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A 20-year-old female asked:

Did i have a stroke or a tia? i woke up numb on only the right side (arm & leg). my arm had marks on it (it felt like i laid on it). & swollen hand.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Common symptoms: A person who wakes up with some temporary limb numbness, with marks on the limb suggesting the person slept too long on that limb, most likely actually slept too long on the limb, pressing on the veins and nerves to that limb, thus causing temporary numbness. It's good to change positions while sleeping (avoids this problem).

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Last updated Nov 26, 2014

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