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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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Painfull finger which now started feeling numb. Pain around joins with numbness at finger tip. Not sure if I should go doctors?

Painfull finger which now started feeling numb. Pain around joins with numbness at finger tip. Not sure if I should go doctors?

Injury?: Did u have an injury to your finger or a developing infection? Swelling around the joint can be from an injury, inflammation( arthritis, gout etc), developing infection(insect bite, rose thorn, etc.)and numerous other causes. Numbness can occur if the swelling is near the digital nerve(s) to that finger. If it worsens see your md. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and a feeling of not being well numbness in finger tips pain in thigh.Stroke test negative vertigo negative?

What causes dizziness and a feeling of not being well numbness in finger tips pain in thigh.Stroke test negative vertigo negative?

Hard to say: The combination of dizziness, malaise, and numbness in the fingertips can all be due to hyperventilation/anxiety disorder. This is a diagnosis of exclusion however. There are neurologic disorders that can do this that are, thankfully, rare: multiple sclerosis comes to mind. Stay under the care of your doctor until it is resolved. ...Read more

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Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some ?

Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some ?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Patient is 60 years old and suffering from the problem of continuous numbness of finger tips of both hands and thigh muscle of left leg.Give advice.

Patient is 60 years old and suffering from the problem of continuous numbness of finger tips of both hands and thigh muscle of left leg.Give advice.

Multiple reasons: Nerve impingement fron the cervical (neck area) spine can cause tingling sensation of hands, as well as in lumbar (lower back) spine can cause numbness in the thighs. Diabetes is a systemic disease that can cause neuropath ( manifested by numbness or tingling or pain). ...Read more

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I have had tingling/numbness in my finger tips since july 13 and i take copaxone (glatiramer). I wanted to know is there a medication to stop numbness?

I have had tingling/numbness in my finger tips since july 13 and i take copaxone (glatiramer). I wanted to know is there a medication to stop numbness?

Need a diagnosis: If the numbness is due to ms, you may be experiencing a relapse, and that could be treated with a steroid or acth. If the numbness is due to a peripheral nerve issue such as carpal tunnel, this could be treated directly. You need to discuss with your doctor and search out the etiology and then address with specific intervention. You see, ms can co-exist with other problems and these need eval. ...Read more

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I am 60yrs old. I occasionally have slight numbness in my finger tips. This has been ongoing for about a year now. Any ideas what this might be & how i might get rid of it?

I am 60yrs old. I occasionally have slight numbness in my finger tips. This has been ongoing for about a year now. Any ideas what this might be & how i might get rid of it?

Need more info: Many things can cause numbness like you describe. Most common at your age would be neuropathy, especially if you are diabetic. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes numbness started at finger tips and traveling up hand? Slowly getting worse. Is there a natural way to deal with high bp. No $ for dr.

What causes numbness started at finger tips and traveling up hand? Slowly getting worse. Is there a natural way to deal with high bp. No $ for dr.

Possibilities.: Common causes of hand/finger numbness, often with pain, include the carpal tunnel syndrome, anything causing compression of the nerves to the arm and hand such as cervical spine or disc disease and, although usually both hands or both feet, diabetes or medication side-effects. A natural way to deal with high BP would be to avoid salt in one's food; read labels for salt content. ...Read more

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Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Can not close fist after contusion to right palm, with numbness in middle finger tip. ?

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Can not close fist after contusion to right palm, with numbness in middle finger tip.
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Go see your doctor: You might have sustained a fracture, nerve or soft tissue injury. You may need an xray depending upon physical examination. If your doc isn't available, go to hospital er (but be prepared for a wait!). Ice can keep swelling down in the short term. ...Read more