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Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?

Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?

Possibly: Multiple sclerosis can present with a multitude of different symptoms. Certainly some of which you have mentioned. Given the number of complaints you have, I would suggest prompt neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more


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Headache and numbness in hands and mouth for five days. Dr says migraine. Feel weak in arms and legs. Upper vertabra extremely painful. Worried stroke?

Headache and numbness in hands and mouth for five days. Dr says migraine. Feel weak in arms and legs. Upper vertabra extremely painful. Worried stroke?

No stroke: Your doctor wins. Stroke is a cataclysmic neurological event (means it happens suddenly and results in bad things) that is generally focal in nature although not all strokes APPEAR to be focal. Focal means that an arm, or a leg, or 1 side of the body, or part of the face are affected. What you have doesn't fit any of these and you've also had it for 5 days at the same intensity level. Not stroke ...Read more

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Headache, impaired vision, numbness in hands and face, what's wrong?

Headache, impaired vision, numbness in hands and face, what's wrong?

Anything from: A migraine to a stroke. You should see a physician to rule out concerning issues. If these symptoms are only on one side, having cognitive issues, these things would also suggest stroke. If it is bilateral, while it may not be a stroke, there are still some very serious possibilities and you should see your physician as soon as possible. New onset of symptoms like this can be some serious issues. ...Read more

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What's wrong when you have severe headaches, numbness to the hand, lip also tongue?

What's wrong when you have severe headaches, numbness to the hand, lip also tongue?

A lot! Get checked!: Numbness can be present in a number of ailments and you need to get checked by a physician and/or neurologist. Very bad things can be happening like brain cancer or some type of nerve damage (degenerative disease) so it's important to find someone who can help. Make fixing this your priority. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing massive headaches and numbness in my hands and feet for about 2 weeks. It wakes me up at night. Could it be a brain tumor?

I've been experiencing massive headaches and numbness in my hands and feet for about 2 weeks. It wakes me up at night. Could it be a brain tumor?

See your MD: You need to see your doctor as soon as possibled and have yourself checked. Definitely, if the headache is so severe and massive and has been there for 2 weeks- you don't want to wait anymore to have it evaluated. You need a good history and examination, imaging to the head-i.e.Mri-and some other tests. If you can't see your doc soon enough- go to er. Don't lose any more sleep -go now. ...Read more

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Girlfriend is 22. >1 hr ago she had sudden severe headache, bloody nose, arm/hand numbness for >5 min. Now she just looks groggy. What can I do 4 her?

Girlfriend is 22. >1 hr ago she had sudden severe headache, bloody nose, arm/hand numbness for >5 min. Now she just looks groggy. What can I do 4 her?

Get her seen today: This could be as simple as a complex migraine or something much worse. It is time to arrange your day around getting her seen in the next few hours. Her doctor if available, urgent care center or er. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult if you desire. ...Read more

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I have an on and off headache and numbness tingling in hand and leg?

I have an on and off headache and numbness tingling in hand and leg?

Stress?: This set of symptoms by themselves do not sound important but if progressive or continuous you should see your primary MD ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on off headache and numbness tingling in hand and leg?

Can you tell me if on off headache and numbness tingling in hand and leg?

Headache and tinglin: At the same time in a hand and leg especially in one side of the body can mean a central neurologic issue. See your PCP soon, as there are many issues from poor circulation, to high blood pressure, to stenosis of a artery in the neck, and the list goes on. Rule out less severe issues such as migraines, muscle spasm related to cervical discs and other neurologic or endocrine dx Seek evaluation ...Read more

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Occasional left side cluster headache followed by numbness in my right hand. Should I worry and seek medical testing or that is normal? ?

Occasional left side cluster headache followed by numbness in my right hand. Should I worry and seek medical testing or that is normal? ?

Suspect migraines: Migraines are much more common than cluster headaches in young women like you, and are more often "occasional" and more often associated with numbness on one side of your body. If you are concern about the, you should see your doctor. If you've been having them occasionally for a long time they are unlikely to be due to anything dangerous. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to discuss further. ...Read more

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I have body aches, shortness of breath, vomitting, cough, headache, unable to eatall typical. What is the hand numbness about?

I have body aches, shortness of breath, vomitting, cough, headache, unable to eatall typical. What is the hand numbness about?

See doctor....: Shortness of breath is potentially life-threatening and always needs to be evaluated asap. Your hand numbness could be due to a variety of causes including a low oxygen level which could also lead to a headache. Dehydration w/ electrolyte imbalance is also possible. If your doctor can't see you right away, go to the er for evaluation/treatment right away! ...Read more

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Last 3 days pain and tightness right side of chest, back, neck, shoulder, jaw and headache numbness in right arm and hand?

Thoracic Outlet Synd: There are multiple potential causes for your symptoms, one of which is thoracic outlet syndrome. However, a lung lesion, especially at the top of the lung, could be involved.

You need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal?

Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal?

Neck pain: Left neck/arm pain suggest a cervical disc or arthritis but at your age would need a prior history of neck injury. If not, check for systemic arthritis with RA, C-reative Protein and sed rate. The hand problem could be a carpal tunnel problem or alar entrapment. You symptoms should not be ignored. Check with a real doc. ...Read more

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Pain all over body, numbness and weakness headaches face pain sore throat hand numbness?

Pain all over body, numbness and weakness headaches face pain sore throat hand numbness?

See primary care: Headache and face pain arise from sets of nerves that are different from the nerves that give body pain and numbness of hands. Before seeing a neurologist, I would see a primary care physician especially if this turns out to be fibromyalgia (widespread body pain, non-restful sleep, daytime fatigue). ...Read more

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Pain In left knee and headache. Numbness and tingling in right hand /forearm and left side of neck/jaw. No allergies. 36 yrs old?

2-3 DXs unrelated: Temporomandibular dysfunction> jaw and headache pain. Dental cure $$$. Forearm discomfort is rarely a nerve compression at the elbow more often a neck problem of referred pain or a disc rupture. See a physiatrist first for diagnosis. Rarely Carpal Tunnel symptoms may go up the arm if the hand problem is severe. ...Read more

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My bottom lip started twitching & so does my left eye. Also I have sudden extreme tiredness & stiff neck pain, headaches. Both hands numbness & tingling?

My bottom lip started twitching & so does my left eye. Also I have sudden extreme tiredness & stiff neck pain, headaches. Both hands numbness & tingling?

Neuropathy: This requires a full detailed history, physical exam and perhaps some lab testing. See your family doctor and they may want to refer to a specialist if they deem it necessary. ...Read more

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Headache, shaking, weakness, numbness in head arms hands feet and lower legs, extremy tired, short of breath and irreagular heart rythm what could this be?

Headache, shaking, weakness, numbness in head arms hands feet and lower legs, extremy tired, short of breath and irreagular heart rythm what could this be?

Be seen: You have answered your own question, you have cardiac arrhythmia. This alone can explain your symptoms. You need to be seen by a cardiologist immediately. ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm numbness, arms tingling, hand numbness, hand tingling, fatigue, shoulder pain and muscle cramps or spasms. The following also describe me: Headache, Numbness or tingling, Finger tingling, Arm weakness, Neck pain, and Hand weakness.

I am experiencing arm numbness, arms tingling, hand numbness, hand tingling, fatigue, shoulder pain and muscle cramps or spasms. The following also describe me: Headache, Numbness or tingling, Finger tingling, Arm weakness, Neck pain, and Hand weakness.

See Neurologist: You describe sensory symptoms that are not well localized nor is the time frame progressive or sudden explained. You describe both sides, bilateral arm, hand sensory and motor- weakness symptoms.
You may have a spinal cord disorder, compressive nerve root disorder or brain mass.
The sensory motor combination suggest an urgent evaluation by neurosurgery or neurology. ...Read more

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How can I stop pain and numbness in hands?

How can I stop pain and numbness in hands?

See below: There are several common causes of hand numbness. The most common cause is carpal tunnel, but you may also can neuropathy. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of numbness in hands?

What is the main cause of numbness in hands?

Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause of "numbness in the hands". This occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the wrist. Other causes include compression of the median, ulnar, or radial nerves in the wrist, elbow or arm. Compression of the nerves leaving the neck and peripheral neuropathy are also common cause of numbness. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness in hands off and on for weeks?

What to do if I have numbness in hands off and on for weeks?

Tingling numbness: In the hands can be a variety of things for the most common thing is carpal Tunnel. Early treatment for this can be night time splintingas long as the splints are not too tight use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and avoidance of provocative positioning such as extremes of flexion and extension this is often a good start if it continues or becomes constantthen you should talk to primary ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for numbness in hands that wake you up at night time?

What is the diagnosis for numbness in hands that wake you up at night time?

Many possibilities.: It can be the position you sleep in that causes this. It can be a pinched nerve in the neck. It can be circulation problems. See a physician and find out! ...Read more

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What causes numbness in hands and spine pain?

Look fro cervical: Disc for the cause of this symptomes. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the numbness and how long its been there. ...Read more

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What can I do to address hand numbness?

What can I do to address hand numbness?

Hand numbness: A good way to determine the cause of hand numbness is to give this information to your medical provider (location, duration, mitigating factors) and if needed, have nerve conduction testing. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause- feel free to learn about this while you are thinking about this. ...Read more

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Does bilateral hand numbness have a cure?

Does bilateral hand numbness have a cure?

Varies: It really depends on the cause, as there are multiple potential possibilities. Things like carpal tunnel syndrome do have a pretty simple fix, whereas conditions like a sensory neuropathy do not but can be managed with medications, consider being seen. A nerve conduction test may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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What can I do about lingering hand numbness?

What can I do about lingering hand numbness?

Nerve irritation: Ongoing complaints of tingling in the hand is commonly associated with nerve irritation like carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. See a neurologist and hand surgeon for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: Most numbness in the hand is from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome. Most patients will have intermittent numbness at first, often at night or while reading or driving. Other causes can be cubital tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy or other forms of neuropathy. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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