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Repeated prickling feeling in body parts, starts with left shin, causes discomfort, family history of neurological disorder. Suggestion?

Hi! I m a 15 year old female and I have been having strange pricking feeling in some parts of my body. It first started with pins and needle sort of feeling in my left shin and foot . It happened twice on different occasions and it felt like lightning was shooting up my leg. I thought my leg was asleep at first, but it persisted even after walking for a bit. It also didn t have that distinct asleep limb feel. I have also been having a strange pricking feeling in my back. It feels like something has snagged onto my back and whenever I reach for It, it disappears. This has been happened more frequently. This normally wouldn t bother me, It doesn t hurt significantly, its just uncomfortable, but my mom has a neurological disorder so I m wondering if I might have one now or later in life. Thanks!
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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From the symptoms you describe, it appears that they are innocuous. However, there are many neurological diseases which in the early stages present with vague and innocuous symptoms. While in all probability there symptoms could mean nothing significant, in view of the fact that your mom seems to have had some neurological disorder it may be prudent for you to consult a physician. It is more likely that he will reassure you, but upon examining you if he should find anything suspicious, or just to put your mind at ease he may order some scans.

Hope all goes well.

Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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