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Numbness and tingling in the right thigh - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I have tingiling in my right thigh since from couple of months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   And feel some kind of senseless as well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Showed one of the neurologist
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Did a Nerve conduction test and found that current was not passing in on of the nerve
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He suggested Maxgalin tab for 10 days 2 times and Nervigen inj for 5 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He also suggested to wear loose underwaers and loose bely - which I have not done
User :   But the problem seems to be persisting as well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   still get tingling
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   M and 40
User :   what is the root cause ?
Doctor :   Where exactly is the tingling and numbness located?
User :   Just nelow thigh and above knee cap
Doctor :   Its on the front, side or the back?
User :   front
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty in walking?
Doctor :   Do you have difficulty in getting up from squatting position?
User :   Not at all. I feel as if a worm is moving sometimes
User :   Everything is normal
Doctor :   Are your symptoms progressing in nature or are the same as it was two months ago?
User :   yes somewhat similiar
Doctor :   Do you have back pain/ joint pain?
Doctor :   Do you have similar symptoms any where else?
User :   I have some lower back pain due to disc slip sometime 15 years back
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   No
User :   THis is the first time I am seeing
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   Also I keep getting lower back sometimes - Spondilysis
User :   No
User :   Back pain not too often as well
User :   No BP, Sugar etc
User :   But obese
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you a vegetarian/non vegetarian?
Doctor :   these questions are relevant to your present condition?
User :   Veggy and often non veg. But not too mcuh
User :   Did not get your questions clear
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you?
User :   k
Doctor :   SInce I have not examined you, I will not be able to predict the cause responsible for your symptom.
Doctor :   However, I shall provide you with the information.
Doctor :   Various factors govern the transmission of impulse in the nerves.
Doctor :   One of the essential factors are the presence of a covering on the nerves.
Doctor :   They can get damaged due to vitamin deficiency, presence of obstruction, infections and so on.
User :   k
Doctor :   One such factor may be responsible for your symptoms.
Doctor :   Since your symptoms is non progressive and you do not have weakness of the limbs, the cause probably is not a major concerning one.
Doctor :   Probably vitamin deficiency or a minor inflammation may be responsible for the same.
Doctor :   Vitamin b12 is one vitamin that is responsible for it.
Doctor :   This deficiency is common in pure vegetarian, and those who consume alcohol.
User :   what are the other symptoms of this defieciency?
Doctor :   I would suggest you to continue with the present medications, and follow with the measures to reduce the pressure on the nerves by using loose underwear.
User :   I have stopped the medications since from a month
User :   k
Doctor :   Vitamin B 12 deficiency commonly causes neurological symptoms, affecting the periperal nerves, severe deficieny can affect the central nervous system producing dementia, tremors, and other encephalopathies.
User :   shall I take B12 as well?
User :   shall I use Non Veg?
Doctor :   Finally there are psychological stress that can also contribute to these symptoms.
Doctor :   Stress such as anxiety, reduced sleep and reduced dietary habbits.
Doctor :   Modifications in these are also essential.
Doctor :   You can continue with vitamin supplements if you feel that your symptoms are persisting.
Doctor :   You may take the vitamins in the oral form though.
Doctor :   Switching off to a non vegetarian diet is the choice of yours.
User :   I take it once in a month or once in a quarter
User :   Which one to take?
Doctor :   These are the measures that are essential for preventing these symptoms in the future.
Doctor :   However, if the numbness and tingling is severe you may need modifications in the maxgalin dosages.
User :   How much?
Doctor :   In such case, I would suggest you to report to your doctor for the needful.
User :   ok
User :   But ita not so severe as of now
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   any non veg is ok?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any further query that I can assist you?
User :   Yes thanks a lot
User :   BYe
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form too.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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