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I'm left-handed but am having a lot of numbness in my right hand mostly in my thumb, pointer, and middle finger mostly at night but daytime as well?

I'm left-handed but am having a lot of numbness in my right hand mostly in my thumb, pointer, and middle finger mostly at night but daytime as well?

Carpal tunnel…?: Most likely, you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be caused by a variety of things, and does not always affect the dominant hand. Try wearing a wrist brace (available over the counter) on your left hand at night for a couple of weeks. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

See your doc: The low back is not related to the right arm. The arm is most likely a disk herniation at C5-6 and or C6-7 on the right. It can be treated with traction, medication and surgery as a last resort. You can also try injections. ...Read more

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Tingling and numb feeling in my right pointer finger and thumb, when I look up or around it feels like I'm pulling something in my arm.

Tingling and numb feeling in my right pointer finger and thumb, when I look up or around it feels like I'm pulling something in my arm.

This may be a sign : Of nerve irritation or pinching in the neck or cervical region due to a number of causes with the most frequent being degenerative changes leading to the narrowing of an exiting nerve tunnel known as a Neuroforamen leading to some nerve compression or due to a disc herniation or both. There are other possible causes as well. If symptoms progress or are troubling you, see your physician. ...Read more

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I lit a batch of firecrackers and the fuse burnt my thumb and pointer finger and it was chared I have no feeling in the burnt part. What should I do?

I lit a batch of firecrackers and the fuse burnt my thumb and pointer finger and it was chared I have no feeling in the burnt part. What should I do?

See your doc: Likely greatest risk is a secondary infection, but likely you will heal without significant problems. You likely singed your digital terminal nerve fibres. They recover at about 0.1 mm daily. ...Read more

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Numb thumb and pointer finger after elbow surgery, should I be concerned?

Numb thumb and pointer finger after elbow surgery, should I be concerned?

A little: Depending on the procedure some numbness can occur secondary to swelling and traction on the tissues. If you had a nerve block, this might also be a factor. In any case, you should contact your surgeon — they will want to know and they can tell you whether this is "normal" for the type of procedure that you had. ...Read more

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I got a small but somewhat deep cut on the webbing between my thumb and pointer finger and my hand is kinda numb and I can't move my fingers very well?

I got a small but somewhat deep cut on the webbing between my thumb and pointer finger and my hand is kinda numb and I can't move my fingers very well?

Damaged hand: You seem to have damaged the nerves and tendons in your hand. I would see a hand orthopedist ASAP. He may have to do some tendon transplants depending upon the extent of the damage that you have sustained. You can check out HSS in NYC or Columbia. ...Read more

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I had carpal tunnel surgery two months ago. My thumb, pointer and middle finger are numb. They were not before the surgery. Normal?

I had carpal tunnel surgery two months ago. My thumb, pointer and middle finger are numb. They were not before the surgery. Normal?

May want to discuss: With your surgeon. The numbness should nothave gotten worse at two months and you may be having some scarring/adhesion issues or increased edema causing further compression on median nerve. While some of this can be expected post surgically, it should be getting better. With cts surgery, though, it's not uncommon to have a long healing process, even up to six months, that's if the surgery worked. ...Read more

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The tips of my pointer and middle fingers and my thumb on my right hand are numb and tingling im L handed, I have a headache, L eye is blurry??

The tips of my pointer and middle fingers and my thumb on my right hand are numb and tingling im L handed, I have a headache, L eye is blurry??

Migraine vs Other: Despite your young age, if you have not had similar symptoms before and are still having these symptoms, this warrants prompt in-person physician evaluation to rule-out migraine versus other more serious causes of your symptoms (stroke). I see this question posted over 12hrs ago. If your symptoms have resolved I would still let your doctor know so you can have a plan in place should this recur. ...Read more

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What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

Probable CT Syndrome: 1st. Possibility is ct syndrome. Other possibility is pinched nerve in neck, and rarely pinching in forearm and peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Hi I started feeling numbness in my left thumb 4 weeks ago. Now I feel numbness + pain in my left thumb, 1st & 2nd fingers too. What could be wrong?

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I started feeling numbness in my left thumb 4 weeks ago. Now I feel numbness + pain in my left thumb, 1st & 2nd fingers too. What could be wrong?

Thumb pain: Base of thumb is one of the common place to have osteoarthritis or you may have tendinitis, try anti inflammatory meds like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin, if not better have it examined. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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My son has a bug bite on the top of his wrist and causing numbness in his thumb and pointing finger. What can we do?

See urgent care: If it is true numbness, it is an unusual symptom and he needs to see a doctor today! It could be a poisonous bite, or it could be ok, you don't know until he gets evaluated ...Read more

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What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

Cervical spine disea: Problem in the neck (cervical spine disc? C5/c6) could do it ulnar nerve entrapment can be the cause an EMG (electromyogram) will settle the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet from past 2 months, what is the cause??

My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet from past 2 months, what is the cause??

Hand numbness: Numbness in the thumb and first two fingers might be suspicious for carpal tunnel syndrome, unless proven otherwise.

Does she also have numbness in the feet? If so, numbness in the hands and the feet suggests peripheral neuropathy symptoms, but not a diagnosis. ...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?

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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My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet only from past 2 months, what is the cause??

My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet only from past 2 months, what is the cause??

Neuropathy: The symptoms suggest neuropathy which can be caused by vitamin B deficiency, diabetes,alcohol abuse with malnutrition, and certain medications. Her physician can evaluate her and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with a very painful thumb for a while, I have not had it looked at. Today, white fingers, cold hands, numbness for over a hr?

I have been dealing with a very painful thumb for a while, I have not had it looked at. Today, white fingers, cold hands, numbness for over a hr?

Numb white finger: A common cause is carpal tunnel, but neuropathy, endocrime disorders, diabetes, arthritis, can all affect your hands. White fingers may have vasospasm which involve altered circulation, Numbness can be form that or a standalone issue ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. What other causes can it be?

I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. What other causes can it be?

Carpal tunnel: Does affect these fingers, but if it the back of the thumb by the knuckle and the back of the finger by the large knuckle it may represent an issue in the radial sensory nerve distribution, It can also be due to a more proximal region such as the neck with a disc or bone spur or anything affecting the cervical nerve roots for example the C6 dermatome, see a doctor to go beyond -as far as you know ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

?nerve compression: Most likely cause is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at wrist, but also, consider nerve compression at elbow. Your doctor might get EMG test to confirm location and extent. ...Read more

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Continued numbness right hand, thumb and finger beside thumb stays numb and finger has been for months.

Continued numbness right hand, thumb and finger beside thumb stays numb and finger has been for months.

Nerve irritation: Sounds like you have a median nerve irritation, possible carpal tunnel syndrome with the fingers/thumb you are talking about. You need to see a dr. And get properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...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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On and off head numbness past few days and 1 occurrence of right thumb paralysis temporarily whilst weakness in index and middle finger causes?

On and off head numbness past few days and 1 occurrence of right thumb paralysis temporarily whilst weakness in index and middle finger causes?

Head numbness?: The differential includes cerebral vasospasm, TIA due to hypotrension or cardiac arrhythmia with a fixed stenotic lesion, acephalgic migraine and focal seizure. Focal seizure is less likely because of the absence of initial "positive symptoms" (Parasthesias) If the head numbness and hand symptoms are unrelated think CTS. If deficits last 24 hours or greater think MS or ICS (not quite MS) ...Read more

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I have numbness in my thumb, index finger and middle finger with pain up my forearm and into my shoulder on my right side for about 2 days now?

I have numbness in my thumb, index finger and middle finger with pain up my forearm and into my shoulder on my right side for about 2 days now?

Sounds like radial : Neuropathy. Pressure or trauma can at shoulder (hanging your arm over chair) can put pressure on the radial nerve and lead to these symptoms. If the symptoms don't resolve in a week see your primary care physician ...Read more

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I wake up at nite to numbness in my hand, thumb and fingers but when I sit up in the bed and wiggle my fingers it goes away, lay back down it come back?

I wake up at nite to numbness in my hand, thumb and fingers but when I sit up in the bed and wiggle my fingers it goes away, lay back down it come back?

Pinched nerve: These symptoms are termed a radiculopathy; they often represent pinched nerves exiting from the cervical spine. A soft collar worn at night might help. If the symptoms continue, see your doctor for an exam and possible MRI of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

Neck or hand: This could be from the neck like a pinched nerve at C6 however, my impression is you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
See your family md for a more thorough eval. ...Read more