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What can cause a sudden onset of dropping things and numbness in the hands?

What can cause a sudden onset of dropping things and numbness in the hands?

Weakness: You may have weakness or paresis of the hand of some kind, you need to be investigated for a stroke or radial nerve palsy. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my coordination suddenly seems off and I'm dropping things a lot?

What could be wrong if my coordination suddenly seems off and I'm dropping things a lot?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My grandmother just recently had a stroke and now she is always dropping things?

My grandmother just recently had a stroke and now she is always dropping things?

A stroke: Can often cause weakness to one side of the body. She should see a therapist i.E occupational therapist who might be able to assist in helping rehab some fine motor movement. ...Read more

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What to do if I am dropping things, forgetting simple things, experiencing numbness/tingling?

What to do if I am dropping things, forgetting simple things, experiencing numbness/tingling?

Consider these: Do you have thyroid problems, medication reactions, use recreational drugs, consume excess alcohol, have a vitamin deficiency, suffer diabetes, or pernicious anemia. You see, find out what you do and do not have causing your issues, and get treated and restored. ...Read more

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I've been dropping things very frequently with my hand recently. Why is that so?

I've been dropping things very frequently with my hand recently. Why is that so?

Weakness: You may have weakness or paresis of the hand of some kind, you need to be investigated for a stroke or radial nerve palsy. ...Read more

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Does arthritis in your hands make you drop things? Is there anything that can be done to help me stop dropping things? I'm only 35.

Does arthritis in your hands make you drop things? Is there anything that can be done to help me stop dropping things? I'm only 35.

Yes: Yes, arthritis in your hands, particularly in the joints about your thumb can make you drop things; but do can other conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome for example. I would recommend you be seen for an accurate diagnosis and then to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my brain? I'm 27 years old and I feel like I'm losing it. I'm so clumbsy lately, dropping things. I have a hard time comprehending/remembering things. Get thoughts/words mixed up. Memory is so bad I forget what im watching on tv during a

What is wrong with my brain? I'm 27 years old and I feel like I'm losing it. I'm so clumbsy lately, dropping things. I have a hard time comprehending/remembering things. Get thoughts/words mixed up. Memory is so bad I forget what im watching on tv during a

Problems: Problems with attention, memory, mood, sleep regulation, coordination and bladder control could reflect a process affecting the entire brain or multiple parts of the brain, but are unlikely to be caused by something affecting a portion of the brain or a portion of the spinal cord. Potential causes could include inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, such as hashimoto encephalopathy or multiple sclerosis. Most of these problems (but not all) are also symptoms of major depression. These problems deserve evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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I have been feeling faint and dizzy when I get up from a sit down position. Also, have been dropping things. What could it be?

I have been feeling faint and dizzy when I get up from a sit down position. Also, have been dropping things. What could it be?

Low bp: Ur problem could be related to sudden drop in blood pressure with postural variation, hypoglycemia or arrythmias. Depending on age carotid stenosis, migraines, space occupying lesions in the brain r other possibilities. ...Read more

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I get more clumsy a few days to a week before my period - dropping things, bumping into furniture, etc. Is there a scientific explanation for that?

I get more clumsy a few days to a week before my period - dropping things, bumping into furniture, etc. Is there a scientific explanation for that?

Yes: Just before your period, your estrogen and progesterone levels drop dramatically, changing your brain chemistry. This can cause all sorts of symptoms, among them slowed reaction time, fuzzy thinking and clumsiness. (As if bleeding weren't bad enough!) If severe, these and other symptoms are part of the Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dropping things, bumping into things, urge to lie down/sleep where I am, limbs heavy. Am I "sleepy" or "fatigued" or both? Mostly occurs end of week.

Dropping things, bumping into things, urge to lie down/sleep where I am, limbs heavy. Am I "sleepy" or "fatigued" or both? Mostly occurs end of week.

Many causes: Of your symptoms, make an appointment with your local federally qualified health clinic for a low cost physical and blood panel, as well as a regular exercise program. ...Read more

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Why are my hands trembling so much? I have also been dropping things left and right. Don't know if it's stress or my sleep apnea, or both. Please help

Why are my hands trembling so much? I have also been dropping things left and right. Don't know if it's stress or my sleep apnea, or both. Please help

If this is to the: Point that you are repeatedly dropping things - you really need in-person medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness around wrist bone, should I be concerned? When wrist is bent certain directions or has pressure pushed on it I get shooting pain and lose function of wrist to where I'm almost dropping things. (ex: I am a c.N.A. And when putting my hand

Pain and numbness around wrist bone, should I be concerned? When wrist is bent certain directions or has pressure pushed on it I get shooting pain and lose function of wrist to where I'm almost dropping things. (ex: I am a c.N.A. And when putting my hand

See a physician: Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, ganglion cyst, or even arthritis could be to blame. Difficult to determine based solely on your symptoms-- you should have your wrist/hand examined to determine the cause. Pay close attention to the location of your numbness, since that information is very useful to your physician in making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had carpal tunnel surgery done in both hands 5 months ago but still dropping things and finger stiffness.

Had carpal tunnel surgery done in both hands 5 months ago but still dropping things and finger stiffness.

Inflammation: Check for high Blood pressure, lose weight and sleep by 10 pm. STOP ALL MILK, CHEESE, DAIRY, CHICKEN AND MEAT and start eating a lot of fruits and veges. The biggest thing you can do for urself is to STOP GLUTEN

Make sure your Vit D is above 40 and become a vegan....dont waste time as you are already 70 years....exercise by walking 5000-10000 steps/day ...Read more

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Tingling neck to hand, electric shock, dropping things, my hand lets go of objects, Xray bone spurs in neck sending me to neurosurg. Correct next step?

Tingling neck to hand, electric shock, dropping things, my hand lets go of objects, Xray bone spurs in neck sending me to neurosurg. Correct next step?

Can vary: If there is either significant nerve root or spinal cord compression, surgery could be an option. An EMG test might be useful to ascertain whether you could delay surgery, as you might be a candidate for physical therapy. Discuss options with your doctor ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 37 f. Suffering pain, tingles & weakness in hands, dropping things, night time blindness in r eye, hearing loss&tiredness, could it be arthritis?

Hi, I'm 37 f. Suffering pain, tingles & weakness in hands, dropping things, night time blindness in r eye, hearing loss&tiredness, could it be arthritis?

Complicated: Your presentation is very complicated and will likely need a number of specialists to figure out. There are a few rare disorders linking loss of vision with hearing loss that are in the 'arthritis' family. Consider consulting with ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and rheumatology to find the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a stroke 9 years ago with no apparent lasting damage, but now have trouble feeding myself without dropping food, what could the cause be?

I had a stroke 9 years ago with no apparent lasting damage, but now have trouble feeding myself without dropping food, what could the cause be?

Many potential: If this is new, I would be re-evaluated. Sypmtoms don't come back years later. This could be due to anything from a pinched nerve in your neck, carpal tunnel, nerve disease or another stroke. ...Read more

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What can cause a feeling felt in head like your sinking or dropping into ground? Been to dr and says it's anxiety???

What can cause a feeling felt in head like your sinking or dropping into ground? Been to dr and says it's anxiety???

Don't you believe it: What makes you doubt that it's anxiety? If the doctor examined you and/or did tests and found no problems w/ your physical condition - that's good. If there are no circulation issues or congestion in your ears, sinuses, etc. Anxiety is a usual suspect. Learning proper breathing patterns - avoid shallow breathing by FULL (blow out) exhales and complete inhales may help. Consider CBT therapy - best! ...Read more