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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 20 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!

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does a person suffering from paresthesia actually feel?

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Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dentistry 46 years experience
Numbness to the area: Paresthesia is a numb feeling to the affected area. The numbness can be profound and the person feel no sensation at all, or it may be mild such as a pins-and-needles feeling. In any event, the paresthesia is usually transitory and will go away with the passage of time. However, severe trauma may cause a permanent paresthesia. It all depends on the amount of the injury to the nerve.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What kind of treatment for paresthesia?

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Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dentistry 46 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.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What treatment is available for paresthesia?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on Diagnosis: A cortisone shot or block might help.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of paresthesia?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Nerve: Nerve irritation or compression will cause a paresthesia in the distribution of the nerve.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

Does paresthesia go away on it own if it was caused by medication side effect?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Paraesthesia: Yes, it should gradually disappear

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