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I have a dark spot in the upper left side of my back that feels numb, what are you thoughts on this?

I have a dark spot in the upper left side of my back that feels numb, what are you thoughts on this?

Worrisome: Dark spots on the skin can be quite worrisome. I would have it checked out by a Dermatologist in the very near future. Melanoma unfortunately comes to mind as a worst case scenario. ...Read more

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I have a numb spot on my upper left back, between upper shoulder blade and spine. Size of a lemon. What causes it? No pain

I have a numb spot on my upper left back, between upper shoulder blade and spine. Size of a lemon. What causes it? No pain

Nerve damage?: Did you injure that area, perhaps a long time ago? Please see your doctor and tell him/her about it. It may be nothing to be concerned about but ruling out medical conditions is safer and can bring peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Off and on for last year I've had back pain in same spot left side of middle back feels like I'm getting stabbed I also feel pain and numbness in left?

Get medically: Evaluated. What you are describing sounds like a trigger point (ashi point). If that is what it is - these respond very well to a variety of acupunture techniques including scraping (gua sha). ...Read more

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Had mri of brain came back abnormal, dr said I have sodium spot on brain. But did not go in to it any further. Could this cause numbness in left leg?

Had mri of brain came back abnormal, dr said I have sodium spot on brain. But did not go in to it any further. Could this cause numbness in left leg?

White matter diseas?: I'm not sure what a "sodium spot" is, but if you've ever had trouble with your electrolytes before (hyponatremia), then it could be sign of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) - perhaps a limited type. CPM can cause paralysis & numbness. Usually it's more dramatic. If the MRI report suggests "white matter disease", it can be from a stroke & cause numbness. W/o seeing report & MRI pics, hard to know ...Read more

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Why is the whole left side of my head numb? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

Why is the whole left side of my head numb? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

Numbness: Numbness is worrisome, especially unilateral (one sided) head numbness. You could be dealing with a nerve injury, spinal cord injury, herpes zoster, stroke, muscle tension, and even seizures. Honestly this type of problem requires an urgent medical evaluation. If you have not done so already seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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The whole top left side of my head is numb why? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things. See a doctor to get checked out so you can get som ehelp for your headaches. ...Read more

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Have a lump where my bald spot onmy head useto be. But I been getting a tingly crawling feeling right there but in the inside. Cause numb left side face?

Have a lump where my bald spot onmy head useto be. But I been getting a tingly crawling feeling right there but in the inside. Cause numb left side face?

Please see: Please see a dermatologist for this to be evaluated. You may need a biopsy to see what is causing the bald spot. This may or may not be related to the numbness on your face. That may be a different problem that your primary care doctor can evaluate. Please see someone this could be serious. ...Read more

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I have a numb spot on my bikini line on my right side, it's been there a couple days it's like itchiness but I can't touch it cause it feels uncomfortable and cold..

I have a numb spot on my bikini line on my right side, it's been there a couple days it's like itchiness but I can't touch it cause it feels uncomfortable and cold..

Numb spot: Likely neurasthenic. When you wear your bikini the strap pushes on nerves and mildly damages them from the pressure of the strap. Wear different kind for a few days and spot should quit feeling weird. If this no help get checked. ...Read more

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With high BP or tension, the back left spot of my head feels like spasms, no numbness no pain or dizzyness or other symptom only stress and high BP

With high BP or tension, the back left spot of my head feels like spasms, no numbness no pain or dizzyness or other symptom only stress and high BP

High bp: High blood pressure can be controlled by life style changes and appropriate medication. Chronic stress and anxiety can be helped greatly by stress management therapy. If significant headaches in that region of your head continue, checking for an aneurysm or brain growths is advisable, but I feel your symptoms are more likely due to stress and tension and not due to intracranial pathology. ...Read more

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Spot in middle of back just to left of spine which used to go numb and tingle sporadically but now gets a stabbing pain sometimes when breathing deep?

Spot in middle of back just to left of spine which used to go numb and tingle sporadically but now gets a stabbing pain sometimes when breathing deep?

Rib head pain: The pain that you describe is similar to inflammation of the rib head at the insertion into the spine. This responds well to chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy and cortisone injections. If the pain persists then an MRI of the thoracic spine may be indicated to evaluate the pain. ...Read more

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The bottom left side of my lip no bigger than my pinky has been completely numb for 2 days I push underneath it and I can feel a nerve go to numb spot?

The bottom left side of my lip no bigger than my pinky has been completely numb for 2 days I push underneath it and I can feel a nerve go to numb spot?

Nerves: There are a number of nerve, perhaps the mental nerve, called this because it comes from your chin, that can affected. Why? May be something as simple as a dental issue or something more concerning. Health conditions such as sjogrens and lupus can affect nerves of the mouth. I am no dentist, but apparently oral cancers may be subtle sometimes? Have your doctor give your mouth a thorough check. ...Read more

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Tingling feeli from my elbow to my fingers of my left arm and a numb spot in the middle of my back close to spine....

Tingling feeli from my elbow to my fingers of my left arm and a numb spot in the middle of my back close to spine....

Elbow numbness: The tingling from your elbow to the fingers (especially if it effects the ring and small fingers) is typical of a condition called cubital tunnel syndrome. This is compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. See your primary care provider. Recommend trying a night splint, doing some physical therapy, and taking some anti-inflammatories. The mid back numb spot is likely unrealted to the elbow. ...Read more

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Numb tingling sensation that starts around front right side of head and goes towards back of head. Also needle like pain at one spot then sore 2 touch?

Numb tingling sensation that starts around front right side of head and goes towards back of head. Also needle like pain at one spot then sore 2 touch?

Needs to be evaluate: It is difficult to tell you what is causing your symptoms of tingling sensation, needle like pain and sore to touch. We need detailed history as to exact location of pain and how long you have had and if you have tried any therapy so far. Any associated symptoms in eyes and any relation to your periods and how often this happens. You need physical exam and may need other tests if indicated. See MD ...Read more

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