Neuropathy

The damage of one or more nerves in the body is called neuropathy. Neuropathy commonly results in tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness in the affected areas. Diabetes, injury, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, blood vessel disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and hypothyroidism are some of the common causes of neuropathy.

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I have twitching in my legs. Do you think it is ALS?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about twitching in my legs.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Muscle twitching can be related to differential medical disorders: Neuropathy (nerve damage) Thyroid gland dysfunction. Electrolyte imbalances. Muscular disorders. Epilepsy (seizures) or central nervous system disorders. Benign fasciculation syndrome, etc. ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from numbness in my toes, and my left ankle also hurts. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am overweight but in good physical health. But sometimes my knees hurt, my left inner hip feels like it is locked, and my left ankle sometimes feels like it needs "popping." I have been experiencing this problem for the past few months, usually once a week. I wake up thinking there is...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be suggestive of a pinched nerve or tarsal tunnel syndrome. Neuropathy is much more different than your symptoms. I recommend consulting with your attending physician and performing nerve conduction stu...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 vaccination cause neuralgia and neuropathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had neuropathy and neuralgia since taking my COVID-19 vaccine, which was a week ago. It started with a tingling sensation in my arm, which I thought was normal. Then as the day went by, organs on the left side of my body and intestines started to feel like I had pins and needle...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern.For now, I suggest: 1) Pregabalin 75 mg, one capsule once a day at 8 PM as tolerated. Watch out for side effects such as dizziness. 2) Tablet Vitamin B complex, one tablet once a day. To document if it is a post...  Read Full »

How do I cure the electric current-like sensation in the right side of my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with anxiety for almost a year now. I have also been having weird electric current type zapping, which is very uncomfortable and painful. They go through the whole right side of my body, sometimes coming and going for minutes. I think it is from my anxiety, and no...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been prescribed an anti-psychotic and anti-depressant as well as Chlordiazepoxide for your problem in the past.This type of presentation can be due to severe anxiety. But, before labeling anxiety as the cause, all the neurological causes like neuropathy has ...  Read Full »

I developed symptoms of autoimmunity after Hepatitis B vaccine. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Before the vaccinations, I was in good health and optimal fitness level. The Hepatitis B vaccine caused me an unresolved encephalopathy and symptoms of autoimmunity. It caused flu-like symptoms, including malaise, sore throat, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, extreme exhaustion, numbness of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely it is acute polyneuropathy. It is important to find the cause because treatment is based on it. Get an MRI of the spine and brain. Nerve conduction velocity of all four limbs. Meanwhile, you try taking tablet Neurobion Forte (Multivitamin), twice a day. Co...  Read Full »

Is the numbness in my right leg a normal symptom of peroneal neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I got peroneal neuropathy after bariatric surgery. I have lost 97 lbs in the last six months, and all of a sudden, I was diagnosed with peroneal neuropathy in my right leg. My right leg was numb from the knee down all through my toes, but now the numbness has subsided and only my big toe ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Foot drop and impaired sensation on the outer side of the leg below the knee is possible by common peroneal neuropathy. But same can also happen by the involvement of partial sciatic nerve involvement or lumbar plexus involvement or the involvement of roots coming...  Read Full »

Kindly review my MRI and give your opinion on my neck and arm pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having pain in my neck and left arm for the past two months. The pain is not subsiding with muscle relaxants and pain killers. I took an MRI to rule out the cause, and I would like to get a second opinion on my reports.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you feel relief in your arm pain when you keep your hand above your head? Thanks.  Read Full »

Why do I experience multiple nerve and brain-related symptoms for more than five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing strange symptoms for more than five years. It started with pressure in my left side under my rib cage. Soon after that, my feet started burning. This happened suddenly overnight, and I was diagnosed with neuropathy. I started having episodes of flashing lights...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are multisystemic and challenging to fit into one diagnosis. In the absence of specific symptoms and signs seen in rheumatological diseases, diagnosis is a little uncertain. However, an ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) of 119 is very high and ce...  Read Full »

What does it mean when you have pain in your right arm and left leg at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having very sharp nerve pain on the top of my right hand and in my left foot for three weeks. I have never been diagnosed as diabetic. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not typical of nerve pain as it is usually symmetrical in lower or upper limbs and not in half of the body. For this reason, I recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical examination and decide the treatment based on the physi...  Read Full »

Can incomplete defecation affects erectile function?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there any positive relation between defecation and erection? Whenever I have incomplete defecation, I feel less sensation in my shaft accompanied by frequent urination. I also noticed that once I fully empty my stomach, I could perform well. The issue is, I cannot assure whether I d...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your symptoms. Your presenting complaint looks like there is an issue with the nerves that control defecation and urination. I would like to know whether you have had any spine problems such as lower backache, deformities, accidents, or ...  Read Full »

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