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Can hypothyroid present as finger numbness and stiffness, with slight decrease in reflexes in one arm? Such as if Synthroid (thyroxine) needs adjust in dose?

Can hypothyroid present as finger numbness and stiffness, with slight decrease in reflexes in one arm?  Such as if Synthroid (thyroxine) needs adjust in dose?

Unusual: Hypothyroidism can present as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause numbness in fingers. Reflexes become slowed in hypothyroidism, but should remain symmetric, so it should not occur in just one arm. It is easy to find out if you are on enough synthroid (thyroxine) by getting a free T4 and TSH level done. ...Read more

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I have no reflexes in my arms , hands, wrists, feet, ankles or knees. Is this dangerous?

I have no reflexes  in my arms , hands, wrists, feet, ankles or knees. Is this dangerous?

Deep tendon reflexes: Sometimes patients have reflexes that are difficult to elicit. Globally depressed or absent reflexes are frequently associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome. ...Read more

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What are doctors testing for when they hit your arms? is it for a reflex or something?

What are doctors testing for when they hit your arms? is it for a reflex or something?

Reflex: Testing the Biceps reflex, & checking the function of the C5-C6 nerve roots, also the Triceps reflex. ...Read more

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After a neuro exam mr dr said the reflexes on my left arm is weak. Is this a symptom of ALS?

After a neuro exam mr dr said the reflexes on my left arm is weak. Is this a symptom of ALS?

Not by itself: If the only abnormality on your neurological exam is "weak" reflex in the left arm (which would technically be the triceps or the biceps reflex since the arm is that part of the upper extremity between shoulder and elbow) then, nobody could make a diagnosis of ALS based on this finding alone. Also, you are in the wrong age group for ALS and women are far less affected than men. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a c3 to c4 herniation. When the dr examined my reflexes in my right arm my right leg jerked. What is this?

I have a c3 to c4 herniation. When the dr examined my reflexes in my right arm my right leg jerked. What is this?

Reflex spreading: When there is a very brisk reflex, sometimes you can elicit movement on the opposite side or a lower or upper limb. This may indicate nerve damage. Or it could be a behavioral finding. ...Read more

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I exhibit pos babinski reflex and I have tremors on the rt side involving rt hand , arm, tongue, neck. Reflex was pos on lt side could these be relate?

I exhibit pos babinski reflex and I have tremors on the rt side involving rt hand , arm, tongue, neck. Reflex was pos on lt side could these  be relate?

Possible: A positive babinski reflex is an indication of a neurological problem and can be related to the tremors you have. You need to see a doctor or neurologist for a complete examination to find out exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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21 y/o famale ,extreme tiredness,chronic headache ,tingling and numbness in left arm and leg,and brisk reflexes in all limps ..what this could be?

21 y/o famale ,extreme tiredness,chronic headache ,tingling and numbness in left arm and leg,and brisk reflexes in all limps ..what this could be?

Most Likely: These symptoms are heard in clinical practice everyday. At your age and considering your current environment, you are most likely suffering from anxiety syndrome or possibly chronic fatigue syndrome. However, since you mentioned the brisk reflexes, I have a feeling you are thinking of MS. If you do not get a checkup, your thinking of all of these wild diseases will only make anxiety worse. ...Read more