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Hello, my question is why do i feel heat generating

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Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Question: Hello, my question is why do i feel heat generating on both of my lower part of my legs , time to time during the day. it happens through out the day and it last for about 7 to 12 seconds. it feels like im taking a lighter and placing the flame on my leg. i experienced it 3 years ago and the episodes have returned the last 3 weeks. , im diabetic 2 individual. if i may add, my feet have been hurting pretty bad the last month.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Neuropathy....

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The burning sensation that you describe it is termed paraesthesia. Since you are known to have diabetes, this paraesthesia could be an indication of diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest to visit a neurologist for neurological examination. Blood sugar status need to be reassessed. Similarly vitamin B12 levels, hemoglobin, vitamin D as well as thyroid hormones need to be checked.

I will recommend you to see a neurologist.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Hello, my question is why do i feel heat generating

Brief Answer: Neuropathy.... Detailed Answer: Hi, The burning sensation that you describe it is termed paraesthesia. Since you are known to have diabetes, this paraesthesia could be an indication of diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest to visit a neurologist for neurological examination. Blood sugar status need to be reassessed. Similarly vitamin B12 levels, hemoglobin, vitamin D as well as thyroid hormones need to be checked. I will recommend you to see a neurologist. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards