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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This warrants: medical evaluation. Not normal.

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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
37 years experience Cardiology
Numbness: This is a nerve issue. Could be a problem with the wrist such as carpal tunnel or higher up involving the elbow or even the shoulder or neck regions s ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Possible nerve compr: Depends on the position you assume, you could be compressing a nerve or nerve at your elbow, wrist or shoulder or even compressing at the neck by putt ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Get the knot checked out, as it sounds like it may be periodically pinching on a nerve causing your numbness. Best wishes.
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A male asked:
Dr. Olakunle Oluwole
24 years experience General Surgery
Sleeping style chang: Definitely, credit should be given to the changes that you've made, either knowingly or unknowingly. You essentially must have changed your sleeping s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
EMG/NCS: This test performed by neurologist or rehab doctor can help make sense of your symptoms. Also, please follow up with an orthopedic spine surgeon from ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
See a neurologist: You need to get a diagnosis of the cause of this long term numbness. Only then it can be determined if any thing can be done.
A member asked:
Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Left arm: Carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy. Multiple sclerosis. Stroke. Complex migraine. Lots of things. Depends of location of ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
43 years experience Family Medicine
Arm numbness: It depends on where the numbness is located. The most common cause is cervical disk disease. This can affect the whole arm up to the fingers or part ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
54 years experience Geriatrics
May reasons : Compression ? anxiety ?
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