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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Explanation: Although MS can be a tough diagnosis due to vague symptoms, I would doubt your problems are caused by MS. Suggest you have an MRI of your neck, as that is most likely the anatomic location for your issues. Your head/neck pain could be c/w Occipital Neuralgia, and could consider problems in arms/legs due to peripheral neuropathy if neck films are benign. ...Read more

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Lightheaded for 3 months now numbness and tingling in arms,legs, feet, hands. No doctor can find anything wrong. im terrified! any advice?

Lightheaded for 3 months now numbness and tingling in arms,legs, feet, hands. No doctor can find anything wrong. im terrified! any advice?

Depends on workup: No need to be terrified; your taxes are still due on April 15 aren't they? Or are you getting a refund? Are you getting your BILLIONS BACK THIS YEAR? The fact is you're 22, young, & spry & on edge a bit from the sound of things. BREATHE & realize that when doctorS don't find anything then, you may be letting anxiousness get the best of you. Be happy to help: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

Numbness: Are you anxious are feeling a lot of stress. The most common cause of numbness of hands and feet is anxiety with or without hyperventilation. Hyperventilation, repeated deep breaths, can occur in some people who just sigh a lot. If the numbness or tingling is constant and progressive, you need to see a doctor to evaluate for spinal cord or peripheral nerve problems (rare). ...Read more

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Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Neuro-metabolic diso: If youjr doc can't figure it out go to the local university medical center. You just might be an interesting patient! There is a very long list in the differential here-i.e.the list of likely suspects. It could be neurological, metabolic, neurodegenerative, infectious. They only give us 400 spaces here.Look at google scholar or www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnshopkins.com. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I am having numbness and tingling sensation on my arms, legs and all over the body. This is happening for the past one year. Why is it happening?

I am having numbness and tingling sensation on my arms, legs and all over the body. This is happening for the past one year. Why is it happening?

See a neurologist: Possible issues with a developing peripheral neuropathy, but could also be a problem in the spinal cord. Also, should consider multiple sclerosis. Since all of this can be treated and handled successfully, no need to delay. Get evaluated and start reversing your issues. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling n ur arms and legs?

Many things: One thing is a peripheral neuropathy, but that usually starts in the feet, later gets into the fingers. It's not really arms and legs, but more a "feet then hands" kind of thing. Certain meds can do it, too. Discuss with your doc if persistent and/or worsening. ...Read more

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What is causing this pain in my left leg and tingling/numbness in my arms/hands?

What is causing this pain in my left leg and tingling/numbness in my arms/hands?

Neuropathy ?: Neuropathy is a comon cause of tingling and numbness to the hands and feet, specially if diabetes is present . Duration of symptoms is also very important , as well as family history. Neuro-degenerative disorders must be excluded, if history or physical exam is suggestive.. Vitamin and nutritional deficencies is a rare cause, but possible if an enteropathy is present, or bariatric surgery was done. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more