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I was diagnosed with MS whan I was 17 yrs old-I am now 47 and

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I was diagnosed with MS whan I was 17 yrs old-I am now 47 and the mother of two children aged 18 and 17yrs. I have also been active in sport and have showjumped competitively for most of my life. Yesterday,I woke up with a strange sensation down my left leg-a sort of numbness-should I be concerned?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear customer
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions:
Yes,you should be concerned.
The strange sensation/numbness you had in left leg can have all kinds of different causes, as it is a symptom of many different diseases.
It usually arises from damage or disease of nerves.Its most common causes are:nerve compression syndromes, pressure on the spinal nerves such as that due to a herniated disk,high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke,transient ischemic attack.
Also this can be due to :Underactive thyroid,abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body,lack of vitamin B12,certain medications.
This may also be related to your 17 year old diagnsoed-multiple sclerosis(MS).
The underlying cause of numbness/tingling should be identified and then treated by your doctor.
You may need Electromyography(EMG) & nerve conduction studies to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.
Although there is nothing serious/dangerous here but still you it is of concern and should consult your doctor & it should not be ignored.
Hope this helped.
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Dr. Robert