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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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burning feeling in side my legs they feel cold to tutch use

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burning feeling in side my legs they feel cold to tutch use to be from my knees down but now moving up to my stomack area
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--how long has this been going on and do you have any medical conditions? Is this a constant feeling?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

about 6 mounths

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Ahd do you have any medical conditions? Is this only in your legs?
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

6 mounths approx

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No--what I asked is whether you have any other medical conditions and whether this feeling is only in your legs and not, say, also in your arms or your body
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no just my legs and moving up o my lower body i do take a blood presher tab daily

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK So did your doctor do any blood work for this? Did he consider getting an MRI of your lower spine?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no he did not do any blood test for that; i did have bood test done about 2 mths ago for genral health check but did not get anything back reception said all ok

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK I can't understand why he thinks you may be crazy but here are the possible causes here. First off, you may have either a disk problem in your lumbar spine or something called spinal stenosis which is a narrowing of the canal through which the spinal cord passes. You need an MRI of the lumbar spine to look for that. Then this could be a vitamin B 12 or magnesium deficiency and I would check you for those. Finally--and this would be very unlikely--this could be a heavy metal (mercury or lead) toxicity problem so I would also get blood tests to check for those