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Leg asleep for 19 hours???

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  • Posted By: caseym86
  • November 30, 2008
  • 06:20 AM

Im 22 yr old female. I have had the "asleep" feeling in my left leg (under knee to above ankle) It is a tingling/numbing feeling for the past 19 hours. It seems to be getting worse. It does not hurt to walk. It HURTS to the touch, almost to tears. When it touched the pins/needle feeling is bad. It hurts more in the front toward the shin to touch the calf is bareable. It seems to get worse when i am still and better when i am walking (im a server, have been on my feet for about 12 hours. which is normal) The tingle sensation becomes worse almost like a twitch (while sitting still) I am scared i will not be able to walk in the morning?(after being still while asleep) is this be serious symptom? how long should i wait before going to the doctor? Or should i go asap? Is this a symptom of a blood clot? Will it move into my thigh or foot? Please help im worried and scared.

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  • You might want to go to ER...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 30, 2008
    • 08:13 AM
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  • It could be a DVT (deep vein thrombosis - blood clot) they usually develops in the calf, but it sometimes also occurs in the thigh. If it's phlebitis - inflammation of surface veins it's less serious. If it is a DVT though it's very serious I had one years ago after a c section and nearly died when the clot moved into my lung. Please see your doctor or nearest hospital as soon as you can and don't wait. Good luck :)
    maggiemay 68 Replies
    • November 30, 2008
    • 10:52 PM
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