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What can cause prickly sensation on the base of the thumb and left leg?

From time to time I have a prickly sensation running from the Base of my LH Thumb to its tip. Similarly, from time to time I have an intermittent Prickly feeling running down my Left Leg to the Arch & Sole of my Left Foot. I had a Triple By Pass in 2011
Wed, 13 Feb 2019
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,

I have studied your case. I think you are most probably having a vitamin B12 deficiency. It can cause such a pricking sensation. I would recommend you get your B12 level check. Also, check if your blood sugar and thyroid are normal because both can cause such altered sensation. I hope these medicines will be helpful to you.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement
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What can cause prickly sensation on the base of the thumb and left leg?

Hello, I have studied your case. I think you are most probably having a vitamin B12 deficiency. It can cause such a pricking sensation. I would recommend you get your B12 level check. Also, check if your blood sugar and thyroid are normal because both can cause such altered sensation. I hope these medicines will be helpful to you. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement