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Numb thumb and pointer finger after elbow surgery, should I be concerned?

Numb thumb and pointer finger after elbow surgery, should I be concerned?

A little: Depending on the procedure some numbness can occur secondary to swelling and traction on the the tissues. If you had a nerve block, this might also be a factor. In any case, you should contact your surgeon - they will want to know and they can tell you whether or not this is "normal" for the type of procedure that you had. ...Read more

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36 yo female with a history of Crohn's disease and degenerative disc disease. Have a numb spot on my pointer finger, my hands are cold and i get tingling. May have mild Crohn's flare. Neuropathy?

36 yo female with a history of Crohn's disease and degenerative disc disease. Have a numb spot on my pointer finger, my hands are cold and i get tingling. May have mild Crohn's flare. Neuropathy?

Neuropathy fingers: Peripheral neuropathy in inflammatory bowel disease ( ibd) patients has been reported and early on purely sensory symptoms are much more common. Talk to your pcp first, as there is certainly overlap with carpal tunnel (cts) and other conditions in many. Often it is not just one thing and just one focal spot in one finger for any of these whether it be ibd or cts. ...Read more

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Can c-4 through c-7 pressures to the spine involve numbness to the pointer and pinkey fingers?

Can c-4 through c-7 pressures to the spine involve numbness to the pointer and pinkey fingers?

Yes: Cervical radiculopathy is where a pinched nerve in the neck causes pain, weakness, or numbness in the limbs. The neck commonly goes to different parts of the hand depending on the specific nerve. ...Read more

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My right pointer finger has been numb for about a week now and in the past day my right middle finger began to feel numb as well now??

My right pointer finger has been numb for about a week now and in the past day my right middle finger began to feel numb as well now??

Need a work up: This can be a simple as putting pressure on the nerves of those fingers at work or even sleeping. It can also be a problem with the nerve getting pinched somewhere. I would see a neurologist for a work up probably a conduction study to determine if a blockage exists ...Read more

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Why are my pointer finger tips tingling and numb for the past 2 hours?

Why are my pointer finger tips tingling and numb for the past 2 hours?

? carpal tunnel: Numbness of the fingers has several causes. Temporary causes like hyperventilating can cause all fingers to feel tingly. Other intermittent causes include carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, or pinched nerve in your neck. You are kind of young for most of these problems. If it keeps up get it checked out. ...Read more

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My left pointer and middle finger tips are numb / tingling what could it be?

My left pointer and middle finger tips are numb / tingling what could it be?

Nerve irritation: Depending on whether you have other symptoms, and what is found on your neurological exam, tingling may be an indication of nerve irritation anywhere along the path of the nerve, from your neck down to your hand. Your doctor can help you make a diagnosis and treat your condition appropriately. ...Read more

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My dominant pointer and middle fingers have been numb for a while. My doctor appointment is not for another week. What can I do until then?

Carpal tunnel: Anti inflammatory medication may help. Hand and wrist physical therapy may help. But you may need rest, a steroid injection or even surgery to solve this problem. ...Read more

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I was watering my grass last nite and got a numb tingly feeling in my pointer finger tip woke up tis morning feels a lil better but its still there?

I was watering my grass last nite and got a numb tingly feeling in my pointer finger tip woke up tis morning feels a lil better but its still there?

Finger numbness : You may have been resting the hose on a digital nerve and caused it to go to sleep. If that see the case i'd expect the symptoms to continue to resolve. . You may also have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I slammed door on the tip of my pointer finger yesterday. It's numb on some parts but very painful on other parts. Pretty bruised. Pain is now traveli?

I slammed door on the tip of my pointer finger yesterday. It's numb on some parts but very painful on other parts. Pretty bruised. Pain is now traveli?

Almost certainly fx: You probably fractured the distal phalanx and there may be a tiny bone chip present. You need a careful exam and probably an x-ray exam of your finger to determine the exact anatomy after the trauma after the accident ...Read more