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This question was answered on Mon 31, Mar 2008 12:12pm by Dr Bobby V, MD

NUMBNESS - What causes leg to go numb


    
Asked by jeanne (Male ) on Mon 31, Mar 2008 07:24am

WHAT CAUSE UR LEG TO GO NUMB FROM THE HIP DOWN I CAN'T FEEL ALOT IT IS LIKE IT IS A SLEEP CAN U HELP

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Answer by Dr Bobby V, MD  on Mon 31, Mar 2008 12:12pm:

Hi, Although some cancers can occasionally present with leg numbness, it is much more likely that you have a neurological problem. Perhaps you have some sort of neuropathy that is causing numbness from the hip downwards. Please consult a neurologist, who after a thorough physical examination, may recommend tests like MRI Spine, EMG/NCV (electromyogram, nerve conduction velocity), and blood B12 levels. All the best!

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