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Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Unlikely: Most commonly, focal hand numbness is due to carpal tunnel syndrome, or even ulnar nerve cubital tunnel issues. Isolated hand numbness would be a rather unusual sign of stroke. ...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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Half my left hand has been numb almost 24 hours. Why?

Half my left hand has been numb almost 24 hours. Why?

Peripheral nerve inj: Ury is likely. If you hit your elbow for example, several of your fingers could be numb for a while. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your left hand middle goes numb?

What does it mean when your left hand middle goes numb?

Possible CTS: See a neurologist. Carpal tunnel syndrome or neuropathy is likely. You may need an EMG test. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

Get evaluated: Could be due to nerve compression at wrist, elbow, brachial plexus, even neck. Evaluation and testing can localize and point the way for further therapeutic interventions. ...Read more

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My left hand is going numb and the numbness isn't leaving. What do I do?

My left hand is going numb and the numbness isn't leaving. What do I do?

See Dr.: Sounds like you are having a pinching nerve somewhere, possible carpal tunnel syndrome. You need to get persistent numbness evluated asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your left hand side of your body goes numb for about 30 sec?

What does it mean when your left hand side of your body goes numb for about 30 sec?

Left hand numbness: Left side numbness may be due to disc problem, nerve problems, or more seriously, may be a symptom of a tia.
I would see a neurologist for a full work up. ...Read more

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Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Hand numbness: Numbness isolated to the hand is not typically produced by shoulder problems. As there can be many potential causes for hand numbness, you should be evaluated by an md. ...Read more

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I'm having multiple problems one it's my left hand it gets numb and hurts real bad feel like pins in my hand what can I take?

I'm having multiple problems one it's my left hand it gets numb and hurts real bad feel like pins in my hand what can I take?

See a hand surgeon: Hand numbness can be caused by irritation or compression of one of the nerves in your arm. A hand surgeon can help to diagnose the cause of your numbness based on your symptoms, history, physical exam, and imaging studies. Some common causes of hand numbness include:

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Brachial plexus disorder
Peripheral neuropathy
Diabetes
Alcohol use
Lyme disease
Multiple Sclerosis ...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?

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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What could lead to my left hand to be numb, tingly, and weak?

What could lead to my left hand to be numb, tingly, and weak?

Numbness: To know for sure, you need an examination. Differential diagnosis could be cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as ulnar neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest a pm&r evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sudden numbness in left hand, but I've been taking ibupropane?

Sudden numbness in left hand, but I've been taking ibupropane?

See your Doctor ASAP: Sudden numbness in the left hand can be any of many things, the most critical of which is a cardiovascular event. Do you have accompanying chest, shoulder or arm pain? Do you have any clotting or cardiovascular issues? I suggest seeing a doctor asap to rule out any cardivascular issues. Call your doctor now and hear what she/he has to say, failing that, go to the er now! Good luck! ...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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I'm always very cold. And my left hand turns blueish and numb sometimes if its cold out. Is there something wrong?

I'm always very cold. And my left hand turns blueish and numb sometimes if its cold out. Is there something wrong?

Vasospasm- Raynaud's: Sounds like you have some vasospasm in your l arm/hand. Should talk to your doc and see if further eval is indicated and whether or not meds will reduce your symptoms. ...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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Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once. The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.

Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once. The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.

Evaluation: Those symptoms warrant a face to face evaluation to determine cause sooner rather than later. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

Neurologist: The problem which is positional, could be due to pinched nerves at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or impingement of a nerve or nerve root at the neck by a bulging disc or spur on a neck vertebra, but the latter conditions wouldn't affect both upper extremities. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me why my left hand is numb and tingling?

Could you tell me why my left hand is numb and tingling?

R/o Carpal tunnel: Tingling ; numbness in the hand can be symptoms associated with median nerve compression or irritation. This is quite common. Some patients may have similar symptoms due to nerves being irritated in the neck. See a neurologist to get an emg/nerve conduction test. If the test confirms carpal tunnel syndrome then you will likely be referred to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is it that my second finger gets numb from my left hand?

Why is it that my second finger gets numb from my left hand?

Numbness of finger: One isolated finger getting numb is probably related to underlying tendon related issue. It is unlikely to have one finger symptom with nerve dysfunction. Hard to pinpoint the cause without proper exam. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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My chest is hurting and left hand is numb. What could be wrong?

My chest is hurting and left hand is numb. What could be wrong?

Go to doctor now: This could be emanating from your heart. Chest pain is nothing to fool with. You need to be seen immediately. Hope this turns out to be nothing serious, but only a detailed exam can determine this. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain and left hand numbness?

Nerve dermatome: Your pain may be following a nerve root dermatome. Heart attacks do this because they stimulate that nerve root, but so does neck arthritis with cervical spondylitis or injury. ...Read more

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Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary?

Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary?

Numb finger: There are many many causes of a numbness, caused by a nerve being compromised....Pressure from habitually holding an object in one way, or on the nerve farther away, from cysts or spurs. Some disease like diabetes and thyroid disorders can predispose to nerves being injured the duration depends on the cause. Consult a neurologist. Here is a good discussion: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/enc. ...Read more

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I have tiny spots on my left hand with pain and arm with numbness?

Simplex-zoster or no: Did the spots come first or after? Shingles tends to have large papules in the upper arm which may crust. Pain may start before or after the eruption. Herpes simplex generally has smaller lesions but rarely has pain. Other considerations range from syphilis to foot & mouth disease plus many others. Consult a dermatologist and/or a neurologist. ...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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Why has the tip of my left hand thumb been numb the past three days?

Injury?: Did you injure the digit? Need more information. Could be several pissibilities but need a good history from you. If it persists see your doctor ...Read more

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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 can I do if my baby finger on the left hand has been numb for 5 months?

Lots of causes: Can't tell over the computer. See your family physician asap. He may want you to have tests or see specialist. Please call now...If it hasn't gone away in 5 months its way past due to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My left hand including some finger tips are numb? Is it an emergency nerve problem?

My left hand including some finger tips are numb? Is it an emergency nerve problem?

Depends on Onset: If your left hand and finger tips became numb suddenly, say, after an acute injury, you should go to the er to be evaluated for potential nerve damage. If the numbness came on gradually over a few days or weeks with no injury, it is likely not an emergency situation and you can make an outpatient appointment with your primary care physician for an evaluation. Carpal tunnel is most likely. ...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

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My girlfriend has pain from her shoulder down to her left hand, no numbness, no chest pain she is 53. What can it be?

My girlfriend has pain from her shoulder down to her left hand, no numbness, no chest pain she is 53. What can it be?

Could be cardiac: It could be many things, among them is angina from her heart. The crux of the decision to present emergently for chest pain should be based off the pre-test probability of how likely it is that her discomfort is from her heart. It depends on her risk factors really. It's less to be cardiac but is still possibly. Musculoskeletal is other possibility, or pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Some of my fingers on my left hand have gone completely numb. At first, they just tingled. Who should I see for this?

Some of my fingers on my left hand have gone completely numb. At first, they just tingled. Who should I see for this?

Start with your PCP: Without more information, it is difficult to assess who would be best in evaluating the symptoms of numbness. Some options include a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon. Consider starting with your family doctor or internist first. He or she can do some preliminary tests and make the appropriate referral, if necessary. ...Read more