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The tip of my index finger has been numb

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Digital nerve: Likely injured a small nerve branch called a digital nerve, which should readily, spontaneously resolve over next few weeks at most.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurology
Pressure symptoms: Mainly the symptoms will occur from compression of digital nerve (finger nerve), or possibly median nerve at wrist. Because symptoms are so localized, ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Finger numbness: Unlikely to be from biting. Could be carpal tunnel or other nerve compression like holding groceries with your finger too long, or cervical spine d ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Unless red.....: Unless red, give it time. I doubt a razor could injure any significant nerves, as you described (not deep). Plus, nerves grow back at that area ~1 c ... Read More
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Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Try : Try splinting your wrist, especially at night. If it helps you may have some early problems with carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Dr. Irving Harper
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Median nerve: It is the median nerve that supplies tip of the index finger. Median nerve must be getting compressed or damaged somewhere from your neck, shoulder, e ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Could be: carpal tunnel syndrome. See your physician for diagnosis.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Get examined: by your PCP or by a neurologist. Possible median nerve compression or a circulatory issue. Must be seen and examined.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Overused finger: You may have overused your index finger by overusing it in the use of a computer. Resting the finger is helpful

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