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My father who managed to get pricked by a agave weberi plant 4 days ago since he has done this now experiencing numbness between fingers 4 and 5 with slightly up on the right hand and more pain?

My father who managed to get pricked by a agave weberi plant 4 days ago since he has done this now experiencing numbness between fingers 4 and 5 with slightly up on the right hand and more pain?

Go to Doctor: Could be signs of infection. The plant is not poisonous but the prick is a port of entry for possible microorganism. Take him to doctor for examination and treatment. ...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


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My mom 47 years old had numbness and painless between two fingers of feet, recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis or is it related with leprosy??

My mom 47 years old had numbness and painless between two fingers of feet, recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis or is it related with leprosy??

Are you in the US?: Has your mother been diagnosed with Leprosy to date? If no - that would be at the bottom of the differential diagnosis list. If your mother is uncomfortable with the diagnosis that was made - she could consider obtaining a second opinion. ...Read more

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Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Usually: Nerve injury causing numbness in a finger can occur anywhere from the digital nerve in the finger to the nerve roots exiting from the cervical spinal cord. Circulatory disturbances to the hand can also cause numbness. Electrical nerve testing called nerve conduction study (ncs) can localize many cases of sensory nerve injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you wske up with numbness in your fingers?

What does it mean when you wske up with numbness in your fingers?

Neck arthritis?: You may be suffering from some nerve compression of the nerves going to your hands by some arthritic changes in your neck vertebrae. Please see your doctor for an exam. It could also be from carpel tunnel, but that is often painful too. ...Read more

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Numbness in two fingers in the morning for long while. What's wrong?

Numbness in two fingers in the morning for long while. What's wrong?

Gravity: Zebras, horses and giraffes sleep standing up. Since humans sleep lying down our hands swell at night from water that redistributes itself from our legs. That is why we get puffy eyelids too. The swelling pinches nerves. ...Read more

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Are tingly sensations and numbness in the fingers a cause for concern?

Are tingly sensations and numbness in the fingers a cause for concern?

Possibly: How often? How severe? Is there functional impairment? Is there weakness? Is there pain? Is it progressive? Is it transient or persistent? Analyze your problem, then re-ask your question. If your symptoms concern you enough, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do for a sudden strong numbness in part of my finger tip, but not my whole finger?

What do I do for a sudden strong numbness in part of my finger tip, but not my whole finger?

Bruised nerve: You could have a local injury to the nerve in the finger or something pushing on the nerve.

I recommend evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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HI I HAVE A VERY SLIGHT NUMBNESS IN MY RIGHT FINGERS, I THINK IT IS IMPROVING BUT I'M NOT SURE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

HI I HAVE A VERY SLIGHT NUMBNESS IN MY RIGHT FINGERS, I THINK IT IS IMPROVING BUT I'M NOT SURE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Pinched nerve: Numbness in the fingers of one hand at a young age is usually due to a pinched nerve. The compression of the nerve could occur at the neck, the elbow, or the wrist. If it improves over the next week, do nothing. If it persists, see your general doctor. There are other diseases called neuropathies but these would not typically improve quickly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness in my fingers?

What to do if I have numbness in my fingers?

Nerve issue: Could be due to nerve compression at wrist (carpal tunnel), elbow (cubital tunnel), but could be due to neck problems. Might get an EMG test to delineate specifics. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes for numbness in diabetics fingers?

What are some of the causes for numbness in diabetics fingers?

Diabetic: 1: I do not like the term "diabetic". The reality is that the patient has diabetes and as doctors we should work to treat patients with type 2 diabetes to rid that condition. Not easy but necessary. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in fingers & toes.?

Pain and numbness in fingers & toes.?

What medical: Problems do you have? Numbness may be neuropathy.....Do you have diabetes? Do you have back pain? You may have herniated disc or radiculopathy...See a doctor for a complee history and physical. ...Read more

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How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the numbness in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more

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How can I address finger numbness?

How can I address finger numbness?

See a Doc: There can be several causes of this so the easiest way to diagnose this would be see your doc for a physical exam, possobly some blood work. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate finger numbness?

Diagnosis: You have to find out why it is happening. It can be from some general medical problem or from something mechanical such as resting on your funny bone, a carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in your neck. You can't treat it until you have a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I need help with my finger numbness/pain?

I need help with my finger numbness/pain?

Depends on: What it is from. The most common cause if it is in the thumb, index and/or middle fingers, is carpel tunnel syndrome. You will need a physical exam to make sure it is not coming from nerve entrapment at the elbow, brachial plexus or neck, but until then, try stretching. Look up carpel tunnel exercises and see if this improves your numbness and pain and it can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the hand. In fact, there is a whole range of things from abnormal pressure on nerves anywheres from their origin in the neck down to the hand, metabolic issues like diabetes, and more that can cause numbness. See a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it in extension at night. If not successful I would see me or someone like me. (orthopedic/hand surgeon) hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if my finger numbness and discoloration?

What to do if my finger numbness and discoloration?

Warm finger: One of the few things that will cause finger discoloration (either paleness or bluish color) is Raynaud's Phenomenon. THis is due to a spasm of the arteries going to the fingers or hand. It can be triggered by exposure to cold and sometimes stress. If it is infrequent, just try warming your fingers with warm water, but it occurs very often check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Finger numbness?

FInger numbness: Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category. Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist or none are needed. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling & numbness in right little fingers?

What can cause tingling & numbness in right little fingers?

Which fingers?: If it the the little finger and the thumb, consider ulnar neuropathy. If it is the thumb, index and middle fingers, consider carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is all of the fingers, consider brachial plexopathy or neuropathy as a possible cause. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about mild, temporary numbness in my fingers?

Do you think I should be worried about mild, temporary numbness in my fingers?

RELATIVELY BENIGN: Your description seems to suggest periodic symptoms, which may correlate with nerve issues at wrists (carpal tunnel) or maybe at elbows (cubital tunnel). Any relationship to typing or using hands repetitively? Do not worry unless it becomes persistent and you start to lose dexterity, but this can be fixed quite readily.. ...Read more

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What is causing the feeling of numbness on my fingers? It usually start with a tingling sensation.

What is causing the feeling of numbness on my fingers? It usually start with a tingling sensation.

Nerve compression?: Tingling of the fingers could be for many reasons, the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve compression. Work wait anatomy and pregnancy can affect this see your primary for an evaluation he or she will do an appropriate referral to a hand or plastic surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing finger numbness in my right pointer finger for two days now. It happened after an art project with using an Xacto knife to cut.?

I am experiencing finger numbness in my right pointer finger for two days now. It happened after an art project with using an Xacto knife to cut.?

It should resolve: Hello Lauren. Assuming you didn't actually cut the finger with an Xacto knife? The numbness is likely from compression of the digital nerves that exist at your fingertip. This likely started from the constant pressure on that fingertip making them "fall asleep". The nerve should wake up on its own. It may even 7-10days. Avoid putting pressure on that finger directly until it does. ...Read more