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Paresthesia is a term used to describe temporary numbness, tingling, and twisting sensations caused by decreased blood flow to a specific area. They commonly happen when one restricts movement in the upper and lower limbs. This transitory phase usually passes with active movement of the affected area, although chronic paresthesia could be a sign of nerve injury.

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I have been having paresthesia, numbness, and prickling all over my body for the past two months. Please suggest a solution.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a twenty-seven-year- old male. These are my symptoms:- Itching in-between thighs. Reddish rashes on the head of my penis. These rashes are painless and also present on my testis. These rashes are very itchy but sweet. It started last year but I also had it four years ago. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern * Depending upon your description of the problem it seems that most likely you have a penile chancre. * It could be due to syphilis or some bacterial infection. * You can take an injection of Ceftriaxone 2 grams intravenous ...  Read Full »

I have been having paresthesia, numbness, and prickling all over my body for the past two months. Please suggest a solution.

Query: Hi doctor,Two months ago I started feeling paresthesia, numbness, and prickling all over the body. FBC (full blood count) is normal, I feel fine apart from constant paresthesia.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. 1. Provide other detailed histories like cardiac history, diabetes, hypertension history, liver problem or anemia problem. 2. Provide me with any report if done. Let me know your common causes for paresthesia:- 1. Diabe...  Read Full »

What causes a burning sensation, and numbness in the foot?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 46-year-old woman with dull pain in my left leg and a heat sensation in my left foot, which is on and off throughout the day. The problem has been there for the past two to three weeks. I do not recall any injury which could have led to this problem. It just started suddenly. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned heaviness in your left leg and a burning sensation, which we call paresthesia. Also, you have mentioned that you have back stiffness for many years. So, I presume that some nerve impingement may be causing these symptoms in your case. Can you tell me wh...  Read Full »

Will I inherit multiple sclerosis from my dad?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female, I would like to know if multiple sclerosis is hereditary? My dad has it, and I am very nervous to inherit this disease. I have had two brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)'s that have been normal, except for an incidental finding of a pineal gland cyst. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Panwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is clear that you are not having MS (Multiple sclerosis) as of date. None of your symptoms are typical of multiple sclerosis. Back and thigh pain is posture related and tremors are anxiety related. Repeated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)'s...  Read Full »

I had decompression surgery, but symptoms persist. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a compressed nerve in the fibula head for almost 2 years following an operation to lengthen my right leg. The pain was only on and off seemingly after a certain activity. Over time, I could increase the activity level before getting the same symptoms, but then stop improving. M...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your question. The possible reason for persistent symptoms is there has been a longstanding compression on your nerves. So, the nerve would have been damaged subtly. It may not be that extensive damage, which would be demonstrated in the NCV study (nerve cond...  Read Full »

What causes random burning pins and needles with pain in various parts of the body??

Query: Hi doctor, I have started getting random burning pins and needles and pain on various spots of my body. It is worse at night to the point it keeps me awake. I feel it in my shoulders, arms, torso, and legs. It is never all at once, and it comes and goes. What could be causing this?  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your complaints of needle and pain sensation all over the body or different parts of the body do not fit in with paraesthesias. However, I understand that the random pins and needles are so troublesome that you cannot sleep. Also, having it all over the body in differen...  Read Full »

Kindly explain whether my symptoms are related to mercury toxicity.

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple questions. Recently, I might have been exposed to mercury vapor in a hotel room I was sleeping in for around 6-10 hours the room was small and the type of mercury was unknown. I remember the one type of chemichal was clear liquid watery substance and the other onces was...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms are not typical of mercury intoxication. Anyway, I would recommend performing nerve conduction to in order to examine your nerves and a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)in order to examine your...  Read Full »

I have numbness after infraorbital nerve damage. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,The infraorbital nerve was damaged with subsequent numbness in its distribution following a fracture of the maxillary sinus and infraorbital canal that occurred five years back. The fracture was managed conservatively because it was only mildly dislocated. But till now experiencing numb...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand the pain and concern. The dentist or the surgeon's first attempt will always address a fracture conservatively. However, while operating on a fractured segment, the nerve decompression is a sensitive and tactile aspect. In addition, the nerve has anato...  Read Full »

I have short term memory loss with paresthesia on my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female, and I have severe short-term memory loss (8/30 MMSE). I have paresthesia bilaterally on my face, which has spread from the upper part to around my mouth. I also have startle myoclonus and muscle stiffness. My walking speed has slowed, and the muscles in my fa...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Copper deficiency is a known cause for non-compressive myelopathy, which can explain your muscle stiffness, slowed walking, and clonus in legs. But startle myoclonus is a different thing. It might be a flexor spasm in legs, which someone interpreted as startle myoclon...  Read Full »

What does post-polio syndrome mean?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 50 year old woman with a history of polio in childhood and complains of paresthesia since a year. It started suddenly from the toes on both sides and it progressed to upper back (T4) in 20 days. She was hospitalized with post-polio syndrome and treated with intravenous i...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not quite agree with post-polio syndrome.Post-polio syndrome after these many years is quite rare. From a neurosurgical point of view, when I look at her MRI cervical spine (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is a significant disc bulge present a...  Read Full »

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