Peripheral Neuropathy

When the nerves that carry signals and messages from the brain or spinal cord to and fro rest of the body gets damaged, it is called peripheral neuropathy. Tingling in the arms and legs, stabbing pains, tinning of the skin, sexual dysfunction, and excessive sweating are some of its symptoms.

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Does my wife require surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 43 years old, is feeling loss of skin sensation on the lower part of the legs. This feeling has started four years ago. But, it did not bother her that time. Two years ago, we consulted a neurologist and he prescribed medicines, which brought her relief. She stopped takin...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Our body parts undergo wear and tear as we age. This is called degeneration. This degeneration varies from person to person. Some people have degeneration in some organs...  Read Full »

Can the burning sensation in my fingers while touching something be related to diabetes or hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive. My problem is, if I touch anything with my fingers, I get a burning sensation and I drop it down. Please advise me on this.  Read Full »


Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your complaints and previous history of diabetes, I think you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy secondary to diabetes mellitus. I will recommend some medications as mentioned below. Also, some investigations are to be performed. Investigations to be done ...  Read Full »

Can my dad's left leg pain be linked to a stroke he had seven years ago?

Query: Hello doctor,My father suffered a stroke seven years ago that got the right side of his body numb and non-functioning. But, after all these years, he constantly refers to pain in his left leg. Can you tell me what would give him relief from this pain? I am attaching his latest reports here.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The possible explanation for the left-sided leg pain of your father is neuropathy. It can be contributed by the same factors that caused the stroke. The commo...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take tablet Metformin to prevent diabetes and decrease body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I read over the internet that tablet Metformin helps decrease the weight and prevents the onset of diabetes. Both my parents are diabetics and I weigh 70 kg. Hence, I want to use Metformin for diabetes prevention and weight loss. Yesterday, I took 500 mg and I do not feel any problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do not take the tablet if you are not clinically diagnosed as diabetic as it could lead to serious problems. I would strongly advise you to not to take it anymore. To prevent diabetes, one has to change the lifestyle like diet, and have to do exercise or ...  Read Full »

Can low vitamin B12 cause vibration sensation in feet?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one month I have been experiencing a feeling of something vibrating under my left foot. The feeling goes away when I walk, run or even rub my foot with any object. I find this quite distressing and I have been finding it very difficult to fall asleep. Two years back I wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to peripheral neuropathy, probably caused by low B12 levels. Anyway, a pinched nerve cannot be excluded. For this reason, I recommend performing nerve conduction studies in o...  Read Full »

I am suffering from numbness in my toes, and my left ankle also hurts. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am overweight but in good physical health. But sometimes my knees hurt, my left inner hip feels like it is locked, and my left ankle sometimes feels like it needs "popping." I have been experiencing this problem for the past few months, usually once a week. I wake up thinking there is...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be suggestive of a pinched nerve or tarsal tunnel syndrome. Neuropathy is much more different than your symptoms. I recommend consulting with your attending physician and performing nerve conduction stu...  Read Full »

I did a blood investigation and found a lack of vitamin B12. Why has this happened?

Query: Hello doctor, I did a blood investigation and found a lack of vitamin B12. Why did this happen to me? Should I take any supplements? Can you please give me your advice on this? Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Based on your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) the vitamin D level 37.2 ng/ml, is normal. You need not take vitamin D supplements. I would rather suggest you a calcium and vitam...  Read Full »

What scan is used to detect multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle spasm, nerve pain, numbness, dizziness, and pain while swallowing. I could not move my neck or throat muscle. I also have speech difficulty and difficulty in coordinating my body movements. It is hard to explain, but it feels my mind cannot tell my body to move corre...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and as your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is normal, I would exclude MS (multiple sclerosis). There is no need for contrast when there is no brain lesion. The contrast is used to differentiate between old and ...  Read Full »

Is the numbness in my right leg a normal symptom of peroneal neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I got peroneal neuropathy after bariatric surgery. I have lost 97 lbs in the last six months, and all of a sudden, I was diagnosed with peroneal neuropathy in my right leg. My right leg was numb from the knee down all through my toes, but now the numbness has subsided and only my big toe ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Foot drop and impaired sensation on the outer side of the leg below the knee is possible by common peroneal neuropathy. But same can also happen by the involvement of partial sciatic nerve involvement or lumbar plexus involvement or the involvement of roots coming...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of uncontrolled hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing pain all over the body, numbness and tingling sensation in the right hand, swollen legs and hands, persistent cough, my ears are ringing, vision is blurred, distended stomach, open sore inside of the ankle, cluster of black beds under my nails. I always feel tired. I am d...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement and reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you have been suffering from body ache, feeling of numbness and tingling in right hand, ringing in th...  Read Full »

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