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What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s

What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s

Some of the options: Cervical radiculopathy, transverse myelopathy, ulnar / radial / median nerve impingement (incl carpal tunnel syndome), brachial plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy (there are many causes), and vascular disorders, such as calciphylaxis. I agree that carpal tunnel syndrome is #1 - and should be a place to start. A normal brain MRI does help put MS aside. ...Read more

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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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My hypochondria is getting out of hand. What are some alternative treatments i can do?

My hypochondria is getting out of hand. What are some alternative treatments i can do?

Just good medicine: Hypochondriasis is a form of anxiety disorder where anxious feelings focus strongly on health concerns -- fearing you have a serious illness despite medical exams and reassurance to the contrary. Effective treatment and relief is possible with a team of your medical doctors & psychotherapist and psychiatrist. Specific talk therapies & mind-body work can help you deal w/your health anxiety. ...Read more

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What treatments are available in order to permanently remove painful paresthesia?

What treatments are available in order to permanently remove painful paresthesia?

Diagnose cause 1st: There are many reasons for nerve pain, so a thorough history and physical by your physician is important. Depending on the location, intensity, and frequency of your pain, there are medications and other non-invasive treatments that can be helpful. Figure out what is going on first before considering treatments and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is there for paresthesias or nerve pain?

What kind of treatment is there for paresthesias or nerve pain?

Medications: Some medications can help. Injections can also help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

Can you tell me about post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

Paresthesia also: called oral sensory function can occur following restorative and surgical dental procedures. Even administration of local anesthetic could be a cause of the paresthesia. The bottom line, paresthesia is a nerve disorder and should be treated ad a neuropathy. If there is no dysesthesia present the treatment is "tincture of time". ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

What kind of dental : After a wisdom tooth extraction that has its roots near the nerve yes. After routine dental proceduressuch as filling, deep cleaning, crowns.....It is not normal. Unless lots of anesthetic was placed and the needle has hit the nerve while numbing you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiencing post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

Can you tell me about experiencing post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

Prolonged numbness: Sometimes a tooth can be extracted, and if the roots are close to the nerve- often in the imandible, the (inferior alveolar nerve) can be irritated, injuried, torn and the effects are a prolonged numbness that can be permanent, but often is temporary. This can happen with other extractions also. This is often discussed as a potential risk of extractions. Can also be caused by infection, cysts, . ...Read more