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What is the diagnosis code for left-sided paresthesias?

Diagnosis code: The diagnosis code depends on the the most specific underlying cause or i.e. Diagnosis. If you cannot determine a cause, then 'sensory disturbance' as a more general cause can be used. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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Why would you seek to find which of the two types of pain a patient feel (when it comes to numbness; paresthesia or dysesthesia? would diagnosis diffe

Why would you seek to find which of the two types of pain a patient feel (when it comes to numbness; paresthesia or dysesthesia? would diagnosis diffe

Dysesthesia: The most common paresthesia is "pins and needles," when a foot or hand "falls asleep." Paresthesia has no permanent ill effects, relatively mild, and can be from mild nerve compression. DYSesthesia is a sign of nerve damage, a painfully abnormal feeling like diabetic neuropathy. Medicine like Gabapentin or Pregabalin, Duloxetine or Trazadone can help with the pain but do not stop the paresthesias. ...Read more

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For the last couple months, in situations when I would normally feel excited or energized, I am just having paresthesias instead. What could this be?

For the last couple months, in situations when I would normally feel excited or energized, I am just having paresthesias instead.  What could this be?

Get checked.: The first step is to get a good history and physical, with appropriate lab work. Stop alcohol and drug use. Avoid supplements other than a basic vitamin. If you are any new meds, check with your doc and see if is had side effects like this. If that is all negative, this may be due to depression which can present atypically in this way. Exercise properly, eat well, get good quality sleep ...Read more

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What are perioral paresthesias?

What are perioral paresthesias?

Tingles around mouth: Perioral paresthesias are sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth. They can be triggered by hyperventilation (e.g. During panic attacks) or by some medications, such as topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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How long does herpes paresthesia last?

How long does herpes paresthesia last?

Hsv: Usually herpes paresthesia starts before skin lesions are seen and lasts throughout the outbreak in recurrent hsv. Total time ranges between 7-10 days. In a primary outbreak , the paresthesia can last longer. ...Read more

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Perioral paresthesias what is it from?

Perioral paresthesias what is it from?

Tingles around mouth: Perioral paresthesias are sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth. They can be triggered by hyperventilation (e.g. During panic attacks) or by some medications, such as topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Can cyclobenzaprine help paresthesia?

Typically not: It is more for spasms. See you doctor for recommendations for better treatments for paresthesia. As well as to identify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I stop gum paresthesia? Its so annoying. Help me please.

How do I stop gum paresthesia? Its so annoying. Help me please.

See Neurologist: An appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on the accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. See a neurologist for consultation. ...Read more

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I have paresthesia (pin prick sensations) all over. Should I be concerned?

I have paresthesia (pin prick sensations) all over. Should I be concerned?

Thorough Exam: Pin prick sensations in the hands/fingers, feet/toes are often a sign of spinal problems such as disc bulges or stenosis. If you have those sensations else where it can be more concerning. Nonetheless, getting a full and complete history would be helpful. Get evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...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