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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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


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Numbness, pain and prickliness on toes. (Left foot). No other symptoms. Just happened randomly. Is this normal?

Numbness, pain and prickliness on toes. (Left foot). No other symptoms. Just happened randomly. Is this normal?

Left foot/toes: Numbness with pain is not normal. Did you do any activities on it or injured it? Are you on your feet a lot in shoes all day? Are shoes tight? You may have a pinched nerve in the foot. I would suggest you see a podiatrist who can examine your foot and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Random pain throughout the body, tingling in fingers and toes, numbness in arms had EMG it was normal what else could it be?

Random pain throughout the body, tingling in fingers and toes, numbness in arms had EMG it was normal what else could it be?

Systemic symptoms: The normal EMG may have ruled out a primary neuromuscular problem, but a vasculitis, neurological, or autoimmune disorder could be in play. Other causes could be endocrine (including diabetes), or even a panic disorder. I would suggest a thorough work up by your pediatrician or other primary care provider. ...Read more

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I just got bloodwork done two weeks ago, and ever since then I'm finding the arm has been falling asleep randomly and feeling numb. Is this normal?

I just got bloodwork done two weeks ago, and ever since then I'm finding the arm has been falling asleep randomly and feeling numb. Is this normal?

Did you have a test: For arterial blood gasses (ABG's) for some reason? Almost all lab is is drawn from a very superficial arm vein and there should be no chance of affecting significant nerves or arteries that would make your arm go numb. ABG's, though, are drawn from deeper arteries and this test can rarely cause numbness. Since it's been 2 weeks, I would call whoever drew your test to discuss the problem. ...Read more

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Randomly felt numb penis shaft and scrotum also have low libido. Urine/MRI came back normal. I'm 19, healthy, have eczema and been on steroid cream?

Randomly felt numb penis shaft and scrotum also have low libido. Urine/MRI came back normal. I'm 19, healthy, have eczema and been on steroid cream?

See Dr.: Continue to see the Dr for your work up. The fact that the urine and MRI are normal are good sings, it may be more a topical issue form a dermatitis that could be affecting superficial nerves. The low libido is often psychological and therapy may help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel numbness after removing a massive cyst?

Is it normal to feel numbness after removing a massive cyst?

Yes: A lot depends on the location of the cyst. Whenever there is an incision made through the skin, not only is skin cut but also the nerves that travel in the area. Once cut there will be numbness. The nerves do grow back, albeit slowly. So in most cases the numbness is temporary. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the numbness after cavities go away?

Normally, how long would the numbness after cavities go away?

Usually in 2-4 hours: Modern anesthetic is very effective. Depending on the type used, numbness will last between 2 and 4 hours. Some types will last as long as 8 hours (marcaine). ...Read more

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How normal would it be for numbness after dislocating my shoulder?

How normal would it be for numbness after dislocating my shoulder?

Yes: It is not uncommon for a dislocated shoulder to be asssociated with nerve injury. This can be either numbness or even muscle paralysis. The good news is that in most all of the cases this is temporary. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel numbness on 1 side of your body after microdiskectomy?

Is it normal to feel numbness on 1 side of your body after microdiskectomy?

Possibly: Surgery requires some movement of the nerve and this can cause some numbness in the nerve afterward. This should improve over the first 4-6 weeks after the surgery. If the surgery was a neck or cervical surgery, there may be some spinal cord swelling that needs to resolve. This numbness should improve but may linger to a small degree in the future. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 27 old. I have numbness in my left chest, is this something serious or normal?

Possibly: Numbness is a common subjective sign that often is pretty benign. Having procedures primarily for subjective symptoms of numbness and tingling is often disappointing. Nerves to the chest can be affected by viral conditons, rumors, or compression that result in numbness. ...Read more

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Numbness in left side of face and feels as if it is being pulled down but when I look in mirror it is normal. Why? 30yr/female.

Numbness in left side of face and feels as if it is being pulled down but when I look in mirror it is normal. Why? 30yr/female.

Nerve palsy?: Numbness on one side of the face can be a sign of injury or dysfunction of the fifth cranial nerve. Best to see your doctor (or a neurologist) to get this checked out. Sometimes a sinus infection or dental work can cause this. ...Read more

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I am 2 months post-op cts. I still have numbness during the night. Is this normal? How long can this continue to occur? Will it stop?

CTS symptoms: Carpal tunnel surgery if done in time should relieve all symptoms you can use splints at night make sure your thyroid and B12 is normal and donot have cervical cord compression. ...Read more

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Is tingling and numbness after punching a wall normal?

Is tingling and numbness after punching a wall normal?

No: If it has persisted for over a week then you have injured some nerve in the hand or arm if the tingling is above the wrist. ...Read more

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Is burning and numbness normally associated with swelling?

Is burning and numbness normally associated with swelling?

NOT NECESSARILY: Commonly pts with nerve compression at the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, have pain and numbness, and it often feels like hand is swollen, but not so. Pinched nerves at the ankle, low back or neck, are not usually associated with swelling. But an injury to soft tissue and nerve can cause all of this together. (am excluding local nerve swelling at site of compression, which cannot be seen direct. ...Read more