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Leg goes goes numb or tingly

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When I stand in one place for even a relatively short time, a minute or so, my right leg sometimes, but not always, goes numb or tingly. It will go away in a gew minutes if I walk or sit.


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replied January 6th, 2011
Neurological Disorders Answer A18265
Hello and thank you for posting your medical query on E health forum.


From the history provided, it seems that you may be having a vascular or a neurologic cause of your sensory changes in your leg. The vascular causes include partial or temporary stasis of blood circulation. The Neurologic causes include peripheral neuropathy, Entrapment neuropathy, etc. The exact cause needs to be determined with a physical examination.


You may benefit by a consultation with your primary care physician or Neurologist and additional tests for diagnosis including a Doppler ultrasound, Nerve conduction study can be done and proper treatment can be initiated.


I Hope this is helpful.



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