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I have pinch nerves. My left side is numb. What can I do?

I have pinch nerves. My left side is numb. What can I do?

see a spine surgeon: I assume you are taking about your arm and leg. Talk to your pcp. You probably need an mr scan and review by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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My left side is leaning to the left when I am standing up.And I am in a lot of pain.And my left side is numb.What should do I took some pain med's it didn't help

My left side is leaning to the left when I am standing up.And I am in a lot of pain.And my left side is numb.What should do I took some pain med's it didn't help

Your : Your symptoms are very concerning for a stroke. Feeling off balance like you are leaning and numbness are symptoms of a stroke. If you have not already done so you need to call 911 and be immediately medically evaluated for possible stroke. ...Read more

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Last night my whole body on my left side was numb my heart was beating fast & woke up in sweat what could of it been?

Last night my whole body on my left side was numb my heart was beating fast & woke up in sweat what could of it been?

Hemispheric: Neurological symptoms merit further evaluation...You are young to have a TIA but its possible...Tachycardia related symptoms would be likely more generalized. ...Read more

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I have a area under my rib cage on the left side, that's hurts and swelling up the size of my hand And making my left side go numb ?

I have a area under my rib cage on the left side, that's hurts and swelling up the size of my hand And making my left side go numb ?

Need exam: Unable to give answer to your symptoms with out exam If this just started today, then you need to be seen, if it has been present for days, then make your apt within the next week. Good luck this could be a hernia, but exam is necessary. ...Read more

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RX migraine aura (no pain) and my left side goes numb, I feel nauseous, tired, strange afterwords.. But is it normal to feel uncoordinated and confused during? Like depersonalized or dissociated?

RX migraine aura (no pain) and my left side goes numb, I feel nauseous, tired, strange afterwords..  But is it normal to feel uncoordinated and confused during? Like depersonalized or dissociated?

Migraine: Yes, it is possible to have post-migraine symptoms, or even the symptoms you're describing while having a migraine. However, if these are new symptoms from your typical migraine that your doctor diagnosed you with before, then you should be evaluated again to be sure it's nothing new or different. Make an appointment to see your doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can migraines cause stroke like symptoms my left side goes numb my vision is impared and I get stomach upset like a migraine but no headache?

Can migraines cause stroke like symptoms my left side goes numb my vision is impared and I get stomach upset like a migraine but no headache?

YES: Classical migraine is characterized by an aura of sparkling lights, loss of vision over one side, numbness and tingling unilaterally, and perhaps difficulty expressing speech. Hemiplegic migraine can cause unilateral weakness, which can persist for a lengthy time. All seems stroke-like but typically reverses. Maybe get Concierge visit to address prevention. ...Read more

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I had all my front teeth taking out sat my left side still numb and can't breath throw nose having trouble talking?

I had all my front teeth taking out sat my left side still numb and can't breath throw nose having trouble talking?

Call your surgeon: If you are having problems breathing, this is an emergency. You need immediate medical attention. If your dentist is not available and you do not have an oral surgeon close by, you should go to your local Urgent Care or emergency room for evaluation and treatment.. ...Read more

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I suffer from migraines, my speech gets really bad, my left side is always numb and it's really hard to concentrate. Is this normal symptoms?

I suffer from migraines, my speech gets really bad, my left side is always numb and it's really hard to concentrate. Is this normal symptoms?

Yes: Difficulty with speech (dysphasia) is one of the diagnostic hallmarks of migraine, which many people dont realize. Migraine is also associated wih aura commonly, and sensory symptoms can represent an aura. Be sure to have at least one checkup with a neurologist before ascribing all your symptoms to migraine. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my lower back it hurts when it rubs against my clothes and it's making my left side numb ?

I have small bumps on my lower back it hurts when it rubs against my clothes and it's making my left side numb 

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Shingles?: If bumps are clustered to one side they may be due to shingles, a reactivation of chicken pox which can cause pain, hypersensitivity, and numbness. See your clinician asap. If shingles, need to start treatment w/i 72 hours to speed resolution and reduce risk of complications. ...Read more

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I have an area below my shoulder blade on my left side that feels numb but is very itchy at times. There is no pain just a very odd sensation. ?

Medial branch: This could be a problem with the "medial branch" nerve that comes off the main nerve root as it exits the spine and innervates the spinal joint and overlying skin just to one side of your vertebral column. The opening could be narrow for the nerve, or this could be subclinical zoster without rash (shingles) activity that will settle down (shingles most commonly flares on the chest wall). ...Read more

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My left side hip feels numb, lasts for 4 days, now left leg feels a little numb as well. When get up feels a little better.

My left side hip feels numb, lasts for 4 days, now left leg feels a little numb as well. When get up feels a little better.

Nerve vs muscular : The numbness could suggest nerve or muscular with paresthesias. These would be the issues your physician will consider in your evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having what feels like pinched nerve pain on my waist left side only. Have some spots on my left side that is numb. What should I do?

I'm having what feels like pinched nerve pain on my waist left side only. Have some spots on my left side that is numb. What should I do?

Shingles possible: Red marks that are bumpy or blistery and associated with pain are often shingles. If there is a rash or bumpy skin, most likely. Antivirals work best early in onset of the symptoms. If you have not had, i would suggest the shingles vaccine. If otherwise doesn't radiate, and not shingles, could be disc herniation low thoracic region. Try nsaid's, rest, ice/heat, and seek doc if not getting better. ...Read more

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I have had migraines lately and been really tired and my whole left side goes numb also bruising real easy. Any suggestions why or causing it.

I have had migraines lately and been really tired and my whole left side goes numb also bruising real easy. Any suggestions why or causing it.

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding, visual and auditory hallucination are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot in left shoulder it made my whole left side numb &tingling & swelling from face to toes. Got another shot, counter react it.Am iallergic

Cortisone shot in left shoulder it made my whole left side numb &tingling & swelling from face to toes. Got another shot, counter react it.Am iallergic

It is possible: What are describing is what we call anaphylactic shock. It possible to happen with this medication and any other medication. Keep in mind there are few thing included in the shots, novocain, (procaine) the steroid. So it could happen from either one. ...Read more

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My sisters left side is always numb she keeps sleeping we are very worried what could it be?

My sisters left side is always numb she keeps sleeping we are very worried what could it be?

See a doctor: she needs to see a doctor and get some tests too.this needs medical attention soon. ...Read more

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I one night woke up with my left side of my body numb. Could this have been a seizure?

I one night woke up with my left side of my body numb. Could this have been a seizure?

Unlikely: Seizures are typically "positive" symptoms with muscle jerking, staring, reduced awareness. People can have sensory seizures but it may be more likely that you had a pinched nerve. Seizures also have a short duration, typically seconds to minutes. ...Read more