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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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What are paresthesias?

What are paresthesias?

Nerve pains: Paresthesias are annoying sensations from sensory nerves. ...Read more

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What causes paresthesias?

Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more

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What are some causes of paresthesia?

What are some causes of paresthesia?

There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For how long does paresthesia usually last?

For how long does paresthesia usually last?

Few secs to days: Depends upon cause, such as hitting "funny bone", gone within secs, or medication reaction, duration of med effect, or chronic neuropathy, indefinite until fixed. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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