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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What percent of peripheral neuropathy patients recover and live a normal life?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old and was just diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. In the last five months, I lost 100 pounds from bariatric surgery, and in the third month, my food intake was very low due to esophagitis causing me not to eat. The neuropathy is just in my feet, and it is just burni...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that cooper and homocysteine are really rare causes of neuropathy. The main causes are: 1) Thyroid gland dysfunction. 2) Vitamin B12 deficiency. 3) Vitamin E deficiency. 4) Vitamin B1 deficiency. 5) Diabetes. 6) Vita...  Read Full »

What causes pain and grip issues in the right hands and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have SLE with peripheral neuropathy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari


Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. I have seen the uploaded MRI (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and the notes of the doctor who is treating. 2. SLE is a multisystem disease meaning that it can affect various bodily systems like joints, skin, central nervous system, and perip...  Read Full »

How long should I take Gabapentin for tingling and numbness in feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from extreme numbness and tingling in the legs for the past nine months. I have some strange sensations in my legs and other parts of the body. I have a vitamin B12 of 438 pg/mL and vitamin D of 44 ng/mL. I had unprotected sex with a girl. After that, my problems got sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the test reports. You have a positive result only for HSV1 (herpes simplex virus 1) and the presence of IgG (immunoglobulin G) rubella and CMV (cytomegalovirus) indicates your past infection. They are not active now. Your symptoms suggest periphe...  Read Full »

Can prediabetes cause neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about peripheral neuropathy in the feet caused by metabolic syndrome and prediabetes. I was diagnosed with prediabetes two months back, and I was at a very early stage along with a triglyceride level of 1.97, which is slightly high. I had elevated blood pressure and gai...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would explain that we can not make predictions if this neuropathy will subside because if it is related to diabetes, it usually does not subside. But, if it is related to malnutrition, weight loss, and diet, there are good...  Read Full »

What is the reason for leg numbness in a BP patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had numbness in my left leg for four days now. I am a mild BP patient (my today reading 124/84). My fasting blood sugar is 6.3 mmol/l. I did a lipid profile test, and my cholesterol as of yesterday was 210 mg/dl. Please advise. I am currently on Amlodipine 10 mg for my mild B...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello,Welcome to Sorry to know regarding your symptoms. Numbness of one leg occurs because of a peripheral nerve issue or a spinal nerve issue. The sugar report (HbA1c) is normal. Is there numbness on the backside of the left leg or the front side, and is it radiating? Is there any pain...  Read Full »

Why do I have terrible cramps on my left leg after sudden indentation?

Query: 63 years old, had back injury before 10 years, left partly paralyzed on right side from hips down , just complete 2 years chemo for triple negative breast cancer feeling absolutely fine , suddenly have indentation on outer side of lower left leg terrible cramps under left ankle, should I be con...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Ma'am the symptoms that you are describing Ma'am most likely fall into two big categories 1. it can either be peripheral neuropathy that is causing sensory and motor disturbances. the most common causes of this can be b12 deficiency. The other symptoms that can be present along with this ar...  Read Full »

What could cause pinching in my legs?

Query: Hello doctor, My symptoms began a month ago with pinching in my legs, which spreads to the rest of my body. It was a mild feeling of pins and needles, burning, and itching. I also felt muscle weakness, especially in my arms, as well as overall fatigue. I had blood tests that revealed that my vitami...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The tingling sensation is not an ALS; it does not have sensitivity disorders. But, I would recommend performing nerve conduction studies to investigate...  Read Full »

Do the attached reports still show an epidural abscess?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with lumbosacral osteomyelitis. So I took ATT for eight months, followed by Linezolid and Ciprofloxacin for five months. I discontinued antibiotics due to peripheral neuropathy. Recently, a contrast MRI was made. Could you please tell me how much the improvement is based ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in to us. I hope you are not in much discomfort. On comparing the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) LS (lumbosacral) spine reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) taken in the past ten months.I find that certain areas are showing like...  Read Full »

Why do I get tingling in right hand, arm, neck and face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tingling in my right hand, right arm, neck and around the face, pressure in stomach until I burp. Tingling stays there until my heart fluttered and then it went away momentarily.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from tingling in right hand, right arm, in the neck and around the face, and pressure in stomach. Such clinical features may develop from poor blood circulation due to DM (diabetes mell...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the numbness and burning sensation in arms and feet?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three weeks, I have been having all kinds of symptoms. For the last six months, I would get a burning sensation and numbness in my legs when I stand or sit for too long. I worked through it for a while, and then I noticed that I would get a burning sensation all over. The bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms suggest a peripheral nerve disorder (not MS, which is a central nervous system disorder). For this reason, I would recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical examination and performing nerve conduction studies to examine your nerves. The ri...  Read Full »

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