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Doctor insights on: Burning In Median Nerve Of Hand

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I recently had a schwannoma removed from the median nerve in my hand. Because I had one, does that mean I am at risk for more?

I recently had a schwannoma removed from the median nerve in my hand. Because I had one, does that mean I am at risk for more?

Solitary Tumors: Most schwannomas are solitary tumors and it is unlikely that there will be additional tumors unless you have a hereditary variety. In cases such as neurofibromatosis, multilple tumors are present but relativley few are symptomatic even though many may be cosmetically visible. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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How to heal my median nerve to where i'll have feeling back in my hand?

How to heal my median nerve to where i'll have feeling back in my hand?

Surgery?: Need nerve conduction studies and examination to determine extent of nerve injury. Typically requires surgical decompression , splinting protocol, rest, behavioral modification and evaluation for predisposing factors can all be helpful. See a neurologist or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to heal my median nerve to where I'll have feeling back in my hand?

See your doctor: If you have constant numbness or tingling in your hand, this could be a significant problem. This is usually due to carpal tunnel syndrome which can be treated. Start with a wrist splint that you wear mostly at night. If that does not help check with your doctor. Prolonged pressure on the nerve can cause some permanent damage if it goes on for too long. ...Read more

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Hi i have carpal tunnal in one hand how can i tell if i got it from median nerve are from thyroid thanks?

Hi  i have carpal tunnal in one hand how can i tell if i got it from median nerve are from thyroid thanks?

Carpal tunnel syndro: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve inside the wrist. If you have this diagnosis, it is from the median nerve, 100% sure. Changes in thyroid hormone can affect nerves too. They are not normally in one nerve or in one arm though. It is not likely that your thyroid function caused carpal tunnel syndrome on one side. Do you have a thyroid condition? ...Read more

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Gud morng doctor, vikesh from india(hyderabad) i had a surgery to fix median nerve.How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand(age25)?

Gud morng doctor, 
vikesh from india(hyderabad) 
i had a surgery to fix median nerve.How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand(age25)?

When was surgery?: It can take some time to recover. Fundamental, entails this depends on the reason for surgery and if any baseline permenant damage existed prior to surgery. ...Read more

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How do you figure out if tingling in my left hand is coming from the ulnar/median nerve, neck, or thoracic spine? How do you figure out what nerve?

Exam, studies: Each nerve has a specific distribution and so a detailed physical exam goes a long way in determining the likely diagnosis. We then will often use a test called a nerve conduction test which then tests each specific nerve and this can tell specifically which nerve is affected and where as well. ...Read more

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Besides nerve ending damage, what can cause burning hands/palms?

Besides nerve ending damage, what can cause  burning hands/palms?

Frostbite: Actually frost-bite associated pain does depend on nerve damage. In fact every sensation you experience in life depends on nerve function. The function may excessive or underactive but the nerve is still functioning for you to feel anything. Transmitting unpleasant or undesirable sensation does not imply that the nerve is damaged but suggests something is going wrong somewhere. ...Read more

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When I touch something hot with my rt hand (pizza slice), the burning feels amplified, left hand normal. Could this be pinched nerve, or worse?

When I touch something hot with my rt hand (pizza slice), the burning feels amplified, left hand normal. Could this be pinched nerve, or worse?

Stop!: Sensations may change as a result of 'pinched nerves' but it's not likely that this would be the only or main symptom. Certainly, don't catastrophize to even worse!! If you are right-handed and the variance is not extreme - you might just be more tuned-in to that hand's signals. If you suffered a recent spinal injury that prompted this concern - have an exam. ...Read more