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my leg feels cold on the inside from ankle to knee

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 9 years ago.

Are you a smoker?

Is there any change in color of this region or numbness or tingling?

Are you a smoker or diabetic?

I am available online to help you further after I get this info.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
yes I am a smoker. No there is no change in color.
Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 9 years ago.
Hi, Could you please answer : are you diabetic?

Any tingling or numbness in the leg or toes?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
no I am not diabetic
Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 9 years ago.
Hi, there are five main causes for leg coldness. These are: diabetes, leg injury, peripheral vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis and hypothermia.

Since you are a smoker,this predisposes or aggravates atherosclerosis within blood vessels and can herald the onset of peripheral vascular disease. this may be your first symptom and later you may develop additional symptoms like numbness, pain tingling also. I suggest that you consult a physician and do someblood investigations and clinical examination. If you are positive for this disease, you will have to quit smoking.

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