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Ok i'm asking this on behalf of my dad. he is complaining of

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hi doctors
ok i'm asking this on behalf of my dad. he is complaining of numbness and stiffness of his legs in the morning. the numbness clears out after a good few minutes.. but there is reminands of it in the inner thighs of both legs which doesnt go away. he has had this for years now. he lives in rural zimbabwe so no internet and he needs a good convincing to go see a doctor. i'm worried for him, i need to knw what is going on and how i can help.
many thanks
patrick chadya
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's discomfort.
I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions .First I need a little more information-
Is he suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?
Does he have swelling or discoloration in legs?
Has he undergone any medical investigations?
Does he get cramping pain in legs at night?
Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hi Dr Rob
he had heamoroids removed in 2003, the only investigation completed was to check if there is a nerve trapped following the procedure but came back all clear.
both legs are swollen most of time but some days worse that others.
he doesnt have any known medical condition and he is not on medication.
let me know if yu need any further in fo
Dear *****, Thanks for providing quick additional information.I'm so sorry to hear of his discomfort.I understand his problem.
These symptoms can be due to neuropathy or other nerve diseases.
It can also occur due to diabetes ,thyroid disorders, vitamin deficiency, low calcium or electrolyte abnormalities.
This may also occur due to pinched nerve in spine, and may be affected by posture in sleep. Pressure on the spinal nerves, or pressure on Peripheral nerves can cause numbness in legs after waking up in morning.
He will be requiring few tests for precise diagnosis. These are-
-Complete blood count
-Electrolyte level
-Thyroid function tests
-Measurement of vitamin levels
-Blood sugar tests.
Also Electromyography test and MRI of spine may be considered.
He should take plenty of vegetables, fruits, water and electrolyte solutions. Also he should take vitamin B complex supplements.
It is important to get it clinically evaluated from doctor. Once tests are done, accordingly, line of treatment has to be selected.
I advise him to see doctor, for evaluation and get it managed.
Good luck and take.
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