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Numbness in calf muscle area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   my leg has been numb for the past hour or so
User :   it has has happened a few times over the last week or so, one of my legs will tingle and be numb or one of my arms
User :   but i dont remember it ever lasting this long
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
please provide age, gender and location
User :   19, female, usa
Doctor :  
since when you are having this problem? i mean since when these episodes of numbness started?
User :   ive noticed it happen a few times over the past week, tonight it started about 2 hours ago
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
where is the numbness located? in the lower leg? thighs? calf muscle area? or the feet?
Doctor :  
do you have diabetes or hypertension?
User :   calf muscle area
User :   no
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
do you take more of vegetarian diet or non veg?
User :   im a vegetarian
Doctor :  
It can sometimes happen with lack of vitamins.
Doctor :  
you can start a multivitamin which has vitamin B6, B3 and B12
Doctor :  
if not resolving over a weeks time, you will need to get it examined
Doctor :  
and also get a few blood tests done.

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