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why do I keep going numb or tingling

From the waist down I keep getting a tingly feeling and/or go numb. I did have probelms with the epidural when I gave birth 2.5 years ago I was leaking spinal fluid and had 2 blood patches to this day I do get headaches everyday and lower back pain, but now this. I also have had problems going to the bathroom since she was born I have to go in 2 weeks for a colonoscope but why is this stuff happening to me


Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Aug. 27, 2010 in Health

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Answers (13)
  • I wonder if when you had your epidural if some nerve damage was done. You shouldn't still be having these issues if they did indeed start when you gave birth. If one doctor doesn't help you, find someone who will. You might be having complications or maybe you have a rare disease.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 2:34 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Go to the doctor. There are several things that can cause that, from a trapped nerve to MS. Your doctor will be the best source for what is going on.

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 1:38 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • I would see about going to a neurologist for a MRI. When I called my primary doctor and told him I had gone from tingly feet to numb from the waist down overnight, I got in with a neurologist that day! I don't want to scare you, but it sounds like Multiple Sclerosis (MS). If you have any questions about MS or my diagnosis last year, please message me.

    Answer by CarrieGemenon19 at 1:46 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • not sure..

    Answer by Mom2Giovanna at 1:35 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • I Don't have a clue,sorry.

    Answer by dancer at 1:36 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Good luck with your procedure. You should get medical advice on this problem. Do it soon so you can get it fixed soon.

    Answer by Bmat at 1:36 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Could be nerve damage ... go see a Chiropractor.

    Answer by Gal51 at 1:37 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • sounds like a spinal problem. maybe a pinched nerve? you definatly need to get it checked out. i have back problems and my doc says that numbness and tingling in the legs is a precursor to much bigger problems, including incontinence and sometimes even peralysis.

    Answer by cassie_m at 1:37 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • could be your sciatic nerve, usually it hurts only on one side of your lower back/buttox, but if it's really bad, it can numb your lower back & legs.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 1:38 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Could be nerve damage ... go see a Chiropractor.

    see that is the thing I had a nurve tests and they said I was fine

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:40 PM on Aug. 27, 2010