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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

Bump.
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Message withdrawn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

eeek.
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

hurrah!

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