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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have been experiencing poor circulation in my arms and feet (cold feet&numb tingling arms). Could it be hypertension?

I have been experiencing poor circulation in my arms and feet (cold feet&numb tingling arms). Could it be hypertension?

Unlikely: The party line is hypertension (unless sudden or acute) is an insidious ; chronic medical condition for which no specific symptoms are usually noted by a person. Check out this link of the american heart association: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/symptomsdiagnosismonitoringofhighbloodpressure/what-are-the-symptoms-of-high-blood-pressure_ucm_301871_article.Jsp. ...Read more

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Numb and tingling hands and arms- most often when type too long?

Numb and tingling hands and arms- most often when type too long?

May be carpal tunnel: May be carpal tunnel syndrome. Sleeping in a brace may be helpful, but if persistent symptoms see a hand surgeon to confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment. Left untreated, if symptoms become constant, nerve damage can occur. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

CTS: Multifactorial. But common things are common. First to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome. Check with your neurologist. You may need electrodiagnostic study. ...Read more

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I have been having a constant numbness and tingling feeling in both my arms all the way through to my fingertips it's constantly all day?

I have been having a constant numbness and tingling feeling in both my arms all the way through to my fingertips it's constantly all day?

Numbness: You should have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be examined, labs and xrays and other items may be noted. I suspect that the results of Emergency facility will have you see a specialist. Please let me know how things develop! ...Read more

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My arms are so tingling and numb will ativan (lorazepam) help?

My arms are so tingling and numb will ativan (lorazepam) help?

Medication Effects: I understand your discomfort. Lansoprazole, Omeprazole and Ranitidine are used to decrease acidity in the stomach. Increased acidity can be due to stresses of relationships, separations, work and finances. Both Lansoprazole and Omeprazole can cause anxiety. Omeprazole can cause numbness See a Gastroenterologist for diagnosis, treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy Medication, and Relaxation. ...Read more

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I have been feeling strong pain and tingling and almost like numbness in both of my arms when I raise either one past my heart, what could that be?

I have been feeling strong pain and tingling and almost like numbness in both of my arms when I raise either one past my heart, what could that be?

Several Things: Laura, several things come to mind, mostly related to blood flow issues or nerve being pinched somewhere. Best to see your healthcare provider for proper evaluation. Things to think about are thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical nerve root being pinched in your neck, brachial plexopathy to name a few. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in arms & numbness in hand?

What can cause tingling in arms & numbness in hand?

1 common cause: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition that causes numbness and tingling. It should especially affect the tips of the thumb, index finger and middle finger, although other areas can be affected. Similar symptoms occur in other parts of the arm when the ulnar nerve or radial nerve is compressed, for your consideration. ...Read more

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Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Neuro-metabolic diso: If youjr doc can't figure it out go to the local university medical center. You just might be an interesting patient! There is a very long list in the differential here-i.e.the list of likely suspects. It could be neurological, metabolic, neurodegenerative, infectious. They only give us 400 spaces here.Look at google scholar or www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnshopkins.com. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I am having numbness and tingling sensation on my arms, legs and all over the body. This is happening for the past one year. Why is it happening?

See a neurologist: Possible issues with a developing peripheral neuropathy, but could also be a problem in the spinal cord. Also, should consider multiple sclerosis. Since all of this can be treated and handled successfully, no need to delay. Get evaluated and start reversing your issues. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/tingling/pain in arms/hands? Worse in am. Can last all day. Sometimes one sometimes both. Can't lift rt arm to side wo sev pain.

Nerve problems: You could possess peripheral nerve compression, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but might have more proximal issue at elbow, shoulder or neck. You describe issues on lifting right arm, which raises question of pathology within shoulder area. See your doctor, a few tests should confirm location and etiology. Most of the above possibilities are easy to address. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling n ur arms and legs?

Many things: One thing is a peripheral neuropathy, but that usually starts in the feet, later gets into the fingers. It's not really arms and legs, but more a "feet then hands" kind of thing. Certain meds can do it, too. Discuss with your doc if persistent and/or worsening. ...Read more

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I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

Numbness: Are you anxious are feeling a lot of stress. The most common cause of numbness of hands and feet is anxiety with or without hyperventilation. Hyperventilation, repeated deep breaths, can occur in some people who just sigh a lot. If the numbness or tingling is constant and progressive, you need to see a doctor to evaluate for spinal cord or peripheral nerve problems (rare). ...Read more

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My arms are going numb and tingling a lot. I'm 21 weeks and I had this with my first two pregnancies. What causes it?

My arms are going numb and tingling a lot. I'm 21 weeks and I had this with my first two pregnancies. What causes it?

Arm numbness: Sounds like carpel tunnel syndrome. It is fairly common in pregnancy due to swelling in the hands. It is caused by compression of a nerve as it passes from the wrist into the hand. Often worse in the dominant hand but can be in both hands. Can wake you up at night when the hands feel like they are "asleep". Will likely go away after delivery. Try wearing thumb spica splints at night. ...Read more

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My arms are constantly going numb, and i get tingling goosebump sensations down my right leg and back. Why is that happening?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more