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My 44 year old sister having numbness/tingling on one side of body. Only in arm, hand, leg, foot & 1/2 of her face and head. None in trunk. Help?!?!

My 44 year old sister having numbness/tingling on one side of body. Only in arm, hand, leg, foot & 1/2 of her face and head. None in trunk. Help?!?!

Neurologist: Sounds like an immediate trip to the neurologist. A central nervous system or spinal issue can cause numbness on only one side of the body. This can be dangerous so I would seek immediate help. ...Read more

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 numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

I have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

Why indeed: Whatever is causing the numbness & tingling is also causing the painful sensation. The sense of touch is multimodality & of mind-mangling complexity. When you say the areas are "more painful, " do you mean allodynia, hyperpathia, dysesthesia or hyperalgesia? (The idea is now for you to look up those terms and try to determine which 1 (or more) applies to you.) ...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?

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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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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What would cause me to have numbness and tingling through my body?

? Hyperventilation?: Have you been hyperventilating? Most often numbness is to lips, hands and feet. ...Read more

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How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, demyelinating diseases, strokes, radiation therapy, infections, autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, hyperventilation - are just a few. ...Read more

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I have being feeling numbness and tingling on my whole right side what can this be.....?

I have being feeling numbness and tingling on my whole right side what can this be.....?

Many things: While these symptoms are usually self limited and inconsequential, if these persist more than a week or so, with your young age, see your family md for evaluation.
It would be best to figure it out early rather than late. Whether these are symptoms from the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, you will need some workup if they don't go away. ...Read more

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I get numbness and tingling over diff parts of my body if I have been in the same position for more that 5 mins, it immediately disappears when I move?

Parasthesias: Can occur with even minor compression of cutaneous nerves if the nerves are susceptible due to underlying neuropathy or tissue swelling. If this persist tell your doctor (will assess you with a neurological exam and order some labs or an EMG- nerve conduction study) ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling on left side of face?

Numbness tingling: Impossible to say without more information. However if it has persisted greater than 2 weeks, it should be evaluated. Could be anything from a temporary viral inflammation to ms, to a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Can back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Can back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Yes: Pinched nerves in the low back are often associated with numbness and tingling in the legs and feet. ...Read more

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Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Not low back: An anatomical explanation of numbness throughout body could be attributable to to a process in the brain or upper cervical spine area. Alternatively, it could have a nonanatomic basis. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of numbness and tingling episodes through whole body mostly middle off back up to neck. Help no insurance. Thanks?

Medical workup: These sensations appear to be muscular in origin and can be seen in a variety of conditions e.g. Chiari malformation, dermatomyositis, tension myositis, psycho-social stress, depression, suppressed anger, post traumatic stress disorder, spinal deformity, spinal cord tumors, the list goes on. If symptoms persist see your primary care physician for a medical workup. ...Read more

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I've had a numbness and tingling on the left side of my face and head and every once in a while I get a cold sensation on the same side?

Several reasons: Your symptoms suggest possible bells palsy presentations which is temporary to something more ominous like a a small stroke, multiple sclerosis, or a brain mass. You should see your primary care doc right away for the proper evaluation, and if he /she is uncomfortable, they will refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a neuroepthial cyst located in the left choroid fissure region with numbness and tingling on left side.

Should I be worried about a neuroepthial cyst located in the left choroid fissure region with numbness and tingling on left side.

Choroid cyst: No. A choroid plexus or neuroepithelial cyst is a benign mass. A cyst has to be large enough to put pressure on the surrounding brain. Also, a left-sided cyst would cause symptoms on the right side of the brain. A left-sided cyst would not cause left-sided symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lymph node (i believe) in my middle neck that won't go away. I have had numbness and tingling unilaterally to the left side. No ms?

I have a pea sized lymph node (i believe) in my middle neck that won't go away. I have had numbness and tingling unilaterally to the left side. No ms?

Not my diagnosis: Lots of reasons for left sided tingling and numbness, and could be problem in neck or even peripheral nerves. The lesion in your neck could be a sebaceous cyst. Have your doctor evaluate these additional concerns, but so far, no issue to have concern about ms. ...Read more

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Can numbness and tingling in the whole body be the only ssymptom of brain tumor?

Can numbness and tingling in the whole body be the only ssymptom of brain tumor?

Basically no: Brain tumors can produce sensory stuff but it's always more or less localized. Do you think you might be hyperventilating? Have you had a chemical profile? ...Read more

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Have mild numbness and tingling randomly throughout my body. When I massage the base of my neck and my lower back, they feel sore. Spine issue?

Probably muscular: The neck and low back are covered with small muscles. These get stretched and bruised with regular movement. Small nerves travel through these muscles to the arms and legs. Spasms of these muscles can pinch the nerves and cause numbness and tingling. The muscles will feel sore when you massage. A good medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the cause of left sided back pain initially it started out as numbness and tingling and has progressed to soreness and occasional chest pain

Concern: If the symptoms you describe are new and it is not a child, you should rule our heart attack. May be emergency, consider going to er. With very limited description impossible to give advice. ...Read more

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I have expressive dysphasia with slight numbness and tingling on the right side of my face. It happens periodically. I have been to the ER twice about

I have expressive dysphasia with slight numbness and tingling on the right side of my face. It happens periodically. I have been to the ER twice about

Expressive dysphasia: Is caused by a lesions in areas of the brain required to produce language, which is verbal or written expression of thoughts & ideas. Dysarthria is caused by a disturbance of control of muscles required to produce speech, which is articulation + pronunciation. It can be caused by central or peripheral nervous system lesions. See a neurologist for accurate diagnosis & treatment. ...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.?

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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Numbness and tingling in inner thigh near testes, no pain in any body part. If numbness in inner thigh increaes, tingling sensations in feet also?

You need to get: To a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. Nerve entrapment issues are sneaky and hard to diagnose sometimes. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am having episodes of numbness and tingling in my pinky and ring fingers and the side of my hand on Both hands. It's slowly becoming more common?

I am having episodes of numbness and tingling in my pinky and ring fingers and the side of my hand on Both hands. It's slowly becoming more common?

Ulnar neuropathy: In healthy young person nerve symptoms in pinky and ring finger are classic for compression/irritation of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Think: lots of keyboard use or arms on the armrests reading. Solution: notice sources of pressure on your nerve at that elbow and reduce it for two weeks. IF the symptoms persist, go to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?

I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?

Unpinch the nerve.: Sounds like you have a disk herniation. As long as the pain is tolerable, and you do not have progressive increasing weakness, or lose the ability to control the bladder or bowels, the vast majority of disk herniations can be treated without surgery. I recommend you get a good exam by a spine specialist, then follow instructions on use of medications, stretchs and activities modifications. ...Read more

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Hi I have had numbness and tingling all ove my body for well over a month after injecting meth right after the shot I felt like My veins were attacked?

Hi I have had numbness and tingling all ove my body for well over a month after injecting meth right after the shot I felt like My veins were attacked?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
I trust that you will not do meth again.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Amitriptyline safe and effective for preventing hemiplegic migraines? I get slight numbness and tingling left side and headaches. Past 2yrs on and off

Amitriptyline safe and effective for preventing hemiplegic migraines? I get slight numbness and tingling left side and headaches. Past 2yrs on and off

Comments: Truthfully, due to bad anticholinergic side effects, I no longer use amitryptyline in any of my patients. Would prefer OTC items, such as riboflavin, butterbur, CoQ-10
magnesium or feverfew. Most neurologists can help with this. If it must be prescription, choose Depakote or Topamax (topiramate). Botox, maybe? ...Read more

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Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Probably not: Arm pain that radiates (travels to) the hand and particularly the fingers is usually not heart related, but more likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck. The is referred to as as cervical neuropahy, if it comes from the spine, or brachial neuropathy, if it comes from lower down. I've seem this happen if someone leans heavily on crutches they have been using for a sprained knee. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my right wrist, palm side. I am experiencing numbness and tingling in both hands overnight. Is that normal?

I have a ganglion cyst on my right wrist, palm side. I am experiencing numbness and tingling in both hands overnight. Is that normal?

Nocturnal tingling: Of the hands usually is due to carpal tunnel syndrome. It's not uncommon to see carpal tunnel in individuals who also have ganglion cycts. Have your neurologist do an EMG / NCS to clarify matters ...Read more

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A burning sensation in my hip escalated to dizziness, simultaneous urge to vomit and defecate, numbness and tingling along my body and visual noise.

A burning sensation in my hip escalated to dizziness, simultaneous urge to vomit and defecate, numbness and tingling along my body and visual noise.

Uncertain: This combination of symptoms does not suggest a certain single diagnosis but many considerations. The symptoms could suggest muscular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, and neurologic issues. You will need an evaluate Chin by physician, and maybe at least a neurologist to start ...Read more

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Having a fibro flare with joint and muscle pain. Now having numbness and tingling all over body and face. ER said it was from the fibro not neuro.?

Having a fibro flare with joint and muscle pain. Now having numbness and tingling all over body and face. ER said it was from the fibro not neuro.?

I believe that: From your brief description of the problem I'd believe that your it's NOT NEUROLOGICAL as well & more musculoskeletal with joint & muscle pain. I can't say whether or not it's a fibromyalgic flare unless you tell me that you are clearly diagnosed previously as having FIBROMYALGIA. If you'd like to consult me 1-1 please write to me for an appointment: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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How likely am I to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions. One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c

How likely am I to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions. One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c

Hard to say: One white spot on brain MRI is nonspecific. If it is in a particular area (corpus callosum) it would be more concerning, otherwise it could have been from prior brain infection (encephalitis) or trauma (shearing injury). Your symptoms are a bit more worrisome. Perhaps a spinal fluid analysis will help. Neurology consult would be useful. ...Read more

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What is numbness and tingling caused by?

What is numbness and tingling caused by?

Pinched nerve: Nerves exit your spine from the head to the buttock and these nerves correspond to the sensation to different parts of your body.

The mechanical pressure on the nerve causes the sensation to feel different. That includes numbness or tingling.

Also, there can be chemical irritation to the nerves by inflammation.

In cases of peripheral neuropathy, it can ALS becaused by diabetes, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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