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why do my hands always go numb

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Which part?: The most common reason for this would be carpal tunnel in which case your 1st 3 or 4 fingers would go numb. Try a carpal tunnel splint at night for a ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Likely nerve: Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome, with nerves compressed at wrists, perhaps secondary to keyboarding. Although might wonder re nerves high ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Synd: You most likely have carpal tunnel syndrome. You should see a qualified hand surgeon.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
A couple of things: Wnat is your sleep position? Sleeping with the arms over the head, bent at the elbow or other positions can cause the hands to be numb or partially n ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Carpal tunnel?: The hands can go numb for a variety of reasons. One reason might be carpal tunnel syndrome where there is pressure on he median nerve, a nerve in ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anxiety: When you are stressed, holding your stress in your chest and breathing too shallow and thus too rapidly your carbon dioxide levels change and this han ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
21 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Numbness and tingling most likely represents a nerve compression of one or more nerves of the upper extremity - commonly carpal tunnel syndrome or cub ... Read More
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends: On drug and why is it used.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
May be carpal tunnel: It is possible that you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. When sleeping at night, you may be flexing your wrist or sleeping on it. There is a nerve w ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerve compression: Numbness is typically an indication that you may have a nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome which is a nerve compression in the w ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Need more info: Hi. Sorry, but we can't guess at things like this. We have no information on you, no medical history, no medications you take, etc. We don't even know ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carpal Tunnel synd.: In a young woman, they're are very few serious things that can cause these symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common, and it is tre ... Read More

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