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Persistent headache for 8 wks, occasional tingling in left fingers, weakness in right leg. Feel like a nuisance goin back to my doc. What could it be?

Persistent headache for 8 wks, occasional tingling in left fingers, weakness in right leg. Feel like a nuisance goin back to my doc. What could it be?

Chronic daily headac: What you could really use is a good headache diary and instruction on how to keep the details of your symptoms so that a solid diagnosis can be made first before embarking upon treatments that either do not work or may make the headache worse. Headaches are my specialty and I invite you to contact me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR For a consultation to work on your problem. ...Read more

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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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Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Suggestions: You likely have an intermittent nerve compression over the lower brachial plexus and your elevation of limb causes more nerve compression. Some mechanisms to consider would be Thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, but even more peripheral sources of nerve compression at elbow or wrist. An EMG test can help ...Read more

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For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?

For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?

Nerve: It is more likely that you have nerve entrapment referrable to a neck disk bulging. A neurologist could evaluate you for this. To look for coronary artery blockage, a maximal treadmill stress test is the best test for you. I think your symptoms are more likely from the neck rather than the heart. ...Read more

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Why is my left fingers tingling?

Why is my left fingers tingling?

Perhaps nerve: Maybe a pinched nerve at wrist or elbow, but could be referred problems from cardiac decreased blood flow. Need to sort out with detailed exam and ekg. ...Read more

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Why is my fingers almost always tingling?

Why is my fingers almost always tingling?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due to the shears pushing on the digital nerve to your thumb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my finger from tingling?

What can I do to stop my finger from tingling?

Depends on cause: Tingling fingers can be caused from poor circulation, nerve compression, injury, even hyperventilation. A hand surgeon can help determine the cause how to treat it. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a tingling sensation in ur fingers mean?

How will i know what does a tingling sensation in ur fingers mean?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due to the shears pushing on the digital nerve to your thumb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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Are tingling fingers a symptom of something? Especially index fingers.

Are tingling fingers a symptom of something? Especially index fingers.

Maybe CTS: You may have nerve compression at wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, but tingling can be due to hyperventilation also, and may be seen as a side effect of many medications (topamax). So, if persistent and bothersome, please see your doc and get examined. ...Read more

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I have had tingling in the tips of my fingers, for at least half a year. is it anything to be concerned about?

I have had tingling in the tips of my fingers, for at least half a year. is it anything to be concerned about?

Maybe: If I were you I would want to know why this was occurring.It could be a variety of causes,one being something called Raynaud's phenomenon.There could also be a nerve impingement farther up in your arm(s) that would be concerning if it were occurring out of the blue.It may be something benign,but I would advise to see your doc and investigate it further to make sure nothing more serious is going on ...Read more

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My little and adjacent fingers have gone from tingling last week to now being painful. What is wrong, what can I do?

My little and adjacent fingers have gone from tingling last week to now being painful. What is wrong, what can I do?

Ulnar nerve: It sounds like you may have a problem with your ulnar nerve. This nerve can get impinged if you are putting too much pressure not eh nerve - this usually happens by putting to much pressure on elbow. You can stop resting your elbow on arm rests and get an elbow pad on. I think you need to get in and get a full evaluated and check your nerve function. Good Luck ...Read more

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I notice that when i hold my phone for less then 5 mins. I start to get tingling sensation to my fingers. What is that?

I notice that when i hold my phone for less then 5 mins. I start to get tingling sensation to my fingers. What is that?

Tingling: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It can be brought on by holding a phone or hairdryer. Night splinting and vit b6 can help. See a hand surgeon if it persists. ...Read more

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Hi, I am feeling some tingling on my fingers on and off since a week. Before I can really register it stops. Whats causing it. Help.

Hi, I am feeling some tingling on my fingers on and off since a  week. Before I can really register it stops. Whats causing it. Help.

Possibilities are : The possibilities are neurological , vascular, paresthesias, and you will need a physician evaluation ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the hands and fingers?

What causes tingling in the hands and fingers?

Many causes: If both hands at once, can be hyperventilation (breathing too fast when anxious), low blood pressure, alcohol abuse, diabetes, and other nerve diseases (neuropathies). One sided symptoms can be a pinched nerve in neck, low blood flow into arm from thoracic outlet syndrome. Should be seen by doctor to sort out the cause if persisting. ...Read more

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'i''m having weird tingling and twinges in fingers and thumb what is it?'

'i''m having weird tingling and twinges in fingers and thumb what is it?'

Possible CTS: You may be describing entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist, especially if the thumb, index, middle and ring finger are involved. You should discuss the problem with your doctor. ...Read more