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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My abdomen is not sensitive to light touch, but I can feel hot and cold sensations. Can this be due to a neurological condition?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a strange feeling in my abdomen. It is not sensitive to light touch, but I can feel hot and cold sensations. I am afraid this could be due to some neurological condition. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have mentioned decreased sensation in the abdomen area to light touch. I suggest you answer the following questions to assist you further: 1. Is there any numbness in the limbs? 2. Do you have any tingling sensation? 3. Do you have a... Read Full »
I have pain and loss of sensation on the right side of my forehead up to the hairline. Please review my MRI reports.
Query: Hello doctor, My symptoms are headaches and loss of sensation on the right side forehead and from the right side temple up until the hairline. Please review my MRI reports. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and reviewed your MRI report. I cannot distinguish anything abnormal in your brain MRI except for some hypertrophic nasal conchae. Do you have any running nose lately? There is no sign of stroke, brain tumor, infe... Read Full »
I got dry flu and I cannot sense any taste, smell or temperature changes. What could be the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been having some sudden health issues. I got dry flu. And I lost my sense of smell and taste. And I went to the hospital for a COVID test, and my COVID test reports were negative. Now I cannot feel any smell or taste, including my other senses are lost like now in winter I cannot f... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Loss of taste and smell is not necessarily due to COVID. It can be due to a blocked nose, sinusitis, and diabetes. Let me assure you that this is not something that cannot be cured. I suggest starting ... Read Full »
I have used bio-oil on my penis to moisturize it for the past two weeks. Can this damage the penile sensitivity or cause any other issues?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been using bio-oil on my penis to moisturize it. Have been doing this for two weeks, twice a day. I have stopped using it after hearing that it is not recommended for that use. Could the usage of the oil damage penile sensitivity or even cause any permanent damage, even slightly? I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The penis is by itself richly supplied with sebaceous glands which secrete natural oils. This is to ensure lubrication of the structure and that secretions increase further during sexual acts. Excessive oil could, at times, block the pores on t... Read Full »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »