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I have numbness in my left leg from the knee down I have no pain it's just numb not my foot or thigh?

Maybe. Nerve at knee. Perineal nerve might be irritated at knee level. If no weakness in foot or back pain i'd give it a couple weeks then see ortho doc if no better. Read more...
I have numbness. See a neurologist for EMG study that will determine if there is a nerve compression that is causing the problem. Read more...

I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

Disc herniation. You could possibly have a lumbar disc herniation which can cause "radiculopathy". This can present as pain, numbness or tingling from the back into the legs. A smaller disc herniation can usually be managed non-surgically. However, a larger disk herniation causing intractable pain and even weakness usually needs to be treated surgically. Would also consider weight loss. Read more...
Sciatica. Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Read more...

I'm getting numbness on out side of my left leg just up from knee and pain in knee and bottom half of leg has started to feel hot?

Any injury? This sounds a bit suspicious for blood clot, though not at all typical. If you have been traveling, sitting for prolonged period of time or have been injured, better get checked out. Read more...

I've got numbness on outer left leg from hip to above knee, what do I do?

See doctor. This may be meralgia paresthestetica. A nerve that give sensation to the area that gets 'pinched' up outer groin region. Can also be iliotibial band syndrome, a tough band of tissue that goes from your hip to knee that becomes inflammed. Check with your doctor. Read more...

Numbness in left leg from hip to knee outter leg. Sometimes feel like pins n needles?

Numbness . This may represent a pinched nerve at our hip/ belt level or herniated disc on back. If not getting better with ice and anti inflammatory i would recommend you see your physician. Read more...

I had spinal fusion on lower back on 2/18/2013. I have numbness in left leg from the knee down, how long will it take for this to heal.?

Up to a year. It can take up to a year for the irritation of a nerve root s/p surgery to heal. You should experience improvement weekly unless the numbness disappears. Read more...
Still early ... Once the post-surgical inflammation resolves, usually within a few months, the symptoms should improve. If other symptoms have improved and the numbness is tolerable, recommend waiting at least a year until the fusion has solidified. Discussing this first with the spine surgeon is the best thing since he or she knows the anatomy better than one can guess here. Read more...

Woke up this morning & my left leg (from knee down) was numb. I was sleeping on my back, my leg was to the side & bent. Can the position cause numbness?

Possibly. If the numbness was due to the position you slept in, then the numbness should resolve. If it does not, then see your doctor. Read more...
Yes. You may have pinched a nerve in the position that you were laying in. This is very common, and usually resolves itself after a few minutes of repositioning yourself. Read more...

I have numbness on my left leg from the knee down and it's been like 2 months already and tonight it just spread to my foot what's happening?

See a doctor. You need to see a doctor and get checked. There are several things that could cause this but things like MS and some autoimmune disorders need to be ruled out. Read more...
You need a test. If your numbness is only on the left side, you may have a pinched nerve. You should get a nerve test from a podiatry office or a neurologist. Read more...