Toe/foot Numbness

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I'm currently away in Cyprus, so not sure whether to visit a doc. Woke up this morning with the toe next to the big toe on my left foot feeling numb.

This evening this seems to have progressed to my big toe aswell. 

I'm 25 and male, is this something I should be getting checked out or am I ok to leave it to resolve it's self?


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    This was similar to how my neuropathy started, although I was older than you and it was all my toes at once.  I literally woke up one morning in 2003 and my toes were numb.  

    Yes, you do need to see your GP and get a referral to a neurologist and have blood tests for things like diabetes.  But you may find that despite lots of blood tests and consultants you never get to the bottom of it, if it's not one of the obvious things.

    My neuropathy has been relatively stable, with no obvious implications over 12 years, so may be nothing at all to worry about, but you definitely should get it checked out.


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      Mine was the other way round, Paul.  Started in all ten toes simultaneously and within a couple of days had numbness in my feet like they were stuffed with cotton wool.  Gradually spread to ankles. Stabilised, then about a year ago was conscious of reduced sensation in my legs too, although on all the tests it was not severe enough to show up above the shin.  Diagnosis was "small fibre neuropathy" but couldn't establish a cause.


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