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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Recently diagnosed with pinched nerve and given 20mg Prednisone for 12 days. One week later slight pain and tingling/numbness in hand/arm. More meds?

Recently diagnosed with pinched nerve and given 20mg Prednisone for 12 days. One week later slight pain and tingling/numbness in hand/arm. More meds?

Pinched nerve: You should have a follow up dr visit. Many times the pinching of a nerve produces variable symptoms and if they persist after 12 days of prednisone, you need further evaluation and probable testing ...Read more

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What could cause numbness and tingling in fingers?

What could cause numbness and tingling in fingers?

Carpal tun syndrome: Numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and long finger is do to compression of the median nerve at the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is in the ring and little finger only than the nerve involved is the ulnar nerve and the compression is usually at the elbow, called cubical tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can alcohol poisoning cause numbness and tingling?

Can alcohol poisoning cause numbness and tingling?

Yes: Usually these symptoms are caused from hyperventilation due to anxiety over being intoxicated;however, they can also be caused from thiamine deficiency, dehydration or GI bleeding. ...Read more

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What could be causing finger numbness and tingling?

What could be causing finger numbness and tingling?

nerve compression: The most common cause of numbness and tingling in hands in otherwise healthy individuals is nerve compression. The most common type of nerve compression is carpal tunnel syndrome. That being said there are a number of other causes as mentioned by by colleague. I recommend that you consult an experienced hand surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could swelling, numbness and tingling be from mold?

Could swelling, numbness and tingling be from mold?

Not likely: I think mold would cause more respiratory symptoms rather than the symptoms you described. I recommend seeing your primary care doctor first for evaluation. If you do have a mold problem in the house, you need to get it treated soon. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of alcohol related numbness and tingling?

What is the pathophysiology of alcohol related numbness and tingling?

Neuropathy: Alcohol is a common cause of peripheral nerve damage causing numbness, pins and needles and other sensorimotor problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness and tingling (mostly tingling) in both of my hands.?

What to do if I have numbness and tingling (mostly tingling) in both of my hands.?

Neuropathy: It could be median nerve or ulnar nerve neuropathy.Its unlikely a neck problem. Need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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

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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What do medical experts say are the reasons for numbness and tingling of the feet and ankles?

Neuropathy: Nerve damage (neuropathy) is a common diagnosis for such complaints, though there are other potential diagnoses that can cause this. A nerve conduction and EMG test can be useful to prove neuropathy. Neuropathy has many potential causes, but diabetes, thyroid issues, some toxins (alcohol, chemo meds), vitamin deficiencies, and some infections (eg hiv, hansen's disease) are coin causes. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling in my left eyebrow. It doesn't hurt but it is really annoying. What could this be?

I have numbness and tingling in my left eyebrow. It doesn't hurt but it is really annoying. What could this be?

Irritation of nerves: Numbness and tingling is usually a sign of a problem with the nerve in that region. It can be caused by many different things. Trauma to the nerve is a common cause, and it usually resolves over time. Shingles can also cause this. If the tingling and numbness don't resolve in a week or two, you should see your doctor to determine if further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What causes burning numbness and tingling pain in the neck? When my neck is like that I can't handle it. Please help

What causes burning numbness and tingling pain in the neck? When my neck is like that I can't handle it. Please help

Several items: If spinal cord is irritated by flexion or extension of neck, this can trigger electrical shock-like sensations due to posterior column of spinal cord reaction. May be seen with B-12 deficiency, Multiple sclerosis, cervical stenosis, etc., and needs to be assessed, as there could be risk to spinal cord integrity. Annoying symptoms, but a warning to heed from your body. ...Read more

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Had eviked potentials done for numbness and tingling rt foot an. Result. 2.5to 3 is that abnorm. Al?

Had eviked potentials done for numbness and tingling rt foot an. Result. 2.5to 3 is that abnorm. Al?

See below: Guess I am confused, as to why you would have your symptoms tested by evoked potential study which is basically worthless if you have a peripheral nerve problem. (although may help diagnose a spinal cord problem). The more appropriate test could be an EMG nerve conduction study. I think you need to sit down with your doctor and ask some direct questions. Sorry, but that's my thinking, so far. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back? I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back? I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

Many symptoms...: While this could be a sign of a herniated disc, it sounds a little more like facet arthritis as it does not radiate to different areas and does not have a constant dull ache. That being said, a physical exam and imaging would be necessary to be sure. If you are concerned about an actual herniation, then I would recommend seeing a physician for an exam to be safe. ...Read more

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Why would I have numbness and tingling in my finger 2-3 years after an injury from an impact, and be unable to straighten or bend it all the way?

Why would I have numbness and tingling in my finger 2-3 years after an injury from an impact, and be unable to straighten or bend it all the way?

Explanation: You injured you joint and/or tendons, and also, likely hurt the small digital nerves. Maybe a hand specialist can correct this. ...Read more

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I have had extreme pain, numbness and tingling for 2 yrs. I am 27 and have had an MRI and other test and found nothing. What can I do? It hurts lots

I have had extreme pain, numbness and tingling for 2 yrs. I am 27 and have had an MRI and other test and found nothing. What can I do? It hurts lots

Concerning: Fibromyalgia can explain the diffuse pain but is usually not associated with numbness/tingling. Where are these symptoms felt? Arms, legs, all over? You probably need neurodiagnosis testing to see where the nerve dysfunction is coming from. This can greatly assist in getting down to the proper diagnosis, so an appropriarte treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling sensation in my leg when I got up to walk I had trouble and I couldn't feel it and I almost fell who should I see for this?

I have numbness and tingling sensation in my leg when I got up to walk I had trouble and I couldn't feel it and I almost fell who should I see for this?

Could be normal: You might have just compressed your sciatic nerve - the main nerve from your spine that extends all the way to the toes. Sometimes you can sit on this nerve "wrong" and cause compression and a transient tingling and numbness. If this only happens with certain seated positions, then I wouldn't worry. If you have random tingling, numbness, pain, or esp weakness, then go see a Primary Care doc. ...Read more

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What does numbness and tingling in the lips mean?

What does numbness and tingling in the lips mean?

Could mean-or???: A lot of things....sometimes occurs just before, during, or after migraine headaches. It could be the result of putting something directly on the lips that interacts and causes irritation. It could be signaling the deficiency of certain vitamin supplements such as B12, folate, (folic acid) or B6 (pyridoxine). You should get a metabolic evaluation. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

See neurologist: It depends which finger and what brings the tingling on...If it is the 2nd, 3rd digit numbness, it may be carpal tunnel or ulanr neuropathy if the 4th and fifth...
It may come from a pinched nerve in the neck if you shooting pains from the neck down to a specific area.
Or it may be from a more spreadout proces involving damage to the nerve endings.
Best to see neurologist. ...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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more