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My right leg and foot is cold and feels numb, but not numb,

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My right leg and foot is cold and feels numb, but not numb, dead, but not dead. I can't explain it. It started about 5-7 days ago and has gotten progressively worse. Yesterday I could relieve the symptoms with a strenuous workout and the relief lasted most of the evening, but tonight the workout only relieved this feeling temporarily. As soon as I got back home, the feeling returned worse than ever. My left foot and leg feel fine. Help, what could it be? I can't stand it!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 6 years ago.


What is the color of the leg and foot? Any color change? Any other symptom? Any past illness? Do you take any medicine?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The right foot is slightly pale but not blue. The numb feeling tends to radiate up my calf into the lower half of my right inside thigh. Yes, I take lamictal, Lovastatin for high cholesterol and Taztia for Coronary Artery Spasm and resultant variable angina. I have congenital heart disease (teratology of fallot) but no coronary artery disease.
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

The symptoms sound like impairment of blood supply in the lower limb. You have to get a consultation in ER as soon as possible for examination, investigations to get the precise diagnosis and intervention as necessary. Doppler study may be required.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Are you saying I need to go to ER now?
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 6 years ago.
As you symptoms of numbness is increasing from foot to thigh. Tomorrow is holiday. I would take advice asap .