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Numbness in left arm and hand?

Numbness in left arm and hand?

Needs eval: Numbness in you extremity can be caused by some nerve being pinched somewhere from your spine - neck area down to the arm. Some numbness can also be associated with heart disease and ischemia, or even be symptoms of early stroke/mini-stroke, etc.. Your numbness needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Having pain in my left breast and numbness in left arm and hand. Have had 2 previous small strokes and pain is different. Take isosorbide 30 mg daily.

Having pain in my left breast and numbness in left arm and hand. Have had 2 previous small strokes and pain is different. Take isosorbide 30 mg daily.

Herniated disc : The pain and numbness that you describe may be a herniated disc in in the neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in the neck can mimic angina or heart related chest pain. An MRI of the cervical spine can determine if there is a herniated disc in the neck. ...Read more

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I woke up found numbness in left arm and hands my hand is shivering when i move it it incr. the numbness please help what is it did i sleep on it 4 long?

I woke up found numbness in left arm and hands my hand is shivering when i move it it incr. the numbness please help what is it did i sleep on it 4 long?

It should return: Often when sleeping or keeping a limb in a certain position for a prolonged period of time either circulation is reduced or nerve compression occurs and this will cause of loss of function. Most of the time sensation and movement return within 1-3 minutes once the person awakens or moves the limb. Sometimes it takes longer. You should see a neurologist if no improvement for much longer. ...Read more

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63 yr old male. Vertebrae hurts to the touch at back of neck. Pain and occasional numbness in left arm and hand. Headache in the back of lower head.

63 yr old male. Vertebrae hurts to the touch at back of neck.  Pain and occasional numbness in left arm and hand. Headache in the back of lower head.

Evaluation needed: But you already knew that. I would recommend seeing your regular doctor, getting an xray of your neck. You will likely also need a few more tests including an MRI and emg/ncs. This will help understand whether you have a herniated disc, and pinched nerve. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have some tingling and numbness in my left arm and hand after drinking a lot of alcohol . What is this and what can I do?

I have some tingling  and numbness in my left arm and hand after drinking a lot of alcohol . What is this and what can I do?

Alcoholic neuropathy: If you drink too much you can feel pain / tingling in your limbs. This is known as alcoholic neuropathy. It means the peripheral nerves have been damaged by the alcohol use. These transmit signals between the body, spinal cord, and brain. Thiamine, folate, (folic acid) niacin, vitamins b6, b12, ; e are all needed for nerve function. Some damage is permanent - some will correct if you stop abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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Have major neck trouble with numbness in my left arm and hand. Today i discovered i can fix the numbness by bending my head forward. What's wrong w/c6?

Have major neck trouble with numbness in my left arm and hand. Today i discovered i can fix the numbness by bending my head forward. What's wrong w/c6?

Pinched nerve: It sounds like it is a mechanically involved pinched nerve in the neck. Proper evaluation would include being seen, examined for neurological problems, and tested with a cervical spine mri. ...Read more

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Waking up with slight numbness in my left arm and hand during the middle of the night. Should I just go back to sleep or monitor it?

Did you fall asleep?: The symptoms you're describing sound like you may have fallen asleep on your arm This can cause temporary numbness and tingling. If these are ongoing symptoms you should be evaluated for more serious causes. however if you're young and healthy and the numbness goes away, most likely this is nothing to worry about ...Read more

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Tingling, numbness, and pain in left arm and hand, and in left leg and foot. I am only 16, what could this be?

Tingling, numbness, and pain in left arm and hand, and in left leg and foot. I am only 16, what could this be?

Anxiety: anxiety and stress. Breath deep and slow and relax. Walk,stretch,.if symptoms persisted see your doctor.you are too young for anything serious ...Read more

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Normal stressecho/ekg, agatston score 0.5, BP 120-130/80-90, tingling/numbness of left arm from elbow to hand, should i go to ER?

Normal stressecho/ekg, agatston score 0.5, BP 120-130/80-90, tingling/numbness of left arm from elbow to hand, should i go to ER?

Other possibilities.: If your heart has been checked and everything is fine then other reason for those symptoms is a pinged nerve. It could be coming form your neck region or from the hand/arm running up, which if it is happening from the elbow down it could be some nerve irritation in that area. If you are having chest pain then go to the ED, but if not make an appointment with your doctor to check for other reasons ...Read more

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Help, having tingling and numbness in left arm, hand and fingers with swollen fingers 6 weeks after nerve block for shoulder surgery.

Help, having tingling and numbness in left arm, hand and fingers with swollen fingers 6 weeks after nerve block for shoulder surgery.

Needs evaluation: I think your symptoms warrant evaluation with a physical exam and nerve conduction study given how long they have been occurring. ...Read more

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Neck pain facial numbness tongue tingles headache left arm/hand tingles/ numbness what could it be?

Serious: This could be serious and you should consult a physician immediately. An er or minor emergency center is a quick trip and have qualified physicians. Have someone take you. Bother them, it could mean a major life event. Heart attack or stroke are in my mind. ...Read more

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22 yrd old f, history of migraines, new symptoms of left arm and hand numbness, blurry vision, & sharp head pain waking me up at night--is this bad?

22 yrd old f, history of migraines, new symptoms of  left arm and hand numbness, blurry vision, & sharp head pain waking me up at night--is this bad?

Migraine: If you are having new symptoms that differ from your usual headache pattern, go to the er and be checked. You may be having a stroke-- at the very least, you will need a complete physical exam, labs, and an imaging study to check things out. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the inside of my upper left arm and numbness/tingling in my left hand?

What causes pain on the inside of my upper left arm and numbness/tingling in my left hand?

CTS?: I suspect there is no connection between the pain in your arm and the numbness and tingling(paresthesia) in your hand. The most common cause for paresthesia in the hand is carpel tunnel syndrome. See http://bit.ly/1xl3qje For more specific advice please consider an online consultation with a Health Tap physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My dad has numbness in his left arm and now has bumps all underneath his arm And hand .. What could it be?

My dad has numbness in his left arm and now has bumps all underneath his arm
And hand .. What could it be?

Watch out: Your symptoms could be zoster, also known as shingles. Or it could be something harmless like a random cold virus. Please proceed to a healthcare provider to be examined properly and diagnosed/ treated. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have had a pain in my shoulder that sends tingling down my left arm and numbness in my hand. What should I do?

I have had a pain in my shoulder that sends tingling down my left arm and numbness in my hand. What should I do?

Get an EMG/NCT: Paresthesia ; numbness in the hand and arm indicates nerve impingement. See a neurologist for an emg/nct. If proven to have nerve impingement in the neck then you will be referred to a neurosurgeon. If you have impingement of nerves at the elbow or hand , then you will be referred to a hand surgeon for surgical decompression. ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same .

I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same .

Neck problem: Its most likely a neck problem.Depending on your age it could also be a brain problem.You need to see a neurolgist. ...Read more

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I've got severe pain in my left arm with tingling and numbness in my hand. I do a lot of lifting and repetitive motions at work.?

I've got severe pain in my left arm with tingling and numbness in my hand.   I do a lot of lifting and repetitive motions at work.?

Cumulative trauma: Can result in a wrist synovitis resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome. Other nerve problems might occur, perhaps ulnar nerve at elbow. Consider disc problem at neck or even thoracic outlet syndrome. See a physiatrist, and get an answer. Perhaps an EMG might be useful. ...Read more

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