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Pins and needles, should I see my doctor or is this normal ?

I am only 18, however continually suffer from recurring pins and needles. It happens most often if i lean on a part of my body such as an arm etc, however can just start from no where and can last for a few hours sometimes. I get pins and needles most commonly in my lower legg however it varies. should i see my doctor or is this normal ?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Jan 2011
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It is normal for one to have pins and needles sensation ( paraesthesia and numbness) on compressing a limb , this happens due to compression of the nerves.Abd there are no after effects are dangerous involved.It ca happen to any of the four limbs when leaned over or compressed.

The sensation lasts not more than 15 to 30 minutes ,if its prolonged it could happen due to weakness in the nerves which can be treated well by Multivitamin supplements.Particularly the one containing Vit B12.

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