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Tingling in lower legs for weeks means harm?

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I have tingling in lower legs for 3 weeks
Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Gowri Kulkarni 15 minutes later

Thank you for posting in the query.

I understand that you have been experiencing tingling in your lower legs since last 3 weeks.

I would like to know a little more so that I could help you better. Please do not mind to answer these.

1. Are you looking pale, getting breathless and fatigued easily these days?
2. Is there any history of injury which might have affected your nerves?
3. Does your work entail you to stand or sit for long hours in the same position?
4. Do you suffer from low calcium levels, bone pain or fractures?
5. Do you smoke and drink? If yes, how much and for how long?
6. Do you suffer from any hormonal imbalance like thyroid problems?
7. Are you on any long term medications?
8. Have you suffered from any animal bite?
9. Have you suffered from stroke earlier?

Along with tingling, do you have any associated weakness or are unable to move, bladder or bowel incontinence, confusion or loss of consciousness, slurred speech, a change in vision, difficulty walking. If yes, you need to visit you Primary care Physician at the earliest.

Do revert with the answers so that I could be able to help you better.


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Follow-up: Tingling in lower legs for weeks means harm? 1 hour later
I have drunk reguarly for many years and smoked in the past but not recently. I drinking for 10 days and it seemed to help with tingling
Answered by Dr. Gowri Kulkarni 5 hours later

Thank you for reverting.

Alcohol intake over a long period of time can lead many health problems.

It could also be a result of Vitamin B 12 deficiency which is very commonly seen in long term use of alcohol.

I suggest that you get a detailed blood evaluation done for yourself with the help of your doctor.

Hope I have answered your query. Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.


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