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Have mild/moderate pain/burning sensation in left hand/wrist for over a week. No visible cause. Worse when touched. Whats wrong?

Have mild/moderate pain/burning sensation in left hand/wrist for over a week. No visible cause. Worse when touched. Whats wrong?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist or neurologist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Hi, i keep getting a terrible burning sensation in the left hand side of my head. With a terrible headache. The heat is even hot to touch.

Hi, i keep getting a terrible burning sensation in the left hand side of my head. With a terrible headache.  The heat is even hot to touch.

Facial pain: Atypical facial pain or perhaps early onset of shingles involving the trigeminal nerve. The diagnosis and treatment for facial pain and the associated headaches is complex and requires a neurologist or neurosurgeon who specializes in facial pain. Discuss with your primary care physician. The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA) is a helpful resource too. ...Read more

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My mother is having burning sensation in her left hand she is a diabetic patient and having asthma problem please help me what does it mean?

My mother is having burning sensation in her left hand she is a diabetic patient and having asthma problem please help me what does it mean?

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My mother is having burning sensation in her left hand she is a diabetic patient and having asthma problem please help me what does it mean?

My mother is having burning sensation in her left hand she is a diabetic patient and having asthma problem please help me what does it mean?

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I get a burning sensation in my left hand/fingers and my left foot is swollen and burning, and my right thigh burns and goes numb?

I get a burning sensation in my left hand/fingers and my left foot is swollen and burning, and my right thigh burns and goes numb?

Burning numb: This doesn't fit a logical pattern for a neurological illness in the back or the brain, but could fit with diabetes. Check with your doctor to get screened. Exercise and drink plenty of fluid, avoid caffeine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation up and down the left hand?

What causes a burning sensation up and down the left hand?

As I have said: In other posts, I am quick to blame these symptoms on carpal tunnel syndrome. The best way to know is to see your doctor and start with a work up. ...Read more

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Doc, what causes burning sensation on hand left palm with some veins are visible on week 20 of pregnancy? Im taking lovenox (enoxaparin) injection from week 5 aps

Doc, what causes burning sensation on hand left palm with some veins are visible on week 20 of pregnancy? Im taking lovenox (enoxaparin) injection from week 5 aps

Carpel tunnel syndro: Burning dysaesthetic pain derives from nerve injury or compression. Hand digits 1-3 are covered by median nerve; the 4-5 digits, ulnar nerve. Pregnancy with its systemic volume expansion (blood, serum, etc.), the carpal tunnel, housing the median nerve, gets narrowed. ...Read more

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Is it serious to have a vein in my left hand that is a burning sensation.

Is it serious to have a vein in my left hand that is a burning sensation.

Probably not serious: Veins anywhere in the body usually cause no symptoms unless they have a problem such as a clot, inflammation or trauma. There are also many nerves in your hand which can cause similar symptoms. If your vein was the source of the burning it should show some signs of irritation such as swelling, hardness, red color or inflammation. Try local care with heat and ibuprofen. If no better, see an md. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation that comes and goes at the back left hand side of my head and a little down the back of my neck. It feels almost like acid. It is not painful but rather disconcerting. ?

I have a burning sensation that comes and goes at the back left hand side of my head and a little down the back of my neck. It feels almost like acid. It is not painful but rather disconcerting. ?

Pinched nerve?: Hi Olivia, perhaps a pinching, or irritation of the C2 / C3 nerves that supply that area? Take some time, notice if there is pattern to this, worse with certain activity / posture? Eased by Ibuprofen? Does it come more often in periods when you are under a degree of physical / mental stress? If it persists, becomes severe, or you get similar symptoms in other parts of your body then do see your GP ...Read more

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