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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 had a sudden numbness and tingling in my left arm and leg any suggestions on what could be wrong with me?

I had a sudden numbness and tingling in my left arm and leg any suggestions on what could be wrong with me?

Left sided numbness: These are symptoms of great concern. There are several possibilites one of which could be a warning of an impending stroke. You should call your doctor asap to report this and get seen for an examination to determine the cause. Do not delay this. If you suddenly worsen call 911. Alert your family that you are having trouble and do not be alone until you get medical help. ...Read more

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I am curtently experiencing left sided numbness/tingling ranging from left arm, abd, leg. Started in lt shoulder-on fire, pain, numbness, tingling.?

I am curtently experiencing left sided numbness/tingling ranging from left arm, abd, leg. Started in lt shoulder-on fire, pain, numbness, tingling.?

Such: "generalized" abnormal feelings "paresthesias" need evaluation by a NEUROLOGIST! Suggest you contact your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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For over 1 yr, had numbness/tingling/shooting pains on left arm, leg, and fingers. Happens on/off. Mri of brain/spine was normal. What 2 do next?

For over 1 yr, had numbness/tingling/shooting pains on left arm, leg, and fingers. Happens on/off. Mri of brain/spine was normal. What 2 do next?

Please get a: Second opinion. Many situations are difficult to diagnose. Continue until you find the answer and try not to loose peace of mind in the process. ...Read more

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Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging.?

Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging.?

Need more info: Symptoms are significant. Pl;ease make an appointment with your family physician ASAP. Could be the beginning of shingles or something else and warrants an exam now. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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I have been getting frequent ocular migraines, and numbness and tingling in my left arm. Any idea what this could be?

I have been getting frequent ocular migraines, and numbness and tingling in my left arm. Any idea what this could be?

Migraines: The numbness in the left arm is concerning. If you are correct that your symptoms are ocular migraines, then the numbness is most likely a variant form of the migraine. If the same visual symptoms happen in the same sequence with numbness in the arm, then it is most likely ocular migraine with variant, if severe headache then classic migraine. See my response on triggers for migraines. ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same.

I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same.

Neck problem: Its most likely a neck problem. Depending on your age it could also be a brain problem. You need to see a neurolgist. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

PRESSURE ON NERVES: Pain in neck radiating down the arm usually is from pressure on the nerves that originate from the neck
you need to be evaluated by your doctor or an ortopedic specialist, you need exam and may need MRI exam to find the cause. You are only 34 years old so see your doc. ...Read more

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I have arm numbness and tingling in my left arm but also sometimes my right arm. My hand also feels like it wants to cripple up. I'm only 26 years old.

I have arm numbness and tingling in my left arm but also sometimes my right arm. My hand also feels like it wants to cripple up. I'm only 26 years old.

Arm numbness: Numbness in the arms often occurs from sleeping with the arms bent or working in a job with a lot of repetition. Other frequent causes include spinal stenosis or compression of the spinal cord. Diabetes, low B12 levels, and low thyroid function are common causes too. A neurological evaluation and a nerve conduction test can identify the cause of the numbness. ...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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My name is pat adams. I'm 47 years old and I'm experiencing numbness and tingling on my right side, arm, leg and foot as well.?

My name is pat adams. I'm 47 years old and I'm experiencing numbness and tingling on my right side, arm, leg and foot as well.?

Pat: Visit your internist and let them examine you. I wonder if you have any back pain? Certainly, don't wait for this to get worse, an entire extremity is already a large area that likely should of been investigated already. ...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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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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I have numbness and tingling in both legs from the knee downward, and the same in both arms which has very gradually become more persistent.

See your doctor.: You are describing symptoms of neuropathy. This can be seen with other medical conditions like diabetes as well. You should see your doctor about it. There are medications that could help you feel better. ...Read more

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Lightheaded for 3 months now numbness and tingling in arms, legs, feet, hands. No doctor can find anything wrong. I'm terrified! Any advice?

Lightheaded for 3 months now numbness and tingling in arms, legs, feet, hands. No doctor can find anything wrong. I'm terrified! Any advice?

Depends on workup: No need to be terrified; your taxes are still due on April 15 aren't they? Or are you getting a refund? Are you getting your BILLIONS BACK THIS YEAR? The fact is you're 22, young, & spry & on edge a bit from the sound of things. BREATHE & realize that when doctorS don't find anything then, you may be letting anxiousness get the best of you.

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Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. Leg arm feet numbness and tingling. Upper and lower back pain. Wbc of 14.8?

Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. Leg arm feet numbness and tingling. Upper and lower back pain. Wbc of 14.8?

This requires eval: Your symptoms and signs (white count of 14, 800) are numerous and only an in-person evaluation/examination can adequately assess them. I might think of some form of infectious colitis with your mucus BM's and elevated WBC count; the numbness/tingling and pain could be something entirely different. I believe the best advice is go to ER (or your doc's office if you can get in today!) Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Tingling, numbness, and pain in left arm and hand, and in left leg and foot. I am only 16, what could this be?

Tingling, numbness, and pain in left arm and hand, and in left leg and foot. I am only 16, what could this be?

Anxiety: anxiety and stress. Breath deep and slow and relax. Walk, stretch, .if symptoms persisted see your doctor. You are too young for anything serious ...Read more

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Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Go to the ER now: Localized or unilateral (symptoms on one side of the body) numbness, weakness and tingling is concerning for an evolving neurological problem. People with these symptoms require emergent evaluation and should not attempt to drive a car. Let a family member, friend or ambulance do the transporting. ...Read more

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Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

See a doctor: If you haven't already, see a doctor in order to determine if there is a relationship with your symptoms. Having a detailed history and physical exam will be invaluable to determining next steps. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my left leg thigh that is numb also tingling in my toes and left arm?

What could cause pain in my left leg thigh that is numb also tingling in my toes and left arm?

Pinched nerve: These symptoms appear to me to be the signs of a pinched nerve. If they continue seek medical help to determine the cause as this could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Nerves in left arm leg shoulder neck left side only numb and tingling no pain though MRI was clear decline in eyesight could this be MS or what else?

Nerves in left arm leg shoulder neck left side only numb and tingling no pain though MRI was clear decline in eyesight could this be MS or what else?

Neurologist: The symptoms you describe are noteworthy. A negative MRI does not mean you do not have MS. It may be too early to be seen with MRI. Also special MRI sequences are needed to look at the optic nerves. I would seek out a neurologist to help diagnose these symptoms. Best wishes ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in top part of left leg while laying flat on your back?

Possi. Nerve compress: Possibly either left sciatic or left peroneal nerve may be compressing in your laying position causing tingling in left foot. ...Read more

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Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.

Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.

Pinched nerve: Your symptoms, in particular the left leg numbness/tingling/pain/weakness, strongly suggest a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine. If your symptoms are progressively worsening, you may even need surgery. See a physician for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a large limpo fatty lump on my left thigh, it is paining when touched and seems to be causing numbness and tingling in my left leg. Lump 3cm?

I have a large limpo fatty lump on my left thigh, it is paining when touched and seems to be causing numbness and tingling in my left leg. Lump 3cm?

Lump on thigh: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It MAY be impinging a nerve and causing your pain. It MAY be a cyst or something more. Your doctor will diagnose and treat accordingly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling on left leg which happens at nights when I am laying down that may radiate to shin and hamstring, prev sciatica issues.

I have numbness and tingling on left leg which happens at nights when I am laying down that may radiate to shin and hamstring, prev sciatica issues.

Sciatica: Sciatica can cause Leg pain that can come and go:: how old are you? How much do you weight? Did you recently have trauma or illness? Let us know to help solve this concern. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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