it affect? Does it get worse?

See details: If it causes issues for you, there are medications which can often significantly reduce the symptoms. It generally has no effect and often does not get worse. Read more

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How do I identify peripheral neuropathy? If that's what it is, how should I go about finding the cause so I can seek the right treatment?

How do I identify peripheral neuropathy? If that's what it is, how should I go about finding the cause so I can seek the right treatment?

EMG/NCS: The best way at this point is to see a neurologist and have an emg/nerve conduction study done. Cause is difficult - u may never know, medication induced, traumatic or metabolic (ex-diabetes) good luck. Read more

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Can peripheral neuropathy cause bilateral tarlov cysts? Or vice versa, what's the difference between bilateral tarlov cysts and one-sided tarlov cysts?

None of the above: Tarlov cysts are normally found incidentally on MRI studies. They are peri-neural cysts found adjacent to the spine, where nerve roots exit. They normally cause no symptoms. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that may cause pain, numbness, or weakness. It is often due to high blood sugar. It affects the nerve itself, and rarely is a Tarlov cyst involved. Read more

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