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A 28-year-old female asked:

What can cause numbness/tingling in my hands and fingers? it effects my head too, makes me feel a little cloudy. ;t gets better when i sit but standing it aggrevates, makes me feel weak...?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Many possibilities: There are quite a few possibilities for the symptoms you describe - from low blood pressure on standing (with many causes), to anxiety with hyperventilation, to a low calcium level, and peripheral neuropathy. Best to get checked out if this hasn't resolved on its own.
Dr. Douglas Smith
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Multiple etiologies from vascular to neurological to endocrine to metabolic to psychiatric. In other words a wide spectrum of possibilities. I would recommend meeting with your family doctor as an initial step and he/she wold be to do a history and physical examination as well as lab work to help clarify the situation.
Jul 25, 2012
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Many issues: BP? Med: There could be many causes but your blood pressure and medications come immediately to mind. You need a full examination by your primary care physician as well as a review of your history and medications along with possible diagnostic testing.

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