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My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

Depends: This may be raynaud's phenomenon, which is a blood vessel spasm. It is classically triggered by cold. Treatments vary from medication to surgery. It may also be related to autoimmune diseases. Best to get evaluated by a physician for a full history and physical. Make note of what seems to trigger this. If it doesn't resolve quickly, you may need an er visit. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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What causes a numb like feeling in the arm and hands?

What causes a numb like feeling in the arm and hands?

Reasons can include:: A disc herniation &/or spinal stenosis in the neck compressing nerves, a compression of the nerves somewhere in the arms like a carpal tunnel syndrome, a possible neuropathy ( nerve function affected by diabetes, vitamin deficiency among other sources) and even a neurologic problem like multiple sclerosis. The most common reason would be a carpal tunnel syndrome. If persisting, see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my right arm and my hands get numb it happen a lot for the last month?

Many possibilities: Hard to give an exact answer. This may be related to disease in the neck with either disc disease or arthritis that is pinching on nerves and giving the numbness. Numbness in hnads is also a sign of possible carpal tunnel syndrome. It could also be related to poorly treated diabetes or other metabolic problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a numb arm and hand ?

What does it mean to have a numb arm and hand ?

Definitely not: enough information to provide a personal answer but that symptom can have multiple causes from the benign to the very serious, You should have that evaluated immediately unless it has completely resolved, ...Read more

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What could waking up with my arm and hand numb be caused by?

What could waking up with my arm and hand numb be caused by?

Nerve entrapment: Sleeping in a way such that the weight of your body compresses a nerve, and/or reduces blood flow to the arm. ...Read more

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What does it means when your hand and arm goes numb when you lay down but you are not laying down on either of them. This wakes me out my sleep. ?

What does it means when your hand and arm goes numb when you lay down  but you are not laying down on either of them. This wakes me out my sleep. 

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Hand numbness : please see your doctor or neurologist as soon as possible, these symptoms may be nonspecific or maybe a sign of serious problem in your neck area ...Read more

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Why does my right arm and hand get numb even when im not doing anything.?

Why does my right arm and hand get numb even when im not doing anything.?

Pinched nerve: Based on your symptoms this most likley a condition called a cervical radiculopathy. This is a pinched nerve in the neck that can cause numbness, tingling or both in the arm. Initial treatment can include physical therapy and oral cortizone. ...Read more

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Sumtimes my arm n hand will go numb. Sumtimes after bein bent 4 a bit n sum times 4 no reason. Any way to relieve the numbness or n e thing I can do?

Depends on the cause: fir your symptoms: is it truly positional or related to something going on in your cervical spine like a pinched nerve or due to some issue within the arm like a peripheral nerve entrapment which there are multiple examples such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is annoying and persistent or progressive, see your physician. Sometimes it may be due to a combination of issues. ...Read more

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