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I've had alcohol in excess, numb fingers on left hand, what is going on?

I've had alcohol in excess, numb fingers on left hand, what is going on?

Long term alcohol: Use can lead to neuropathy. While this is a possible cause of your numbness, there can be others, including injuries or trapped nerves in neck, wrist, or elbow. Talk to your doctor to get vit b and Folic Acid levels on you to see if these could be a cause of your neuropathy. If those are normal, discuss other causes. Most importantly, talk to them about solutions to using too much alcohol. ...Read more

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Numb fingers left hand pinky and ring it has been almost 2 weeks now. At night my elbow becomes sore and the numbness gets worse. ?

Numb fingers left hand pinky and ring it has been almost 2 weeks now.  At night my elbow becomes sore and the numbness gets worse.  ?

Let me explain: There one main reason for that, pinched nerve at the elbow from the inside or pinched nerve at the neck level. Since you have pain in the elbow i think the problem at the elbow level. Go and check it out. ...Read more

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Why is it that my second finger gets numb from my left hand?

Why is it that my second finger gets numb from my left hand?

Numbness of finger: One isolated finger getting numb is probably related to underlying tendon related issue. It is unlikely to have one finger symptom with nerve dysfunction. Hard to pinpoint the cause without proper exam. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Numb in bottom 3 fingers left hand up to elbow. Thumb index finger numb rt hand. Both feet have no reflexesblood work and mri normal what test is next?

Numb in bottom 3 fingers left hand up to elbow. Thumb index finger numb rt hand. Both feet have no reflexesblood work and mri normal what test is next?

NCV/EMG : Usually an NCV/EMG is done. It is not a structural test like an MRI, but rather checks the nerves themselves. It can help distinguish between a problem coming from the spine, the arms themselves ( such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes), or more of a neurological condition such as in a neuropathy. ...Read more

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Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary ?

Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary ?

Numb finger: There are many many causes of a numbness, caused by a nerve being compromised....Pressure from habitually holding an object in one way, or on the nerve farther away, from cysts or spurs. Some disease like diabetes and thyroid disorders can predispose to nerves being injured the duration depends on the cause. Consult a neurologist. Here is a good discussion: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/enc. ...Read more

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The fingers in my left hand get numb sometimes. What could this be?

The fingers in my left hand get numb sometimes.  What could this be?

Nerve issue: There is a high likelihood this may be carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of median nerve) but with a good exam other nerve compression issues can be checked for as well. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby finger on the left hand has been numb for 5 months?

What can I do if my baby finger on the left hand has been numb for 5 months?

Lots of causes: Can't tell over the computer. See your family physician asap. He may want you to have tests or see specialist. Please call now...If it hasn't gone away in 5 months its way past due to be evaluated. ...Read more