Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet - Doctor answers

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I have recently been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and have been experiencing numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. Is this normal?

I have recently been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and have been experiencing numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. Is this normal?

Neuropathy: Is seen with many conditions. People with hypothyroidism often have other autoimmune disorders (B12 deficiency from inability to make intrinsic factor, SLE, Mixed connective tissue disease, scleroderma, immune based neuropathy, Diabetes, etc) Define the type and extent of the neuropathy (EMG-NCS testing) Discuss with your neurologist the work up for treatable conditions. ...Read more

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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 am having numbness and tingling in my hands, arm, feet and leg and my head feels very tight. I took my blood pressure that is normal what can I take?

I am having numbness and tingling in my hands, arm, feet and leg and my head feels very tight. I took my blood pressure that is normal what can I take?

Anxiety?: Sounds like anxiety, but I do not have any other information. No generic pill for this. It could be something serious, seek medical attention to make sure no serious problems exist. ...Read more

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With numbness and tingling in hands and feet, and limited movement in right arm, naseous, should I go to ER or schedule appt?

With numbness and tingling in hands and feet, and limited movement in right arm, naseous, should I go to ER or schedule appt?

Not ER: This is anxiety or panic or stress. You do not need to go to the er. But, please go see your family physician to discuss ways to manage your stress better. ...Read more

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NumbNess and tingling in hands and feet. Sedrate of 23. Ana 1.4Fatigue. Sore. Depression. Blah feeling allthe time. What's going on?

NumbNess and tingling in hands and feet. Sedrate of 23. Ana 1.4Fatigue. Sore. Depression. Blah feeling allthe time. What's going on?

Hyperventillation: No point in ANA since ESR is normal. Need an experienced DR. Anxiety may result in overbreathing with respiratory alkalosis. You may also have spells of rapid heart, light-headed sensations, feeling that you cannot get a deep enough breath, difficulty sleeping. Meds and behavior therapy will help you. Beta blocker meds can be very effective. Antidepressants can help. The sooner you go, the better. ...Read more

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Heart fine but have pain in neck, upper back and chest, facial numbness and tingling in hands and feet, clicking sound when I turn my head. 1year now?

Heart fine but have pain in neck, upper back and chest, facial numbness and tingling in hands and feet, clicking sound when I turn my head. 1year now?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic and possibly unexplainable by a single disorder. More information is needed. Contact your Physician who will take a thorough history and perform a complete physical examination in order to make a diagnosis. Appropriate tests and probably xrays will be ordered. ...Read more

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Nauseous, numbness and tingling in hands, legs, and feet. Pain in my right arm, limited movement with that arm.

Nauseous, numbness and tingling in hands, legs, and feet. Pain in my right arm, limited movement with that arm.

Numbness: Most concerning is the pain in the right arm. If this is something new it needs evaluation by a physician. The diffuse numbness and tingling could be from any number of causes. An infectious or inflammatory workup may also be indicated.

Again, the pain and lack of movement in the right arm needs more immediate attention. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling in forearms/hands and lower leg/feet bilaterally and face and lips and some random chest pain?

What would cause numbness and tingling in forearms/hands and lower leg/feet bilaterally and face and lips and some random chest pain?

Sounds vascular: You should take these symptoms seriously and see a doctor. Circulation may be an issue and chest pain is a signal to get attention now. There is no reason to ignore it. If it is severe, go to an urgent care clinic or er. Best wishes - it may be nothing serious, but don't risk your life on that. ...Read more

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I heard numbness/tingling sensation in ones hands/feet is a common side affect with chemo, is this true?

I heard numbness/tingling sensation in ones hands/feet is a common side affect with chemo, is this true?

Yes: This side effect is called peripheral neuropathy, and it's common. Many types of chemotherapy are toxic to nerves, and the more doses you receive the more the nerves are affected. Taxol and taxotere (docetaxel) are particular culprits. Symptoms of neuropathy usually lessen with time once you're off the chemo... But it can take a year or two. ...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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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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I am having numbness and tingling in my hands, legs and feet. Also muscle atrophy in my lower legs. What's going on?

I am having numbness and tingling in my hands, legs and feet. Also muscle atrophy in my lower legs. What's going on?

See details: There are several causes of these symptoms in individuals your age including spinal cord or spinal nerve compression secondary to osteoarthritis. Have a neurologist evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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I'm having a a lot of symtoms such as heavy head I fill like my head is full, stiff neck, numbness and tingling in hands and feet, weak muscles in my arms and legs. I'm also having tremors and muscle twiches in my legs. I'm a 23 year old black female.

I'm having a a lot of symtoms such as heavy head I fill like my head is full, stiff neck, numbness and tingling in hands and feet, weak muscles in my arms and legs. I'm also having tremors and muscle twiches in my legs. I'm a 23 year old black female.

Fibromyalgia?: 23y female with head fullness, stiff neck" & bilateral upper & lower extremity paresthesias, fasciculations & "muscle weakness" needs a general medical examination to rule out endocrine, autoimmune, & central nervous system disorders. Absent diagnostic findings, Fibromyalgia, hyperventilation & chronic anxiety need to be considered. ...Read more

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Numbness & tingling in both hands & feet the next morning after drinking?

Numbness & tingling in both hands & feet the next morning after drinking?

What's the question?: Please resubmit your concern in the form of a question. Otherwise, the only thing I can do is agree with your statement that you are feeling tingling in the hands and feet after a night of drinking. If you would like to submit a private question for review then, please look me up at: W WWW. Healthtap. Com/DRSAGHAFI ...Read more

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Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion.

The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median. ...Read more

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If you are feeling these side affect numbness tingling of hands legs and feet from taken carvedilol isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine?

If you are feeling these side affect numbness tingling of hands legs and feet from taken carvedilol isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine?

Antihypertensives: The medications above are used to treat high blood pressure. They are usually tolerated well but uncommonly do have side effects. New onset numbness and tingling has many causes and isn't necessarily related to your medications. ...Read more

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29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. Upper arm ache to elbow. Labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. Upper arm ache to elbow. Labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

Numbness normal MRI: The fact that MRI/EMG is normal is good news. Did they check thyroid? glucose? sed rate, ANA (autoimmune issues)? lyme titer? Could be reflux or H pylori, low iron Vit D, B12, magnesium, potassium calcium, supplement if low. Check diet: Vegetarian (vit deficiency)? Do you have discomfort with eating (, may be malabsorping)? . Do fingers turn purple? Could be Raynauds. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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I started an all veggie juice fast and have had tingling/numbness/itching in my hands and feet. What does this mean?

I started an all veggie juice fast and have had tingling/numbness/itching in my hands and feet. What does this mean?

Pesticides?: A short-term veggie juice fast is a great way to fast! You get loads of phytonutrients and enough calories so you are not miserable when you fast. You should know, however, that juicing can also concentrate pesticides used on the veggies. Some people react to the pesticides. If this is the case, you need to switch to organic veggies. Veggie allergies are also possible. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I woke up with numbness & tingling in hands & feet Is this normal I've only had it once before after drinking I'm not a big drinker once in a while?

I woke up with numbness & tingling in hands & feet Is this normal I've only had it once before after drinking I'm not a big drinker once in a while?

Numbness: Numbness and tingling in any limb likely is related to nerve compression. This often happens when sleeping in awkward positions or sitting in awkward positions without moving much. When relieved of that position, numbness usually resolves. If persistent, you should see your doctor to check out other possible nerve conditions as well as possible metabolic conditions such as diabetes & low B12. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

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