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Doctor insights on: Decreased Sensation On The Thumb And First Finger

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My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee

My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee

Median nerve palsy: Numbness of the thumb region can be caused by pressure and swelling that affects the median nerve at the wrist of base of the thumb. This usually causes numbness in the palm of the hand mostly thumb and forefinger. Similar symptoms develop with carpal tunnel syndrome. Immobilizing, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications will help. ...Read more

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Hello.. I got sudden 2 brown rectangular patches in between my thumb and index finger 4 days back with no sensation. suddenly yesterday night one more?

Hello.. I got sudden 2 brown rectangular patches in between my thumb and index finger 4 days back with no sensation.
suddenly yesterday night one more?

Need to see it: Difficult to give advice on dermatological problems with seeing a picture. You can upload an image to image to imgur.com where it will be given a link. Resubmit your question including the link. Alternative is to have on online consultation at Health Tap. ...Read more

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I have a tingling sensation on my thumb fingertip and index. Also discomfort on the wrist and my fingers feel stiff.I type a lot and I'm a hairstylist?

I have a tingling sensation on my thumb fingertip and index. Also discomfort on the wrist and my fingers feel stiff.I type a lot and I'm a hairstylist?

Wrist pain: I encourage you to visit your physician, an orthopaedic hand specialist if possible, to see if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or another problem such as peripheral neuropathy, a pinched nerve, or nerve entrapment. I recommend wearing a brace on the affected wrist at night to see if it helps before you can get to the doctor. Optimimize the ergonomics of your workstation as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have numbness and loss of sensation in my right hand, specifically thumb and index finger and find it difficult to pinch or exert pressure. ?

I have numbness and loss of sensation in my right hand, specifically thumb and index finger and find it difficult to pinch or exert pressure. ?

R hand parathesia: Seek medical attention from neurologist this week. Could be sprain, entrapment, carpal tunnel, cervical spine disease or rarely from vascular occlusion( if hand cold and decrease pulse seek attention immediately) ,, autoimmune disease or multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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March '13 cardiolite study was unremarkable. Now I have intermittent finger tingling and a pressure sensation on thumb all on left hand. Ideas?

March '13 cardiolite study was unremarkable. Now I have intermittent finger tingling and a pressure sensation on thumb all on left hand. Ideas?

Tingling: The tingling and pressure in your thumb has nothing to fo with your cardiac status. Rather it may be due to an irritation of your nerves in your cervical vetebrae. ...Read more