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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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 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 »

Will spinocerebellar ataxia cause limping while walking and voice cut off?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-years-old male of height 6.1 and weight 98 kg. For the last five to six years, I have been experiencing unsteadiness and imbalance while standing or walking. This happens mainly while starting to walk, taking small steps, or turning. I also often feel lightheaded. I also have so...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description and attached details (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you have severe sensory neuropathy in bilateral legs and cervical cord compression, for which surgery was suggested. These two abnormalities themselves can also cau...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms and management of neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past eight months, I have had these intermittent symptoms throughout the day. I do get a warm type of feeling, like warm water flowing through my body. Every day it affects different parts. There will be a pain in the forearms, not muscular, but sometimes twitch. In the biceps, it...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your symptoms. As mentioned, your symptoms are intermittent, but how long do they persist in one go? Do you also have associated fast heartbeat or feeling of impending doom or shallow breathing during your mentioned symptom...  Read Full »

Can Metformin cause nerve damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a high BP (blood pressure) of 168/112 mm Hg three months back and a glucose level of 118 mg/dL. A few weeks prior, I had started focusing on diet, weight loss, and exercise. At the time of appointment with the doctor, I was 424 lbs. At the first visit, I began taking Valsartan to l...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel the occurrence of the neural symptoms has a correlation with Metformin (Glucophage). Normally, vitamin B12 deficiency takes time to develop. I suggest: 1. Continue your BP (blood pressure) medicines, titrate the dosage as a good lifestyle can bring the BP down. ...  Read Full »

Are inflammation and burning sensation in the foot and hands due to vitamin D3 deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor,I have Vitamin D3 deficiency (11 units). I am consuming tablet D as prescribed by a doctor. It has been two months since I am taking my tablets, but there are inflammation and a burning sensation on my foot and hands. I am 18 years old. My weight is 43 kg, and my height is 5'3". How do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Burning sensation in foot and hand suggest neuropathy. It can be due to various causes or can be idiopathic. We need to rule out any organic cause. You can start some medications for now. Share pictures showing inflammation, as you have mentioned.  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing occasional tingling in my fingers and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female office worker. Currently, I am on work from home status. I am experiencing occasional tingling in my fingers and legs. What could be the cause of this? I have taken Statin medicine last January for around three months due to an elevated level of cholesterol. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tingling sensation suggests neuropathy. We need to find its cause and treat it. For now, Vitamin B12 will be more preferred over the Vitamin B complex. Your cholesterol is slightly elevated. You can try dietary restriction and exercise. If cholesterol still remains h...  Read Full »

Is persistent eye twitching a worrying concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have small fiber neuropathy (unknown cause), muscle weakness, and frequent muscle spasms. The only test that came back abnormal was the VGKC-AB test. My left eye has been continuously twitching nonstop for the past few days. It does not hurt but is driving...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to vitamin D deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. For this reason, I would recommend rechecking these vitamin levels. In the meantime, I would recommend taking Gabapent...  Read Full »

Why do I have confusion and significant short-term memory loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a serum PEL IFE with a free light chain analysis. PEL and IFE were normal, but elevated kappa 39.86 mg/L and lambda 19 mg/L with the ratio of 2:1. The test was done due to persistent and worsening polyneuropathy. Currently, I am having confusion and significant short-term m...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. These reports need evaluation for the cause of multiple myeloma. However, I do not strongly suspect it based on these reports as a lot of the asymptomatic general population has an elevated kappa chain with no significance.¬†Still, a bone marrow e...  Read Full »

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