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Recurring numbness in foot, advised pelvic and abdominal ultrasound. Cause?

My father is 57 years old last weak he felt numbness in his left foot and hand suddenly we took him to hosbital the ct was normal also they have done eco ekg eeg and dapplor sono mri and mra exept mri which show some white spot others were normal he was in hospital for 4 days and become well whit no problem but yestrday he felt numbness again till now he doesnt become well And now his doctor want a pelvic and abdominal sono?!
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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your father probably had minor sensory stroke in the last week. The white spots that you are describing on MRI may be indicator of reduced blood supply to those areas causing damage. Frequent stroke within such a short span is a cause of concern. the common risk factors which need to be taken care of are - high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking. Pelvic and abdominal ultrasound is done for a variety of reasons which may be directly or indirectly related to patient's disease. You can clarify with treating doctor before going ahead with these tests.
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Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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