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Tingling sensation that moves

I have this tingling spot, it's like smaller than a dime and it is feels like a bug on my skin and I only feel it for a second every couple seconds or so (like a beat or something) the thing is that it moves. Like it was on my inner thigh for a couple of days and then it was gone. then a couple of months later it was on my arm, again it leaves after a day or two. It goes to my stomach, my nose, my eyebrow, and it's currently on my knee. No amount of pressure or chaining of position stops it, it just goes away on it's own.
Is there something to this?
Also I don't know if this helps but I have a pinched never on my left pointer finger for about a decade now.
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8754215 tn?1399834273
I don't think a bug sensation is the best way to describe it but I have a lot of the tingling you do on those spots just not inner thigh. Do you have any other symptoms? Have you a seen a doctor or had any tests done at all?

I'm not a Dr. I have not been Diagnosed with MS but Ive read many many posts and they say that's a good first symptom though. I'm sure someone knows more then I.  Just thought to reply and contribute. :)
987762 tn?1331027953
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Hi and welcome,

Unfortunately Eagle6205 has misunderstood, from what you have described MS would 'not' be likely because you are specifically saying this feeling is definitely moving around your body and MS doesn't/can't cause sx's to 'move' from one place to another.

There are many many sx's associated with MS, primary are the more specific clinical signs and secondary are the common sx's typically found in numerous conditions and alone they are not particularly suggestive of a neurological causation eg sensory, muscle twitches, itching etc etc

If you are concerned please consult your doctor.

Cheers.........JJ
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Well, there can be 'bug crawling' sensations, and actually these are pretty common in MS, since they are paresthesias, or abnormal sensations caused by 'faulty wiring.'

The thing is, though, that in MS such sensations don't move around in the way you describe. An MS attack requires a symptom that lasts at least 24-48 hours (not necessarily constantly) though in reality most symptoms last much longer than that. Then the lesion heals over to a certain extent and the symptom abates or disappears. An abnormal sensation that subsequently appears in another place would be caused by a different lesion, and the same course would take place.

It would be extremely rare for the same kind of symptom to keep appearing as you describe, because that would require multiple lesions (even if sequential) all affecting different nerve sites in the same way. We have many kinds of sensory nerves, plus nerves that cause muscle movement, etc., and so someone with MS will experience a variety of symptoms over time.

So in my opinion as a layperson and someone with MS, it's likely that what you're experiencing has some other cause. I wish you luck in finding answers.

ess
1831849 tn?1383228392
Hi KT -

I agree that this does not sound like MS. MS attacks nerves at indivudual locations, nto the central nervous system as a whole. Only areas controloed by these locations are impacted. If the symptom is a tingling/itching sensation it ould most like ly be in a specific location lke your inner thigh. It would move around randomly.

Kyle
738075 tn?1330575844
Paraesthesias can also be caused by a pinched nerve, or cervical sponylosis (bulging cervical discs impinging on spinal cord).  MRIs will be helpful.  Time to see your doctor.
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