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Doctor insights on: Mild Tingling Fingers

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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 tingling, mild shooting pain and feelings of numbness in my fingers and toes that gets worse during and after I eat. What could this be?

I have tingling, mild shooting pain and feelings of numbness in my fingers  and toes that gets worse during and after I eat.  What could this be?

From elevated sugars: a common complaint of someone who has diabetes is that they may notice worse numbness tingling after meals (especially high carb/sugar). See a family dr/internist for a work up ...Read more

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Neck xray came back fine. But still have very mild neck pain and tingling in my fingers. Will this go away on its own? Im 16 and also have anxiety.

Neck xray came back fine. But still have very mild neck pain and tingling in my fingers. Will this go away on its own? Im 16 and also have anxiety.

Wait another week: Many herniated discs like what sounds like what you are having will resolve on its own in a few days to weeks. If you are still in a lot of pain and anti-inflammatories are not helping or if you notice numbness/weakness presenting itself then seek medical care to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Suggestions: You likely have an intermittent nerve compression over the lower brachial plexus and your elevation of limb causes more nerve compression. Some mechanisms to consider would be Thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, but even more peripheral sources of nerve compression at elbow or wrist. An EMG test can help ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, hit L shoulder on railings between shoulder blade and spine. Mild pain in shoulder, tingling in forearm & fingers. Did I hit a nerve?

Fell down stairs, hit L shoulder on railings between shoulder blade and spine. Mild pain in shoulder, tingling in forearm & fingers. Did I hit a nerve?

Probably: It appears likely that there has been some nerve injury in view of your symptoms. As inflammation and swelling subside the nerve symptoms should improve. However if injury to the vertebral area occurred, there could be disc injury causing the tingling in the arm. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I had mild fever of 37.8 c, elevated heart rate, light headed and tingling sensation at my fingers. I wonder what is my sickness?

I had mild fever of 37.8 c, elevated heart rate, light headed and tingling sensation at my fingers. I wonder what is my sickness?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this over the internet. You sound as if you may be quite ill. Go and get seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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36 yo female with a history of Crohn's disease and degenerative disc disease. Have a numb spot on my pointer finger, my hands are cold and i get tingling. May have mild Crohn's flare. Neuropathy?

36 yo female with a history of Crohn's disease and degenerative disc disease. Have a numb spot on my pointer finger, my hands are cold and i get tingling. May have mild Crohn's flare. Neuropathy?

Neuropathy fingers: Peripheral neuropathy in inflammatory bowel disease ( ibd) patients has been reported and early on purely sensory symptoms are much more common. Talk to your pcp first, as there is certainly overlap with carpal tunnel (cts) and other conditions in many. Often it is not just one thing and just one focal spot in one finger for any of these whether it be ibd or cts. ...Read more

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Cut my finger during cat dissection, start taking vaccine after 16 day of exposed.Only i hav mild tingling&muscle fasciculation. Should i worry rabies?

Cut my finger during cat dissection, start taking vaccine after 16 day of exposed.Only i hav mild tingling&muscle fasciculation. Should i worry rabies?

Not likely: First off, they could have checked the cat's brain for rabies, but i guess they didn't. If it's still available, they should... On a personal note, i was bit by a racoon as a 3rd year med student... I got all the shots, but of course being a med student read up on rabies and had tingling in my finger for 1 year! up until the time you are supposedly out of the clear :) good luck! ...Read more

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Why is my left fingers tingling?

Why is my left fingers tingling?

Perhaps nerve: Maybe a pinched nerve at wrist or elbow, but could be referred problems from cardiac decreased blood flow. Need to sort out with detailed exam and ekg. ...Read more

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Why is my fingers almost always tingling?

Why is my fingers almost always tingling?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due to the shears pushing on the digital nerve to your thumb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more