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The fingers in my left hand get numb sometimes. what could this be?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Nerve issue: There is a high likelihood this may be carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of median nerve) but with a good exam other nerve compression issues can be checked for as well.

Answered 4/15/2020


Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Varies: There are many potential causes and you should probably be checked. One of the more common causes of numbness in the hand and fingers is known as carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. Thank you for your question.

Answered 1/7/2019



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