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What causes numbness and tingling sensation all over the body?

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Question: my right side becomes numb and tingly for while from head to toe including tongue last for a minute or two been happening for several weeks
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Answered by Dr. Shuba Hariprasad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
To check for ischemia brain and cervical spondylosis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for your query.
I'm Dr. Shuba Hariprasad and will be answering your query today.

Based on your symptoms I would like to primarily rule out ischemic stroke (transient) and cervical spondylosis (nerve compression at neck spine level)

Would you clarify a few things for me please?
*what is your height and weight?
*do you smoke or consume alcohol?
*do you have any other medical issues (diabetes, heart disease, for instance)? Or take any medications?
*any history of surgery or injury/accident?
*how often do these symptoms occur? Everyday?
Any particular triggers that you noticed? Like working for long, looking up with neck extended (bent back), bending, sudden change in position?
*any changes in the clarity of speech? (noticed by others)
*any headache, giddiness or sweating? Vomiting? Nausea?

I recommend :
- a physician consult
-an electrocardiogram a day echocardiogram
-MRI of the brain with MRA and MRV( for the blood supply in your brain) and of spine
-blood tests (complete blood count, Thyroid stimulating hormone, electrolytes, kidney and liver function tests, lipid profile, blood glucose panel)

Based on the clinical findings and test results, a treatment plan will be initiated.

I urge you to seek medical attention as soon as possible to avoid serious complications like a massive stroke or spinal disc collapse.
Hope this helps.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
Wish you good health.
Regards,
Dr. Shuba Hariprasad
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What causes numbness and tingling sensation all over the body?

Brief Answer: To check for ischemia brain and cervical spondylosis Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for your query. I'm Dr. Shuba Hariprasad and will be answering your query today. Based on your symptoms I would like to primarily rule out ischemic stroke (transient) and cervical spondylosis (nerve compression at neck spine level) Would you clarify a few things for me please? *what is your height and weight? *do you smoke or consume alcohol? *do you have any other medical issues (diabetes, heart disease, for instance)? Or take any medications? *any history of surgery or injury/accident? *how often do these symptoms occur? Everyday? Any particular triggers that you noticed? Like working for long, looking up with neck extended (bent back), bending, sudden change in position? *any changes in the clarity of speech? (noticed by others) *any headache, giddiness or sweating? Vomiting? Nausea? I recommend : - a physician consult -an electrocardiogram a day echocardiogram -MRI of the brain with MRA and MRV( for the blood supply in your brain) and of spine -blood tests (complete blood count, Thyroid stimulating hormone, electrolytes, kidney and liver function tests, lipid profile, blood glucose panel) Based on the clinical findings and test results, a treatment plan will be initiated. I urge you to seek medical attention as soon as possible to avoid serious complications like a massive stroke or spinal disc collapse. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Wish you good health. Regards, Dr. Shuba Hariprasad