Numbness

Loss of sensation in any part of the body is called numbness. It is usually caused by damage, irritation, or compression of one or more nerves that supply the numb area. The conditions that cause numbness are neuralgia, radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal cord injury, stroke, and fracture.

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What is the reason for my feeling weak and numb throughout the day for almost a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling weak, numb, and almost passing out throughout the day randomly for a month. I had a CTA in the ER, and they sent me home with this report. And they said to check with neurology, but not to worry. I have read and it says not to worry unless you are symptomatic, which...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have hypoplastic right intracranial vertebral and basilar arteries and severe hypoplasia of the right posterior cerebral artery (the P1 segment). But with a patent right posterior communicating artery, which is supplying blood to the right posterior circulation. In my...  Read Full »

After a weight loss surgery and drinking alcohol, I have numbness in my stomach and legs. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female with a height of 5’6 feet and a weight of 205 lbs. I underwent weight loss surgery two years ago. I started binge drinking almost a year later. It started as numbness in my stomach for exactly four months, which eventually led to my legs and then my breast area, which led t...  Read Full »


Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The feeling in your legs which is relieved by waking around, is very typical for RLS. These symptoms can also involve other body parts, as in your case. Maintain abstinence from alcohol. Alcohol use can exacerbate RLS, and so does Iron deficiency. Alcoholic neuropat...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness and weakness in my legs, face, and arms during my COVID-19 isolation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have COVID-19, and I am in the last few days of isolation. My legs, face, and now arms have started to get weak and numb throughout isolation. The numbness and weakness progressed quite slowly at first but have sped up quite quickly. I feel like my heart rate spikes as well. I have bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: a. When were you detected to have COVID-19, and how many days before? b. Since how many days, you started to have numbness and weakness in your legs? c. Since how many days, you started to have numbness and we...  Read Full »

I have a congenital malformation of the L5 lamina, retrolisthesis and spondylitis.Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male, 6 feet tall, and I weigh 215 pounds. Based upon an MRI scan 3 years ago, I have a congenital malformation of the L5 lamina, retrolisthesis and spondylitis. Degenerative disc in L3 L4 and L5 S1, slight curvature is seen in my neck. For the most part it is a nui...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your case. Due to compression of nerve root there can be tingling sensation, numbness and pain in your arm. Also there is large disc bulge which is compressing over spinal cord. For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. A...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the MRI report of my father-in-law taken after the accident and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My father-in-law had a motorcycle accident two days ago and has injuries all over his body. He had his CT done today. I am attaching his report with this query. Kindly help me interpret it.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI brain report of your father-in-law is suggestive of a soft tissue injury on the right side of the head. But, there is no evidence of injury or bleeding inside the brain. I would like t...  Read Full »

Kindly review my father's brain images and reports and help me know about his health condition.

Query: Hello doctor, My 72-year-old father had numbness in the left side of his body with palsy in the left corner of his mouth. We went to the emergency, and his BP was 130/78 mmHg. He was admitted for one week and was given antihypertensive and antidiabetic. When he was in the hospital, he developed r...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The attached images show hemorrhage in the right basal ganglia region (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Hemorrhage in this area is commonly due to high BP (blood pressure). As per your description, he had a BP of 130/78 mmHg at the time of t...  Read Full »

How to reduce the psychosis caused due to sexual abuse for years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old, and I have been sexually abused as a child for many years. I have never told anyone, and now my parents got divorced. I am experiencing numbness and psychosis symptoms, but they do not affect my daily life, and no one knows what I am going through. I wanted to know...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I empathize with you. Sexual abuse in childhood is perhaps the most brutal and tragic thing that can happen to a person. The scars of that enormous trauma never fade away. I believe you have post-traumatic stress disorder. It is not a psychotic disorder but a...  Read Full »

Will previous history of arthritis in the right side of the hip cause pain in the left side?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have had excruciating pain around my lower back or left the hip area the last day or so. It has been so bad it has stopped me evening from being able to stand up, and I have had to take a couple of days off of work now. I did have some numbness or tingling i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, pain can be due to arthritis only because you have a similar history, so somehow, it increases the risk of other joints' involvement. And this time, it is back, so possible your bones have deficiencies, or maybe there is a slipped disc, so that would be checked...  Read Full »

Can tight trousers cause pain and numbness in the hip region?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain and numbness in my hip region for six to seven months. I take cold showers in winter, wear tight trousers at night. I guess this is causing nerve compression and resulting in pain and numbness. I still do not know whether the pain is from the nerve or bone. I went t...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your x-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it does not show anything wrong with your pelvic bones or the lower back. This means there can be soft tissue or nerve problems. Kindly answer the following questions to hel...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 cause numbness and tingling sensation in hands and feet?

Query: Hello doctor,I had COVID a month ago. During COVID, I started having pain in my joints and muscle, along with numbness in my hands and feet. The numbness is worse in the tip of the toes and fingers. It has continued and got worse now. I am on Gabapentin, but it does not help much. I have constant nu...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Bentrez-cabanilla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Your symptoms of pins and needles sensation on the distal parts of extremities seem to be related to the nerve. It may be a complication of COVID (Coronavirus Disease-2019) or a post-viral neuropathy. Kindly answer me the following to help ...  Read Full »

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