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Fingernail Numbness Symptoms
Numb spot on left big toe's for last week. Looks fine, no other numbness, no pain. If I press w/fingernail, I do feel it. Can I just wait and see?
Depends: This may be raynaud's phenomenon, which is a blood vessel spasm. It is classically triggered by cold. Treatments vary from medication to surgery. It may also be related to autoimmune diseases. Best to get evaluated by a physician for a full history and physical. Make note of what seems to trigger this. If it doesn't resolve quickly, you may need an er visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue. ?
Multiple things: Ask your doctor if you may have raynaud's phenomenon, which turns fingers and toes blue. Also your doctor can check for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. A rheumatologist would be helpful; rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions like what you are describing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger numbness: There are various factors that can cause finger numbness. Nerve damage is found to be a common factor that is associated with this condition. It is the function of the nerve cells to carry sensations from various parts of the body to the brain. Any damage caused to these nerves, like blockage of blood supply, can affect their functioning, which in turn results in the numbness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got bit on my side 10 days ago by unknown insect.Have itching, pain & numbness spread beyond initial bite. Is the length of symptoms normal?
NO: Are you sure it is a result of an insect attack? See a dermatologist for better diagnosis & therapy. ...Read more
Are splinter looking brown lines under fingernails something to worry about? There aren't any other symptoms present.
Trauma vs infection: The most common cause of splinter like hemorrhages seen through the nail in the ail bed, come from trauma. I've had them in the past from tapping my nails on the desk. I had to break the habit. Splinter hemorrhages as signs of infection are more often seen at the base of the nail near the cuticle. Again, the most common cause of these hemorrhages is trauma, even as minor as tapping your nail. ...Read more
What can be the cause of numbness and burning sensation of one part of the body which lasted for seconds with no other associated symptoms?
Maybe nerve pressed: A person who gets numbness, tingling, or odd sensations in various parts of his body, is likely stimulating or pressing on the nerve to that part of the body. Pressing on the blood vessels to that part of the body is also possibly a cause, but less likely. The person can see his primary care doctor and show him exactly what happens. The doctor may refer to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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