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I have numbness in both legs below the knees. Also

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Posted on Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Question: I have numbness in both legs below the knees. Also numbness in finger tips. I am 75 and 60 lbs overweight. I take Atenolol 25, MG 2 aspirin and 1 generic Zyrtec.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A number of conditions to consider. Read below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to "Ask a Doctor " service.

I have read your query and here is my advice.

The symptoms you describe may be caused mainly by two conditions:

1- impaired blood supply to the legs ( peripheral arteritis for example )

2- peripheral neuropathy ( a condition that may be linked to underlying causes such as diabetes, alcohol use, nerves compression, low vitamin B12, drugs adverse effects, etc.)

In my opinion, there is necessary a medical examination and tests such as Doppler ultrasound, nerve conduction study, blood tests, in order to achieve a correct diagnosis.

Treatment depends on the diagnosis.

Discuss with your Doctor for these issues.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.
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I have numbness in both legs below the knees. Also

Brief Answer: A number of conditions to consider. Read below. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to "Ask a Doctor " service. I have read your query and here is my advice. The symptoms you describe may be caused mainly by two conditions: 1- impaired blood supply to the legs ( peripheral arteritis for example ) 2- peripheral neuropathy ( a condition that may be linked to underlying causes such as diabetes, alcohol use, nerves compression, low vitamin B12, drugs adverse effects, etc.) In my opinion, there is necessary a medical examination and tests such as Doppler ultrasound, nerve conduction study, blood tests, in order to achieve a correct diagnosis. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. Discuss with your Doctor for these issues. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further.