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Jersey City, NJ
A 28-year-old female asked:

My left hand briefly went numb and now feels a bit weak. had pressure in jaw and throat earlier. echo, stress, blood work and holter all normal.

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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Numbness: The work up for hand numbness should also include screening holter extended or full disclosure event recorder to rule out paroxysmal,a fib. Additionally a bubble study might be helpful to rule out pfo
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Worrisome: Generally in a young person with no other risk factors brief numbness on one hand would be less likely to be due to a TIA. However if weakness accompanied the numbness I would be more concerned and would likely advise my patient to take a baby aspirin and go to the ER to be evaluated. Consult your physician and consider going to the ER if he/she is not available.

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