Numbness of part of my left calf

  1. 10 years ago

    For about 24 hours, I have felt numbness (only to the touch) of part of my left calf, otherwise it feels normal. What causes this?

  2. Doc Kelley

    Dec 2006 Administrator

    Hello Christie,

    It is virtually impossible to suggest a cause for a single, isolated symptom such as "numbness (only to the touch) of part of your left calf."

    It could be any number of widely diverse causes. If it does not go away within the next 24 to 48 hours, please have it checked by your primary care physician.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  3. 8 years ago

    And pain in left side under ribs

    pain extends into thigh knee then calf and ankle ending in heel.

    Worsens when I bend forward and fold my lower abdomen.

    Something very tense and pulling all down my side and leg.

  4. Doc Kelley

    Aug 2009 Administrator

    Hello Y Rautenbach,

    There are a number of possible reasons for your symptoms. You need to be examined by a doctor familiar with spinal and nerve problems.

    This is probably not an immediate emergency situation, but please see a physician as soon as you can.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  5. Thank you. I can add that the pain and numbness is somewhat relieved by having a bowel motion but this can happen for much of the day and is getting very disabling. Having said that you could be right as I have old fracture injury at L5 but in recent years no back pain at all.

  6. Doc Kelley

    Aug 2009 Administrator

    Hello again,

    Your added symptoms are further validation for your seeking a definitive diagnosis from a qualified physician.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  7. 2 months ago

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    Oct 9
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