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why does my pinky finger go numb

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ulnar nerve: The little and ring finger are innervated by the ulnar nerve. Tingling can be caused by compression in the wrist elbow or neck. You need to be seen b ... Read More
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Dr. Alex Meyers
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Cubital tunnel syn: The ulnar nerve at the elbow is a very common cause for ring and small finger numbness. This is called cubital tunnel syndrome. Try sleeping with you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olufemi Soyode
22 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Possible nerve pain: The symptoms you describe may be due to nerve related pain. It may be beneficial to discuss the symptoms with your PCP and to consider a neurology ev ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cubital tunnel?: Compression of the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone" at the elbow) can cause symptoms like this. Bending the elbow stretches the nerve...and if there is c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Radiculopathy: It sounds that at the root there is a cervical radiculopathy or a pinched nerve to which there might be an added ulnar neuropathy on the left that see ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Ulnar nerve: The finger numbness you describe corresponds to the distribution of the ulnar nerve. The lack of any real specific information in your post does not a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Numbness: A neuropathy may occur in the hands and feet with chronic alcohol use.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raid Saco
Dr. Raid Saco answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Uknaer Ulnar nerve: Those symptoms are of ulnar nerve compression, most likely when it passes behind the elbow joint and sometimes in the wrist area as well, try to pay a ... Read More
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