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Recent onset of numbness in my legs when sitting and

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Recent onset of numbness in my legs when sitting and sometimes when lying down
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Slight swelling in legs, but this is not new. Goes away by morning. Numbness improves when I stand and walk. But I sit on the same furniture as before.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Recently (last October) diagnosed with Atrial Fib. On Xarelto since November Recent Echocardiogram was neg.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 months ago.


You need an MRI of the lower spine.

This can be compression of the nerves there, and even of the spinal cord.

This should be don without delay.

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