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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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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

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

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

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

Neurologist

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

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

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 »

Kindly suggest diagnosis for weakness in legs and tingling in limbs.

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle weakness in my right leg, numb and tingling in limbs. My right leg feels like it could buckle when I walk and cannot feel it when I scratch my calves. I am worried that I have something wrong with my nerves or I am developing something like MS or AlS.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms. As you mentioned that after your infection before few months, neuropathy came into play, I would like to know the details of neuropathy and its symptoms since that time. What symptoms had you developed at tha...  Read Full »

Why is my left foot numb?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 39 year old male. My height is 6 feet and I weigh 81 kg. Right side of my left foot is having numbness though it is not 100% numb. The left side of the foot has little pain. I get a feeling that there is some blockage in the blood flow though it might not be the case. I am a reg...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in the inner part of the left foot as your main symptom. Most commonly numbness is a manifestation of a nerve involvement, it can be compression of the nerve at an anatomical site like in back or anywhere along the course of the nerve or it ...  Read Full »

Can neuropathy cause swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old male. I was told I have neuropathy a little over a year ago. And I weigh around 230 pounds.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your uploaded image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that it seems that you are suffering from lymphoedema (which means poor drainage of the lymph in the venous system). The neuropathy is not the cause of swelling, but it...  Read Full »

Is small fiber neuropathy a concerning issue even if all reports are normal?

Query: Hi doctor, About 10 months ago after a workout, I had pins and needles on the left side of my body. After months of MRIs and EMGs, I got a skin biopsy that showed you gave small fiber neuropathy. Before I knew this, I got a deep tissue massage and started getting fasciculations. They had calmed dow...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your data. 10 months ago, I have a sudden onset of tingling on the left side after workout but with normal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain and spine which means the stroke is less likely. Later you noted random twisting of muscles (fasciculatio...  Read Full »

Can you take Rituximab for neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I am suffering from a neurological disease and due to this I am getting weak day by day. My toes are gone almost numb since last two years and the same things are now happening with the upper limbs. I had this disease from childhood, but in a progressive state. So, wit...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am here to help you. First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you for your excellent narration and detailed documentation of the prescriptions and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which has enabled me to have a good understanding. I und...  Read Full »

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