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My index fingertip is white and numb. What could be wrong?

My index fingertip is white and numb. What could be wrong?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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My left index fingertip is numb and has been for a day, what could cause that?

My left index fingertip is numb and has been for a day, what could cause that?

Possible neuropathy: Continuous symptoms of numbness is consistent with a compressed nerve maybe at the carpal tunnel of further up your arm to you neck if symptoms persist more than a few days i would advise seeing a hand surgeon or neurologist asap. ...Read more

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I'm a barber so I use my hands frequently my right index fingertip is numb what can be causing this?

I'm a barber so I use my hands frequently my right index fingertip is numb what can be causing this?

Finger numbness: If you cut hair with your right hand, the scissors is compressing the sensory nerve in the finger. Try a different scissors or try to change your hand position to avoid compressing or rubbing the sides of the affected digit. ...Read more

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I slept on my hand and i woke up with numb hands. My left hand index fingertip stayed numb. What is the problem, and what can I do to cure the case?

I slept on my hand and i woke up with numb hands. My left hand index fingertip stayed numb. What is the problem, and what can I do to cure the case?

Most likely diet: It may sound strange, but diet is the fuel that enables cells to function properly. By and large, diet in the U.S. Is appalling and is directly responsible for functional changes that are often mistaken for psychosomatic symptoms. Examine your diet and get rid of the man made "junk" if itr applies to you. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

It depends: Numbness can be caused by many reasons. Some of the chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy which can menifest as numbness and tingling, usually affecting both the toes and the fingers. It is usually progressive and can get worse with each treatment, so you should let your oncologist know about it and decide when to modify your treatment to prevent this problem from worsening. ...Read more

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Sudden numbness of fingertips and toes?

Sudden numbness of fingertips and toes?

Consider diabetes: As a possibility, vitamin deficiency, side effects of medication, many possibilities see your doctor so that some of the differential diagnosis can be eliminated so a diagnosis can be found and you treated. ...Read more

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What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips?  I'm having the problem in both hands.

Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist cubital tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the elbow or a cervical radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve at the neck. ...Read more

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