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What causes numbness and weakness in legs?

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Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016
Question: I have a numb foot it has been like this for a week last week my daughter found me unconscious and I had been like that for 20+ hours some how my left leg was pined underneath me this is the weak leg
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Require evaluation by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Weakness of leg and numbness can occur both due to involvement of brain or compression of nerve.
As you have also history of loss of consciousness, detailed evaluation by a neurologist for causes and need of brain imaging may be there.
Is there any complains of seizure, headache, vomiting, fever, visual loss, speech difficulty swallowing difficulty?
Any weakness or numbness in Upper limbs or face.
If the weakness is due to compression of nerve then it will improve.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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What causes numbness and weakness in legs?

Brief Answer: Require evaluation by a neurologist Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Weakness of leg and numbness can occur both due to involvement of brain or compression of nerve. As you have also history of loss of consciousness, detailed evaluation by a neurologist for causes and need of brain imaging may be there. Is there any complains of seizure, headache, vomiting, fever, visual loss, speech difficulty swallowing difficulty? Any weakness or numbness in Upper limbs or face. If the weakness is due to compression of nerve then it will improve. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist