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Doctor insights on: Numbness In Palm Of Left Hand

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A couple of days ago i had a deep cut on my left hand which the nurses stitched up. I feel numbness in my palm, fingers and i'm very worried.

A couple of days ago i had a deep cut on my left hand which the nurses stitched up. I feel numbness in my palm, fingers and i'm very worried.

See Hand Doc: Since the palm is a functional surface, numbness is an important symptom. If can indicate nerve damage, and certain nerves need repair by a hand specialist. Usually can be dealt with within the days following the original injury. Call the original treating provider to discuss. ...Read more

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Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?

Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of  spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?

Neurontin (gabapentin) or steroid: The next options would be nerve stabilizer like neurontin, (gabapentin) epidural steroid injections or surgery. I would recommend seeing an interventional pain doctor and spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Unlikely: Most commonly, focal hand numbness is due to carpal tunnel syndrome, or even ulnar nerve cubital tunnel issues. Isolated hand numbness would be a rather unusual sign of stroke. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

Get evaluated: Could be due to nerve compression at wrist, elbow, brachial plexus, even neck. Evaluation and testing can localize and point the way for further therapeutic interventions. ...Read more

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Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Hand numbness: Numbness isolated to the hand is not typically produced by shoulder problems. As there can be many potential causes for hand numbness, you should be evaluated by an md. ...Read more

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Sudden numbness in left hand, but i've been taking ibupropane?

Ibuprofen?: Ibuprofen if thats it is an anti-inflammatory that is not typically associated with this there can be many causes from simle nerve compression to a more seriuos nueurological issue to referd symptoms form internal issues, see a health care provider. ...Read more

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Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once.The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.

Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once.The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.

Evaluation: Those symptoms warrant a face to face evaluation to determine cause sooner rather than later. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

Neurologist: The problem which is positional, could be due to pinched nerves at the wrist(carpal tunnel syndrome) or impingement of a nerve or nerve root at the neck by a bulging disc or spur on a neck vertebra, but the latter conditions wouldn't affect both upper extremities. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more