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 are the causes of body pain and dry skin, other than thyroid?

Query: Hi doctor, Three years back, I had headache and head numbness for few days. I consulted a doctor and got a thyroid test done. That time my TSH was 3.7 and he prescribed me Thyronorm 25 mcg. He told me to discontinue it when my TSH level comes back to 1.5. Now, for around 11 months I am having body p...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms fit into thyroid disease but your thyroid report is absolutely fine. A normal thyroid report rules out thyroid disease, unless you are presently on Thyronorm. So, we need to find other cause for your symptoms. Body pain and numbness could be due to nerve p...  Read Full »

My eye looks drooped even after surgery for orbital floor fracture. When will it be fine?

Query: Hello doctor,I got assaulted last year. I got kicked in the face and due to this two weeks after my injury, I had to have a tripod put on the left side of my face. Two weeks after that my eye was drooped and had to have the floor of my eye orbital replaced. The surgeon said my eye was pushed back 0....  Read Full »

Dr. Sitaramaraju Naga Venkata Satya Maruti Mudunuri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. I will attempt to answer individual parts of your query separately to maintain clarity. Starting with appearance, yes it is a gradual process of normalization and it will get better with time. First-year produces most of that improvem...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness and weakness in my legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am around 20 years old and have had numbness and slight weakness in my legs. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to get detailed information about your symptoms: 1. Is numbness limited to only toes or whole feet? 2. Do you have any pinprick sensation, tingling, burning, or decreased touch sensation over your toes or something else? 3....  Read Full »

Does my MRI report suggest compressive myelopathy due to disc herniation?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly review and interpret my MRI scan report. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The main cause of the numbness of your fingers is compressive myelopathy at C4 and C5 level due to disc herniation. It means that a part of the interverte...  Read Full »

My friend suffered a mild stroke which has made his left side numb. Please check his reports and suggest your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend had a mild stroke, and his left side is numb. He is admitted to the ICU currently. Please check the attached report and suggest your opinion.   Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Inspecting the report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the patient suffers from a hemorrhagic stroke. The hemorrhage on the right side of the brain is very big, around 6 x 3 x 3 cm in size, a...  Read Full »

I suffer from depression and I feel like I have lost connection with myself. Is it due to a brain disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from depression and I feel like I have lost connection with myself, my memories, and my past. I feel very numb. Am I having some brain disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms described by you can occur in many conditions such as anxiety disorder, depression, or even with brain disease. So you need to be evaluated by your doctor to find the exact cause of your symptoms. Other than this what else symptoms do you have, like...  Read Full »

I have breathing difficulty with numbness and tingling in my hands. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have tried allergy medicine, sinus medicine, and nasal spray but nothing seems to work. My hands have become numb and tingle. Also I cannot breathe sometimes. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, It seems to be due to allergy associated with deficiency of vitamin and minerals, lack of exercise, lack of proper sleep. Do yoga and pranayam regularly. Go for walks regularly till you are sweating. Try to consume dates, beetroot, jagge...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching and pain below the left shoulder blade?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, right below the left shoulder blade started itching. No rashes, bruising or anything abnormal. A few days ago that same area became tender to touch. Again nothing was visible. Now that area hurts all the time. It feels sore, sometimes it starts to feel like the musc...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With the description given, it looks more of a neurological problem rather than a skin problem. If there are no rashes and only tingling sensation and pain, etc., over skin of lower shoulder blade, then most likely you are having notalgia paraesthetica. It is a superfic...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a tingling sensation in my feet, numbness in my mouth, and fluctuating blood pressure after getting a tooth filling. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a back tooth filled about a month ago. At the time, I was told that the cavity was too close to the bone and nerve and it had to be filled with standard fillings. He used a different type of filling. Five days later, I began to experience tingling sensations in my feet and numbne...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no history of such a finding where blood pressure may vary after a tooth filling. As a result, it is highly unlikely that it is the primary cause of your medical condition. Still, if you experience numbness or tingling near that too...  Read Full »

Why is there numbness in my hands and feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have numbness in my hands and feet for the past two years. It is worsening gradually. The last month, it has got significantly aggravated. The numbness starts with tingling. When I am trying to grab something, I am unable to grab it. I also suffer from worsening cognitive function as I...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have vitamin B12 deficiency. Your symptoms are related to peripheral neuropathy. It is caused due to vitamin B12 deficiency. It is necessary to perform some tests to know the possible cause. You have to investigate vitamin D levels and vitamin B12 plasma levels for id...  Read Full »

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