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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

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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I have had numbness in my left hand Pointer middle and ring finger for about 3 to 4 weeks. I notice the numbness is more sever in the middle finger.?

I have had numbness in my left hand Pointer middle and ring finger for about 3 to 4 weeks. I notice the numbness is more sever in the middle finger.?

Numbness: Most likely carpal tunnel syndrome as this affects thumb through half of ring finger. Try a carpal tunnel splint on that wrist while waiting to see a doctor for an exam. A bit young for stroke and lasting too long without other symptoms for lack of blood flow issue. ...Read more

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My hubby (33) woke up with a sore upper left arm, and numbness in his pointer and middle finger (of left hand). What might the cause be?

My hubby (33) woke up with a sore upper left arm, and numbness in his pointer and middle finger (of left hand). What might the cause be?

Nerve issue: Pain and numbness in a limb sounds like a pinched nerve. It can be pinched in the neck or wrist as well as possibly other places in the arm. Carpal tunnel can cause these symptoms as well and often cause numbess in thumb and index finger. You can try over the counter nsaids and a wrist splint but if sx aren't going away and especially if you have weakness you should see your doc. ...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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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?

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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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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Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I'm having numbness in my little finger on my left hand. What could it be and I'm also a diabetic?

I'm having numbness in my little finger on my left hand. What could it be and I'm also a diabetic?

Neck Vs. Ulnar Nerve: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck and could also be an ulnar nerve neuropathy given your history of diabetes. If this bothers you enough you may consider an emg/ncs study to evaluate this further or even get an MRI of your neck. To evaluate. ...Read more

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My husband is having dizziness, lighheadness, numbness in 2 left hand fingers. Wat he is suffering from? He is 35 yrs old.

My husband is having dizziness, lighheadness, numbness in 2 left hand fingers. Wat he is suffering from? He is 35 yrs old.

Can't tell: Based on the limited info, and without an examination, it's impossible to tell. He should see his physician, though, and may need further evaluation (testing or seeing a neurologist). ...Read more

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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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Left hand ring finger. A lot of numbness & tension. No pain. But feeling tension @ the knuckle. Should I be worried?

Left hand ring finger. A lot of numbness & tension. No pain. But feeling tension @ the knuckle. Should I be worried?

Joint or tendon?: This may be tendon rather than joint. Can't say for sure why you are experiencing numbness. Ask you physician to evaluate your symptoms. You may need to see a rheumatologist or hand orthopedic surgeon to clarify this. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my fingers when I wake up in the morning. It feels likemy fingers are falling a sleep. It only happens in my left hand?

I have numbness in my fingers when I wake up in the morning. It feels likemy fingers are falling a sleep. It only happens in my left hand?

Carpal?: Well, common things being common, carpal tunnel syndrome comes to mind. A "neutral posiition splint" worn at night is a good place to start. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My left hand often cramps painfully for 20+ minutes and I cannot stretch it out. I also have numbness in pinkie and ring finger. What could this be?

My left hand often cramps painfully for 20+ minutes and I cannot stretch it out. I also have numbness in pinkie and ring finger. What could this be?

Often no cause: Spontaneous painful muscle cramps often happen without any detectable cause. Electrolytes imbalance and low Calcium levels in blood are rather uncommon causes of painful cramps. Gentle stretching of the painful muscle along with gentle massage resolves it in few minutes. Some medicines are associated with muscle cramps (like Statins) but they do not cause muscle contraction. ...Read more

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The tip of my little finger on my left hand feels numb. I thought it will go away but after 3 days still the numbness is there. What is the cause.

The tip of my little finger on my left hand feels numb. I thought it will go away but after 3 days still the numbness is there. What is the cause.

Several causes: The tip of the little finger miss incinerated by the lunar nerve. At the elbow the lunar nerve is relatively shallow and exposed to trauma of various kinds. People call this the crazy bone, but injury to the lunar nerve is what happens. Also the small digital artery that supplies it if damaged can cause numbness, but then often the finger tip is blue, white. If it persists over a week see your doc. ...Read more

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Why am I having weakness and numbness off and on in my left hand fingers and pain in my shoulder and elbow?

Why am I having weakness and numbness off and on in my left hand fingers and pain in my shoulder and elbow?

See a neurologist: Possibility of brachial plexus injury or pinched nerve in the neck needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Hi there...i have had numbness on my left hand and finger tips for a while now, I have recently started having numbness on my right bottom lip and chi?

Numbness hand lip: Follow up with neurologist /rheumatologist, could be, Raynauds or carpal tunnel if limitid to hand. With addition of lip could be unrelated herpetic infection or could be MS, autoimmune, lupus Needs f/u this week ...Read more

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I have RA and oa I am experiencing numbness in my left hand from my elbow to my finger tips is RA or oa the cause of this?

I have RA and oa I am experiencing numbness in my left hand from my elbow to my finger tips is RA or oa the cause of this?

Depending upon the: Distribution of the tingling it may mean one or more nerves are being compressed. The median nerve gives sensations of thumb index middle and part of the ring finger the ulnar nerve to the little and part of the ring finger and the radial nerve to the back of the wrist and hands on the thumb side sometimes combinations of these mean there is a more proximal sites such as the neck or the shoulder ...Read more

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Numbness over dorsum of left hand; over thumb and area below index, middle and ring fingers down to wrist- 1 day. No pain, non progressive, unilateral

Numbness over dorsum of left hand; over thumb and area below index, middle and ring fingers down to wrist- 1 day. No pain, non progressive, unilateral

Radial sensory nerve: Dorsal radial sensory nerve supplies that area could be too tight a watch or bracelet causing pressure on the sensory branch at the wrist level. Could also be a traumatic blow to that area, usually neuroapraxic injury (bruising) that will respond to rest and time. ...Read more

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Numb fingers left hand pinky and ring it has been almost 2 weeks now. At night my elbow becomes sore and the numbness gets worse.?

Let me explain: There one main reason for that, pinched nerve at the elbow from the inside or pinched nerve at the neck level.
Since you have pain in the elbow I think the problem at the elbow level.
Go and check it out. ...Read more

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Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, I also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, I also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Need more informatio: Turning purple maybe acrocyanosis. This can be normal and physiologic. The swelling may be vascular but we need more information ...Read more

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I have been having numbness in my right foot middle toe and the top of my left hand middle finger and index just the top is numb, why?

I have been having numbness in my right foot middle toe and the top of my left hand middle finger and index just the top is numb, why?

Varies: The two are probably not related. Tarsal tunnel in the foot and carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand are among the two more common causes although many possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

Overuse: Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more