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what does it mean when your thumb is numb

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due to cervical / neck di ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not related symptoms: What do you mean by taste bug is leaving, what ever is happening to your taste bugs may be from smoking and for numbness of thumb see your doctor it c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Probable CT Syndrome: 1st. Possibility is ct syndrome. Other possibility is pinched nerve in neck, and rarely pinching in forearm and peripheral neuropathy.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
It means: You need to see your doctor or an er for an x-ray and appropriate evaluation now!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Serious: It means that you should have a neurologic examination immediately, if not sooner!
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
41 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs endin ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
?carpal tunnel syndr: You probably have acquired a wrist synovitis, maybe through keyboarding, which is causing compression of median nerve at wrist. Recommend you let you ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
TOS: Person age/sex unknown had wrist trauma with residual pain and now "thumb numb", suggests occult navicular bone fracture, which generally on ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Numb thumb: Causes of a numb thumb include pinch nerve in the arm (carpal tunnel syndrome is one example of this), pinced nerve in the neck (likely c6), or damage ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Numb thumb: There too many possibilities to discuss in 400 characters. The nerve pathway goes from your brain through your neck and down your arm to your thumb. ... Read More
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