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Left Hand Numb After Iv
You need more than: Advice - you need an in-person medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more
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
Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?
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
Multiple Sclerosis ...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
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
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
This could be a sign: Of stroke. I'd recommend u proceed to the er right away. Take care! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have numbness in the left side of my left hand, it started as pain in the left side of my wrist. Doctors seem to think I have post concussive syndro?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
? 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
Nerve: Perhaps carpal tunnel or ulnar at elbow. See your doctor ...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
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
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