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Weakness in the legs

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Guillain-Barré syndrome

Guillain-Barré (pronounced ghee-lan bar-ray) syndrome is a rare and serious condition of the peripheral nervous system.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Numbness or tingling on both sides of body
  • Numbness or tingling of feet
  • Difficulty walking
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Weakness on both sides of body

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Guillain-Barré syndrome.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Weakness in the legs
  • Weakness of one side of the body
  • Arm weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Drooping of the face

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Stroke.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.