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Can Metrogyl cause tingling sensation in hands and feet?


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Published At February 26, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I took the antibiotic Metrogyl for a bacterial vaginosis infection. It was a seven day course which I completed four days back. Since then, I have had a tingling sensation in my hands and feet and a sort of achy numbness in my arms and legs. I had a blood test a week ago for something else and it all came back negative for liver, kidneys, HIV, thyroid etc. I am very concerned about this symptom and wondered if it could be linked to the antibiotic?

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka


Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to Metronidazole adverse effect. You should know that this drug can cause neuropathy as a possible adverse effect. For this reason, I recommend consulting with your attending doctor and performing a nerve conduction study (electroneurography) to investigate for this possible disorder. I would also recommend performing inflammation tests (PCR-polymerase chain reaction, sedimentation rate) and blood electrolytes in order to investigate for possible electrolyte imbalance. You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka


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