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What are possible causes of the slight tingling sensation in my hands?

What are possible causes of the slight tingling sensation in my hands?

Numbness : In the hand could be a symptom related to peripheral nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. Hand surgeons are the most indicated specialist to take care of this. Go to handsurgery.Org to find a specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Hot sensations and tingling in parts of my body, mostly on my left side. What can be the possiable causes?

Hot sensations and tingling in parts of my body, mostly on my left side.  What can be the possiable causes?

Hot and tingling : List of considerations is extensive. Your doctor uses your information to help localize where the problem is and what the cause might be. When checking with your doctor describe if it involves the face, if there is pain anywhere in the spine, what makes the sensations worse, duration of symptoms, other associated symptoms like leg weakness, bladder problems or impotency. ...Read more

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I have numbness in the lower part of my body and hands. What causes this?

I have numbness in the lower part of my body and hands. What causes this?

See below: I would suggest that you go and see your doctor to be evaluated. This could be something simple, but it could also be a sign of something wrong with your spinal cord. If you do not have a doctor a health clinic or urgent care center could help you get on the right track. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a sensation of tingling in the feet?

Many things: Including things that have nothing to do with the feet, like a pinched nerve in the lower back or leg. If both feet tingle, this may be a symptom of an underlying problem like diabetes, anemia or something else. I'd start with seeing your pmd who can recommend an appropriate specialist after an initial work-up. Feel better! ...Read more

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Hi, i have a tingling and numbness sensation that started in my forehead and spread to part of my scalp!what are the possible causes?

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i have a tingling and numbness sensation that started in my forehead and spread to part of my scalp!what are the possible causes?

Scalp numbness: Let your doctor know, you may need to have your temporal artery checked, it goes along the temple and may cause headaches too. This needs a doctor evaluation.. ...Read more

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What causes itchy,hard,little reddish purple spots in the palm of my hands and under the soles of my feet?

What causes itchy,hard,little reddish purple spots in the palm of my hands and under the soles of my feet?

Seeing is helpful.: There are many conditions to consider, especially without the privilege of actually seeing the your condition. One of particular consideration would be dishydrotic dermatitis. This is more commonly known as pomppholyx. ...Read more

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Causes of sensation/numbness in fingures?

Causes of  sensation/numbness in fingures?

Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stabbing pains in the hands and feet?

What are the causes of stabbing pains in the hands and feet?

Stabbing pains: This is a tough question to answer without enough medical history. There are many different types of syndromes, metabolic, traumatic, congenital, and disease processes that can present with this type of symptomatology. I would recommend you see your pcp if this is current/worsening issue. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the back of my head?

What causes tingling in the back of my head?

Irritation of nerve: Occipital nerve is major nerve supplying the skin of back of head. It may be pinched or nerve roots in the upper neck may be pinched. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause tingling in head, around ears, and random parts of body?

What could cause tingling in head, around ears, and random parts of body?

Variety of things: One of them being nutritional deficiencies such as B12, folate, and Vitamin D. You may check in with a physician on this problem and they'll give you the orders to get proper labwork. I'm also happy to consult with you 1-1 if you'd like and maybe we can figure some things out. If interested land on my page on www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Enter Key Code: PDXFNR if prompted. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pins and needles in my thighs?

What is the cause of pins and needles in my thighs?

Meralgia: The most common cause of tingling in the lateral (outside) of the thighs is pressure on the lateral cutaneous nerve. This nerve is shallow at the front of the pelvic bone, and can be compressed there by tight, low belts; injured by a bump at that level, or by a belly that is enlarged, like in pregnancy. It is particularly common in diabetics. If you can avoid pressure on the nerve it may recover. ...Read more

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What are the potential causes of almost daily numbness in the fingers/toes and cold feet?

What are the potential causes of almost daily numbness in the fingers/toes and cold feet?

Autoimmune Diseases: Diabetes is the most common cause of sensory changes in hands/feet. However, more often as not, diabetes starts out with burning pain, leading to numbness . Another possiblity is circulatory disturbances, caused by autoimmune disorders, such as reynauds or buerger's diseases. You may want to visit with you family physician about testing to see if you are haveing vasoconstrictory episodes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

Tingling: This is serious condition, i would recommend you see your pcp as soon as you can. There are many conditions that can cause this presentation, from stroke, to migrane headache, metabolic conditions and even multiple sclerosis. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes rashes on the bottom of feet and middle of hands?

What causes rashes on the bottom of feet and middle of hands?

Send picture: A better description will be needed. Attach a picture if possible. There are many potential causes of skin rash which doesn't mean much without more details. ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands are red and burning and itching. What could this be from.

The bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands are red and burning and itching.  What could this be from.

Hand/foot pain: There are many dermatologic conditions that could be affecting both your plams and soles of your feet. If the burning and itching is affecting your daily life, try taking an oral anti-histamine and seeing your pcp/dermatologist/podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the hands and fingers?

What causes tingling in the hands and fingers?

Many causes: If both hands at once, can be hyperventilation (breathing too fast when anxious), low blood pressure, alcohol abuse, diabetes, and other nerve diseases (neuropathies). One sided symptoms can be a pinched nerve in neck, low blood flow into arm from thoracic outlet syndrome. Should be seen by doctor to sort out the cause if persisting. ...Read more

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Reasons of darker of skin around my groin and genitals.

Reasons of darker of skin around my groin and genitals.

Dark areas: From your list of medication I figure you are obese and this can happen in obese - a condition called acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more

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Causes of numbness and sweling of the lower lip?

Causes of numbness and sweling of the lower lip?

Infection or trauma: Numbness and swelling can be a sign of infection. If you did not experience and trauma to your lip and you cannot explain it go to the dentist. See if there is a tooth that is infected. ...Read more

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Can a liver imbalance cause tingling and itching on my skin? Also can it cause eye floaters?

Can a liver imbalance cause tingling and itching on my skin? Also can it cause eye floaters?

Liver imbalance: Yes, liver imbalance can cause itching, especially if jaundice is present. Floaters may not be related. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in your head?

Irritated nerve: If tingling is in back part of head an irritated or pinched nerve in the neck or scalp itself could cause it. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling on the left side of my head?

Irritated nerve: An irritated or pinched nerve in the neck on left side or in the scalp itself is likely cause. ...Read more

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What can cause a tingling sensation in the head? Only right side?

See below: Could be pinched nerve from your neck or it could be tmjor temporomandibular joint disease if it is occurring near your ear. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Sometimes the top of my head starts tingling and i feel disconnected. What could cause that?

Sometimes the top of my head starts tingling and i feel disconnected. What could cause that?

Vague: I would see your dr. Who would possibly refer you to a neurologist. Tests may have to be run to help diagnosis your ailment. Feeling disconnected concerns me and should you too, especially if you are driving or doing other chores that can create a dangerous situation. ...Read more

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I have tingling on the right side of my head sometimes and sharp pains at other times what causes that?

I have tingling on the right side of my head sometimes and sharp pains at other times what causes that?

Tingling: You may have trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve. Or you may be developing shingles on that side. In either case, see your primary care doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Top of head tingling for a second or two after taking first few bites of food? Its been happening a lot lately. What could cause this?

Top of head tingling for a second or two after taking first few bites of food? Its been happening a lot lately. What could cause this?

Many possible causes: Your tingling may be related to any number of reasons including your known nervousness/panic attacks, or stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), headache, overexercise, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Here is some more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003296.htm ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the back of my head?

Irritation of nerve: Occipital nerve is major nerve supplying the skin of back of head. It may be pinched or nerve roots in the upper neck may be pinched. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

Many Things: Could be anything from muscle spasm to an infectious process to circulatory problems. You need to sort this out with a doctor. ...Read more

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Off and on skin tingling and numbness for 24 hours. Now gone. What could have caused it?

Off and on skin tingling and numbness for 24 hours. Now gone. What could have caused it?

Where is the pain?: there may be more than one cause but I can't tell because it's not clear where this is being felt. It can be due to a neurological issue or maybe due to Myofascial pain as we see these types of paresthesias in a lot of clinical settings which are not to do any damage. These are associated with Myofascial pain and one want to know if you have that. discuss these issues with your physician. ...Read more

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I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. What could cause this?

I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple.  What could cause this?

TMD ?: 26 y female has "tingly crawling sensation" around temple; apparently one-sided. Paresthesias caused by chronic muscle spasm might be etiologic. Chronic muscle spasm is a signature symptom of Temporomandibular Joint disorder, wherein the ipsilateral Masseter muscle is chronically spastic. See comments: ...Read more

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Is it something w/ nerve endings that causes chills, tingling sensation throughout head & body when excited or skin is rubbed/massaged? Is it normal?

Is it something w/ nerve endings that causes chills, tingling sensation throughout head & body when excited or skin is rubbed/massaged? Is it normal?

Anxiety: I understand your concern. Your symptoms are likely due to stress in your life. At age 36, stresses of relationship, marriage, separation , parenting, unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment; work and finances can cause Anxiety with physical symptoms. This is not normal; it indicates need to see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and Therapy. Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga and Meditation. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden burning tingling of skin with heat?

What can cause sudden burning tingling of skin with heat?

Heat rash: Could be a reaction due to release of histamine. If there is rash it could be heat induced urticaria. If you are taking tetracycline or doxycycline this could cause it too. ...Read more

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Can sinus issues cause burning and tingling in one part of head?

Can sinus issues cause burning and tingling in one part of head?

Sinusitis: This is not a typical sinus symptom which usually consists of pain with associated nasal congestion and drainage of mucus. Neuralgia, which is an irritation/inflammation of a superficial nerve in the forehead, is more likely. It's not serious and usually resolves in a few days. See your MD if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?

Dr. Roy G. Spurling : When you turn your head to one side & experience tingling and shooting pain (radiculopathy) in your arm, upper back or shoulder region on the same side your neck was turned to, it may be indicative of a pinched nerve (foraminal stenosis; nerve root impingement. Modification of this maneuver performed by the doctor is called spurling's maneuver or sign, named after the neurosurgeon who named it. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in left side of brain head?

What can cause tingling in left side of brain head?

Not serious: by itself this symptom does not mean much Stress may explain it Local scalp conditions should be ruled out ...Read more

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Will an infected tooth cause face and head tingling?

Will an infected tooth cause face and head tingling?

It could: Internal pressure from the infection can temporarily alter the transmission of nerve impulses. The acidity of the infection can also affect the chemistry in the area resulting in the same affect. Left untreated the damage can become permanent. ...Read more

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