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Sudden numbness near left lower rib

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  • Posted By: BesideMyself
  • September 15, 2007
  • 06:18 AM

Background and conditions. I am diabetic type 1, normal kidney function tests. Diabetes is brittle, controlled as well as we can control it. Recently diagnosed with HPV and also a rash that is either yeast or my resistant staph returning. Yesterday I had a renal sono to check some abnormal tissue seen in bladder during a scope test. Today I am having a fairly large area that is numb and sometimes tingly on and around the pointed area of the front lowest rib on the left. If I press on it, I can feel it. The ribs there appear to protrude more than on the right side. I do not know if that is new. It's a very uncomfortable sensation. I have never been diagnosed with neuropathy. I have been told that as a female diabetic I might have only slight or unusual heart symptoms, and that I am high risk for a heart attack. Cholesterol was elevated but I gave up red meat and have brought it way down to high end of normal. Doctor did not want to put me on a statin until we find out about the bladder and kidney cancer tests.

Could this be a result of the renal sono? Pinched nerve? Some kind of organ problem? I tried an antacid in case it was acid reflux, no change. I didn't wake up with it. It just suddenly went numb about midday and still is. Assume that indicates it is not angina.

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