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What is the diagnosis if someone has numbness and tinkling in their whole body and can't feel touch?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: Very unusual

Decrease sensation or altered sensation can be localized to a limb or bilateral from nerve injury or brain insult---hyperventilation and anxiety cause generalized numbness---but objectively they feel cold, hot, pin prick some rare genetic disorders cause congenital insensitivity to pain need to go to doctor to be examined.

In brief: Very unusual

Decrease sensation or altered sensation can be localized to a limb or bilateral from nerve injury or brain insult---hyperventilation and anxiety cause generalized numbness---but objectively they feel cold, hot, pin prick some rare genetic disorders cause congenital insensitivity to pain need to go to doctor to be examined.
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