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What causes numbness and pain in feet at night during sleep ?

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I am a 77 yr old woman who woke up last night with a numb left foot & then pain in later continued up my leg. I have taken a couple of aspirins & applied heat & it seems to feel somewhat better.
Posted Mon, 20 Jan 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger 1 hour later
Brief Answer: May be circulation problem. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. Having read the details of your symptoms and your medical history I have concerns that this may be a problem with your circulation. Although it is rare, you may be experiencing arterial insufficiency caused by an embolus. I suggest you go to the ER. You may need a scan to identify any blockage to your circulation. I hope this is of help to you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards, Dr K A Pottinger, MBChB. FRCA.
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