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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?

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

See your Doctor ASAP: Sudden numbness in the left hand can be any of many things, the most critical of which is a cardiovascular event. Do you have accompanying chest, shoulder or arm pain? Do you have any clotting or cardiovascular issues? I suggest seeing a doctor asap to rule out any cardivascular issues. Call your doctor now and hear what she/he has to say, failing that, go to the er now! good luck! ...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

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What could cause chest pain and left hand numbness?

nerve dermatome: Your pain may be following a nerve root dermatome. Heart attacks do this because they stimulate that nerve root, but so does neck arthritis with cervical spondylitis or injury. ...Read more

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Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary ?

Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary ?

Numb finger: There are many many causes of a numbness, caused by a nerve being compromised....Pressure from habitually holding an object in one way, or on the nerve farther away, from cysts or spurs. Some disease like diabetes and thyroid disorders can predispose to nerves being injured the duration depends on the cause. Consult a neurologist. Here is a good discussion: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/enc. ...Read more

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I have tiny spots on my left hand with pain and arm with numbness?

Simplex-zoster or no: Did the spots come first or after? Shingles tends to have large papules in the upper arm which may crust. Pain may start before or after the eruption. Herpes simplex generally has smaller lesions but rarely has pain. Other considerations range from syphilis to foot & mouth disease plus many others. Consult a dermatologist and/or a neurologist. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has pain from her shoulder down to her left hand, no numbness, no chest pain she is 53. What can it be?

My girlfriend has pain from her shoulder down to her left hand, no numbness, no chest pain she is 53. What can it be?

Could be cardiac: It could be many things, among them is angina from her heart. The crux of the decision to present emergently for chest pain should be based off the pre-test probability of how likely it is that her discomfort is from her heart. It depends on her risk factors really. It's less to be cardiac but is still possibly. Musculoskeletal is other possibility, or pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Hi ...I feel with numbness in my left hand and my fingers with pain at rest without any work so can I know the cause...............Thanks alot?

Hand numbness: Numbness of the hand typically relates to a nerve condition. This could be so-called peripheral, involving nerves in the arm/hand or more central, involving nerves in the neck. There are other more general nerve issues as well. A good history/exam with a hand doctor and/or neurologist will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Unlyk my right hand, my left hand is weaker. Can't grip/hold things tighter. I tried using a stress ball to exercise my hand but i felt numbness. why?

Unlyk my right hand, my left hand is weaker. Can't grip/hold things tighter. I tried using a stress ball to exercise my hand but i felt numbness. why?

Varies: It would be a little unusual in your age group, but carpal tunnel syndrome can cause weakness in the hand and numbness in the fingers. Direct pressure in the carpal tunnel, as is probably happening when you squeeze the ball can cause the symptoms if numbness you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I have pain at random places in left hand since month now. I feel slight numbness in left hand and left leg. Age 30 male. No medical problems history.

See neurologist now: There are many possible explanations for pain and numbness: listen to your body's message. Extrinsic causes, such as certain activities, would usually not cause both L hand & leg numbness & L hand pain. Intrinsic causes, i.e. health problems, might include any number of neurological, even vascular, problems. Hand Pain that moves around suggests irritation to branches of many major nerves. See m.d ...Read more

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I have had numbness in the tip of my middle and ring finger on my left hand for a few weeks. It's a constant numbness, even present when I'm relaxing?

I have had numbness in the tip of my middle and ring finger on my left hand for a few weeks.  It's a constant numbness, even present when I'm relaxing?

Numbness: Numbness of fingers can be due to pinching of nerves at the wrist such as seen in carpal tunnel syndrome. Since only the very tips of two fingers are involved, a localized neuropathy may be the cause. At this point your symptoms are minor, but if they worsen or start to involve other regions of the hand, consult a hand SURGEON or neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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For about 3-4 weeks I've been having constant numbness in my left hand pointer middle and ring fingers. I find it more sever when I wake up in the morning. The numbness doesn't go past my fingertips, but its present all day. I am 24 years old I have no si

Pressure neuropathy: is my best guess, based on your sleep position. Make sure you are not sleeping on your hand, or propping it up or on your chest. Does it eventually go away each day? If not, you could also have an odd pattern of carpal tunnel syndrome. Wear a wrist brace to sleep (not tight though) and see your doc if it persists. ...Read more

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Left hand numbness and both ear numbness ?

Left hand numbness and both ear numbness ?

Not normal: You should really see a physician for a thorough examination and possible testing - there are too many possibilities ...Read more