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A 49-year-old female asked:

I noticed tingling & numbness in my left pinky & ring finger. seems like my ulnar nerve is the culprit. last 2 days my hand & arm seem weak, tho.

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
See Neurologist: Could be a nerve injury. U need evaluated soon so corrective measures can be made before nerve(s) become permanently damaged and lose function. Neurologist is best for this, however often hard to see quickly. So, likely will need an er visit to assess: go during the day, on a weekday, not a holiday, and plan to wait. Tests/consult take time, but are way faster than out-pt. Bigger hospital better.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Time for consult: It is time to see a specialist for a thorough evaluation. Don't delay. Specialists that commonly treat this type if problem include neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery and plastic surgery. Good luck.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Poss ulnar nerve: You are right this could be due to your ulnar nerve. Since you have weakness you will want to get this checked. A nerve conduction study and treatment may be in your near future. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/

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