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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?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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My left arm and hand are going numb when I sleep I do not sleep on that side. On occasions this has resulted in pain and swelling in my left fingers?

My left arm and hand are going numb when I sleep I do not sleep on that side. On occasions this has resulted in pain and swelling in my left fingers?

Position change need: Arm and hand numbness overnight is commonly caused by neck mal positioning or wrist flexion during sleep. Sleep collar, special pillows for supporting head, and wrist braces are easily obtained for a trial. The edema should not recur with above. If the problem is not resolved, your doctor can assist ...Read more

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What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

Tingling sensation a: Depending on whether the symptoms are abrupt or chronic, the answers are different.
It could be a cerebrovascular event such as a stroke, or a combination of problems, facial neuralgia with a cervical radiculopathy.
It depends on your medical history.
This may be emergent, and it should be worked up immediately by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Last night when I was trying to sleep, suddenly my heartbeat raced, throat dried and left arm was numb. My right thumb twitches and numbs sometimes?

Last night when I was trying to sleep, suddenly my heartbeat raced, throat dried and left arm was numb. My right thumb twitches and numbs sometimes?

Happens to anyone: A rapid heart rate can happen to anyone when going to sleep or waking up. Occurs because the beat from the top chamber does not go through the stop signals to lower chambers of the heart. This can be brought on by not enough sleep, too much caffeine, or alcohol. If you avoid these items usually this will only happen occasionally. If more see physician. The thumb is from over use. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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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 had numbness in my left arm for a few weeks now and it's preventing me from having a good sleep. I've been recently diagnosed with no thyroid.?

I've had numbness in my left arm for a few weeks now and it's preventing me from having a good sleep. I've been recently diagnosed with no thyroid.?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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