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Doctor insights on: Left Wrist Tingling Symptoms

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have periodic tingling in my left wrist and fingers. What could this be?

I have periodic tingling in my left wrist and fingers. What could this be?

Carpal Tunnel: This could be carpal tunnel syndrom which is a pinched nerve in the wrist that causes tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. See a hand surgeon for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

Inflamed nerve: It seems that your wrist got swollen near the inner side which has affected the ulnar nerve and abnormal feelings in inner 2 fingers. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly. ?

Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly. ?

Hand exam, x rays: The wrist has many bones and ligaments and can be injured acutely or by wear and tear or have tumors. A hand surgeon will take a detailed history, do a careful physical exam, and order plain x rays. Additional x rays often used are MRI for soft tissue evaluation and CT scan for bones. Hand therapy may be needed and splints, meds, injections, and then arthroscopic or open surgery to gain power grip ...Read more

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I have sharp pains shooting from left wrist through my thumb, pinky, and ring finger, and pain shooting up to my elbow. No numbness or tingling.

I have sharp pains shooting from left wrist through my thumb, pinky, and ring finger, and pain shooting up to my elbow. No numbness or tingling.

It : It is hard to fully understand your description of symptoms such as these without further information regarding the diagnosis given thus far but there are several nerve related problems that can turn on or turn up the signal in nerves giving pain and discomfort. Tendinitis, fracture injury, ligament injury it sounds like you should get evaluated. ...Read more

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Left wrist weakness with no tingling/numbness. Pain/discomfort when wrist is rubbed at base of the thumb and when bent. Emg, X-ray and MRI are normal.

Left wrist weakness with no tingling/numbness. Pain/discomfort when wrist is rubbed at base of the thumb and when bent. Emg, X-ray and MRI are normal.

Occupational therapy: It seems that you are already seeing a neurologist and they have ruled out common neurological causes of wrist and hand pain. See an occupational therapist who may be able to help. Diagnosing such conditions can be challenging and sometimes take several months and repeated follow up. In the meanwhile pain management is recommended and various classes of different analgesics may have to be tried. ...Read more

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What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain ?

What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain ?

Artery or nerve: Sometimes irritated nerves can cause muscle to twitch or perhaps one of the arteries in your left wrist is closer to the skin. It is nothing to worry about unless you have deteriorated strength or coordination ...Read more

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Everyday i get numbness & tingling from top of left arm down to wrist. Last 10 minutes happens anytime of day when resting. No other symptoms involved.?

Everyday i get numbness & tingling from top of left arm down to wrist. Last 10 minutes  happens anytime of day when resting. No other symptoms involved.?

Need for evaluation: The symptoms are suggestive of heart disease and you should consult your doctor asap to exclude coronary artery disease. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coronary-artery-disease/ds00064. ...Read more

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Can tendinitis surgery cause carpal tunnel in my left wrist. I just got carpal tunnel surgery on my right? I'm feeling the same symptoms of it on left

Can tendinitis surgery cause carpal tunnel in my left wrist. I just got carpal tunnel surgery on my right? I'm feeling the same symptoms of it on left

Prob Just Bilateral: Often carpal tunnel syndrome is bilateral, so it isn't that surgery on one side causes or leads to the same problem on the opposite side. I assume electrical studies were done and should confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I feel like I have both tarsal tunnel and carpel tunnel in my left wrist and ankle. I have all the symptoms. How can that happen? Coincidence?

I feel like I have both tarsal tunnel and carpel tunnel in my left wrist and ankle. I have all the symptoms. How can that happen? Coincidence?

Carpal tunnel causes: You are experiencing symptoms at sites of commonly compressible nerves and these are normally affected in patients with disorders such as diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis,hypothyroidism among others. Have your physician check you by doing blood tests for the above conditions. ...Read more

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Tingling in left hand for several hours. No other symptoms. Not sure what it could be?

Tingling in left hand for several hours. No other symptoms. Not sure what it could be?

Paresthesias: Paresthesias refers to tingling secondary to nerve irritation. One of the most common causes for paresthesias in the hand is carpal tunnel syndrome. The next would be an ulnar neuropathy. And lastly the differential would include cervical spine disease. Vascular disorders would be unusual as both hands would likely be involved. Similarly, a peripheral neuropathy prefers the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Many symptoms lately. One is tingling. Starts on left side of face & moves down to my hand. Like chills but not creepy. Dr says not neuro. Any thought?

Many symptoms lately. One is tingling. Starts on left side of face & moves down to my hand. Like chills but not creepy. Dr says not neuro. Any thought?

Migraine or seizure: When tingling travels, it can be migraine aura or a simple partial seizure. If it travels over seconds, it can be seizure. This is called jacksonian march. If it travels over minutes, more likely migraine aura. In either case, you should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I had a friend who had an lad, that almost sent him to meet jesus. He stated the only symptom he had was tingling in his left hand the week prior. Why?

I had a friend who had an lad, that almost sent him to meet jesus. He stated the only symptom he had was tingling in his left hand the week prior. Why?

Men and Hearts: It is impossible to speak to your friends situation specifically. But, in general men do not pay attention to the signals their body sends them. He could also be obese or be a smoker or drinker and not be very healthy in general, but we do not know these things from your simple question. But, silent heart attacks to occur and are very real and there is very little to do about them. ...Read more

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Two days ago I felt tingling on my left hand and face; could this be symptoms of stroke?

Two days ago I felt tingling on my left hand and face; could this be symptoms of stroke?

Doubtful: It's never impossible but could also be something simple like muscle spasms in the neck. While there are many possibilities, the best solution if it recurs is to go to your family md for an eval. Many factors like age, medical history and others will give him more info. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent tingling in fingers of left hand? No other symptoms.

What could cause intermittent tingling in fingers of left hand? No other symptoms.

Carpal tunnel: This is likely a carpal tunnel syndrome. Splinting the wrist at night is often an effective treatment. Have it evaluated if it persists. ...Read more

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Tingling in middle and ring finger on left hand, not constant, only on occasion, no other symptoms or pain. Should I be worried?

Numbness: The area of numbness is consistent with ulnar nerve distribution, you may have ulnar nerve compression causing the symptoms, see you physician if gets worse or becomes a persistent symptom ...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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Upright rows at the gym, noticed pain in left shoulder. Symptoms improved after rest. Front pulldowns at gym. Now mild tingling in left forearm/hand?

Upright rows at the gym, noticed pain in left shoulder.  Symptoms improved after rest. Front pulldowns at gym.  Now mild tingling in left forearm/hand?

Pinched nerve: This is likely secondary to nerve compression either in the neck (cervical spine) or the shoulder area. Stay out of the gym until the symptoms clear and you have had the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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I have my left hand tingling (it has been 3 days) and today my eye is red) what is the problem ? And are the 2 symptoms related ?

I have my left hand tingling (it has been 3 days) and today my eye is red) what is the problem ? And are the 2 symptoms related ?

Red eye: There are over 100 causes of red eye...Including dry eye...Pinkeye...Allergies...Corneal ulcer....The tingling is probably not related....Call your primary doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left.  What can cau?

Overuse: Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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