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I've had numbness in left thigh and outer buttock. I've been

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I've had numbness in left thigh and outer buttock. I've been doing research and now I'm wondering if this is something I should have checked right away. I am in between primary care physician at the moment. I'm 42. Female and weigh 140 lbs. I have high blood pressure controlled by medication. High cholesterol, depression and anxiety, chronic constipation, gerd, ibs, and possibly spinal stenosis..
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

You do have spinal stenosis.

That can cause numbness of the left thigh and outer buttock due to the compression of the nerve root.

Other possibilities include diabetes, thyroid disorder, vitamin B12 deficiency.

Since you do not have any weakness, this is not urgent.

But yes, you do need to see your doctor for further evaluation.

Vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily, vitamin B6 50 mg daily, Alpha lipoic acid 1200 mg daily may help with the numbness.

Physical therapy of the lower back also will be beneficial.

Best wishes,
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