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what is the cause of paresthesia?

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Dr. Gary Pess
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 22-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between the medical terms "paresthesias" and "dysesthesias"?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Itching versus pain: Paresthesias refer to abnormal sensation "numbness and tingling" which can be annoying. Dysesthesias are a more intense version of the same sensation which you would call painful. The sensations run on the same nerve endings, again one is just more intense than the other.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I have numbness in my pinky. What could be the cause of this?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Ulnar nerve issue: Most likely, you have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is compression of the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone") at the elbow. Do you notice that the numbness is worse if you flex your elbow for long periods of time? Do you have elbow pain on the inside of your elbow? Is your ring finger numb as well? Generally, this can be treated conservatively by avoiding excessive elbow flexion. Hope this helps!
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A 38-year-old male asked:

Have on and off again numbness in big toe since stubbing it this summer?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Trauma to nerve: When you stub your toe it is actually blunt force trauma to all the tissues in toe. The injury may not be bad enough to fracture bone but it can result in contusion-a 'deep bruise' to the soft tissues-skin muscle, tendon and nerves in the toe. Unlike the other tissues, nerve healing can take months. If the nerve was not severed, as happens in cuts to toe, the numbness should resolve.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long will numbness last after oral surgery?

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Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
A few hours: If you are referring to the local anesthesia that was given then it should wear off in 2-3 hours. If you are referring to a parasthesia that may have been caused by an oral surgery procedure then that varies greatly and more information would be needed to offer an opinion.
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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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