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Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica.
See your PCP to figure out what is going on.

In brief: Not really

Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica.
See your PCP to figure out what is going on.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Sometimes the lack of treatment for pain brings on feelings of depression which causes your symptoms.
Otherwise, symptoms you describe are seen in serious medical conditions and may be unrelated to your sciatica (a common complaint that should be responding well to treatment such as walking, exercising and avoiding heavy lifting).

In brief: No

Sometimes the lack of treatment for pain brings on feelings of depression which causes your symptoms.
Otherwise, symptoms you describe are seen in serious medical conditions and may be unrelated to your sciatica (a common complaint that should be responding well to treatment such as walking, exercising and avoiding heavy lifting).
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Dr. Edwin Perez
If sciatica leads to depression then we are in a world of hurt. We are going to have psychiatrist w their hands full :)
Dr. Edwin Perez
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sciatica

Absolutely not, weakness maybe but only in affected leg.
Sounds like u may have more systemic problems. Go get checked.

In brief: Sciatica

Absolutely not, weakness maybe but only in affected leg.
Sounds like u may have more systemic problems. Go get checked.
Dr. Edwin Perez
Dr. Edwin Perez
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