Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can result in a wide range of symptoms. Some people experience nerve pain as a stabbing pain, while others may experience tingling, prickling, or burning type of pain. Nerves can get damaged by autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, lupus, IBD), cancer, trauma, diabetes, viral infections, and vitamin deficiencies.

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Can a nerve problem cause episodes of headaches, nausea, and eye pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. I have headaches for a couple of days. It comes and goes on and off. I had nausea for a short period of time yesterday. I managed it by taking some food. Sometimes I have on and off eye pain. My left eye has twitching and tingling. I have a slight imbalance while g...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from episodes of headache with nausea that is not present every day. You also have left eye pain with twisting and tingling. You have an imbalance in the body while getting up with tingling in the throat and genitals. You have coldness over your fo...  Read Full »

Due to weakness in my legs and fatigue, I am unable to walk. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I have this problem for about two and a half years. I feel weak and fatigued to the point where I am not able to walk sometimes. It tends to show fluctuation for two days. It becomes fine on the next day and the weakness comes back again. I do not have enough s...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not think that you have myasthenia gravis because myasthenia gravis causes weakness of the biceps. You will not be able to open the eyes due to biceps of eyelids. RNS (repetitive nerve stimulation test) helps to diagnose myasthenia gravis. But your symptoms do not ...  Read Full »

Will penile numbness heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffered a stretch to my penis during sex, and now it has gone completely numb and no sensation. Is there any treatment that will restore the sensation? Will the nerves heal on their own?  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be related to a damaged nerve. But, the good thing is that you are going to recover spontaneously. I recommend taking vitamin B complex supplements and Alpha-Lipoic acid (600 mg twice daily) to help improve your situation faster. You should t...  Read Full »

Can typhoid cause hearing loss?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife lost her hearing for the past 30 hours. I took her to the doctor and he said it is because of typhoid fever. My wife got fever 15 days back. So, what should we do? Will she get her hearing back?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to audiometry (attachment removed to protect patient identity), she is having a nerve loss. Acute,¬†sudden hearing loss is possible after typhoid or any other viral fever. Mostly, it is not 100% recoverable. If she is absolutely fine, then I suggest her tablet N...  Read Full »

Can a delay spray damage the nerves in the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from the loss of sensitivity in my penis. About a month ago, I used delay spray before sexual intercourse. After I used it, my glans penis became numb, lost sensitivity, even I could not have an erection. I took rest for a month; now, the erectile function has returned to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for consulting with us. Delay spray is a local anesthetic agent, and it is used mainly for premature ejaculation. It temporarily blocks the nerve conduction of signals, causing loss of sensation, mostly touch and pain. If you pinch your glans by now, I am sure y...  Read Full »

Can head trauma cause numbness in head?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel numbness on the top and a small part on the top left side of my head. Sometimes it is a bit frozen. It happens randomly and they have increased for the past one month. It has been happening for the past couple of years and I am taking Vitamin B and D supplements.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and explain that your symptoms are suggestive of nummular headache, which is a benign type of headache. For this reason, there is no reason to panic. If the headache gets more frequent, I would recommend starting treatment with Gabapenti...  Read Full »

Skin color around my cut wound in finger is becoming dark. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I cut my finger with a knife while cutting sweet potatoes and went to the ER where they cauterized the wound. Now one week later, my fingertip is still numb and tight. The color of my skin is changing around the wound. I am not sure if this is an expected outcome of the healing proces...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from soreness and numbness surrounding the wound of the tip of your cutting finger. You are more concerned about the color changes of the wound. As the damaged tissue regenerates, it pushe...  Read Full »

Can tooth infection cause tingling and numbness of lip and chin?

Query: Hello doctor, The last molar on my left side broke around two years ago. It slightly niggled and chipped further during that time, reminding me that it needed to be fixed, but never actually posed a problem. I finally went to the dentist last year and an X-ray was taken. A decay was present at the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Possibly there been some compression or inflammation of the inferior alveolar nerve, which passes through the mandible and then emerges as the mental nerve. The mental nerve supplies the part below the lower lip and chin. If you have pain, severe tingling, pins and n...  Read Full »

I have no sensation in penis. How to regain my sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and recently I am facing a situation where I get an erection from hand stimulation but no sensation. The color of the glans penis is looking purple not pink totally as it earlier was. On abstaining 10 days from masturbation, light amount of sensitivity returned but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about the loss of sensations and change in the color of penis. First of all, we need to rule out subjective components in regard to change in sensation and color. I mean to say that sometimes we feel there is change...  Read Full »

Is there any treatment to help my dad to open his eyelids on his own after a brain infarct?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 78 years old. Recently, (one month back) he had acute left medullary infarct with hyperacute infarct of the midbrain. After which he is unable to open both of his eyelids on his own but can see when we lift the eyelids, also his voice was very low. After a month now his spe...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pandya

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have described, your father had brain infarct after that he developed all symptoms related to eye right. So let me explain you that in case of stroke or infarct in the brain there will be involvement of cranial nerves also. The cranial nerve which is responsible...  Read Full »

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