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Numbness all over abdominal area. Cannot sense pinch. What is going on?

I ve been experiencing numbness all over my abdominal area for the last 3 weeks it went away for a day and the numbness now is on the right side , I had bloodwork done and my doctor said everything is normal , but I have not gotten any better I have ask my son to pinch me real hard to see if I feel anything and I don t .. I m very concern please help .
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Numbness can be a symptom of a neurological problem, but the area of numbness which you have described (over the abdominal area alone) don't seem to corelating with any specific neurological problem. Moreover, you have mentioned that you have been seen by a doctor and told that everythin, including the blood work-up is normal.

In such cases, when medical and neurological causes have been ruled out, it is important to consider the possibility of a psychological cause. Anxiety can manifest itself with not only psychological symptoms, but with physical symptoms also. So, if you are persistently having these symptoms, despite a normal medical evaluation, or if you may be under a stressful situation, then it would be worthwhile to have a psychological assessment to explore the possibility of a psychological cause.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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