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My mother is 80 but active for her age. This morning she has sudden numbness in her leg. Is it a stroke?

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Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Could be

There are several reasons for leg numbness or weakness.
Stroke is one of the. Pinched nerves can also lead to localized numbness in the leg. Nerves can be pinched from the spine on down to the back of the leg. Numbness is also a symptoms of interruption of blood flow to the leg. This may result from blood clot in the artery. In this case the leg will usually be cool and pulseless.

In brief: Could be

There are several reasons for leg numbness or weakness.
Stroke is one of the. Pinched nerves can also lead to localized numbness in the leg. Nerves can be pinched from the spine on down to the back of the leg. Numbness is also a symptoms of interruption of blood flow to the leg. This may result from blood clot in the artery. In this case the leg will usually be cool and pulseless.
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Stroke

Possible stroke.

In brief: Stroke

Possible stroke.
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