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Im 33 years old and after sitting for a while my legs fall seriously asleep. Is this normal?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is normal for legs occasionally to fall asleep with certain dramatic positions which cause compression of arteries, especially when the positions are held for long periods of time.
If your legs are falling asleep every time you sit in a normal position, you should have your circulation evaluated.

In brief: No
It is normal for legs occasionally to fall asleep with certain dramatic positions which cause compression of arteries, especially when the positions are held for long periods of time.
If your legs are falling asleep every time you sit in a normal position, you should have your circulation evaluated.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Charles Jost
You may also want to be evaluated for lumber spine stenosis and nerve damage, so-called pseudo-claudication. May need MRI or CT of lumbar spine if the patient has good pulses.
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It could be something as simple as crossing your legs when you sit down, as dr. Koslow said.
Putting pressure on just the right spot can prevent you from walking normally for a few moments after standing. You can also lose all feeling all together for a few moments. On the other hand, if you develop terrible pain when sitting, or your leg turns pale, purple, and/or cold, you need to see a doctor.

In brief: Depends
It could be something as simple as crossing your legs when you sit down, as dr. Koslow said.
Putting pressure on just the right spot can prevent you from walking normally for a few moments after standing. You can also lose all feeling all together for a few moments. On the other hand, if you develop terrible pain when sitting, or your leg turns pale, purple, and/or cold, you need to see a doctor.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
You should see a neurologist to see if there is a nerve related reason for this.

In brief: No
You should see a neurologist to see if there is a nerve related reason for this.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Alan Koslow
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Don't cross your legs on lean on your thighs.

In brief: Yes
Don't cross your legs on lean on your thighs.
Dr. Alan Koslow
Dr. Alan Koslow
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