Does peptic ulcer cause muscle weakness, numbness?

Yes, possible. Intrinsic factor (if) is secreted by the stomach and needed for vitamin B12 absorption. Gastric ulcers can reduce the secretion of if and treatment for ulcers can reduce stomach acidity, which is needed to free up B12 from natural proteins to allow binding to if. B12 deficiency affects myelinated peripheral nerves, and can cause dysfunction of sensation and muscle cells.

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Is chest pain from anemia, peptic ulcer, pulled muscle, impending heart attack, gerd, or angina? 17 of sept, I was out, " de-rusting " a bike, & getting any rust of the chain. Also, I did lift the bike ; a rockhopper. Btw, I am female, 5'3", 110 lbs

You . You can refuse the treatment that the er doctor recommended to you and make an appointment with your primary care physician. When a patient presents to the er, the er doctor can only stabilize and treat the 'clinical picture' that was observed during the visit. It sounds like the er doctor took a look at your heart (ekg), your lungs (chest xray) and based on the fact that you tried Prilosec (able to consider ruling out indigestion) as a cause. Perhaps you exhibited some anxiety (for example: high blood pressure) during your er visit. Also, depending on your medication, the medications prescribed by the er physician may also help to relax smooth muscles and can provide some temporary pain relief. It is prudent to make an appointment with your primary care physician for a treatment regimen (such as managing high blood pressure) and investigating this pain. As for your visit in the ed, you were assessed accordingly to see if anything was going on with your heart and lungs. It was a very idea for you to go to er to make sure a serious event wasn't occurring. For all intents and purposes of an er visit, your needs were met. The next step is to follow up with your doctor for further assessment and ensure quality care and follow up. Read more...

What is something that could cause numbness and slight muscle weakness through my body?

So many things. There are so many things that could produce these very non specific symptoms. It really would not be responsible for me to list them here. It would be best to see your doctor and discuss your symptoms. Read more...

Could epilepsy cause a mild constant numbness in my pinky/ ring finger and foot, or is this caused by something else? No muscle weakness.

Medical review. Epilepsy can cause symptoms after the seizure that can last minutes to hours depending on the type, the area of the brain that initiated the seizure and severity of the seizure, can last up to several days in complicated prolonged seizures. Usually the symptoms after seizure are consistent most of the times you get the seizure, with no other significant abnormalities Medical review if required. Read more...
Epilepsy. Is a paroxysmal disorder. positive symptoms lasting seconds to minutes may be followed by negative ( postictal ) symptoms ( tingling followed by numbness as an example. Persistent numbness of the 4th and 5th finger is more likely due to ulnar neuropathy and the base of the hand, or at the elbow or. Pinched nerve in the lower neck (C8-T1) The foot issue similarly may be due to nerve entrapment . Read more...