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Stroke symptoms, numbness of the left side of the arm?

Stroke symptoms, numbness of the left side of the arm?

This could be stroke: or it could be from other causes of left arm numbness. Is there weakness? Is there increased reflexes. If you think you have a stroke you should see a doctor as soon as possible. An MRI done with diffusion weighted imaging can tell if you have a stroke. Ask your doctor fi this could help you. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in left index finger tip on the inner side of that finger? No other symptoms woke up with it like that.

What could cause numbness in left index finger tip on the inner side of that finger? No other symptoms woke up with it like that.

Pinched nerve: During sleep many times due to position if limbs, there could be extra pressure at nerves to cause a variety of symptoms including tingling and numbness. Make sure you sleep on a firm mattress with soft pillows and change positions frequently to avoid constant pressure. If numbers or tingling spread to other areas, get yourself checked by your primary for some tests, as indicated. Feel better ...Read more

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Can permanent MS damage still have symptoms with it that come and go? IE tingling, numbness off and on?left side is damaged and those things come/go

Can permanent MS damage still have symptoms with it that come and go? IE tingling, numbness off and on?left side is damaged and those things come/go

Comments: Fluctuating symptoms can occur, and some of these may involve "ephaptic short circuiting" due to loss of myelin insulation due to permanent damage. This can easily be controlled and treated using some anti-epileptic drugs. Need to exclude superimposed co-morbidity, such as nerve compressions, by EMG study, and check B-12. Do you need a more potent medication?? ...Read more

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I woke up with my heart racing and numbness in my left side. I have never felt such a thing, no other symptoms and now feel ok. What to do?

I woke up with my heart racing and numbness in my left side. I have never felt such a thing, no other symptoms and now feel ok. What to do?

Arrhythmia : You may have a supraventricular arrhythmia or rapid heart rhythm coming from the upper portion of the heart. You probably should be evaluated to exclude structural heart disease, thyroid disease of abnormal blood chemistries. Then if the rhythm abnormality is found it can be often treated with medications. If problems become very frequent or severe the disturbance might be curable with radiowaves. ...Read more

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2 year history of migraine with numbness on left side. Similar symptoms except 5 days of worsening vertigo. Is vertigo just another migraine symptom?

2 year history of migraine with numbness on left side. Similar symptoms except 5 days of worsening vertigo. Is vertigo just another migraine symptom?

Possible: Migraine associated vertigo is a well known migraine variant and with a history of migraines this is a possibility. It can be very responsive to medications such as topiramate. However, if you have not had vertigo with migraines previously it would be prudent to first have an evaluation with imaging before presuming it is related to your migraines. ...Read more

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Since the symptoms of a mini stroke I've be getting headaches and tingling /numbness on left side of head could this be related please am so scared!!!

Since the symptoms of a mini stroke I've be getting headaches and tingling /numbness on left side of head could this be related please am so scared!!!

Headaches are: unusual for stroke but tingling/numbness on one side of the head is definitely suspect. Though there are other things that could cause numbness tingling, such as atypical migraine or neuralgia/ facial nerve paralysis. Please check with your healthcare provider and get the help you need, but be calm and don't worry as much. ...Read more

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Long term numbness on left side eyesight blurry. Been over a year now symptoms getting worse more numbness earache what could it be? Brain MRI clear

Long term numbness on left side eyesight blurry. Been over a year now symptoms getting worse more numbness earache what could it be?  Brain MRI clear

Need a long-term doc: your condition sounds serious. You should establish care with a doctor who can follow your symptoms & guide you appropriately (perhaps whoever ordered the MRI?). Alternatively, use HealthTap Prime. Since the MRI, I assume, is negative, thoughts of a complicated Migraine and Temporal Arteritis come to mind. Other tests (mainly clinical exam) establish these conditions - won't show up on Radiology. ...Read more

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Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Probably not: Arm pain that radiates (travels to) the hand and particularly the fingers is usually not heart related, but more likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck. The is referred to as as cervical neuropahy, if it comes from the spine, or brachial neuropathy, if it comes from lower down. I've seem this happen if someone leans heavily on crutches they have been using for a sprained knee. ...Read more

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