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Pin Needle Hand
Pintched nerve in chest if I trouble it shoots in to my arm in to my hand my left arm is num & my hands pins needles hands weak cheat pain which disc?
Sounds like: Cervical disc protrusion. You need local medical help. ...Read more
Pain behind right eye and on movement now gone after 3 months with blurred vision. Pins & needles hands & feet. Constant fatigue. Possibly ms?
Analysis: The eye symptoms might have been a mild case of optic neuritis, or retrobulbar neuritis. Did an ophthalmologist evaluate the process? Your sensory and fatigue issues are non-specific, but do need to be assessed. Have you had MRI studies to date? Have you had referral to neurology? Cannot confirm or disconfirm a diagnosis, currently, but urge you to get consultation. ...Read more
Severe pins & needles both hands then spread to upper underarms one more than other as I got up my partner noticed swelling over one side of my back?
I started feeling pain on the outside part of my deltoid anytime I raised my arm above my head. Now I have pins/needles into hand. What could this be?
TOS: Female w. shoulder pain & hand parasthesias w. arm abduction describes symptoms compatible w. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Absence of pain in cervical region at rest or with range of motion discounts cervical spine stenosis. See Osteopath & have a subclavian artery Doppler study with Addson's maneuvers. Unfortunately, many doctors disbelieve TOS even exists; many are Neurologist so avoid them. ...Read more
Herniation in neck in sneezing fit 1 yr ago. Tried pain mgmt. Am student & dealing w/ losing feeling & pins & needles in hands. Changing position not helped. Worse if writing. Would wrist braces help?
Possibly: Wrist braces could help if the pins and needles are coming from carpel tunnel syndrome cts verse the disc herniation. If the disc herniation is causing the parasthesias, bracing will not help. You need to see someone who can diagnose either cts or radicular symptoms. If writing makes worse, may be cts and bracing may help, but differentiation needs to be made. Ask doc for emg. Hope that helps! ...Read more
28yr old female. Pins & needles in hands on a normal breath out. Pins & needles/muscle twitches throughout both legs after exercise. Otherwise healthy?
See your physician: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, etc. True weakness with paresthesias would be more concerning. See your physician for evaluation. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia. Htm ...Read more
28yr old female. Momentary pins & needles in hands on deep breathing. Constant dull ache/creeping feeling in lower left leg. Occasional tongue tingling?
Hyperventilating?: This could be due to hyperventilating - breathing deeply and quickly. Breathing in to a paper bag for a minute or so will help return carbon dioxide level to normal, and relieve the symptoms. Anxiety could lead to hyperventilating. If it is persistent, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more
Speckled ana, raised esr, swollen painful knee and ankle, pains in feet and toes worse morning and night, headaches, lethargy, pins and needles hands?
The numbness and tingling are symptoms of a possible neuropathy. The ESR is suggestive of an inflammatory disorder, which may depend how high the level is.
There are several more common inflammatory disorders that can cause this constellation of syndromes and a rheumatologist and neurologist should be involved in your care. ...Read more
Neuropathy: It is possible you have some kind of nerve injury. Your doctor needs to evaluate you as the answer may be simple but important. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel intense pins in needles in hands (and in parts of face) during sex/orgasm (remained for ~ 5 mins after) & was difficult to smile?
Once or often?: It is not typical to have neurological deficits after an orgasm. It is important to determine if this is something that happens to you on a regular basis or if it was a one time thing. Arousal can drop the blood pressure. If your partner was laying on this could cause too. If any symptoms persist then evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
I woke up yesterday & my thumb was swollen to the point that I could hardly bend it. Today I pins/needles in that hand?
Yes: It's quite common. If they persist, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Am 28, & keep getting pins & needles in left hand. I fractured same wrist in 2 places 4 years ago. What could it be & what can I do to help.?
Hi Dr, Any advice regarding severe pain and pins and needles in hands and pain in elbow at night? Thank you, Samantha.
Pinched major nerves: In the wrist and elbow area can give you such a problem. See your doctor. ...Read more
Pins and needles in hands, finger feet all the time. Different times of the day in both sides. Why? What could it be? Had it for 3 weeks now.
Possibilities: Your symptoms could be due to early peripheral neuropathy, may be an early presentation of multiple sclerosis, might be associated with hyperventilation, may be a reaction to a medication, could be due to vitamin deficiency. Talk to your primary doctor about evaluating this. ...Read more
I'm from uk and got bitten last nite by a mosquito I think, today my arm has swollen up really bad and I'm now getting pin and needles in hand?
Arm swelling: Are you sure it was a mosquito? It sounds like your arm swelling may be constricting tissues around the nerves to your hand, and that's why you're having pins and needle sensations there. Please see a doctor today! Depending on what bit you, the swelling could continue or worsen. ...Read more
Went to doctors I have three sprained muscles in middle of back now I'm getting pins and needles in hand. Is it related?
Hi I was on ppis for three months for reflux but stopped because I started having shakiness throughout body, pins and needles in hands, pale, help plz?
Side effects: It is worthwhile being evaluated for such side effects. Proton pump inhibitors, by reducing stomach acid as effectively as they do, tend to reduce the ability to absorb certain nutrients. It is possible to become deficient in vitamin B12 and magnesium (Mg). B12 deficiency can cause anemia (symptoms: pale/weak) and neuropathy (symptoms: pins/needles, off balance). Treatable, frequently w pills. ...Read more