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why do my arms go numb when i lay down

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 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. See a hand surgeon for an examination an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably pinched: nerve at neck, but it could be angina especially if it is on left side. You need medical evaluation, so go see your doctor.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There could be : Several reasons for this including nerve pinching in the arms and/or neck. If the symptoms ar infrequent or minimal and very transient, then don't wo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HEADACHE NUMBNESS: You need a check- up. It could be serious like aneurysm, space occupying lesions, or any circulation problems. It's better to know than guess what's ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Legs numb: Many interesting things cause numbness at night. See your doctor. They need to narrow the options which occurs with a complete physical exam.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Numbess: Hard to tell without further history and physical. Possible nerve damage, less likely circulation problem, maybe medication side effect, although, the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Could really be 3 reasons. 1. Nerve compression in you back causing pinching in the sitting position. 2. Could be decreased blood flow when your kn ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Numbness: Finger numbness can be from nerve entrapment in the wrists or can be a medication side effect, mention it to your treating physician, you may need to ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression : There are a number of spinal conditions such as facet cysts which are aggravated by extension ( laying down). Consider seeing a spine specialist for ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: If the tingling is temporary, and relieved by positional changes, it could be a neck, jaw, or facial nerve problem. A neurologist or physiatrist can ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Back cracking: "cracking" of joints is a normal phenomenon. When you pull on a finger, your knuckles crack. Virtually any of the other joints in your body will do th ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience Podiatry
Get off the toitlet!: The numbness is from direct pressure on the sciatic nerve when you sit on the toilet too long. Avoid prolonged "office" time in the bathroom. Get in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Possible nerve: Entrapment or impingement from your back.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Carpal tunnel: This are classic symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndromes. There are several possible causes for cts. Have the problem evaluated.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
May have bpv: You may have positional vertigo. It can be triggered by leaning forward, putting the head back, getting into and out of bed , or turning over in bed. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Possible CT Syndrom: Symptoms suggest left ct syndrome. See a neurologist.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: If you have an implant in your chest such as you mentioned in a previous question and its hurting as you mentioned. You likely answered your own quest ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Lipnick
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Restless legs: Legs tingle from multiple causes. Could be a condition called restless leg syndrome or it could be neuropathy. You also might have an allergic skin ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Low blood pressure: Check your blood pressure. This is a sign of ortho static hypotension, commonly called low blood pressure.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience Family Medicine
Arm Alarm: Your discomfort suggests compression of either blood flow to the arm or directly on a nerve. In the case of blood flow the tingling occurs as the tis ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meir Marmor
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: This does not look like a problem that can be treated on the web.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling: It would help with more information but assuming this is pain in feet while standing for long periods of the day and when you sit they still hurt sugg ... Read More
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