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Is this worth a GP visit?

(8 Posts)
Cabbagesaregreen Sun 02-Nov-14 12:39:33

Over the last few weeks dd has been complaining of different body parts suddenly going "dead". It might be a finger, hand, wrist, ankle or knee etc.
it doesn't last long and seems to happen randomly. She has occasionally dropped things she's been carrying when this has happened.
What could it be? Will a Gp think we're wasting their time?

PrettyPictures92 Sun 02-Nov-14 12:43:29

Hmm sounds a bit like her nerves are suddenly disconnecting, definitely worth a trip to the GP. Could be absolutely nothing, could be something. Is she in pain at all? How frequently is it happening?

tribpot Sun 02-Nov-14 12:44:53

I would go and ask for a referral, how old is dd?

Cabbagesaregreen Sun 02-Nov-14 12:48:38

Hi. She is 11. It doesn't hurt her when it happens. I would say it happens at least twice a day. She does have other health issues and I thought of mentioning it to her consultant who knows her well at our next appointment in January although I don't see any reason to think it would be connected. She has GERD and also some very minor issues with holding a pen and shoulder strength.

Cabbagesaregreen Sun 02-Nov-14 12:50:29

Her consultant is a gastroenterologist so probably not the right person but always been helpful. Who would she need to be referred to ? She has had a multitude of tests in the past for all sorts of things until diagnosed with Gerd.

PrettyPictures92 Sun 02-Nov-14 13:02:11

She can be referred to a neurologist, or to physio as they'd be able to help if it's a muscular thing instead of a nerve one. Is there a history of MS in your family?

Twice a day is a lot, definitely get to the GP. Does she have any feeling in whatever part has suddenly gone dead?

Cabbagesaregreen Sun 02-Nov-14 13:06:56

Hi. No ms in either side of the family. She says it's " dead" but also aches or hurts if she tries to move it. If her hand then she will drop what she is carrying.

PrettyPictures92 Sun 02-Nov-14 14:10:30

Hmm, it does sound like something is going on there but I'm not a doctor and I'd hate to make random suggestions and worry you if it turns out to be nothing. It could just be a random reaction, similar to growing pains or something. Best to get it checked out and put both of your minds at rest, I hope everything turns out to be ok flowers

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