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What are symptoms of paralysis?
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Gregory Blair
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Weakness
Usually paralysis means feeling weakness or having difficulty moving one of your limbs or muscles.
Many times paralysis can happen with a loss of feeling in the affected area if there is sensory nerve involvement. When we talk about paralysis keep in mind that this means weakness lasting for a couple of days at least - not just an arm or leg "falling asleep" after sitting for a while!

In brief: Weakness
Usually paralysis means feeling weakness or having difficulty moving one of your limbs or muscles.
Many times paralysis can happen with a loss of feeling in the affected area if there is sensory nerve involvement. When we talk about paralysis keep in mind that this means weakness lasting for a couple of days at least - not just an arm or leg "falling asleep" after sitting for a while!
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