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Neuropathy And Pins And Needles In Groin Area

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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pins and needles feeling

I have had a tingling sensation like pins & needles for the last several months. The best that I can describe the sensation is pins and needles provoked by activation of the sweat glands (activity, temperature, or nervousness). It is usually on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Your symptoms seem atypical for HIV-related peripheral neuropathy (actually, doesn't sound peripheral at all)-- because of this, I'd want to know about your other... Read more »

Pins and needles every night

Hello Doc,I've been on Atripla for 6 months, also on TB medications; Rifampicin + isoniazid+pyrodoxine, and extra 200 mg evafirenz, which will be stopped by my doctor next week. I reckon this last 3 weeks, i have pins and needles on my arms and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Pins and needles sensations in all extremities could be do to a variety of issues such as efavirenz effect, neuropathy (if HIV or drug related usually more in toes/feet than locations you describe), metabolic abnormalities, stress/anxiety,... Read more »

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello BPS,It's unfortunate that you are not communicating well or able to work cooperatively with your PCP. Is there any option to switch to someone with whom you could work more closely? You should be under the care of an HIV specialist... Read more »

Neuropathy in Groin?

I am currently on Kaletra/Viread/Epivir HAART treatment for AIDS. I've been positive for 19 years and AIDS since 1994. My leg neuropathy has increased over the years and I now take 600mg Neurontin 3xdaily. Recently I've been getting a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A localization of neuropathy problems in the groin would somewhat unusual--I would inform your HIV specialist who likely would like to evaluate that interesting shiver complaint. KH... Read more »
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pins and needles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is pins and needles a symptom of hiv or is it anxiety. I have had it for almost a week now. I have read that hiv causes neuropathy problems. I get extreme anxiety attacks, especially after a night of drinking coud this be hiv?? Read more »

Pins and Needle Sensation; Lumps in back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After a high risk encounter I couldn't eat or sleep for several months. I have tested negative at 9 weeks but started experiencing pins and needles sensations in my legs and arms and lumps in my lower back (lipomas I believe). Is it possible that a... Read more »

Puffyness is groin area

Posted by Anonymous
Is experiancing puffyness in groin area a symptom of HIV? Read more »

groin area question .... need an answer

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
i don;t know whether it's because of lymph node swelling at groin area. i read somewhere that infection by hiv can cause fat accumulation at the tummy area (below belly button). anyone know whether this is true?i have all kinds of symptom but only... Read more »