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What causes numbness in the hand progressing to the feet?

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numbness start in hand all way feet
Wed, 9 May 2018 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
A neurological condition to consider.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read the question that you posted and understand your concerns.

Numbness is mainly an attribute of the nervous system dysfunction, so, since there is a localization in the left extremities, a problem ( compression ) of your cervikal spinal cord or right side of the brain ( a lesion for example ) should be considered.

Multiple sclerosis also may result in such symptoms.

Before to go further with tests such MRI, a neurological examination is necessary.

Discuss with your Neurologist about these issues.

Hope you found the answer helpful

Take care.
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Follow-up: What causes numbness in the hand progressing to the feet? 10 minutes later
went hospital nothing in brain or blood work but gets n worse n worse everyday
 
 
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
MS to consider then.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Okay then, multiple sclerosis should be considered as a possibility.

Besides brain MRI, it is necessary for a cervical spinal cord MRI too, and, probably for a spinal tap and cerebrospinal fluid examination about oligoclonal bands.

Discuss with your Neurologist about these issues.

Hope this helps.

Greetings.
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