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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes and what else?: Left side of what? Face? Arm? Leg? A combination of the above? Sudden onset? Weakness? Speech disturbance? Walking/balance problems?
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
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39 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: When applied to the skin it can cause a warm and numb feeling.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Several causes.: Hand numbness is usually related to a problem with the nerves. There can be a pinch on the nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a pinch on t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Neuropathy: Really depends upon where in the back you're talking about. It can be due to a neuritis which is an inflammation of the nerves. We sometimes see this ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Definitions: Numbness implies loss of sensation and can occur if either peripheral or central nerves become dysfunctional for any reason. Could be paroxysmal, lik ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Check for neuropathy: Total body numbness is quite benign and often associated with stress and depression, which is reversible. Numbness over all 4 extremities could be as ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Not very long: Unless there is nerve damage from the injection or associated procedure, numbness should last only for the expected duration of local anesthetic, whic ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Unusual: A numbness in whole body is unusual. Info. Is scant. See a neurologist.

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