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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

Numbness and tingling is a symptom in which a person has some loss of feeling (numbness) and/or has the feeling of "pins and needles" in some part of the body. If a person had slept on his arm, the arm may have "pins and needles" for several minutes before returning to normal. Numbness and tingling can also ...Read more


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I have a question about what could be wrong with me I have ringing in my ears all the time, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, nervousness, chills, upset stomache, socially withdrawn, jumpiness or easily startled, feeling from being distracted fro

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, just reading some of the description makes me wonder if you are a combat veteran or if you have had a head injury. Post traumatic stress can present with becoming easily startled (increased startle reflex) especially with loud and unexpected noises. Jumpiness can come from being in a frequent fight or flight state (ready to jump into action to protect oneself). This is from dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. Upset stomach can also be caused by this. Feeling emotionally numb with detachment from loved ones is common. There can be difficulty falling asleep due to painful ruminations and memories of traumatic events. If someone has nightmares they might be afraid to fall asleep. Additionally, if someone has been in a combat environment, the enemy often strikes at night, so the brain gets used to sleeping lightly or sleeping little. There can be awakening from nightmares (even if they aren't recalled). Often with either a traumatic brain injury or with post traumatic stress disorder, there are sleep disturbances which can include restless leg syndrome. Restless legs can make it very difficult to fall asleep. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) occurs frequently after traumatic brain injuries. The lack of ambition can result from depression or because a person develops a foreshortened sense of the future (ie. I will never be happy again. My career will fail. Etc.) loss of touch with reality is dissassociation. It is a defense mechanism used by the brain to take you away from something that is very emotionally upsetting. It can be quite dangerous. For instance, if you are driving a car and are dissassociated - you are not able to pay attention to the road. Depression can also leach all the joy from life. Strip you of energy and motivation. I am most concerned by your suicidal thoughts. Your symptoms are treatable. Your quality of life can improve. Please don't give up hope. If you have a suicidal plan and an urge to act on it, you need to get emergecy help. Think of how devastated your children would be without you. As i said earlier, i can't diagnose you. But I do recommend that you obtain a psychiatric evaluation. Symptoms of possible depression, post traumatic stress and possible head trauma can be explored. You had the courage to write in and ask about this. The next step is to muster your courage to be evaluated. Your life can be better. Take care. God bless. ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness in my arms,fingers and toes for months now. I also have a hard painful lump behind my left ear.What could this be and wha?

I have tingling and numbness in my arms,fingers and toes for months now. I also have a hard painful lump behind my left ear.What could this be and wha?

Numbness: Numbness and tingling feeling usually an indicator of nerve irritation which could be from several causes from vitamin deficiency to cancer. Lump behind the ear again from different tissues, lymph gland, cysts, tumors. It really needs exam and some labs if warranted. ...Read more

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Been getting pain on left temple. Been contstant for weeks, also notice I get numbness and tingling sensation should I go to the doctor?

Been getting pain on left temple. Been contstant for weeks, also notice I get numbness and tingling sensation should I go to the doctor?

It depends: Better? Worse? Staying the same? Facial pain can occur with numbness after trauma or infection. It is important to consider a cause from ear or sinus or teeth or eye. A good medical evaluation would be appropriate. There could be a serious process such as tumor. Start with your primary doctor who can determine which specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling on left side of face?

Numbness and tingling on left side of face?

Numbness tingling: Impossible to say without more information. However if it has persisted greater than 2 weeks, it should be evaluated. Could be anything from a temporary viral inflammation to ms, to a brain tumor. ...Read more

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I've had a numbness and tingling on the left side of my face and head and every once in a while i get a cold sensation on the same side ?

I've had a numbness and tingling on the left side of my face and head and every once in a while i get a cold sensation on the same side ?

Several reasons: Your symptoms suggest possible bells palsy presentations which is temporary to something more ominous like a a small stroke, multiple sclerosis, or a brain mass. You should see your primary care doc right away for the proper evaluation, and if he /she is uncomfortable, they will refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling in my left eyebrow. It doesn't hurt but it is really annoying. What could this be?

I have numbness and tingling in my left eyebrow. It doesn't hurt but it is really annoying. What could this be?

Irritation of nerves: Numbness and tingling is usually a sign of a problem with the nerve in that region. It can be caused by many different things. Trauma to the nerve is a common cause, and it usually resolves over time. Shingles can also cause this. If the tingling and numbness don't resolve in a week or two, you should see your doctor to determine if further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I hurt my left heel and ever since, I have had numbness and tingling in my left front thigh.

I hurt my left heel and ever since, I have had numbness and tingling in my left front thigh.

Not related: Not likely to be related. One fairly common cause of thigh numbness is a condition called meralgia parenthetica. caused by entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the groin. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

See neurologist: It depends which finger and what brings the tingling on...If it is the 2nd, 3rd digit numbness, it may be carpal tunnel or ulanr neuropathy if the 4th and fifth... It may come from a pinched nerve in the neck if you shooting pains from the neck down to a specific area. Or it may be from a more spreadout proces involving damage to the nerve endings. Best to see neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

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