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Left hand numb should I go to er?

Left hand numb should I go to er?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. If you are getting any other symptoms like chest pain, drooling, difficulty walking or speaking - go to the er asap. ...Read more

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I woke up with the pinky and ring finger on my left hand numb?

I woke up with the pinky and ring finger on my left hand numb?

Nerve compression: The fact that the pinky and ring finger are affected suggests that a nerve called the ulnar nerve is being compressed. It could be from the position you sleep in. If the numbness goes away when you're up and moving then it is probably not serious. If the numbness doesn't go away or gets worse you should see a doctor to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Why is my middle finger on my left hand numb? What can I do for it?

Why is my middle finger on my left hand numb? What can I do for it?

Not sure?: Possible causes of just one finger being numb include carpal tunnel, pinched nerve in neck, or possible circulation problem. Carpal tunnel usually makes the thumb, index and middle fingers numb. A pinched nerve at the c-7 cervical level can cause just the middle finger to be numb, but your neck usally hurts as well. Raynaud's phenomenon can cause numbness, but fingeris usally pale. ...Read more

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Ulnar Nerve Entrapment has kept my pinky finger of the left hand numb since mid-May this year.What should I do about it as the problem still persists?

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment has kept my pinky finger of the left hand numb since mid-May this year.What should I do about it as the problem still persists?

Ulnar Neuropathy: Need to discuss with your doctor, have additional testing done to assess whether there is weakness of the ulnar innervated muscles; a need to determine whether you need translocation surgery. ...Read more

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Ring finger & thumb of left hand numb / painful at night, laying down both hands painful & burning. Using 8 advil/aleve per day.

Ring finger & thumb of left hand numb / painful at night, laying down both hands painful & burning. Using 8 advil/aleve per day.

See a neurologist: The ring finger and thumb are supplied by different nerves. Pain and burning in more than one nerve could be a sign of neuropathy or radiculopathy. You should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand,numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand,numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

Numbness: No the burning sensation in your left 5th digit is totally unrelated to the L5 disc protrusion but could represent an ulnar nerve entrapment or too much pressure on the outside palm. ...Read more

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Have panic attacks mitral valve repair 3 yrs get migraine aura ,left hand numb 4 mins no aura migraine? had numb hands before ,likely Panic attack ?

Have panic attacks mitral valve repair 3 yrs get migraine aura ,left hand numb 4 mins no aura migraine? had numb hands before ,likely Panic attack ?

Consultation advised: Sorry, this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosing illness. You would be best served with an INBOX TEXT CONSULTATION at Health Tap. You would need to upload results of any tests, if available, as well as your medical history. You would NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE for 24 hours to reply to any questions from your consultant. http://http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI Best wishes. ...Read more

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4 weeks of pain with left eye movement. Left hand numb 3 days ago, pain in right tooth last night and woke up this morning to cold sweats. 43 year old?

4 weeks of pain with left eye movement. Left hand numb 3 days ago, pain in right tooth last night and woke up this morning to cold sweats. 43 year old?

Related?: May all be symptoms of the same problem, or may be unrelated coincidental problems. See both your General Physician and your General Dentist as soon as possible. You have pain of over a month's duration. Please seek professional help. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand always numb? I need some advice.

Why is my left hand always numb? I need some advice.

You need more than: advice - you need an in-person medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Why dose my left hand go numb, and tingle ?

Why dose my left hand go numb, and tingle ?

Numb and tingle: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand , wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other types of nerve compression, arthritis, trauma, and a host of other issues including medications you are taking can come in to play. While a hand surgeon may be well versed to care for this, if you have a primary care physician do not leave them out of the loop. If you r pcp agrees then a hand surgeon or an orthopedic or plastic surgeon who takes care of hand issues can be very helpfulto anyone with numbness or tingling in one hand. ...Read more

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Every morning my left hand is numb is that normal?

Every morning my left hand is numb is that normal?

Maybe carpal tunnel : You may possess a pinched nerve over your wrist, called carpal tunnel syndrome, but alternatively, your ulnar nerve may be compressed at the elbow, and even potentially, a possible site in the shoulder or neck. An exam may focus on the location, and other testing may confirm the locations. ...Read more

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Left hand going numb along with side of face. What does this mean?

Left hand going numb along with side of face. What does this mean?

This could be a sign: Of stroke. I'd recommend u proceed to the er right away. Take care! ...Read more

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My left hand is numb all the time for last 3 weeks. What can I do/take for this?

My left hand is numb all the time for last 3 weeks. What can I do/take for this?

Nerve compression: You might be suffering from carpal tunnel &/or cubital tunnel syndrome. An over the counter med like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or alleve might help temporarily. Sleeping with a wrist splint can also be useful. I would recommend an evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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The side & pinky of my left hand went numb & the hand was very weak. That lasted for months. Now it's the other hand, what could be wrong?

The side & pinky of my left hand went numb & the hand was very weak. That lasted for months. Now it's the other hand, what could be wrong?

Most common cause of: This problem is ulnar neuropathy, a nerve supplying the ring and pinky fingers with adjacent part of the hand. Its normally trapped at the elbow (funny bone area) or at wrist (less commonly). Another possibility is that 2 sides nerves are getting trapped at the neck level. See an orthopod and a neurologist to confirm the DX and treatment to be started. ...Read more

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The fingers in my left hand get numb sometimes. What could this be?

The fingers in my left hand get numb sometimes.  What could this be?

Nerve issue: There is a high likelihood this may be carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of median nerve) but with a good exam other nerve compression issues can be checked for as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel my left hand is numb/red and heavy and abit tingly?

What to do if I feel my left hand is numb/red and heavy and abit tingly?

See a Hand surgeon: Diagnosis may include carpal tunnel syndrome, however, the redness can suggest some type of infectious process, especially if there is a lot of associated pain, warmth of the skin, pain with finger/wrist movement. From your description, it is hard to tell. CTS usually produces tingling in thumb-½ of the ring finger, sparing the small. It can night awakening and the hand can be swollen/red in am ...Read more

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What to do if i continuously feel my left hand is numb/red and heavy and abit tingly?

? Carpal tunnel: Numbness and tingling in the hands is not normal. There are several possible causes ranging from nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or vascular problems like Raynauds or Vasospastic disorders. You should get this checked out by your doctor, as continuous numbness could result in nerve injury ...Read more

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One morning when I woke up a part of my thumb on my left hand was numb. Is that normal?

One morning when I woke up a part of my thumb on my left hand was numb. Is that normal?

Pressure on nerve: You probably slept in such a position that the sensory nerve to the thumb was compressed and ceased to send signals. These are common, and will go away with no particular treatment, Just relieving the nerve pressure. It it persists, which is unlikely, then see your family doctor. ...Read more