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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

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What causes numbness in the legs?

I am having numbness in my legs down the outside of my legs. it is to the right of my knee on my right leg and left side of my knee on my left leg. It started with the left leg and was accompanied by stinging pain like needles. Left side is now just numb but right side started with the same pain but worse than left side and followed by numbness. Some numbness for years in toes, mainly left foot. L4/L5 fusion in 2004.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your question.
I do understand your pain and discomfort.
As per your history is concerned please follow my advise below:-
1)Take vitamin B-12 injection four times weekly for upto one month then once a month
2) if Hb% is low ,correct it
3)check FBS & TSH level
4)Do a clinical examination (neurological) and if any deficit found go for MRI scan to check any nerve compression
5)Do full blood count with differential
I hope I was able to address your query. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to write to me.
Wishing you all the best.
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