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A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes paresthesias?

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Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dentistry 47 years experience
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of paresthesia?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Nerve: Nerve irritation or compression will cause a paresthesia in the distribution of the nerve.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

What are some causes of paresthesia?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps!
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are paresthesias?

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Nerve pains: Paresthesias are annoying sensations from sensory nerves.

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