Numbness

What is Numbness?

Hypoesthesia (or hypesthesia) refers to a reduced sense of touch or sensation, or a partial loss of sensitivity to sensory stimuli. In everyday speech this is sometimes referred to as "numbness".

Hypoesthesia is one of the negative sensory symptoms associated with cutaneous sensory disorder (CSD). In this condition, patients have abnormal disagreeable skin sensations that can be increased (stinging, itching or burning) or decreased (numbness or hypoesthesia). There are no other apparent medical diagnoses to explain these symptoms.

Questions and answers on "Numbness"

I have a lump and numbness on the left side of my face after being struck. The black eye went away a few days ago but I still have a lump next to my nose and a little bit of numbness. This happened about two weeks ago. Will the lump and numbness ever go away?

doctor1 MD

HI. Sometimes it can take a few more weeks for the lump and the numbness to go away.
It is always the body that heals; we the Doctors and Medicines just help to fasten the recovery process.

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My mother is elderly (69) and awoke last night to pain and numbness in her lower leg and foot..numbness so much so she felt as if she were dragging her foot she said. What could be causing this...there is some swelling in her foot still and still some numbness and tingling in her leg as well.

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for contacting HCM,

As u mentioned that swelling in her left foot, so please check blood pressure and random blood sugar for diabetes. Due to thrombosis in leg veins, obstruction of leg arteries can also caused numbness and leg pain so contact surgeon for investigation.

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ive been feeling a numbness and severe cramping and tingly feeling in my right leg for about 2 weeks,it slowly faded,but now all a sudden my right arm about a week ago im getting the same sensations,i dont eat or hydrate correctly,but im still worryed about dvt .should i be concered?and hospitals dont help to much and cant get to my doctors till monday

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for posting to HCM
Take injection neurobion forte intramascular daily after food.
Tab. Meconerve thrice a day.
Tab. Zintec 150 mg twice a day.
Regards

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Over the past two weeks my boyfriend has been complaining of numbness in his left arm. The weird thing is he says it only happens as soon as he starts to eat (any kind of food) and then stops when he is finished eating . What could be the cause of this? Ps. He is 24 years old, a smoker & and on the chubbier side but i wouldn t consider him overweight .

doctor1 MD

hello dear,there is definitely some nerve compression, so he is feeling the numbness.while eating is related to the movements of hands.There r man nerves emerging from the brachial plexus.kindly visit an orthopaedic surgeon for help.

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Good morning. I just had a MD on my L5 disk two weeks ago. I now have a numbness of my penis. Haven't had sex as ordered but I can tell the feeling is gone. Is it possible that something was damaged during the procedure. Will I ever get my feeling back. Also numbness in my right foot along the outer side. Makes it difficult to walk. Sorry for the rambling. I'm afraid and of course concerned. Thanx

doctor1 MD

Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. If your microdiscectomy was performed 2 weeks ago the numbness of your penis and right foot seem to be associated temporally with the surgery. I believe that the healing will take some time and would like to reassure you that you will feel better with the...

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Hello, Im 12 and iv e been having nose bleeds through the left nostril for the past 2 months i had my nose quarterised a month ago and im still having them iv e been having bad headaches on the left side of the back of my head leading down to my neck and have started feeling numbness tingling and stinging in my hands do u know what it could be?

doctor1 MD

Thanks for asking your help here at HCM.

As you have described you are having bad headaches, feeling tingling and numbness etc, We need to know if there is another associated problem going on.

You have not mentioned whether you had CT scan of your brain in the past or not.

I would suggest:
1. To...

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Hi I m writing about my daughter... she is always tired and has numbness in her hands .. the doc said it might have to do with pituary gland ... has suggested a MRI she had one 6 months ago showed nothing...

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Recent questions on  Numbness

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I am a cricket player. While throwing ball i get jerk in elbow, severe pain in my throwing arm followed by temporary numbness in the whole arm. After say half hour the pain vanishes. What shall I do?. Today I showed to a doctor who prescribed Nervmax and Altraday.

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For the past few days I have had heart palpatations, sore arm, chest pain, and pains in my legs alongside numbness in my arm. Is this just an anxiety attack? I had a hemotoma in my leg and was petrified they were linked, but each time I showed the doctors they didn't seem to think this was a possibility. I just need reassurance that it is only anxiety.

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Hi, I am Santanu, Male, 32, 84 Kgs. I have a pain in my back that I think is associated with Kidney. Experiencing this for last 6 months, since I started losing weight from 103 kgs. This is a dull ache. A certain numbness. Have it in both sides. more prominent in my right kidney than the left. Had done a blood urea and a USG. both came normal. that was 4 months earlier. I have been drinking 5-6 litres of water. But the discomfort has not disappeared.

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Dear Doctors,



I’m a 24 years old healthy female with no medical records and I had been experiencing occasional heart pain over the past 3 to 4 years. When the pain comes, I will press on my left chest where the heart is and take deep and slow breathe and. The pain got worse over the years and it happen almost everyday over the past 3 weeks. The pain happened randomly and duration of the pain varies (around 3 to 10 min). Sometimes it is just a mild numbness and sore at the heart area and most of the time sharp pain or cramp. Five days ago, I woke up to find myself unable to breathe. Recently, I begin to felt numbness and sore on my right chest, two inch below the collar bone and I also have to breathe slowly occasionally. I would like to know if I’m having any heart problems or is it just a common chest pain problem?





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Hi, I am XXXX, I facing some abnormal issues now a days, getting little numbness in my hand fingers and leg foot and fingers. and little swelling in legs. before 3 days feeling numbness in lips when wakeup in morning, and from that day feeling...

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Hello I m 30 yrs Old. i am facing some itching problem in thigh joints and below testicles area. The small amount of skin is also removed some area of itching. its like in red color without skin, not like patch its shows like crack. I have this...

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I am having a pressure like discomfort to my right lower abdomen it has been there for a while but feels like it is growing seen Dr. said it may be a cyst or fibroid whatever it is it seems to be getting worse seems to be pressing against my...

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