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how to treat tingling and numbness in left fingers and thumb

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
12 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Not sure: these complaints could be from any number of issues ranging from problems in your neck to your shoulder elbow or wrist if they persist you should seek ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
It : It is hard to fully understand your description of symptoms such as these without further information regarding the diagnosis given thus far but there ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
27 years experience in Neurology
Tingling sensation a: Depending on whether the symptoms are abrupt or chronic, the answers are different. It could be a cerebrovascular event such as a stroke, or a combin ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
14 years experience in Family Medicine
Age and Location: Typically in your age range the cause is most likely mild inflammation impinging on the sensory nerve or possible nerve injury. This inflammation or i ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Neuritis: Nerve irritation either from your cervical spine or from the nerves of your forearm, hands and fingers. Duiabetes and electrolyte issues can also caus ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience in Endocrinology
Need More Info: This is likely from a pinched nerve causing pressure on a nerve to the hand called the ulnar nerve. The questions where is the nerve pinched and why ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
See a neurologist: Levofloxin does not cause numbness or tingling.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neck or hand: This could be from the neck like a pinched nerve at C6 however, my impression is you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. See your family md for a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be: a pinched nerve or something more serious like a focal event centered in the brain speak with an internist or a neurologist to be evaluated
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience in Neurology
See recent response: Someone asked same thing re r hand. Peripheral nerve compression (eg carpal tunnel) vs pinched nerve in neck vs other possible causes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many causes,: Since not feet, neuropathy unlikely. Carpal tunnel and ulnar neuropathy are the most common, and carpal tunnel invloves all digits except for the last ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankur Dharia
20 years experience in Podiatry
So many conditions..: Vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, alcoholism, neuropathy, nerve compression/injury, radiculopathies, electrolyte imbalances, peripheral arterial disease ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging ... Read More
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience in Endocrinology
Tendinitis: Your symptoms of nerve compression and tendinitis since they are localized could be related to occupational trauma other to consider hypothyroid and c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Thoughts: One thought that comes up immediately, is question of medication reaction, but would also wonder about early peripheral neuropathy, problem within nec ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Ulnar neuropathy: Most likely is a problem with ulnar nerve at elbow or less likely wrist. Consider thoracic outlet syndrome, and c-8 radiculopathy from neck. An EMG ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Multiple problems: See u pcp for evaluation and work up.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
R hand parathesia: Seek medical attention from neurologist this week. Could be sprain, entrapment, carpal tunnel, cervical spine disease or rarely from vascular occlus ... Read More
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A 92-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience in Podiatry
Not typically: If you are having an allergic reaction the the Prednisone you may have swelling, redness and possibly itching to the area. The Prednisone does not us ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Most likely: You probably have some nerve compression at either elbow or wrist. Would be unlikely that this is due to vascular or systemic issues. See your physi ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on reason: Numbness in fingers and toes can have a number of reasons to occur, and the first step in treating it is to find out what is causing it to treat the u ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Pr ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Carpal tunnel: Yes absolutely - the hallmark is burning night time pain with possible stiffness and the only way to help this is to shake the hands.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Numbness: Numbness involving hands and fingers can be caused by various conditions, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes may include other upper e ... Read More
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