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My left leg has been numb and cold. It also hurts when I go

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My left leg has been numb and cold. It also hurts when I go to bed at night. My lower left back/hip have been hurting for about 3 weeks. I am weak to stand up.

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Customer:

Ok, What do you think?

Dr. P. Jyoti :

have you seen a doctor for this? Any tests done?

Customer:

No. I don't have any Ins.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

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Dr. P. Jyoti :

there are three main reasons why this could occur

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Lumbar disc lesion: This may be associated with pain in the back and weakness of the leg.

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Vascular insufficiency:

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Peripheral neuropathy

Dr. P. Jyoti :

Pain around the back going down the leg, numbness of the leg or foot and tingling or itchiness are all symptoms of a disc lesion. Most disc lesions are minor and can be handled with simple exercises, lumbar belts, steroid injections, non steroidal anti-inflammatory injections, etc. Some cases may need surgery.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

Peripheral neuropathies are most commonly caused by diabetes mellitus, but there are many other diseases as well and it needs to be well investigated to find out the cause.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

Atherosclerosis of arteries, spasm, etc, may cause vascular insufficiency. This might lead to claudication with pain in the calf muscles on walking which is relieved on rest.

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You now need to see your doctor and discuss these three diagnoses

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ask for tests for them

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So, what is the

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