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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Skin color around my cut wound in finger is becoming dark. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I cut my finger with a knife while cutting sweet potatoes and went to the ER where they cauterized the wound. Now one week later, my fingertip is still numb and tight. The color of my skin is changing around the wound. I am not sure if this is an expected outcome of the healing proces...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from soreness and numbness surrounding the wound of the tip of your cutting finger. You are more concerned about the color changes of the wound. As the damaged tissue regenerates, it pushe...  Read Full »

Is my thigh numbness due to low blood circulation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have numbness in my left thigh. I have attached the region in the photograph. The red area is high in numbness and has very less sense. Only a nail or scratch can feel there. Other, green areas have mild numbness. When I sit for a long time, it worsens without pain. Sometimes, I feel th...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This either can be due to pain radiating from the spine or it can be meralgia paresthetica (pain or numbness in outer thigh due to external nerve compression). This leads to numbness over the anterolateral aspect of thigh as you have it (attachment removed to protect pa...  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 »

I have numbness and shooting pain in right hand and both arms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have numbness on my right hand and pain shooting down both the arms. I did a nerve test last week, and all is fine. Now my doctor wants me to get a spine X-ray. But I had one two years ago, and the chiropractor told me I have zero degeneration in the spine. I will say moving my hea...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I can tell you that such a radiating pain usually is an indication of a nerve impingement either in the spine region or somewhere along the course of the nerve. If there is only a radiating kind of pain, nerve tests sometimes may not reveal much although I would be int...  Read Full »

Can tooth infection cause tingling and numbness of lip and chin?

Query: Hello doctor, The last molar on my left side broke around two years ago. It slightly niggled and chipped further during that time, reminding me that it needed to be fixed, but never actually posed a problem. I finally went to the dentist last year and an X-ray was taken. A decay was present at the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Possibly there been some compression or inflammation of the inferior alveolar nerve, which passes through the mandible and then emerges as the mental nerve. The mental nerve supplies the part below the lower lip and chin. If you have pain, severe tingling, pins and n...  Read Full »

Is disc herniation the cause of my symptoms?

Query: I may have a pinched nerve or herniated disc in my back right next to my left shoulder blade. It has been making it harder to breathe along side my lung condition, which is still undergoing diagnosis. The past two days while I have been driving my face, hands, and feet went numb and my eyes started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi sir Welcome to icliniq Normally all the nerves in our body comes from brain and goes to all over body through spinal cord. As you mentioned you have herniated disc and pinched nerve. When this happens actually nerve pathways below that herniated site gets disturbed. Because you have herniated di...  Read Full »

Can nerve compression in the occipital area cause numbness and tingling at the back of head and neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have constant numbness in the back of the head (at occipital area), tingling or weakness feeling in the scalp or upper neck. When I massage my scalp my whole head tingles. It has been there for approximately three weeks. I have prolapsed C5-C6 disc which is pressing the nerve and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The disc problem could well be absolutely another issue. Prolapsed disc can cause pain and numbness in the radicular pattern. I also need to check your cervical spine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report. How much Clonazepam do you take? We need to be careful abo...  Read Full »

Why does my nephew have back stiffness and difficulty in walking?

Query: Hi doctor, I want an opinion for my 24 year old nephew. For the past four months, he has been suffering from the following problems. He has numbness in both his lower limbs for the past three months and he has total blackout for a few seconds. He has been suffering from constipation for the past ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the symptoms, it is suggestive of the myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord). Hence, he has been treated with initial IV steroids and then oral. After taking these medications, either his symptom...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan for paralysis apart from surgery.

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother, who is 76 years old, was recently diagnosed with cervical spondylotic myelopathic changes in her neck. Her medical doctors have suggested us to go for surgery while others have suggested avoiding surgery considering her age. She is now partially paralyzed with numbness ac...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed all the attached investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I feel there is a little scope other than surgery. There are compressive changes to her cervical cord, which is probably leading to partial paralysis and numbness. ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for burning sensation in legs with sweating all over the body?

Query: Hello doctor, While sleeping at night I having burning sensation on legs and sweating all over the body and having numbness all over the shoulder and head ache. It lasts for 5 to 10 minutes. I have a feeling of pain while passing urine. I am 48 years old and I have removed my uterus eight year...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through the description you mentioned. There are multiple issues I will tackle one at a time. I would like to know if your ovaries were preserved when you underwent hysterectomy eight years back, and if yes, probably the symptoms of sweating all over for...  Read Full »

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