By Bernard Preston

pain, tingling and numbness in hands, legs and feet

I have pain, numbness, tingling in my hands, legs and feet. I have a fatty tumor near my spine. My right side is weaker than my left side. My right eye is smaller than my left eye. My toe on my right foot spreads apart more than the left. My voice has become more hoarse. It is hard for me to swallow.

What could possibly be wrong?

Whenever you have neurological symptoms bilaterally, and in particular if it affects both the arms and legs, it's wise first to consult a neurologist.

A fatty tumour - a lipoma, I presume - can I believe, though I've never encountered it in 36 years in practice, can have an extension within the spinal canal; however that is unlikely to affect your arms, and certainly wouldn't affect swallowing.

Further tests are needed and a medical specialist is the one to consult.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

Dr B

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