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Have they done an MRI of the back spine area to check for nerve compression or spinal growths ?
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Yes , all those tests will not be able to detect local issues on the spine causing nerve compression and hence resulting in the numb hands and feet.
I would suggest you to get Vitamin B 12 level blood check done and MRI.
If there is a numbness in the hands and feet it can be due to the following:
Vitamin B 12 severe deficiency
Motor and Sensory Neuron disease
Local spinal tumour or growth causing compression of the nerve fibres.
Do let me know if you have any further queries.
I would not be able to tell as to why they did not get the MRI done with the symptoms you complaining about.
They may have thought of it as a last resort investigation
You can go to your primary care and also ask for MRI spine area.
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But , if your symptoms are increasing , then why should there be a delay in investigations required is my query to this.
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