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My left arm has been numb for a few weeks now. What could it mean?

My left arm has been numb for a few weeks now. What could it mean?

Many things: You could have numbness from compressed nerves in the neck, the upper shoulder or problems with the nerves themselves. There could also be problems with blood flow in the arm. Your family md can perform a physical exam and clear a lot of this up for you along with an MRI as warranted. He'll refer you on to a neurosurgeon or neurologist as needed. ...Read more

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My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?

 My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?

Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs ending in the neck. At the wrist or the neck would be most likely. Less likely would be problem in the brain. A blood vessel blockage is possible but the way you describe less likely You need to see a doctor right away and get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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My left arm has been numb for months now my right is feeling a little numb what could it be ?

My left arm has been numb for months now my right is feeling a little numb what could it be ?

What other symptoms?: Everything from carpal tunnel to a bad disc in your neck could cause this. See a physical medicine doctor or neurologist for evaluation soon. They can get additional information examine you and possibly do an emg. ...Read more

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I've had numbness in my left arm for a few weeks now and it's preventing me from having a good sleep. I've been recently diagnosed with no thyroid.?

I've had numbness in my left arm for a few weeks now and it's preventing me from having a good sleep. I've been recently  diagnosed with  no thyroid.?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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My dad has numbness in his left arm and now has bumps all underneath his arm And hand .. What could it be?

My dad has numbness in his left arm and now has bumps all underneath his arm
And hand .. What could it be?

Watch out: Your symptoms could be zoster, also known as shingles. Or it could be something harmless like a random cold virus. Please proceed to a healthcare provider to be examined properly and diagnosed/ treated. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left arm randomly goes numb?

What does it mean if my left arm randomly goes numb?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders , what does this mean?

My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders , what does this mean?

Need evaluation: Difficult to determine without an examination. Agree with others who suggest need for medical evaluation to rule out cardiac causes. However, can also be peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), cubital tunnel syndrome, or cervical radiculopathy. Would highly recommend evaluation. May need emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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My left arm began "going to sleep" during my sleep about a year ago. This now is severe numbness waking me from a sound sleep 5 times a night. Why?

My left arm began "going to sleep" during my sleep about a year ago. This now is severe numbness waking me from a sound sleep 5 times a night. Why?

It likley has : Something to do with awkward positioning while you are asleep. If the hand is the worst wrist splints may help. If it is higher hard to "police" yourself, as you are asleep! ...Read more

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I feel like my whole left arm is numb. Everytime i put the back of my elbow on desk i feel electrical little shock. My left arm is numb for 10min now?

I feel like my whole left arm is numb. Everytime i put the back of my elbow on desk i feel electrical little shock. My left arm is numb for 10min now?

Ulnar nerve: It sounds like it could be a problem of your ulnar nerve which commonly is considered the "funny-bone" like when you hit your elbow. Pressure there may create forearm aches/numbness and often fourth finger and pinky go numb too. Avoiding pressure over there may help, but the nerve may become damaged and need to be managed more aggressively. A specialist eval. may be helpful if it persists. ...Read more

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For three days I've had numbness n tightness in my right arm its now starting in left arm its hurts bad n i feel very uncomfortable what do I do?

For three days I've had numbness n tightness in my right arm its now starting in left arm its hurts bad n i feel very uncomfortable what do I do?

See doc.: I think you should see your doc. Your symptoms are unusual and progressive enough that one would have to consider neural compression or a lesion in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with cervical stenosis. I have now strength in my left arm and right is getting weaker by the day.My entire body is numb. ?

Cervical stenosis: You need to see a doc! not a good plan to wait until friday afternoon to think you may have a problem. Understand, with spinal cord compression and injury, weakness, numbness and incoordination that develops may be permanent. If you truly have noticeable worsening today from yesterday, you need immediate attention. If this is just gradually getting worse, then call your doc monday. ...Read more

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My heart is beating fast and it hurts and my left arm feel numb. What do these symptoms mean?

Means you need eval: Fast heart rates can mean an arrythimia and left arm numbness could be an anginal equivalent. You need a full history and physical, ekg , labs, stres test , holter etc. ...Read more

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I've had a numb feeling in my left arm today and now numbness in my arm and my left leg is much colder than rest of body. Advice?

I've had a numb feeling in my left arm today and now numbness in my arm and my left leg is much colder than rest of body. Advice?

Could be a nerve: You haven't mentioned any weakness or chest pain or not being able to move those extremities so I will assume those symptoms aren't present. In which case it could be that you have some inflammation or irritation of your peripheral nerves or possible swelling (edema) which is causing your symptoms. If your symptoms persist it would be good to discuss it with a doctor. ...Read more

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My left arm and shoulder have been aching and kinda numb for about 4 hours now. It gets worse when I put my elbow down on anything?

Radiating: The pain in the arm and shoulder might be due to impingement or pressure on a nerve root as it exits the cervical spine, pressure on the nerve in the axilla (armpit), or trauma to the shoulder components ("rotator cuff"). These are the most common causes. ...Read more

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Partner got bitten on lower back yesterday morn By a spider can see the bites in the red area which is spreading now has numb/dead left arm??

See MD ASAP: Take him to a doctor ASAP. Could be a spreading bacterial infection in need of antibiotics and or a higher level of care. To the emergency room if you can't see a doctor immediately ...Read more