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A 47-year-old member asked:

I fell asleep on my pinky finger weird last night and now it has been numb for a good 4 hours. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Those darn fingers: Sound like you have insulted the nerve that supplies sensation to the finger. How is the motion? Pressure, stretching or comprimised blood flow can either temporarily or permantly affect the nerve. You might want to see a hand specialist.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I fell asleep on my pinky finger weird last night and now it has been numb for a good 4 hours. What can I do for it?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on.

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Last updated Jun 4, 2013

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