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Recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. Not diabetic no alcohol. What could be the cause? Does it get worse? Does it spread?

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Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Idiopathic

70% of the time there is no cause.
It rarely affects beyond the lower legs.

In brief: Idiopathic

70% of the time there is no cause.
It rarely affects beyond the lower legs.
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Causes of PN

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) has many possible causes.
Alcohol and diabetes are common. Vitamin B12 deficiency, infection, and hereditary factors are possible, among others. If you are a vegetarian, think about B12. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-neuropathy-common-causes/

In brief: Causes of PN

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) has many possible causes.
Alcohol and diabetes are common. Vitamin B12 deficiency, infection, and hereditary factors are possible, among others. If you are a vegetarian, think about B12. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-neuropathy-common-causes/
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a Specialist

I would recommend seeing physical medicine ; rehabilitation specialist to evaluate if you need to get an EMG study to see what type of neuropathy you have.

In brief: See a Specialist

I would recommend seeing physical medicine ; rehabilitation specialist to evaluate if you need to get an EMG study to see what type of neuropathy you have.
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