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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Your stomach symptoms and hand symptoms aren't related. Without the ability to question you, know your medical history and examine you it would be imp ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes.: Yes. While transient numbness is usually nothing to worry about, numbness that persists this long may be a sign of serious illness. You should consu ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
? circulation: I am wondering it you have a problem with your circulation. Have you discussed this with your physician?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: The nerve that goes through your wrist may be getting compressed.This is called "carpal tunnel syndrome" and is very treatable. See your dr.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerve problem: You have pressure on a nerve in your arm. Either the median nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist or the ulnar nerve at the cubital tunnel at the el ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
24 years experience Neurology
Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
TOS ?: 28 yo female has unilateral "arm falling asleep at night". This might be a symptom of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. See either a Physiatrist or an Osteopa ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Well?: I've been married > 30 years;me too!
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Nerve impingement: It is most likely a position you're sleeping in that pinches a nerve and makes your hands fall asleep. You can try different sleeping positions, but y ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Have exam done: It could be from the spine as you do change the position of the spine when you lay down. The other is blood flow problem. Most people complain of pain ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which ca ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There may be more than one cause. Valero apnea could potentially be the cause of your slope issues. There are multiple potential causes of heel and k ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Myoclonus vs RLS: Restless leg syndrome is a real entity, but if just a few twitches probably not serious.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Which part?: The most common reason for this would be carpal tunnel in which case your 1st 3 or 4 fingers would go numb. Try a carpal tunnel splint at night for a ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Gas: If your child is breast fed you may have eaten something that disagrees and he/she wakes up with belly pain. If the baby is formula fed it may be that ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Might be your back: If we assume you are laying in bed when this occurs, the position may be contributing the problem. The nerves to the lower extremity stem from the lo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See ortho: You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon about this I would guess that carpal tunnel syndrome would be one of the possibilities. The problem is likel ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Neuropathy: Some form of neuropathy, most likely from a compressed on entrapped nerve. Could originate from back or lower. See physician for evaluation and to rul ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Insomnia,: Defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint that has been estimated to affect 25 to 35 % of the adult population. It incl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
MOST LIKELY: Most common cause is nerve compression at wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, but also could be nerve issue at elbow, cubital tunnel. Usually, the best to ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Position your arms: Sleeping with your arms over your head or sleeping on your arm may cause this to occur. Try sleeping with your arms by pour side.
A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Quantity vs Quality: While you're describing an adequate quantity of sleep, you may be suffering from poor quality sleep, for instance, sleep apnea, which can lead to inap ... Read More

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