Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
143 Doctors are Online

Pins and needles sensation in left leg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
User :   My left ring finger keeps moving on its own and also there is some pins and needles in my left leg. And also my tounge feels numb alot. I am a 33 year old vegetarian.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr .. here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   how often do u have such symptoms ?
User :   It started about four months ago. getting gradually worse. I was doing yoga alot but stopped as the yoga makes the pins and needles in my left leg worse.
Doctor :   WHEN do u feel these symptoms most ?
Doctor :   i mean any specific posure or activity that brings on this sense or feeling ?
Doctor :   *posture
User :   No specific time. My tounge will feel numb during different parts of the day. My finger twitches anytime. I thought maybe i was lacking in iron or somehing.
Doctor :   Do u have seizures or are u on any meds ?
Doctor :   Do u feel restless or having symptoms of anziety ?
User :   No. I am pefectly healthy. I take a multi-vit in the morning. I also have tinitus from work. But no anxiety.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as per ur symptoms seem to be of benign nature
Doctor :   But to rule out other causes, i would advice u to get some blood tests done
Doctor :   Including , TSH, T3, T4, Vit B12 and folic acid levels
Doctor :   also evaluation for conditions producing similar symptoms has to be done by a physical examination
Doctor :   when was the last time u were seen by ur GP ?
User :   about two years ago.
Doctor :   In that case , this is the right time to get a complete physical examination and annual health check done
Doctor :   In most cases , ur condition could be benign and may need just a few supportive medicines
Doctor :   Have u understood my advice ??
User :   Ok. I will get down to my GP this week and have a check up. Thank you very much for your help.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Do u have any other query ?
User :   No. That is all. Thanks again.
Doctor :   ok, please leave ur feedback as u log out
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   Bye for now, and have a good day
User :   You too.
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor