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What causes tingling sensation in lower limbs?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I have had a few "tingling" issues in my lower legs, which seem to go up to my thighs and stop. I have some sweating (not a lot), and if I just lay down for a few minutes, all goes back to normal. What could this be?
I am 68 years old and about 15 lbs. overweight (used to me 70 lbs). I have a doctor appointment on April 30.



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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Needs further evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I went through your query and understood your concerns.

Tingling sensation in lower limbs has many causes which varies from simple deficiency to brain involvement .

For my patients with similar complaints I would first get complete history and physical examination. Depending on examination findings few tests may required.

Common cause for such symptoms are
1. B 12 vitamin deficiency : which causes nerve damage. can be confirmed by doing test and improves with B 12 supplement.

2. Nerve damage from use of substances like alcohol or tobacco

3. nerve compression at spine from disc movement. examination do gives findings and MRI test confirms condition. Treatment varies accordingly.

As you have taken appointment with doctor, you can get examined and relevant tests done.

Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.

Wish you a good health.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Vidya KR (24 minutes later)
Could this be a heart-related issue or a precursor to a heart attack? I am going to see doctor tomorrow.
Could this be a heart-related issue or a precursor to a heart attack?
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not specific for heart problem

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for follow up query.

Tingling in lower limbs is not specific to any heart problems. Could be from problems in blood vessels in lower limb, but not associated with any heart problem directly.

Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.

Regards
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What causes tingling sensation in lower limbs?

Brief Answer: Needs further evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic. I went through your query and understood your concerns. Tingling sensation in lower limbs has many causes which varies from simple deficiency to brain involvement . For my patients with similar complaints I would first get complete history and physical examination. Depending on examination findings few tests may required. Common cause for such symptoms are 1. B 12 vitamin deficiency : which causes nerve damage. can be confirmed by doing test and improves with B 12 supplement. 2. Nerve damage from use of substances like alcohol or tobacco 3. nerve compression at spine from disc movement. examination do gives findings and MRI test confirms condition. Treatment varies accordingly. As you have taken appointment with doctor, you can get examined and relevant tests done. Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query. Wish you a good health. Regards