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Left Hand Numb
The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more
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
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
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
Ring finger & thumb of left hand numb / painful at night, laying down both hands painful & burning. Using 8 advil/aleve per day.
I male 24. Feeling my left hand numb as blood running through my hand. A little chest pain and headache. Is this symptom of heart attack, hbp or else ?
Strong hart palpitation.Tong numb. Left hand numb. Choking. Headache. Pain in chest.Breath difficulty. Dizziness. What kind of doctor I should see?
Internist: I would recommend to see an internist or cardiologist. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
You need more than: advice - you need an in-person medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more
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
? 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
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
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