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I felt a lump in left arm while pressing down on it. Numb hand and fingers also. What can this be?

I felt a lump in left arm while pressing down on it. Numb hand and fingers also. What can this be?

Get a medical exam: This is a bit unusual. Numbness in the hand is usually caused by nerve damage in the wrist, elbow or neck, but wouldn't be associated with a lump. A medical exam is needed to sort it out. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more


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I have been suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body aches, chest pain, numb hands and fingers, back pain, room spinning ?

I have been suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body aches, chest pain, numb hands and fingers, back pain, room spinning
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See a Physician: You have multiple symptoms and would be impossible to pin your diagnosis without a good physical exam. Seek medical attention and good luck ...Read more

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2 times a night i wake up with a numb hand and tingling fingers, unless i sleep totally still on my back (impossible). Doc shoves it off. Ideas?

2 times a night i wake up with a numb hand and tingling fingers, unless i sleep totally still on my back (impossible). Doc shoves it off. Ideas?

Nerve compression: It sounds like you are getting a pinched nerve, either in your hand (carpal tunnel syndrome) or in your neck. This can be diagnosed with a nerve test called an emg. Either one should be treatable. In the meantime, you can try a different pillow and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Right side face pain, right eye hurts, numb, right hand/finger tingle, very unsteady, little confused. What should I do?

Right side face pain, right eye hurts, numb, right hand/finger tingle, very unsteady, little confused. What should I do?

Call 911: These are the most common signs and symptoms of stroke. A less severe stroke may be more difficult to recognize. Do not wait cal 911. "Time lost is brain lost." ...Read more

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2 weeks ago-burning in both calves numb arms &hands, clumsy finger movements.Now constant pain in mid back with burning down spine & chest pains?

2 weeks ago-burning in both calves numb arms &hands, clumsy finger movements.Now constant pain in mid back with burning  down spine & chest pains?

Myelopathy: Your symptoms could be a number of different things. In the possibilities is spinal cord compression causing all the symptoms described. If you have an evaluation of your brain (mri), i would also simultaneously image your cervical spine just to make sure there is no congenital stenosis or a disk/spur causing all the commotion. ...Read more

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I feel numb on my hand and fingers?

I feel numb on my hand and fingers?

See a doctor: Numbness in the hand an fingers could be the sign of nerve compression anywhere along its course- from the neck to the hand. Symptoms can resolve spontaneously after changing position or with time. If they do not, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful pinched nerve in thumb, 1st and 2nd fingers on dominant right hand. Numb fingers, muscles sore, no grip. What can I do until appt?

Painful pinched nerve in thumb, 1st and 2nd fingers on dominant right hand. Numb fingers, muscles sore, no grip. What can I do until appt?

SUGGEST: Let's assume you have carpal tunnel syndrome, and it is affecting the median nerve substantially. You have about a 35% chance that wearing a wrist splint, which you can find at orthopedics supply store, will calm down the inflammation, and decrease symptoms if worn thru-out the day. An OTC NSAID may also help a bit. ...Read more

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I've got middle chest pain that comes and goes it like a burning ache, then it's in my left shoulder n bak. Tingling in hands numbes in litle finger?

I've got middle chest pain that comes and goes it like a burning ache, then it's in my left  shoulder n bak. Tingling in hands numbes in litle finger?

SEE MD TODAY: This could be angina, chest pain and referred pain to the left shoulder/left scapular area and sensations traveling down left arm. If this is the case, symptoms indicate insufficient blood flow in your heart. Call your doctor today. It could be something else(panic attacks +\- gastric reflux), but acute heart disease must be ruled out. Consider:go to er next episode for ekg, exam, labwork. ...Read more

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My hands feel numb and my fingers hurt a little. I feel a tingling in my hands and sometimes it feels like they itch.

My hands feel numb and my fingers hurt a little. I feel a tingling in my hands and sometimes it feels like they itch.

Varies: Multiple potential causes, among the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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My hands went numb and fingers curled inward toward palm what's happening?

My hands went numb and fingers curled inward toward palm what's happening?

Hyperventilation: Your symptoms are consistent with hyperventilation. Hyperventilation causes you to deplete carbon dioxide in the blood. Hyperventilation is most commonly caused by anxiety. Other causes are lung problems such as asthma or emphysema, heart problems, infection and bleeding. I suggest being seen to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Woke up and my three fingers are numb on my right hand as the day goes on my hole hand is numb and fingers twich . And no i haven't hurt it in anyway?

Woke up and my three fingers are numb on my right hand as the day goes on my hole hand is numb and fingers twich . And no i haven't hurt it in anyway?

Best to see Doctor: If it's not your pillow(s) causing this, or arm positioning over your head, then call your doctor, and have him/her examine, and test you. They can easily do a mini-neuro check on you to measure strength, coordination, and balance of both arms. So don't delay. You will have better peace of mind knowing what can be done, after s/he advises you. ...Read more

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Bumped my elbow and whole hand is numb along little finger now?

Bumped my elbow and whole hand is numb along little finger now?

Numbness : You probably hit the inside of elbow causing inflammation to the ulnar nerve that supply the pinky finger. . Take Ibuprofen will go away. ...Read more

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Shock, tingling sensation from middle up when pressure is put on right hand middle finger. Whole hand goes numb sometime finger is swollen.I fight a lot

Shock, tingling sensation from middle up when pressure is put on right hand middle finger. Whole hand goes numb sometime finger is swollen.I fight a lot

Nerve pain: If you are hitting with your hand a lot you may be irritating the median nerve which has branches that run from the middle finger through the palm and up the arm. You should get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue. ?

I am 23 with lupus.  Why do I  wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue. ?

Multiple things: Ask your doctor if you may have raynaud's phenomenon, which turns fingers and toes blue. Also your doctor can check for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. A rheumatologist would be helpful; rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions like what you are describing. ...Read more

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I think I have ulnar nerve damage ! My pinky is numb and tingling and the side of my hand is numb .My ring finger feels heavy and weak .I put ice on b?

I think I have ulnar nerve damage ! My pinky is numb and tingling and the side of my hand is numb .My ring finger feels heavy and weak .I put ice on b?

Ice on b?: Without knowing more information I cannot affirm whether your ulnar nerve is damaged. What is the mechanism of injury? How long have you been having the symptom? What makes it better or worse? Also, I am not sure what your question is. What do you mean when you write: "I put ice on b?" Please clarify. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are finger and hand numbness symptoms of?

What are finger and hand numbness symptoms of?

Most common CTS: Carpal tunnel is common, ulnar nerve or cubital tunnel, neck discs, nerve compression are common issues. ...Read more

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Question about hand numbness and inability to move your index finger?

Question about hand numbness and inability to move your index finger?

Could be your neck: A bulging disc in your neck could be pinching the nerve to your finger. When numbness and pain strike the same area, the problem is often more central. This can be checked with an EMG (looks at the nerve conduction) and possibly fixed with surgery. There are lots of causes, though, and this can be very serious so get it checked out right away! ...Read more