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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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What is causing a tingling sensation on my head, it more like parethesias on my head that travel to my forehead also followed by a tingling pulse. I?

What is causing a tingling sensation on my head, it more like parethesias on my head that travel to my forehead also followed by a tingling pulse. I?

Occipital Neuralgia: Sounds like you might have this. I would consider icing the area and using anti-inflammatories to help. If it does not resolve you might see your doctor for a occipital nerve block with steroid. ...Read more

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Is a vibrating sensation at the top of my head considered a head parasthesia or head tingling?thank you.

Is a vibrating sensation at the top of my head considered a head parasthesia or head tingling?thank you.

Describe the feeling: Focus on describing your symptoms in your own words, not conforming to medical terminology. These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 ...Read more

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I'm having paresthesia in some parts of my head (it feels only at the skin of my head) . Mostly it feels above the left ear,should I consult a doctor?

I'm having paresthesia in some parts of my head (it feels only at the skin of my head) . Mostly it feels above the left ear,should I consult a doctor?

Yes,it could be neck: Sometimes a pain in the neck, better referred to as a pinched nerve, degenerative disc disease or cervical radiculopathy can cause paresthesias in the head. However, there could be a neurological basis as well and thus you should check with a Neurologist to make sure. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

Diabetes or alcohol: The most common cause of tingling fingers and feet are diabetes mellitus and excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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I have a tingling feeling (paresthesia) all over my body for 12 hours now. It's so bothersome i can't sleep. What is this?

I have a tingling feeling (paresthesia) all over my body for 12 hours now. It's so bothersome i can't sleep. What is this?

May be stress: If it is indeed whole body tingling, I am not aware of any anatomical basis for this. Regardless see a neurologist and receive some symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

Let Dr decide: Best clarify with your doctor numbness on one side is a concern but an examination would clarify if you need a ct. The finger numbness alone is likely a nerve compression at your elbow or wrist. Your dr can eval this to see if any studies are needed. ...Read more

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My 12y old son had ischemic strk(left) 10 mths ago with minor symptoms.Today he had Paresthesia in right side head for few secs.Should we consult Doc?

My 12y old son had ischemic strk(left) 10 mths ago with minor symptoms.Today he had Paresthesia in right side head for few secs.Should we consult Doc?

Yes: Those symptoms could be from the stroke or a new or worsening stroke problem. You should check with a doctor who saw him with the prior stroke. A stroke at his age usually has a specific cause . This could include an injury, an unusual shaped blood vessel on the brain or a disease. Ischemic stroke should not be the only diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could be causing head and lip paresthesia that started during salmonella gastroenteritis?

What could be causing head and lip paresthesia that started during salmonella gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis: It is tough to say but vomiting or diarrhea can lead to electrolyte imbalances such as hypokalemia which can in turn lead to muscle cramping. Oral parasthesias classically are associated with low calcium levels. Regardless, be sure to adequately hydrate yourself if unable to eat. ...Read more

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What could be causing allover paresthesia head to toe? Any other autoimmune or other disorders other than MS? All blood work OK except iron anemia.

What could be causing allover paresthesia head to toe? Any other autoimmune or other disorders other than MS? All blood work OK except iron anemia.

Not sure: Sometimes we do not find a case of paresthesia throughout the body. It is not normally anemia, unless B12 deficiency is present. To be absolutely thorough, you may have had these tests to find a cause: 1. blood & urine tests 2. nerve conduction studies 3. MRI studies 4. skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy If you haven't had these, that may be ok. Don't forget to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are paresthesias along with loss of sensation in legs, burning in head a sign of a stroke? Can an MRI of brain detect previous strokes?

Are paresthesias along with loss of sensation in legs, burning in head a sign of a stroke? Can an MRI of brain detect previous strokes?

MRI is best : Stroke symptoms are variable but a brain MRI will detect even very small stokes almost immediately. Ct scanning, although cheaper and faster, can miss small strokes or very early strokes. ...Read more

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Paresthesia from head to toes started suddenly & muscle pain Had MRI for something else 2013 w/non-specific white matter Neuro said migraines not ms?

Paresthesia from head to toes started suddenly & muscle pain Had MRI for something else 2013 w/non-specific white matter Neuro said migraines not ms?

Complex: Cannot definitively say what is occurring but would certainly wonder whether you are experiencing a medication reaction, or a problem within your neck. The neurologist probably was correct about the original MRI, but now you might be helped by a cervical MRI study. Perhaps a followup with your prior doctor?? ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more