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.

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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...

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...

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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...

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....

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