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Cough that lasted more than two months, shortness of breath especially while laying down and a constantly numb pinky finger, what could that be?

Cough that lasted more than two months, shortness of breath especially while laying down and a constantly numb pinky finger, what could that be?

Concerning: Young female has had chronic cough, shortness of breath, and ulnar parasthesias. These symptoms suggest a lung lesion, and an examination is advised sooner than later. A lung apical mass can arouse these symptoms; including brachial plexus neural impingement with ulnar nerve involvement. ...Read more

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Loss of strength in grip and kind of numb pinky and ring finger?

Loss of strength in grip and kind of numb pinky and ring finger?

Ulnar nerve problem?: You may have compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow level see a neurologist anelectromyogram will diagnose it. ...Read more

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I had nerve conduction studies done, due to tingling numb ring and pinky fingers. What is an ulnar lesion at elbow please? And is it permanent?

I had nerve conduction studies done, due to tingling numb ring and pinky fingers.  What is an ulnar lesion at elbow please? And is it permanent?

Ulnar neuropathy: Ulnar neuropathy is a nerve problem affecting the ulnar nerve at the elbow, typically caused by compression, entrapment, or trauma. It is the second most commonly pinched nerve in the body (after carpal tunnel in the wrist). It is treatable with strategies to protect the nerve (avoid prolonged elbow bend, pressure on elbow), therapy, a splint or brace, and surgery. ...Read more

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Severe arm pain from neck to fore arm, numb fingers from pinky to middle.MRI shows only small herniation at C6-C7.Cant lift arm anymore.Neck and arm?

Severe arm pain from neck to fore arm, numb fingers from pinky to middle.MRI shows only small herniation at C6-C7.Cant lift arm anymore.Neck and arm?

Clarify your problem: Although you may have some issue with nerve compression in neck, it is conceivable that you have more peripheral nerve compression instead. An EMG test can pinpoint and exclude different causes, and, in your case, should be very helpful. ...Read more

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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more

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Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Possibly: It is possible that the medication used for your injection has affected your sensory nerve. However, the numbness should resolve within a few hours - if not, i would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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My left ring and pinky finger have been numb. What is the cause and how do I treat it?

My left ring and pinky finger have been numb. What is the cause and how do I treat it?

Ulnar nerve: Numbness of the the ring and little fingers is usually the result of compression of the ulnar nerve somewhere along the arm and usually at the elbow. It is called cubital tunnel syndrome not to be confused with carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also be the result of a herniated disc in the neck. An nerve test is used to localize the cause and help determine treatment. ...Read more

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