Hi Dr Mark. Thank you for responding so quickly. I forgot to mention that I have Lupus and have recently suffered a uterine/rectol prolapse. Would that cause numbness? I am also carribean.
Well, those conditions would not be the likely cause of your numbness. Certainly the uterine and rectal prolapse has nothing to do with your current symptoms.
The first thing that should be done is a simple neurologic exam, as checking your sensation, strength, and reflexes should tell a doctor the best next place to look with tests -- whether that be in the brain, spinal cord, or for other medical conditions that can cause numbness.