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when to see a neurologist if your hands or fingers get numb sometimes

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
39 years experience Neurology
If it persist: Transient localized numbness lasting less than 2-3 minutes will not find a good cause---numbness which persist with other symptoms like weakness, pain ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Wilson
21 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sooner is better: The sooner you can figure out what's going on the sooner you can treat it so it doesn't get worse and potentially cause permanent damage.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Hand surgeon: A neurologist would be able to diagnose your problem but I recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon as your symptoms are consistent with some nerve i ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Agreed: Yes, time to see neurologist and do an EMG study to confirm location and severity. Sounds like either elbow or wrist, i.e., ulnar nerve issue.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: or a neurosurgeon if surgical management is considered a possibility
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Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There : There is very little description here. Don't know if this is a human bite or an animal bite. Cat bites are notorious for getting infected. I will mak ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Most neurologists are head neurologists though, so find yourself a peripheral nerve neurologist that does emg's and can examine you and confirm whethe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
See your PCP: If you don't have a rash, and only the described symptoms above, there could be underlying systemic disorder causing your sensation, such as diabetes. ... Read More
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Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve issue: There is a high likelihood this may be carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of median nerve) but with a good exam other nerve compression issues can be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
Neuropathy: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause the nerves to be compressed; in addition the nerve could be similarly compromised at the elbow level, the axilla or t ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Hand/fingers numb: Your fp/pcp would be a good start. May be referred to orthopedic specialist or neurologist for EMG study if conservative therapy doesn't work.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cary Rose
Dr. Cary Rose answered
Specializes in Cardiology
Neurologic issue: Sounds like a problem with your neck (cervical disk problem) or the brachial plexus in your neck,

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