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Numbness and tingling

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
40 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: Nerves exit your spine from the head to the buttock and these nerves correspond to the sensation to different parts of your body. The mechanical p ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jess Crosier
30 years experience in Pathology
Numbness: The feeling after your "foot falls asleep".
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
? Hyperventilation?: Have you been hyperventilating? Most often numbness is to lips, hands and feet.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jin Luo
Dr. Jin Luo answered
37 years experience in Neurology
Numb: You need to see a neurologist or pain or neuromuscular specialist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
30 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Back vs leg: "tingling and numbness" usually means a nerve is not functioning properly. Depending on what part of the leg is affected, it's possible that the nerve ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve impingement: Might be carpal tunnel syndrome. Other nerve root impingements or some neurological disorders can cause. Recommend visit to physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
COULD BE: Please see a doctor asap.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Wiggle your toe: If the numbness goes away after you've moved your feet, then it's slow circulation. But if you still have pins & needles, then most likely diabetes ha ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a podiatrist: Very little to,go,on. Tight shoes vs neuropathy would be my guess. Visit a podiatrist for better diagnosis
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Sudden...: If it's sudden, it generally means that there is some nerve impingement going on. However, this usually doesn't happen in all the fingertips and toes ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sciatica: Sciatica often improves after several weeks but usually there is associated aching pain. You may have a disk pressing on a nerve root exiting your spi ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Go to doctor: Chest pain, nausea, dizziness, and arm complaints? Get to doctor now. It can be many things minor or major. Why take the risk. Get it checked out now ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Nerves and blood: Vessels that go to your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers pass through the axilla or armpit on the way from the chest and shoulder region ... Read More
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: There could be a cure for extremity numbness, but it will depend on the cause of the numbness. Possible causes include nerve impingement, diabetes, th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Shoulder : Shoulder pain can be from a variety of things, including arthritis, rotator cuff problems and instability of the shoulder. Shoulder instability can at ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Many things: The list of things that could cause numbness and tingling in arm is quite long. I suggest you start with a visit to your local primary care physician. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khristine Tate
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Need evaluation: You should be see by a dr immediately and possibly consider going to the er especially if you have urinary retention and numbness in your buttocks.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve can usually cause numbness and weakness, but not goosebumps.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Possibilities: You could have cervical nerve compression, or thoracic outlet syndrome, or nerve compression at elbow or wrist, and this can all be discerned by your ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Pills will work: May take months to feel better speed to improvement dependent on how much you weigh if normal weight , faster than if obese.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience in Internal Medicine
Complex: Could be hyperventilation middle ear inflammation anxiety neurologic problem if continues see md.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
See your doctor: You most likely have carpal tunnel syndrome. One of the first treatments to try is a wrist splint or brace the keeps the wrist straight.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Mantz
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Neck: The cervical nerves in the neck supply sensation to the arms and hands. The fingers involved help pinpoint the level involved. Nerve pain tends to bur ... 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See primary care: Headache and face pain arise from sets of nerves that are different from the nerves that give body pain and numbness of hands. Before seeing a neurolo ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Carpal tunnel issues: These symptoms would most likely be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive work or other activities that involve much motion with your hands and fo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
It depends: Better? Worse? Staying the same? Facial pain can occur with numbness after trauma or infection. It is important to consider a cause from ear or si ... Read More
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