Advanced search

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.

My leg has gone numb!

(16 Posts)
Blu Tue 26-Jul-05 13:46:16

I woke up this morning to find that the whole of my shin feels numb. Like when a dental aneasthetic is just about to wear off and the area feels mostly numb but with some muffled feeling, and a swollen sensation, even though there is no swelling.
I thought it would wear off, but it hasn't.

Any ideas?

Blu Tue 26-Jul-05 14:11:34

It's spread round my leg to include my calf, now!

bundle Tue 26-Jul-05 14:12:33

no idea, blu, can you get in to see your gp today?

noddyholder Tue 26-Jul-05 14:12:53

Ring nhs direct or your gp

trefusis Tue 26-Jul-05 14:13:44

Message withdrawn

bundle Tue 26-Jul-05 14:14:48

(can't remember where you work, but there are walk-in centres too - there's on in Soho but can't remember if you're in centre of town)

Blu Tue 26-Jul-05 14:17:34

ok, will make a gp appt.
Shall i call NHS Direct? I know I won't get an appt til Friday.

bundle Tue 26-Jul-05 14:19:41

ask them to tell the gp and for him/her to ring you back. those symptoms need checking out imo.

Blu Tue 26-Jul-05 14:20:42

Have googled numbness, and this is what it says under 'red flag':Sudden and progressive bilateral leg symptoms with sphincter disturbance suggest cord compression: admit immediately .

Oh well, whatever 'sphincter disturbance' is, I don't seem to be experienceing it.

Enid Tue 26-Jul-05 14:20:45

ring nhs direct. I think they will recommend you go to A and E actually - I would deffo check it out.

Enid Tue 26-Jul-05 14:21:43

no thats if you hurt your back - I remember that bit about sphincters

Enid Tue 26-Jul-05 14:23:18

can you bend your foot -does it hurt?

bundle Tue 26-Jul-05 14:24:13

(sphincter is simply circle of muscle, think bum )

Blu Tue 26-Jul-05 14:28:45

Am waiting for NHS Direct to call back. My foot feels a bit woolly, too.

Blu Tue 26-Jul-05 16:22:40

NHS Direct said make a GP appt (fter asking loads of q's to estblish that i'm not having a stroke or diabetes, i thnk!)
Thank you!

bundle Tue 26-Jul-05 16:27:05


Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: