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Causes Of Hand Paresthesia
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lyrical cause parethesia? Doctor started me on it today and i feel pins and needles in my hands and feet
It is possible: Notify your doctor immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.
Likely but maybe not: Neurologically, it wouldn't happen. A rare form of thoracic outlet syndrome could cause the hand symptoms. This can be tested for in the office by your doctor. Nerves to the right face do not run through the neck. Spine xrays will not be helpful. A careful neurologic exam of the affected hand and face during the symptoms will tell the tale clear enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more
Is it possible for anxiety to cause physical symptoms without causing the person to "feel" anxious? Experiencing paresthesia, but all tests are norml
Yes: They are generally diagnoses of exclusion, meaning you make quite sure it isn't something else, but there are a number of situations in which people experience physical symptoms essentially instead of emotion. There is better neuroscience on this nowadays, but still early. Called: conversion, psychogenic, somatic, somatoform dissociation, etc. Numbness and tingling is common with panic also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.
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