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What possible disease may have left arm paresthesias?

What possible disease may have left arm paresthesias?

Left arm paresthesia: There are many possible causes, ranging from blood vessel compression, nerve compression, brachial plexus compression, spinal cord problems, various brain lesions such as tumors, decreased blood supply, or partial seizures. More information is needed. More detail on what part of the arm, for how long, under what conditions, etc. I suggest you consult your family doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Possibilities: You could have cervical nerve compression, or thoracic outlet syndrome, or nerve compression at elbow or wrist, and this can all be discerned by your doctor. Additional testing may well be required to confirm, and in most cases, very good outcomes can be achieved. ...Read more

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Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome be the cause of paresthesia in legs and sometimes arms? Have had extensive testing but all results are normal

Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome be the cause of paresthesia in legs and sometimes arms?  Have had extensive testing but all results are normal

Panic attacks: My guess is that you have panic disorder. There is no such disease as chronic hyperventilation syndrome. A psychologist can help you with relaxation exercises. Also, meds are available which are very helpful in treating panic attacks. Here is a web site to check out: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/panic-disorder/index.shtml ...Read more

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What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

Likely but maybe not: Neurologically, it wouldn't happen. A rare form of thoracic outlet syndrome could cause the hand symptoms. This can be tested for in the office by your doctor. Nerves to the right face do not run through the neck. Spine xrays will not be helpful. A careful neurologic exam of the affected hand and face during the symptoms will tell the tale clear enough. ...Read more

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I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

Anxiety or medical?: A diagnosis of anxiety as a cause of physical symptoms can only be made when medical causes have been ruled out. Suggest you see your pcp for an evaluation of paresthesias. That said, anxiety can cause numerous physical symptoms even without conscious panicky thoughts because of the body's response to an adrenaline surge via the "fight or flight" reaction. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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Can paresthesia in rabies infection last 1.5 months w/out progressing? Web says its a prodromal symptom & would've progressed to acute phase <10days.

Can paresthesia in rabies infection last 1.5 months w/out progressing? Web says its a prodromal symptom & would've progressed to acute phase <10days.

It's not rabies: Indeed -prodromal rabies symptoms are short lasting only, and what u describe is way too long for rabies. You may have some other nerve problem though and should probably get it checked. Ur vitamin levels could be too low (B12) or u could have some environmental exposures (alcohol, even lead or a toxin). Then, there are mechanical causes like 'pinched' nerves. Talk to an ID doc if more rabies Qs. ...Read more

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Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have i hurt ulnar?

Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have i hurt ulnar?

Medial Epicondylitis: or "Golfer's Elbow" can be due to blunt trauma! This usually does not affect the ulnar nerve itself (its actually medial to the nerve) A CORTISONE INJECTION may be indicated! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider for a referral to an Orthopedist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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