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why do my hands feel like they are asleep

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Neuropathy: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common neuropathy or nerve damage, similar to bumping your funny bone. This can be due to compression of median nerve ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
HAnd Nerve: Three different nerves supply sensation to the hand, compression or injury to these anywhere along their routes can give symptoms. Where and how is wh ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Unless your feet and hands are swollen and the skin stretched, such symptoms would be unlikely to be associated with an allergic reaction. If those sy ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes: Prednisone can cause swelling and numbness. Give it time.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Acute arthritis: This sounds like arthritis. There are too many kinds to say much more than that. Some acute arthritis is caused by infections that might require urgen ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Carpal tunnel synd.: A thorough answer to your question is difficult because there are so many variables. For instance, what kind of work do you do? Was it the entire hand ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Carpal tunnel: It is prudent to get more information from you and perform physical examination to figure out if it is carpal tunnel syndrome or an issue related to m ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hand numbness: That would depend. If this hand numbness has been going on for a long time, you might want to check in with your physician to find out his insights. ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Heart Anatomy: Not your handedness, but the location of your heart determines this. Your heart is on your left side and when you sleep most people will sleep on the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These types of symptoms need to be augmented with a physical examination and perhaps labs and x-rays. Talk with your doctor.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Paresthesia: An extremity may have a prickly, tingling or numb sensation when pressure is placed against a nerve – thus compressing it.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleepy hand: Pinched nerve to the hand from pressure, causing temporary numbness & tingling.

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