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left leg numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 20, 2006
  • 00:59 PM

hi am asha i have been having this left leg numbness and it starts from my Labia all the way down. at times and especially at night it's worse. saw the doctor today and he gave me some tablets. said it could be alot of things that is causing my numbness. he said they maybe infections and worse of all Syphillis. am scared. anyone out there who can assure me otherwise??

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  • What tablets did he give you? He can't prescribe meds or give you samples without telling you what it is. Did he do other tests? You stated possible infection but did he do labs to confirm it? Did he test you for STD's (sexual transmitted disease)? Leaving with "you may have this, or that" is pure speculation and poor medicine practice. Is he following up?
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  • I had the same exact symptons and was told by a Neurologist to get a brain MRI scan and lumbar puncture (spinal tap). Although I would not suggest a spinal tap because of very possible complications, it "may" help rule out more serious conditions such as MS (multiple Sclerosis, lupus, lyme disease, sarcoidosis). When I had a brain MRI done, they found white spots throughout my brain which indicates a serious condition. I was told at first, it could be MS. But then I did a spinal tap. Test results came back negative. But when my Neurologist sent me to a top hospital for a second opinion, guess what? All the conditions I listed above now still apply. Getting a spinal tap does NOT rule out other diseases 100%. You will need a series of tests, MRI's, blood tests, EMG's to find out what is wrong. And let me tell you, with an EMG, it is NOT going to be easy. They run electrical shocks through your body and it is not fun at all. You WILL need health insurance, because MRI's alone cost thousands of dollars. If you have no insurance, you are taking a risk of ruining your health more. You need to seek alternative insurance plans such as Medicaid.I hope this is helpful information.
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    • October 15, 2006
    • 00:22 AM
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