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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Neuropathy: Confirm neuropathy with your doctor --then get testing for different causes.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Numbness: It is possible. If you are sleeping in positions that rest heavy pressure on blood vessels or even kink them off, this would cause a lack of blood flo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
28 years experience Neurology
Big : Big toe numbness can be caused by compression of a nerve or nerves in the lower limbs, which may occur during sleep in unusual positions. There are a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: Your question is not clear but the benadryl (diphenhydramine) is quite appropriate . It is not habit forming and can be taken for several days if yo ... Read More
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 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 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 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
7 years experience Podiatry
Foot swelling: It is most likely due to the fact that when you are sleeping your feet are elevated and the swelling is reducing, when you are not getting enough slee ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several things: You may be putting pressure on the nerve. When you bike most of the pressure is on the toes and you may be irritating the nerve to the toes.
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Numbness: Numbness in hands may be simply cutting off blood supply. Could also be carpal tunnel syndrome, and or pinched nerve at level of cervical spine. Reall ... Read More
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Start of carpal tunn: Sounds like compressive neuropathy Begin treatment with brace at night
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
18 years experience Neurology
Neuropathy: It could be a sign of neuropathy. There are many other causes of neuropathy other than diabetes. I would recommend you see a neurologist for appropria ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of numbness in the hands (palms and fingers). Usually, the thumb, index and middle fingers are ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Ulner nerve: If your elbow is folded when you sleep, as would be the case if you put your hand under your head, your ulner nerve is getting compressed and causing ... Read More
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Sleep position: This can be caused by your sleep position pinching a nerve. Try to change how you position you hand and arms. Hope this helps.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Restless: Possibility of restless leg syndrome, worth discussing with your doctor.
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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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Positional: Sounds like your persistent positioning of arms or legs transiently compresses nerves, such as at elbow or at knee. Not unique, and if it departs rap ... Read More

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