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my right arm and fingers feel numb and tingly

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Positional: You may have carpal tunnel problems caused by thickened ligaments in the wrist which press on nerves going into the hand and forearm. Arm position whi ... Read More
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Localization needed: These symptoms could relate to a number of things from the cervical spine to the elbow to the hand. It sounds as if positioning has something to do w ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Jones
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Nerve: The pinky numbness could be an irritated or "pinched" nerve at the elbow or in the forearm (called cubital tunnel syndrome). However, if it seems to ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
29 years experience Family Medicine
What R U doing?: What r u doing when this happens? Is there any pain in your neck? Are you leaning on the armrest? Is your head cricked over into one position for a ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Tamler
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Numbness: To know for sure, you need an examination. Differential diagnosis could be C8 cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, per ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See doc: This is an irritation of one of the nerves in you neck/arm. Hard to tell exactly where. Because there are many potential causes you should see your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
Temporary?: Likely a compression of your brachial plexus nerves from your position while sleeping. If it persists you should see a neurologist.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need work up: You need to be evaluated in person by a physician for adequate treatment to begin. That could include a neck xray, palpation for trigger pains in the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Arm pain...: Without other history and an exam it's hard to tell... It could be a nerve impingement or something more serious. See your doc and get it checked.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Slaughter
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See your doc: The low back is not related to the right arm. The arm is most likely a disk herniation at C5-6 and or C6-7 on the right. It can be treated with trac ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Ulnar nerve: The finger numbness you describe corresponds to the distribution of the ulnar nerve. The lack of any real specific information in your post does not a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kris Radcliff
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Radiculopathy: Cervical radiculopathy is a common syndrome of a "pinched nerve" in the cervical spine that causes pain in the arm all the way down to your hand. I wo ... Read More
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