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Is numbness in both hands and feet at the same time a common symptom of the onset of MS , or am I worrying over nothing?

Is numbness in both hands and feet at the same time a common symptom of the onset of MS , or am I worrying over nothing?

Numbness= perception: You feel numb but no one around can tell? It is common neurological symptom from nerve problem, neuropathy than from brain like ms ---but change in blood flow, electrolyte like low potasium or simple hyperventilation cause numbness.

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I have numbness in both my hands or feet always. What does it indicate?

I have numbness in both my hands or feet always. What does it indicate?

Need more info: May be circulation issue but a neuropathy may be causing your symptoms . Diabetic can have peripheral neuropathy , vitamin deficiencies etc. A full history and physical with arterial dopplers, emg, nct etc may be needed to sort out the issue. A battery of labs including sugars , thyroid levels, ANA etc.

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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

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My thumb shakes when scrolling on cell, numbness in hands sleeping/awake, numbness tinglin in both hands in feet ...What is it?

My thumb shakes when scrolling on cell, numbness in hands sleeping/awake, numbness tinglin in both hands in feet ...What is it?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Numbness is a neurological symptom and a nerve conduction test can usually sort it out as well. The two most common causes are either a pinched nerve somewhere, with carpal tunnel syndrome being the most common that involves the thumb; or a neurological condition such as a neuropathy for example.

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I've had odd symptoms for 7mnths, doctors say viral, have palpitations dizziness and numbness in both hands/feet. Neg. MRI, can viruses cause this?

I've had odd symptoms for 7mnths, doctors say viral, have palpitations dizziness and numbness in both hands/feet. Neg. MRI, can viruses cause this?

Too long: Unless a chronic virus like ebv or cmv or hiv... Generally know. Sometimes this can be an immune process. 7months is a long time to have this.

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Metallic taste & tingling/numbness in both hands & feet. Blood tests(vitamin def., Lyme & thyroid) R normal. Waiting for MRI & EMG. What could this be?

Metallic taste & tingling/numbness in both hands & feet. Blood tests(vitamin def., Lyme & thyroid) R normal. Waiting for MRI & EMG. What could this be?

Spinal symptoms: I agree that an MRI and EMG are the next studies needed. Your symptoms sound suspicious for spinal cord issues. You may need a spinal tap, looking for signs of inflammation. Myelitis is inflammation in the spine. A ganglionopathy can also cause these symptoms, particularly when taste is affected, with numbness. It's possible all your studies could be normal, but will need to be monitored

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What could lead to feet and hand numbness?

What could lead to feet and hand numbness?

Possible neuropathy: You should be evaluated by a neurologist for possible neuropathy.

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Feet and hand numbness. Diabetic. Neuropathy?

Feet and hand numbness. Diabetic. Neuropathy?

Perhaps: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. When it gets to the level of the knee you start to get the loss of sensation in the tips of the finger ANS then the hand, .

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Feet and hand numbness along with leg pain. What is wrong with me?

Feet and hand numbness along with leg pain. What is wrong with me?

Neuropathy: Stocking and glove distribution of numbness is indicative of possible diabetic neuropathy. Pain can be associated with neuropathy as well. There are other causes for neuropathy so you need to follow up with primary care physician and/or neurologist.

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Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis.

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Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the numbness and how long its been there.

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What can I do to address hand numbness?

What can I do to address hand numbness?

Hand numbness: A good way to determine the cause of hand numbness is to give this information to your medical provider (location, duration, mitigating factors) and if needed, have nerve conduction testing. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause- feel free to learn about this while you are thinking about this.

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Does bilateral hand numbness have a cure?

Does bilateral hand numbness have a cure?

Depends on the cause: First the cause of the numbness must be determined. A hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon can make the diagnosis with a history and physical but may need an MRI or emg. The most common causes are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and a pinched nerve in the neck.

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What can I do about lingering hand numbness?

What can I do about lingering hand numbness?

Nerve irritation: Ongoing complaints of tingling in the hand is commonly associated with nerve irritation like carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. See a neurologist and hand surgeon for assessment and treatment.

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What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: Most numbness in the hand is from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome. Most patients will have intermittent numbness at first, often at night or while reading or driving. Other causes can be cubital tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy or other forms of neuropathy.

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Is it normal to have hand numbness after a massage?

Is it normal to have hand numbness after a massage?

See below: Putting too much pressure on a nerve can cause numbness. Usually these symptoms will improve within a day or 2. See your doctor if still having numbness in a week.

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What is the definition or description of: Hand numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Hand numbness?

Altered sensation: The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step on a sharp nail.

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What causes hand numbness while asleep?

What causes hand numbness while asleep?

Nerve compression: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.

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What could cause right hand numbness?

What could cause right hand numbness?

Pinched nerves: Nerves are like garden hoses. If they are piched then there is less function i.e. Feeling. You need to see a specialist to pinpoint where your nerves are pinched. They can be pinched in more than one place.

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