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Abdominal Pain, leg numbness, mobility only in one leg

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I have a friend who became stricken with abdominal pain while on a train ride. He also experienced numbness in his legs. He was transported to a hospital where both the CT and the MRI came back negative. He has since gained mobility in his right leg only. I am just wondering on what the possible cause of his condition is.


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replied September 3rd, 2014
Abdominal Pain Answer A49059
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

The first possibility for your friend's symptoms if of Guillain Barre syndrome (GB syndrome). It is a disease effecting the peripheral nervous system and ascending paralysis, weakness beginning in the feet and hands and migrating towards the trunk, is the most typical symptom. It may or may not be accompanied by numbness or tingling.

The diagnosis is usually made by nerve conduction studies and with studies of the cerebrospinal fluid.

It has to be differentiated from myelopathy, polyneuropathy, vitamin B deficiency and stroke.

Your friend should consult a neurologist and get evaluated for GB syndrome and get the other possibilities ruled out.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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