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Left hand numbness and both ear numbness?

Left hand numbness and both ear numbness?

Not normal: You should really see a physician for a thorough examination and possible testing - there are too many possibilities ...Read more

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Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Hand numbness: Could be two separate issues. Hand numbness could be carpal tunnel syndrome and chest pain could be costochondritis (like arthritis). Spine problems or other problems at the junction of the chest and neck could theoretically cause both symptoms, but less likely. Your primary care physician may help our may refer to a hand/upper extremity surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, left hand numbness while sleeping. Though used wrist cover, still has it. He gets tired and now he can hear ticking when he bend fingers?

Hi Doctor, left hand numbness while sleeping. Though used wrist cover, still has it. He gets tired and now he can hear ticking when he bend fingers?

?????: Sorry, only part of your post is understandable. So this isn't about you, this is about "him"? You really need to have "him" see a doctor who can have an actual conversation with "him" and examine "him" because I doubt you'll get any kind of satisfactory answer this way. Your English is not good enough. Preferably see a doctor who speaks "his" native language, eh? ...Read more

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Left dropped eye off and on and hand numbness off and on?

Left dropped eye off and on and hand numbness off and on?

Be seen: There are multiple possibilities and they may or may not be related. Consider being seen for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are persisting / worsening, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Periodic left forearm bicep and hand numbness tight shoulder when I look straight down back feels tight goes away after I take my ativan (lorazepam)?

Periodic left forearm bicep and hand numbness tight shoulder when I look straight down back feels tight goes away after I take my ativan (lorazepam)?

Neck problem: Sounds like you may have a cervical disc problem in your neck w/ the description of your symptoms. See an ors or neurosurgeon for examination, x-rays etc. Best of luck! You may need treatment for your anxiety disorder additionally. ...Read more

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22 yrd old f, history of migraines, new symptoms of left arm and hand numbness, blurry vision, & sharp head pain waking me up at night--is this bad?

22 yrd old f, history of migraines, new symptoms of left arm and hand numbness, blurry vision, & sharp head pain waking me up at night--is this bad?

Migraine: If you are having new symptoms that differ from your usual headache pattern, go to the er and be checked. You may be having a stroke-- at the very least, you will need a complete physical exam, labs, and an imaging study to check things out. ...Read more

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Left hand numbness + sharp pain. Sign of early pregnancy? Carpel tunnel? Am I pregnant? Help!

Left hand numbness + sharp pain. Sign of early pregnancy? Carpel tunnel? Am I pregnant? Help!

Doubt pregnancy: Could be carpel tunnel. That usually has a repitive motion history. Numbness usually. Means a nerve that has pressure on it. Different nerves got to various parts of the hand. Pressure at the elbow or wrist can caused hand numbness. I have not seen that associated. With pregnancy. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal?

Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal?

Neck pain: Left neck/arm pain suggest a cervical disc or arthritis but at your age would need a prior history of neck injury. If not, check for systemic arthritis with RA, C-reative Protein and sed rate. The hand problem could be a carpal tunnel problem or alar entrapment. You symptoms should not be ignored. Check with a real doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your left hand middle goes numb?

What does it mean when your left hand middle goes numb?

Possible CTS: See a neurologist. Carpal tunnel syndrome or neuropathy is likely. You may need an EMG test. ...Read more

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My left hand is going numb and the numbness isn't leaving. What do I do?

My left hand is going numb and the numbness isn't leaving. What do I do?

See Dr.: Sounds like you are having a pinching nerve somewhere, possible carpal tunnel syndrome. You need to get persistent numbness evluated asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your left hand side of your body goes numb for about 30 sec?

What does it mean when your left hand side of your body goes numb for about 30 sec?

Left hand numbness: Left side numbness may be due to disc problem, nerve problems, or more seriously, may be a symptom of a tia.
I would see a neurologist for a full work up. ...Read more

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Why dose my left hand go numb, and tingle?

Why dose my left hand go numb, and tingle?

Numb and tingle: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand, wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other types of nerve compression, arthritis, trauma, and a host of other issues including medications you are taking can come in to play. While a hand surgeon may be well versed to care for this, if you have a primary care physician do not leave them out of the loop.

If you r pcp agrees then a hand surgeon or an orthopedic or plastic surgeon who takes care of hand issues can be very helpfulto anyone with numbness or tingling in one hand. ...Read more

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Left hand going numb along with side of face. What does this mean?

Left hand going numb along with side of face. What does this mean?

This could be a sign: Of stroke. I'd recommend u proceed to the er right away. Take care! ...Read more

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Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Unlikely: Most commonly, focal hand numbness is due to carpal tunnel syndrome, or even ulnar nerve cubital tunnel issues. Isolated hand numbness would be a rather unusual sign of stroke. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand always numb? I need some advice.

Why is my left hand always numb? I need some advice.

You need more than: Advice - you need an in-person medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Half my left hand has been numb almost 24 hours. Why?

Half my left hand has been numb almost 24 hours. Why?

Peripheral nerve inj: Ury is likely. If you hit your elbow for example, several of your fingers could be numb for a while. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

Get evaluated: Could be due to nerve compression at wrist, elbow, brachial plexus, even neck. Evaluation and testing can localize and point the way for further therapeutic interventions. ...Read more

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Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Hand numbness: Numbness isolated to the hand is not typically produced by shoulder problems. As there can be many potential causes for hand numbness, you should be evaluated by an md. ...Read more

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I'm having multiple problems one it's my left hand it gets numb and hurts real bad feel like pins in my hand what can I take?

I'm having multiple problems one it's my left hand it gets numb and hurts real bad feel like pins in my hand what can I take?

See a hand surgeon: Hand numbness can be caused by irritation or compression of one of the nerves in your arm. A hand surgeon can help to diagnose the cause of your numbness based on your symptoms, history, physical exam, and imaging studies. Some common causes of hand numbness include:

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Brachial plexus disorder
Peripheral neuropathy
Diabetes
Alcohol use
Lyme disease
Multiple Sclerosis ...Read more

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Left hand numb should I go to er?

Left hand numb should I go to er?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. If you are getting any other symptoms like chest pain, drooling, difficulty walking or speaking - go to the er asap. ...Read more

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Hi I was a little worried about this numb feeling in my left hand on the side of pinky finger going down that side but it is only my left hand?

Hi I was a little worried about this numb feeling in my left hand on the side of pinky finger going down that side but it is only my left hand?

Ulnar neuropathy?: The symptoms you describe are typical for trouble with the ulnar nerve. This is the nerve that travels along the inner elbow and causes the 'funny bone' sensation when the elbow is hit in a certain way. Sometimes the nerve can get pinched in the elbow and surgery can relieve the pressure. An EMG/NCS test can determine if this is what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more