- Leg numbness:
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Numbness usually arises from damage or disease of nerves. Numbness is often associated with or preceded by abnormal pain-like sensations often described as pins-and-needles, prickling or burning sensations called paresthesias; see leg paresthesias. Any numbness or abnormal sensations need prompt professional medical advice....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Leg numbness.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
about your symptoms.
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Leg numbness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Leg numbness. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Leg numbness as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Leg numbness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Leg numbness may include these symptoms:
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Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Leg numbness:
During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Leg numbness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:
The list of organs typically affected by Leg numbness may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Leg numbness mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Leg numbness. Of the 73 causes of Leg numbness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Leg numbness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Leg numbness based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Leg numbness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Leg numbness:
Medical Conditions associated with Leg numbness:
Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Leg numbness:
Leg paresthesia, tingling leg, Leg paresthesias (80 causes), Nerve entrapment, Nerve compression, Wallet pressing on a nerve, Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Leriche syndrome
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