Common "Neuropathy" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 my temples get swollen when I chew hard food?

Query: Hi doctor, I get a swelling on the temple after chewing on hard food, for example, steak or candy. The swelling goes down after I stop eating, but the area feels numb for a long time after that. What can cause this? I have chronic urticaria and MGUS.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your health query and will answer your concerns. The issues you mentioned are related to mastication (chewing). It is a process where you have to put a lot of energy, and the muscles of mastication are widely used. It seems there is some ne...  Read Full »

Why are the tops of my feet and hands sensitive to touch?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old male with height 5 feet 10 inches and weight 185.1 lbs. I am having a health situation for the last two years where the top of my feet (the area covered under the shoe) gets very sensitive to touch. Even a touch of the cotton pajama feels irritating. My left hand (be...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your uric acid is slightly increased. So, avoid red meat and recheck uric acid after three months. Most of your symptoms point to a neuropathy. So, you need to get a nerve conduction ...  Read Full »

My father has a non-healing foot ulcer. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,My dad, aged 57 years, has been dealing with diabetes for the past eight years. Recently, he noticed a sore on his right foot that just does not seem to be healing. I am terrified that it might be a diabetic foot ulcer, and I have heard that these can lead to serious complications. Can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.A diabetic foot ulcer is a wound or sore that develops on the foot of a person with diabetes. These ulcers can be painful, slow to heal, and may become infected. If left untreated, diabetic foot ulcers can lead to serious complications such as g...  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 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 »

Could the sensitivity and pain in the skin of my legs and arms be related to any medical condition?

Query: Hello, Ten weeks ago, I suddenly experienced sensitivity and pain in areas of skin, primarily on my legs and arms. This sensation resembled sunburn, although there was no visible redness. The symptom has persisted and varies in quality and intensity each day, from nearly unnoticeable in the morning...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I am here to help you with your health queries. I read about your concern in detail. I should be frank in saying that your problem, as per your description, appears to be complex. While there are small fiber neuropathies that can result in a burning sensation in the fe...  Read Full »

Can my ongoing neuropathy-like symptoms be due to HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tested for HIV with five different manufacturers' rapid kits at home after possible protected 3-4 sexual exposures with a sexual worker. After 9 years, I tested with the finger-pricked blood method at home, and the result came negative more than 60 times with 60 kits. Is this co...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can provide some general information based on the details you have shared. From what you have described, it seems that you have conducted multiple HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests at home using various rapid test kits from different agencies, all of which ...  Read Full »

I have metastasizing breast cancer. Is chin numbness severe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-year-old with breast cancer metastasizing to the liver, nodes, and bones. I am currently on Abraxane and Herceptin. I was diagnosed 19 years back and had 15 years of no cancer. Metastasis to a few nodes was noted four years back. I have been on Taxol, Taxatore and now Abraxan...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been living with this cancer for a long time and have a lot of information about it. This numbness on your chin can be a side effect of your chemotherapy but without MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain very difficult to say you do not have any brai...  Read Full »

I am positive with neuropathic symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had tested with five different manufacturers of HIV rapid kits at home after three to four sexual exposures. Is this test conclusive, accurate, and reliable? Do I need to test more? Am I negative for HIV 100 %? Present symptoms include pain in the body, weakness, palpitations, and conti...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. No need to worry about HIV. There is no need for further testing. All these symptoms are due to stress and anxiety. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

My daughter has very limited leg movements. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is four months old. We observed that there was very little movement in her legs. We performed an EMG and an NCV along with a vitamin D test. The report mentions generalized motor axonal polyneuropathy. I could only understand that there is an issue with her nerves in sever...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is advisable to do a nerve biopsy along with an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain and spine and a detailed physical examination by a pediatric neurologist to come to a conclusion as to what we are dealing with. There are various different types of neur...  Read Full »

I am experiencing neuropathy after a burn. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had burns in 90 % of my body of which 65 % were third-degree when I was 13 months old. My left leg was burned so bad that the hospital wanted to amputate, but my parents refused. I am 36 years old now. My circulation has gotten increasingly worse as I have aged to the point that I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your detailed history. The problems which are worrying you at present are mainly due to nerve irritation which is made worse by changes in the arterial flow during times of stress like weather changes. Neuroregulation or autonomic response to tempe...  Read Full »

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