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What causes numbness on a small region in left leg?

Hi, I m 28. A small region on my left leg is senseless, no matter what ever I do...I took a pen and scribbled on the skin and not able to feel anything. I could mark the region where my skin could feel the pen and where I could not. Please tell me what I need to do.
Fri, 31 Jul 2020
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Hi,

There are many causes for such condition. It could be the central neurological like spinal nerve affection due to slip disc etc., or it could be peripheral neuropathy like B complex deficiency, neuritis, post traumatic etc.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Samiulla Shariff, Orthopedic Surgeon
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What causes numbness on a small region in left leg?

Hi, There are many causes for such condition. It could be the central neurological like spinal nerve affection due to slip disc etc., or it could be peripheral neuropathy like B complex deficiency, neuritis, post traumatic etc. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Samiulla Shariff, Orthopedic Surgeon