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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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Hello. My index finger on my left hand has been numb for more then a week. Sometimes it gets quite painful and my finger is cold.

Hello. My index finger on my left hand has been numb for more then a week. Sometimes it gets quite painful and my finger is cold.

Finger cold: hello ~ what is the exterior weather like where you live? Is this finger being over exposed to cold? If so, wear a glove, and protect all extremities from cold, tips of nose ears etc. Are there any color changes in finger associated and finally do you have a good radial pulse in that hand. Its worthwhile seeing the doc about this to get answers. thanks ...Read more

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I had a ganglyon surgery 2 days ago. When I do a forward thrust with my hand i feel my thumb and index finger a little numb is this normal?Left hand

I had a ganglyon surgery 2 days ago. When I do a forward thrust with my hand i feel my thumb and index finger a little numb is this normal?Left hand

Median nerve: It seems that ganglion may have been right in the mid wrist on front side. If so, that is also where median nerve travels. The swelling from surgery may be causing temporary symptoms and it should subside once the swelling resolves. Talk to your surgeon. ...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 over dorsum of left hand; over thumb and area below index, middle and ring fingers down to wrist- 1 day. No pain, non progressive, unilateral

Numbness over dorsum of left hand; over thumb and area below index, middle and ring fingers down to wrist- 1 day. No pain, non progressive, unilateral

Radial sensory nerve: Dorsal radial sensory nerve supplies that area could be too tight a watch or bracelet causing pressure on the sensory branch at the wrist level. Could also be a traumatic blow to that area, usually neuroapraxic injury(bruising) that will respond to rest and time. ...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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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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What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

Ulnar nerve problem?: Numbness and tingling inthe small and ring finger can indicate a problem with the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is commonly pinched at the level of the elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome, or at the level of the wrist, compression at guyon's canal. However, numbness and tingling in the exremities warrants evaluation by a physician to definitively identify the cause. ...Read more

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My husband is having dizziness, lighheadness, numbness in 2 left hand fingers. Wat he is suffering from? He is 35 yrs old.

My husband is having dizziness, lighheadness, numbness in 2 left hand fingers. Wat he is suffering from? 
He is 35 yrs old.

Can't tell: Based on the limited info, and without an examination, it's impossible to tell. He should see his physician, though, and may need further evaluation (testing or seeing a neurologist). ...Read more