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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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Neurological symptoms in legs and arms experiencing hyperesthesia(NOT painful) and sometimes numbness and erratic mild muscle pain. Fibromyalgia?

Neurological symptoms in legs and arms experiencing hyperesthesia(NOT painful) and sometimes numbness and erratic mild muscle pain. Fibromyalgia?

Probably not: Fibromyalgia is a specific condition that should only be diagnosed by an expert. FMG is associated with specific trigger points not general numbness & hyperesthesia. Unfortunately even health care professionals toss around the term Fibromyalgia leading to many missed diagnosis & 'therapeutic misadventures' (which can be deadly). See a neurologist, & then a FMG specialist if a diagnosis isn't made. ...Read more

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Can circulation problems in hands and feet cause constant cold extremities?

Can circulation problems in hands and feet cause constant cold extremities?

Circulation issues: Yes, circulation can impair blood flow to the hands and feet, and cause cold hands and feet, and in some cases even numbness. Another condition referred to as raynaud's phenomenon or disease can also cause whitish/bluish discoloration and cold hands and feet. I agree see a vascular specialist to determinie if you have either condition. ...Read more

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Terrible pain, cramping, tingling, numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet.

Terrible pain, cramping, tingling, numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet.

Evaluation: Any time you have these generalized symptoms you should visit your doctor for an evaluation. This could be from something easy to manage as dehydration to something more complicated as a pinched nerve in the spinal cord. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Does Raynaud's cause severe tingling in the feet and very cold feet?

Does Raynaud's cause severe tingling in the feet and very cold feet?

Yes: It is a disease associated with micro (small) vessels of your toes and fingers. When your feet are exposed to cold they constrict and you get cold toes and tingling sensation in your toes. Try to cover the your toes up at all times. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in hands and feet?

What causes tingling in hands and feet?

Raynauds: Peripheral neuropathy, homeocysteine deficiency, emobolic phenomenon, aso/pvd, vasospastic phenonmenon (raynaud's). ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

So many conditions..: Vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, alcoholism, neuropathy, nerve compression/injury, radiculopathies, electrolyte imbalances, peripheral arterial disease. See you primary care physician, he/she can refer you to a specialist if she thinks there is a specific cause. ...Read more

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Can ms. Feel like burning hot flashes , numbness in face and thru body to legs ?

Can ms. Feel like burning hot flashes , numbness in face and thru body to legs ?

Symptoms: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be associated with many causes. MS is a specific diagnosis based upon history, abnormal exam findings, and confirmatory diagnostic studies. Start with your primary physician and evaluate the baseline problems. ...Read more

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20 year old, healthy female, cold feet and hands, regular pins and needles in legs, numbness, tingling and sometimes throbbing, skin discolours?

20 year old, healthy female, cold feet and hands, regular pins and needles in legs, numbness, tingling and sometimes throbbing, skin discolours?

Blood vessels: Hi
What you're describing is due to your blood vessels constricting (narrowing), possibly "Raynaud's phenomenon." Our bodies do this normally in response to things like cold but in some individuals, the degree of constriction can be severe and easily triggered. Avoiding triggers is the simplest thing to try. There are medical treatments available as well. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Maybe: Brachioradiculitis is a complication of lyme. It usually involves just one arm but occasionally can involve both. Get a blood test done. ...Read more

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Hand numbness and tingling due to underarm?

Hand numbness and tingling due to underarm?

Nerves and blood: Vessels that go to your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers pass through the axilla or armpit on the way from the chest and shoulder region to the rest of the upper limb. So a process in the axilla or armpit could symptoms in the hand. It shold be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Frequent night time urination , erectile problems, insomnia and tingling and numbness in face legs and arms?

Frequent night time urination , erectile problems, insomnia and tingling and numbness in face legs and arms?

See your doctor: Do you have any known medical problems? Your symptoms are suspicious for diabetes but many health problems can present in this way. You should see a doctor so he can take a proper history and consider the need for blood tests. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent pins and needles in feet and legs?

What causes intermittent pins and needles in feet and legs?

Neuropathy/Vascular: The main causes of pins and needles are the following: neuropathy (usually from diabetes or alcohol use), impaired blood flow, or metabolic causes such as changes in calcium or magnesium. Some medications can cause pins and needles-a common medication would be topiramate. A neurologist would be able to help you by doing an exam, ordering blood tests and an EMG test. ...Read more

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Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands ?

Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands ?

Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Although : Although this could be from hyperventilation or a panic attack, there is still a possibility of a heart attack. I recommend that you call 911 and be evaluated at an emergency room. ...Read more

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What type(s) of food can cause tingling prickliness and itching in the extremities?

What type(s) of food can cause tingling prickliness and itching in the extremities?

Any: Any food that you have an allergy to can potentially give you this type of reaction. Try to pinpoint it. In the meantime take loratidine or certrizine to minimize the symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause intermittent tingling sensations in the extremities?

What can cause intermittent tingling sensations in the extremities?

Several things: Ultimately it is your nerves. But you can have it due to several causes. Amongst those many are: hyperventilation syndrome (where you are breathing fast amd lower your CO2 in your blood), various neurological syndromes. You should see a good neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden tingling in all extremities all at once?

Many causes.: There are many potential causes, including, but not limited to, anxiety, hyperventilation, low blood pressure, low body temperature, diabetes and some neurologic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. In view of the wide spectrum and variable possible treatments, a visit to ones doctor would be helpful. ...Read more

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Why does drinking milk cause tingling all over my extremities?

Why does drinking milk cause tingling all over my extremities?

Allergy?: You may have a food allergy to the protein content of the milk. Your physician can tell you more with testing and a closer look at your diet and the timing of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden numbness and or tingling in limbs?

Limb numbness: It will help if you specify whether this is only in 1 limb, only upper or lower limbs, or all limbs. If the numbness/tingling is sudden and in all 4 limbs, then the most likely cause is either hyperventilation or simple anxiety, which may however be severe. Symptoms in 1 limb could be a stroke, nerve injury, or vascular problem. In the upper or lower limbs this could be a spinal nerve problem. ...Read more

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Is a tingling sensation in extremities normal with bad seasonal allergies?

Is a tingling sensation in extremities normal with bad seasonal allergies?

No. : Tingling in the extremities is associated with metabolic abnormalities and neurologic maladies, but not allergy. ...Read more

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Can being nervous and feeling anxious make the extremities feel numb and also have a weird tingling sensation?

Can being nervous and feeling anxious make the extremities feel numb and also have a weird tingling sensation?

Absolutely: Yes this is one of the cardinal signs of anxiety. Please seek help from a psychologist who will put you at ease and perhaps refer you to a competent psychiatrist for an anti-anxiety medication. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a pinched nerve in my neck or back could cause tingling in all my extremities? Other causes?

Is it possible that a pinched nerve in my neck or back could cause tingling in all my extremities? Other causes?

Possible if a large : Enough herniated disc or small enough spinal canal or a combination of both in the cervical or neck region of the spine causing not just a pinched nerve but a pinching or compression of the spinal cord which is called a myleopathy . Other causes can be non spinal as well such as certain vitamin deficiencies, diabetes etc. See your doctor if these persist. ...Read more

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How come when I wake up my limbs feel like there numb and tingling?

How come when I wake up my limbs feel like there numb and tingling?

Nerve issues: Often this is a sign of nerve compression or inflammation at the wrist (carpal tunnel synd) however, nerves can be compressed at the elbow, shoulder, and neck. This could also represent the beginning of a peripheral neuropathy, as might be with diabetes or nutritional deficiencies. See your doc to uncover causation. ...Read more

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My symptoms are super tired (like have to go to bed early) occasional dizziness, tingling in extremities, sometimes. What's up?

My symptoms are super tired (like have to go to bed early) occasional dizziness, tingling in extremities, sometimes. What's up?

Many possibilities.: Get the following blood tests & Optimize: NMR lipoproteins (LDL should be very low, Large-HDL high most important), HbA1c <5.0%, TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) <1 mcU/mL, CMP (Complete Metabolic Panel, so called) & CBC (Complete Blood Count, so called) to start sorting out internal clues about what might be causing/related at a brain/body level. Study my answers, these issues on net, good luck. ...Read more

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Is numbness and tingling (especially in the extremities) all that constitutes "neuropathy?" Is it possible to have neuropathy without pain?

Is numbness and tingling (especially in the extremities) all that constitutes "neuropathy?" Is it possible to have neuropathy without pain?

Possible: Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by numerous entities, and can affect varying fiber sizes depending upon underlying pathology, but numbness and tingling could be a manifestation of a problem within brain or spinal cord. Your doctor should easily be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Does a brain tumour cause tingling sensations in the extremities?

Does a brain tumour cause tingling sensations in the extremities?

Possible?: A brain tumor could cause a variety of symptoms. Before you become worried about this, I would meet with your regular doctor and let them know about your symptoms so they can help you out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are tingling limbs and face a sign of panic attack?

Can you tell me: are tingling limbs and face a sign of panic attack?

Can be: Yes, tingling limbs and face can be signs of panic attack. In panic, people breathe very quickly, or hyperventilate. Because of rapid electrolyte changes due to respiratory alkalosis, the tingling can result. ...Read more

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If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities. Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning. Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness , neuropathies etc. Is in order. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have celiacs disease with negative blood work. I have lost 30lbs, tired, tingling in all extremities at 21 years old. ?

Is it possible to have celiacs disease with negative blood work. I have lost 30lbs, tired, tingling in all extremities at 21 years old. ?

Difficult issue: Without a review of what you call "blood work", it is not possible to decide whether the appropriate studies were done or how wan was done applies to your symptoms. If you put the name of the tests in your question we can comment. ...Read more

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On and off tingling, numbness in the right extremities. PT effective. Now, same in right side of face & tongue, sharp lightening like pain. related?

On and off tingling, numbness in the right extremities.  PT effective. Now, same in right side of face & tongue, sharp lightening like pain. related?

Tic Doulourex: Tic douloureux or trigeminal neuralgia is a severe, stabbing pain to one side of the face. It stems from one or more branches of the cranial nerve V that supplies sensation to the face, the trigeminal nerve. The pain usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. It may be so intense that you wince involuntarily, hence the term tic. There is usually no pain or numbness between attacks. ...Read more

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What causes left side facial and extremity numbness/tingling during and after exercise? Tingling turns to pain. Pins and needles feeling after a few

What causes left side facial and extremity  numbness/tingling during and after exercise?  Tingling turns to pain. Pins and needles feeling after a few

Doesn't fit...: Symptoms seem to be related to nerve impingement. Facial nerves are different than neck nerves, though, which are the nerve supply to the arm. If the symptoms are more on the neck below the jaw, and not the face, i'd suggest the possibility of a cervical herniated or bulging disc. Suggest you see primary care doc or ed doc to get a good test for areas involved to figure out nerve distribution. ...Read more

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