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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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 the ears, blur... Read Full »
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