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Dr. Walter Husar
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What can be the causes of my tingling sensation all over my body? It's been happening more often than it used to.D it's only happened a few times.

What can be the causes of my tingling sensation all over my body? It's been happening more often than it used to.D it's only happened a few times.

Tingling: Tingling sensation all over the body can happen for many different reasons: stress, anxiety, low blood sugar, medication side effects... The list goes on and on. When you see your doctor, they'll do an examination, ask you some questions and probably get some basic blood tests checking your thyroid, for anemia, sugar and electrolytes. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Haft
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I have tingling all over my body only at night. What is the cause?

I have tingling all over my body only at night. What is the cause?

Need eval: Tingling all over can be caused by many different conditions. Most of the conditions are not life threatening but still require a physical examination and possibly other testing to determine the cause. Many times generalized tingling can be the result of stress and anxiety also. ...Read more

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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Essentially, what causes spontaneous tingling all over the body that lasts for around 10 to 15 seconds?

Essentially, what causes spontaneous tingling all over the body that lasts for around 10 to 15 seconds?

Possible stress: I am not aware of anatomical basis for episodic tingling of entire body. One can consider seizure but by now one or more of these episodes would have resulted in other identifiable symptoms. Stress is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Prem Gupta
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What causes tingling nerves over the whole body?

What causes tingling nerves over the whole body?

Possibl Fibromyalgia: If it is associated with pain all over the body and there are many tender areas over trunk arms and legs then you could have fibromyalgia. Otherwise only tingling all over the body is hard to explain. ...Read more

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Dr. Alon Seifan
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What could cause a weird tingling all over body?

Panic attack: Tingling all over the body, from head to toe, is very rare. Sometimes, hyperventilation that occurs during an anxiety attack can cause a sensation of whole body tingling. Very few other conditions present this way without other associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. John Feola
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I have crawling and tingling sensation all over my body a particular scalp and back, I did complete evaluation but no cause diagnosed. What to do?

I have crawling and tingling sensation all over my body a particular scalp and back, I did complete  evaluation but no cause diagnosed. What to do?

R/O DYSESTHESIAS: DYSESTHESIAS ARE ABN SENSORY NERVE IMPULSES. You need a through exam and lab testing. Especially evaluation for MS/CNS LYME/CNS SS/CNS SARCOIDOSIS . A full lab W/U and auto-Immune W/U . MRI OF BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD. LP FOR MBP & OLIGOCLONAL BANDS. If all of this has been done and is normal. It may be secondary to FIBROMYALGIA . I would recommend a GF diet and trial of CYMBALTA v LYRICA V SAVELLA ...Read more

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