Loss Of Sensation

Loss of sensation, also known as hypoesthesia, affects either a part or side of a body. It can be either permanent or temporary based on the cause. It can result from nerve problems like nerve injury, nerve irritation, or a pinched nerve. They are often accompanied by symptoms like tingling sensation and pins and needles sensation. Causes include stroke, Lyme disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.

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Do I have a tumor or multiple sclerosis if my leg feels dead for less than a minute?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a scary incident last night. I woke up from sleep and found my left leg to be completely dead. I tried to get up to pee, but my left leg collapsed completely, and I fell. When I tried to get up again, the same happened. Within a minute, all the symptoms were reversed, and ever...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Bentrez-cabanilla

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. 1) Was it just weakness or did you have any sensory loss? 2) Was the left side of the face involved? 3) Do you have backpain? 4) Is this the first time? For tumors of the spine and multiple sclerosis, the classic history wo...  Read Full »

Can high blood pressure cause loss of feeling in the leg and fainting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and my blood pressure is 148/101 mmHg. I am not on any medication, and I want to change my doctor because my doctor is too far for me to travel. I cannot get an appointment for two weeks. Do I need to go to the hospital to get medication? I am really worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood pressure is borderline, and it is not very high. It is not an emergency to start medicine. Instead, you need to monitor it frequently. You being a young hypertensive, you will need an evaluation for the cause of high blood pressure. I suggest you get the fol...  Read Full »

What is the cause for loss of sensation in the lower parts of the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. Almost 15 to 20 days ago, I felt that my feet were cold as if they were frozen. I felt numbness in my left leg, and suddenly, I had double vision issues. I thought it was because of increase in my eye number, but I was wrong. I then went to an eye specialist, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your MRI report shows small lacunar infarct in the brain, which was responsible for your symptoms. A lacunar infarct arises from blockage of small arteries that supply th...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my swollen body and pale skin with reduced sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, Four months before, I noticed a lip swelling that was filled with water. After 20 days, I had whole body swelling (water retention) but had no pain. I also lost moderate skin sensitivity all over the body. For the last four weeks, I am noticing water retention only near lips, and whole-b...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns. As mentioned, your main symptoms are swelling over your lips and body, whitening of nails, skin, and increased heart rate. Though these symptoms do not have a specific diagnosis, together, they can have a ...  Read Full »

Can rib or shoulder trauma cause nerve problems?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a couple of months, I had some nerve issues. I had random stabbing pain, loss of sensation, constant pressure in my head with occasional pain. Before four weeks, I had shortness of breath, a tight chest, constant burning sensation in my chest with sharp pain in my back while inh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sunny Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All cervical nerves originate from cervical vertebrae. Then it comes down beneath the clavicle and then it supplies the armpit and upper limbs. As per your description, your shoulder blade is up and down. It may compress any of your nerves. It can compress the phrenic n...  Read Full »

I am having memory and concentration issues with sensation loss. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was in the hospital and thought I may have had a small stroke. But I did not. The MRI showed some white tissue changes. Since I got out three weeks ago I have had problems with dull senses and memory and concentration issues. It is causing a lot of anxiety. In the evenings I do seem...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to a stroke. Low blood perfusion to the brain could mimic this clinical situation. Anxiety too. White matter changes could be related to different possible causes: chronic arteri...  Read Full »

Can gas embolism in spinal cord affect sensation of whole dermatome?

Query: Hello doctor,If a person had been diving and experienced an arterial gas embolism in the spinal cord. Specifically, it was disrupting the nerve root for the T8 or S1 dermatome. Would the whole region of the dermatome be affected with decreased sensation? Meaning, would it wrap around the torso (T8) ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would explain that an arterial gas embolism in the spine, would not affect just a nerve territory or a dermatome. But it would lead to a much more severe condition, associated to spinal shock, inability to move the legs, inability t...  Read Full »

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