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A 22-year-old female asked:

I feel slight numbness in my left arm & my left thumb has started to twitch lately. i got vaccinated with tetanus and polio shots 10 days ago.

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Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Many possiblities: For this issue I would recommend that you see the doctor who gave you the vaccine, and explain your symptoms. I suspect he would want to send you to a neurologist to have an EMG done to see if there is damage to the nerve. If the ailment turns out to be progressive, the Neurologist would have a baseline exam. Further studies would need to be done.
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