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Leg paresthesia

Leg paresthesia: Introduction

Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". They usually result from nerve damage due to pressure, entrapment, or nerve diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to leg numbness and permanent loss of feeling. Any abnormal sensation needs medical investigation....more »

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Leg paresthesia

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Causes of Types of Leg paresthesia:

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Leg paresthesia: Symptom Checker

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Leg paresthesia Treatments

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Stories from Users for Leg paresthesia

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Diagnostic tests for Leg paresthesia:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Leg paresthesia. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Feel the pulses in the legs - if reduced or absent should suggest peripheral atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) or obstruction of the abdominal aorta and its branches by atherosclerosis.
    • Examine for a positive straight leg raising test (straightening the leg at the knee while lying on a bed causing pain in thigh, buttock and back) and/or a reduced ankle reflex- indicates herniated disk of L4-5 or L5-S1, lumbar spondylosis, spinal stenosis, cauda equina tumor or spondylolisthesis
    • Examine for a positive femoral stretch test (with the person laying on their stomach, flex knee with hip lifted in extension causes pain in the front of the thigh and the back) or a decreased knee jerk - indicates a herniated disk of L3-4 or L2-3 or lumbar spondylosis.
    • Examine the peripheral reflexes. If diffusely overactive may suggest multiple sclerosis, pernicious anemia, spinal cord tumor, syringomyelia (presence of cavities within the spinal cord) or anterior spinal artery occlusion. If diffusely under active may suggest peripheral neuropathy, poliomyelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, cauda equina tumor, metastatic tumor of the lumbar spine and occasionally pernicious anemia or peroneal neuropathy (disease of the peroneal nerve)
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood test and ESR
  • more tests...»

Leg paresthesia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Leg paresthesia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Leg paresthesia 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.

Leg paresthesia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Leg paresthesia

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Leg paresthesia. 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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Leg paresthesia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Leg paresthesia

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present...read more »

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night-time...read more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of diabetes....read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or ...read more »

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Leg paresthesia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Leg paresthesia:

The list of organs typically affected by Leg paresthesia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Leg paresthesia

The list below shows some of the causes of Leg paresthesia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Leg paresthesia?

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 paresthesia. Of the 80 causes of Leg paresthesia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 70 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Leg paresthesia:

The following list of conditions have 'Leg paresthesia' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Leg paresthesia:

The following list of medical conditions have Leg paresthesia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Causes of Leg paresthesia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Leg paresthesia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Leg paresthesia?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Leg paresthesia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Leg paresthesia:

    Subtypes of Leg paresthesia:

    Foot paresthesia (54 causes), Toe paresthesia (8 causes), Knee paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes), Shin paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes), Tingling in Both Feet (47 causes), Tingling in one foot (46 causes), Sole paresthesia's/ tingling (11 causes), Tingling toe (16 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Leg paresthesia:

    Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Pain (6458 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 paresthesia:

    Burning feet (44 causes), Tingling legs (80 causes), Tingling feet (54 causes), Tingling toes (16 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Tingling skin (53 causes), Foot paresthesia (54 causes), Toe paresthesia (8 causes), Knee paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes), Shin paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes), Tingling in Both Feet (47 causes), Tingling in one foot (46 causes), Sole paresthesia's/ tingling (11 causes), Tingling toe (16 causes)

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