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causes of numbness in right arm and hand

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
2 nerves: one pinched nerve can't cause numbness in arm and leg. So look for other causes, or multiple levels of disease
Dr. David Sniezek
38 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure cre ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kreb III
50 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
May be more than one: Your bilateral (both)arm pain and numbness sounds like it may be caused by a cervical disc problem. The thigh pain maybe from your lumbar(low back).Yo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Several things: Pinched nerve in one of the lower cervical nerve roots is most common. Other causes include masses at the lung apex, thoracic outlet syndrome, compres ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Cervical rib: Cervical ribs may cause a neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (ntos) in which the brachial plexus is compressed, resulting in numbness, abnormal sensa ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of arm pain and numbness one of the most common causes is cervical radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leav ... Read More
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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Rolston-cregler
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Difficult to say: Based on your description Raynaud's phenomenon/syndrome is a possibility as is radiculopathy (compression of a nerve causing pain, paresthesias and/or ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to he ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tingling: Sounds like a pinched nerve. Take an anti-inflammatory and if no improvement get a medical evaluation.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please get seen: now at ER. Have someone drive you or call 911. A stroke needs to be ruled out. Take care
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Consider nerve : Possible nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but could be higher in shoulder or neck. See a doctor, consider an EMG study.

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