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Leg weakness

Leg weakness: Introduction

Leg weakness: Muscle weakness of the leg. See detailed information below for a list of 152 causes of Leg weakness, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Leg weakness

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Causes of Types of Leg weakness:

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Leg weakness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Leg weakness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Leg weakness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Leg weakness

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Message Boards for Leg weakness

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Diagnostic tests for Leg weakness:

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

  • General appearance - looking for bruising, deformity of leg, swelling of the leg, abnormal posture of body, muscle wasting.
  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure and pulse to detect risk factors for stroke
    • Listen for carotid bruits which can indicate narrowing of arteries to brain and thus risk factor of stroke
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the lumbosacral spine, hips, knees, ankles and the various joints of the foot
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of lower limbs
    • Test sensation of lower limbs ( including pain , touch , temperature and vibration sensation) examine each nerve of the lower limb
  • more tests...»

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Medications or substances causing Leg weakness:

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

Drug interactions causing Leg weakness:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Leg weakness 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.

  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Cafergot (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Cafetrate (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and D.H.E. 45 (Dihydroergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ercaf (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ergomar (Ergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ergostat (Ergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Sansert (Methysergide) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Leg weakness: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Leg weakness

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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 weakness. 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 weakness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Leg weakness

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 in a variety of different 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 more »

Pituitary conditions often undiagnosed cause of symptoms: There are a variety of symptoms that can be caused by a pituitary disorder (see more »

Leg weakness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Leg weakness:

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

Detailed list of causes of Leg weakness

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

How Common are these Causes of Leg weakness?

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 weakness. Of the 152 causes of Leg weakness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 137 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Leg weakness:

The following list of conditions have 'Leg weakness' 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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Causes of Leg weakness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Leg weakness 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 weakness?

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

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

    Classifications of Leg weakness:

    Subtypes of Leg weakness:

    Difficulty climbing stairs (39 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Leg weakness:

    Weakness (3752 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Leg weakness:

    Leg numbness (73 causes), Leg paresthesia (80 causes), Arm weakness (100 causes), Walking difficulty (661 causes), Machado-Joseph Disease, Malignant germ cell tumor, Maple syrup urine disease, Type 1A, Type 1B, Type II, Type III, Marfan syndrome, Migraine (37 causes), Mousa-Al Din-Al Nassar syndrome, Multiple Myeloma (2 causes), Multiple sclerosis

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