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Can a herniated disc cause pain/numbness/tingling feeling in first 3 fingers?

Can a herniated disc cause pain/numbness/tingling feeling in first 3 fingers?

If U mean the-: -thumb, index & middle finger. & the symptoms R all in the hand, a more likely cause @ 17 is carpal tunnel. Get in 2 C a fellowship trained hand surgeon. If not 1 near by, C an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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My wife had pain on her left shoulder region about a week ago but since three days ago she began feeling numbness which radiates to the fingers.

My wife had pain on her left shoulder region about a week ago but since three days ago she began feeling numbness which radiates to the fingers.

4 women, have heart: Checked, as any pre-heart attack syndrome doesn't present the same way it does in men. It's milder, and can appear as jaw pain, hair or face pain, and numbness of shoulder, arm, going to fingers as described. Contact your PCP righ away, or go to ER if it's happening now or urgent care, and get an EKG, BP again vitals, and monitor carefully! Check BP now. Don't delay! ...Read more

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I hit the back of my hand yesterday and immediately had numbness, today same thing. It's right between my first and middle finger. What could this be?

I hit the back of my hand yesterday and immediately had numbness, today same thing. It's right between my first and middle finger. What could this be?

Neuropraxia: This is like a whiplash of the nerves in the hand/wrist region. Hopefully, this will gradually decrease and go away. You can ice the hand to eliminate any swelling that may be present. ...Read more

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I had numbness in my right hand and fingers for three days and now it's moved into my left thumb as well. Should I be concerned?

I had numbness in my right hand and fingers for three days and now it's moved into my left thumb as well. Should I be concerned?

While a number of: Possibilities exist by far the most common cause for your symptoms is median neuropathy, or "carpal tunnel syndrome". A quick trip to your doctor for an exam will settle the issue and give you some guidance. ...Read more

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Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?

Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?

Needs further eval: I'm sorry this is happening to you. You need your arm evaluated because it's unclear if the MRSA knuckle infection is related to the numbness in your arm. I see that you had a right shoulder reconstruction- are your symptoms occurring in the same arm? If so, that would be more of a reason to have your affected arm evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my thumb first finger and middle finger on my right hand for the last two days what could be the cause of this?

I have numbness in my thumb first finger and middle finger on my right hand for the last two days what could be the cause of this?

Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read more

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I feel numbness in my arm. At first it was my fingertips than the whole finger than my hand than arm. My wrist hurts. It hurts when I write etc.

I feel numbness in my arm. At first it was my fingertips than the whole finger than my hand than arm. My wrist hurts. It hurts when I write etc.

How long?: There are a variety of conditions that can cause this, but if this condition persists for more than a couple days, it is best to see a physician so that can do a complete physical exam, along with neuromusculoskeletal evaluation. ...Read more

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What nerve could be causing numbness in right hand ring finger on the little finger side from mid tip to first joint?

What nerve could be causing numbness in right hand ring finger on the little finger side from mid tip to first joint?

Possible: It is possibly your ulnar nerve. This can get compressed at the elbow so if you tend to lean on your elbow pay attention to not doing that for awhlie and see if it helps. If you sleep with your elbow bent it can also cause this sensation in the am. And if you ride a bike or otherwise put pressure on your hands that can pinch the nerve in your hand. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I would Like to report numbness in my pinkie and ring finger with ache in the under arm, wrist included. It is the first time.?

Hello doctor, I would Like to report numbness in my pinkie and ring finger with ache in the under arm, wrist included. It is the first time.?

NMS but: YOu might have what we call carpel tunnel syndrome (often from repetitive injury such as typing on the keyboard excessively etc). The pain is then radiating to the elbow and shoulder in a condition known as hand-shoulder syndrome. See orthopedist but try to reposition your wrist position and minimize typing for now. A wrist splint may help. ...Read more

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First tingling hands&feet about a week (now only here and there)than dry flacky skin including face (up arm/leg to)month later numbness now 2 days, small red painless spot under skin finger print area?

Schedule a visit: You need to set up an office visit with your doctor. There are too many possibilities that need to be excluded. I would not be surprised if lab work is indicated. ...Read more

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Why do my first two fingers go numb?

Why do my first two fingers go numb?

Median nerve: At your age ct syndrome is more likely. For proper diagnosis see a neurologist. ...Read more

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My first finger goes to sleep when it gets cold half of it feels so numb it hurts?

My first finger goes to sleep when it gets cold half of it feels so numb it hurts?

VASCULAR VRS NERVE: Could wonder about carpal tunnel syndrome, but maybe a cold reaction secondary to raynaud's phenomenon. Have your primary doctor check it out, as this may be quite benign and easily handled. ...Read more

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My finger has turned blue and started to go numb from the first joint what has happened? It swelled a bit.

My finger has turned blue and started to go numb from the first joint what has happened? It swelled a bit.

Go to ER: Any chance you have atrial fibrillation? Should get checked to be sure is not a clot problem requiring intervention. ...Read more

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Why is my thumb first and middle finger numb in the mornings?

Why is my thumb first and middle finger numb in the mornings?

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It can increase with progressive pregnancies.

http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm. ...Read more

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I shut my pinky finger in the car door. It is three days later and it is still numb and swollen. Could it be broken?

I shut my pinky finger in the car door. It is three days later and it is still numb and swollen. Could it be broken?

Possibly.: But the treatment will still the same, which is splinting it to the ring finger or with a dedicated finger splint. Numbness is concerning though, best to see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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My entire left arm all the way to my fingers has been numb for three days, why?

My entire left arm all the way to my fingers has been numb for three days, why?

Hard to know: More information is needed to cover all possibilities. Perhaps most likely is a nerve entrapment. Other common issues are vascular flow or medication side effects. A reason to seek emergent care would be noticeable discoloration anywhere and particularly at the tips of the fingers. Schedule an appointment for an exam. ...Read more

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Both of my hands have been going numb my fingers as well for three weeks and ots very painful. Help?

Both of my hands have been going numb my fingers as well for three weeks and ots very painful. Help?

Talk to MD: Somehow your nerves supplying the arms are being compromised. I would talk to a neurologist or neurosurgeon to evaluate your diagnosis and options. ...Read more

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My entire left arm has been numb for three days. All the way to my fingers. And I have no strength in that arm?

My entire left arm has been numb for three days. All the way to my fingers. And I have no strength in that arm?

Several possible: Reasons, only one of which is pinched nerve. Please see your doc ASAP for proper diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I broke my elbow three days ago. Why is my pinky finger still numb?

I broke my elbow three days ago. Why is my pinky finger still numb?

Ulnar nerve: Sensation to the small finger is supplied by the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve lies along the inside part of the elbow. Swelling, pressure or an injury to the ulnar nerve at the same time as your fracture may be responsible for your symptoms. ...Read more

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The tip of my index finger has been numb and tingling for the past three days now--what could it be?

Pressure symptoms: Mainly the symptoms will occur from compression of digital nerve (finger nerve), or possibly median nerve at wrist. Because symptoms are so localized, problems localized to finger are most likely. Small arteries to finger might be compromised. Local trauma to the tip is frequent in certain jobs or hobbies (or even abusing your remote control). ...Read more

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My pinky has been numb for a week, I slept on my hands on the table and it's the first time that a finger has taken this long to 'wake up'.what I do?

My pinky has been numb for a week, I slept on my hands on the table and it's the first time that a finger has taken this long to 'wake up'.what I do?

Time: You likely have a neuropraxia of the ulnar nerve which covers the pinky. These nerves take time to heal. Keep trying to move it and also make sure you are not compressing your elbow near the "funny bone' If it goes on see a neurologist ...Read more

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After 1 hr of archery, no gloves for first 10 mins, tip of middle finger numb/tingly for 4 weeks so far, Currently prickly pinchy. Should this resolve?

Which hand effected: If worried, physiatrist or neurologist should be consulted. Without a diagnosis, prognosis is only a blind guess. ...Read more

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Some of my fingers on my left hand have gone completely numb. At first, they just tingled. Who should I see for this?

Start with your PCP: Without more information, it is difficult to assess who would be best in evaluating the symptoms of numbness. Some options include a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon. Consider starting with your family doctor or internist first. He or she can do some preliminary tests and make the appropriate referral, if necessary. ...Read more

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Left hand & last three fingers are numb all the time. Having pain in hand. I am taking only dinner. What are the causes.

Left hand & last three fingers are numb all the time. Having pain in hand. I am taking only dinner. What are the causes.

Neuropathy: This could be ulnar nerve compression causing numbness or pain in the ring finger and pinkie finger. See your doctor for an exam and assess for nerve compression at the elbow or armpit. Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be considered which is a nerve compression at the inside of the wrist. ...Read more

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Was recently diagnosed with thalassemia. I am 43 years old. I've been feeling weak lately. My first 3 fingers are numb on both hands, is this one of?

Was recently diagnosed with thalassemia. I am 43 years old. I've been feeling weak lately. My first 3 fingers are numb on both hands, is this one of?

Inherited genetic di: You must have the trait, not the disease. You inherited it from either your mom or dad and you can pass it to your children. The numbness is almost surely unrelated. Your numbness is almost certainly secondary to a neurological issue, not hematological. If your own doc can't help go to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up in the morning with my thumb and first two fingers numb...On both hands?

Why am I waking up in the morning with my thumb and first two fingers numb...On both hands?

Numbness: Your symptoms could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have an occupation with repetitive hand movements or where you sit at a computer and do a lot of typing, it can be associated with this. Generally, people wake up with symptoms worse when they wake up and have to shake their hands to "wake them". Most providers will initially recommend wrist splints. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more