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Why would you seek to find which of the two types of pain a patient feel (when it comes to numbness; paresthesia or dysesthesia? would diagnosis diffe

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In brief: Could be same

They may be different words but are more of same prodrome.

In brief: Could be same

They may be different words but are more of same prodrome.
Dr. Dipakkumar Pandya
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Dr. Charles Harvey
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In brief: Dysesthesia

The most common paresthesia is "pins and needles," when a foot or hand "falls asleep.
" Paresthesia has no permanent ill effects, relatively mild, and can be from mild nerve compression. DYSesthesia is a sign of nerve damage, a painfully abnormal feeling like diabetic neuropathy. Medicine like Gabapentin or Pregabalin, Duloxetine or Trazadone can help with the pain but do not stop the paresthesias.

In brief: Dysesthesia

The most common paresthesia is "pins and needles," when a foot or hand "falls asleep.
" Paresthesia has no permanent ill effects, relatively mild, and can be from mild nerve compression. DYSesthesia is a sign of nerve damage, a painfully abnormal feeling like diabetic neuropathy. Medicine like Gabapentin or Pregabalin, Duloxetine or Trazadone can help with the pain but do not stop the paresthesias.
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