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What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

Diabetes or alcohol: The most common cause of tingling fingers and feet are diabetes mellitus and excessive alcohol use. ...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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I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

Let Dr decide: Best clarify with your doctor numbness on one side is a concern but an examination would clarify if you need a ct. The finger numbness alone is likely a nerve compression at your elbow or wrist. Your dr can eval this to see if any studies are needed. ...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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Pain behind rt eye. Paraesthesia in arms, fingers, legs, feet and torso. For 1 year. Neurologist says migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods normal.

Pain behind rt eye. Paraesthesia in arms, fingers, legs, feet and torso. For 1 year. Neurologist says migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods normal.

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...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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I have paresthesia (pin prick sensations) all over. Should I be concerned?

I have paresthesia (pin prick sensations) all over. Should I be concerned?

Thorough Exam: Pin prick sensations in the hands/fingers, feet/toes are often a sign of spinal problems such as disc bulges or stenosis. If you have those sensations else where it can be more concerning. Nonetheless, getting a full and complete history would be helpful. Get evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more