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My Hands And Feet Have Been Going Numb Very Easily Lately What Could It Be
Possible neuropathy: You may possess a mild developing peripheral neuropathy, but you may also have a hereditary sensitivity to pressure palsies, which means transient compression of nerves by certain positions like leaning elbow or crossing legs. There are other possibilities, but the intermittent symptoms suggest a benign condition. Have your doctor assess and examine. ...Read more
Why do my hands and feet get numb easily. I just need to lie in bed or sit on a chair a minute later they are numb?
Numbness is caused by nerves being irritated or pinched. These nerves can be pinched in the periphery, such as at the wrist or ankle, or they can pinched as they exit the spine.
With both upper and lower extremities having consistent symptoms I would recommend evaluation by a health professional to rule out a general nerve health problem called polyneuropathy. ...Read more
Buzzing feeling in feet/toes and hands/fingers. Legs easily go numb when crossed and arms when in air for 15+ seconds. What could it be?
My fingers and hands go numb, tingle and twitch. I have always had twitches al over my body for as long as I can remember. Not simple one or two, but and entire rhythm being drummed out. Whether its in my toes or under my feet or behind my ears or cheeks
Hands and feet have been going numb for months. Been dealing with severe constipation and ignored it. Now that pain is gone, will the numbness go away?
See a neurologist: Although your condition could be benign the length of time it's going on is of concern to me. There are many possible causes of your problem ranging from actual nerve damage to nutritional deficiencies, diabetes, and hypothyroidism. These and others must be ruled out. You should have a complete history and exam by a neurologist. Please have this done as soon as possible. ...Read more
29/F/POTS. Scared of heart failure. Numb and tingly in the morning and weak heart beat. Cold hands and feet. Have ekg/echo/and blood tests all normal.?
POTS: Sorry to hear about your POTS. What is you question exactly? ...Read more
What could cause my hands and feet to be going numb/feeling swollen for the past week and today feel constantly numb/swollen?
Possible raynaud's: Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. ...Read more
Few causes: A systemic disease like diabetes. Side effects of certain medications or chemotherapy treatments. One can have carpal tunnel in the hands and tarsal tunnel in the feet. There can be herniated discs in the spine irritating the nerves to the distal extremites. This is a condition that warrants a doctor's visit. ...Read more
My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?
If I am now diabetic and I would like to know how to make the numbness in my hands and feet go away?
Have it evaluated.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more
Hi I have numbness in my feet and hand comes and go once a week for 2 min whts that mean thank u?
What to do if I feel like my hands and feet go numb and swell up after I drink coffe. Am I allergic?
At night m experiencing pins n needles and numbness in my hands and feet? Holding handing above head helps, what could this be? X
One side?: If all this is on the same side, you could be having what is called TIA which is a temporary lack of blood to the opposite side of the brain. You really need to get this evaluated. ...Read more
Mild neuropathy?: Sometimes irritated nerves cause tingling, normally in the toes and feet, sometimes in the hands. Tingling or burning is a symptom of neuropathy, but it does not clinch the diagnosis. High blood sugar and deficient vitamin B12 are common causes of a symptom like this. Be sure you are checked out for causes of neuropathy. ...Read more
Need more info: May be circulation issue but a neuropathy may be causing your symptoms. Diabetic can have peripheral neuropathy, vitamin deficiencies etc. A full history and physical with arterial dopplers, emg, nct etc may be needed to sort out the issue. A battery of labs including sugars, thyroid levels, ANA etc. ...Read more
Sounds systemic: Numbness in both your hands are feet, indicates a problem either from your neck on up or systemic process. Look up neuropathy although there are lots of causes of it. Are you diabetic? You'll need to find the underlying cause of your symptoms, consult with your family provider or internist. The neuropathy is just the tip of the iceberg of something else going on. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you tell me about getting numb hands and feet after taking a shower or know what this may be?
Unusual: It would be unusual to experience this in a warm shower as this would bring more blood to your hands/feet. So if doing cold showers: stop. It may be what is called small vessel disease (pad), may be related to a collagen vascular disease and there are a few. Look them up. See internist who will start with blood work. ...Read more
What can cause numbness in hands and feet? I am having issues with this happening at least once a day.
Many causes: Most common causes of numbness in the hands& feet (for all comers) is going to be diabetes mellitus. However, many other metabolic conditions can cause this condition as well as nutritional deficiences, demyelinating conditons of the brain/spinal cord, chemo/radiation therapy, excessive alcohol use, and as Sonny Bono used to say, "And the Beat Goes On." Check with your doctor for a full workup. ...Read more
Is numbness in both hands and feet at the same time a common symptom of the onset of MS, or am I worrying over nothing?
What can possibly be the cause for numbness, in my hands and feets. That only occur when I am resting. I am a cigarette smoker?
Numbness: Cigarettes are peripheral vasoconstrictors and that decrease in blood supply is most likely the cause. As already stated - do yourself a favor and stop. ...Read more
See a doctor: Obviously you determined something is wrong, the doctor will help you find out what and what to do about it. ...Read more
BLood flow: Blood flow is redirected to the areas that need the most blood flow in any given situation. During orgasm, blood flow is diverted to the heart, lungs, brain and sexual organs which could produce some transient numbness in the far extremities as blood is diverted to these areas. ...Read more
Both of my hands and feet are tingly/numb. This started a week ago after working out. What could cause this?
I've been waking up with swollen hands and feet, everywhere actually and numbness in my hands? I can't even wear my rings? What can be going on?
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