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Can sudden leg numbness below the knee be connected to a severe

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Can sudden leg numbness below the knee be connected to a severe bout of toothache?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

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Do you have any other medical problems?

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Are you on any medications for anything?

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Please let me know.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

I tried the live chat services but could not connect with you.
I would appreciate it if you could provide me more information on the questions that I have asked above.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have no other medical problems and am not on any medication. The numbness in my leg struck me suddenly as I was coming down my stairs last Saturday morning - it left my legs feeling 'heavy' below the knee.


 


I am due to see my dentist on Wednesday to complete my root canal dentistry following an infection (abcess)..My dentist did not prescribe anti-biotics.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Do you have any backache or pain in the leg or thigh?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How do I get to see my answer?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Can you please let me know if you have any backache or leg or thigh pain?
I am asking you a few questions and will answer after a while.
Please bear with me.
I appreciate your patience.
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Sudden numbness that you are having could very well be due to a disc slip in the back pinching on a nerve for which you will require an MRI of the back to see if that is the case.
The other possibility is that of a stroke for which you will require an MRI of the brain to make sure that is ruled out.
The main thing is that you do require to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible, preferably a neurologist, to rule these conditions out.
Let me know if you have more questions.
Rate me for my services when you are done.
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