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Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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I hurt my knee about 4 years ago in swimming and It felt like pins and needles shot into my knee and I still bugs me should I have it checked out?

I hurt my knee about 4 years ago in swimming and It felt like pins and needles shot into my knee and I still bugs me should I have it checked out?

Yes - ortho consult: If you injured your knee four years ago, it should have
healed??
If you continue to have pain, it should be evaluated
by your ortho specialist - you may have a small tear
in the meniscus which could have worsened?
An mri would show the severity of the problem ...Read more

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I have just started working on Monday and a 2 days ago, I felt my left small toe having constant pins and needles and a little bit numb. What do I do?

I have just started working on Monday and a 2 days ago, I felt my left small toe having constant pins and needles and a little bit numb. What do I do?

Evaluation: Please see a physician since the symptoms seem to have just started. More information is needed from you and after physical exam your physician may need to order some tests. ...Read more

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While returning home I had pins and needles starting in feet, legs. It became severe at night with crawling bug sensations on my body and with chills.

Get evaluated ASAP: May merely be start of viral event, but description could raise concerns regarding peripheral nerve problem which is ascending. If you have weakness and feel flu-like, this could be a sign of a problem for which you need help. See your doctor today. ...Read more

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I am 19 and got sudden pins and needles in left arm and hand. They go away with a bit of movement or so. I also suffer from anxiety. Any thoughts?

I am 19 and got sudden pins and needles in left arm and hand. They go away with a bit of movement or so. I also suffer from anxiety. Any thoughts?

Not serious: Did it feel like a tingling sensation? It might have been due to some anxiety symptoms, which are sometimes accompanied by transient numbness or tingling sensations called "paresthesias.". ...Read more

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Can having a bit of a straight neck and mid back cause pins and needles in arms and legs as well as digestive issues?

That's what: Chiropractors will lead you to believe. Although there can be some relationship especially with the vagus nerve and upper cervical spinal vertebrae irritating it, often times chiropractors use this strategy to sign you up for many treatment sessions. ...Read more

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I suffer from gout. Now I have a lump in my wrist. I have pins and needles and a bit of numbness. It is very painfuland I can't put any weight on it. Can you suggest some treatment or ways to ease the pain?

I suffer from gout. Now I have a lump in my wrist. I have pins and needles and a bit of numbness. It is very painfuland I can't put any weight on it. Can you suggest some treatment or ways to ease the pain?

Which side of wrist: In on the under surface this can presees on nerves in the wrist. A lump could suggest a gouty tophus or lump of monosodium urate crystals. This lump could be compressing the medium nerve causing carpal tunnel syndrome.Therapy is directed to lower your uric acid and can help melt this tophus. You evaluation will also see if the lump can be aspirated and decrease in size by using a needle. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why have I got pins and needles after a wasp sting?

Doctors can you tell me why have I got pins and needles after a wasp sting?

Wasp venom: Wasp stings contain a venom that kills small prey. Enough stings and we would die as well. The venom contains a neurological toxin as its active agent, and your nerves become injured, producing the symptoms of numbness, tingling, and pain that you describe. ...Read more

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What might cause a pins-and-needles sensation?

What might cause a pins-and-needles sensation?

Nerve compression: This is usually due to a disturbance of a nerve by compression from an external force or some internal dysfunction like a disc protrusion or swelling along the path of the nerve. Other causes include diabetes, and chemotherapy. Most can be stopped with massage or readjustment of the position of the involved limb. If persistent see your family doctor for analysis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have pins and needles in my face?

Why do I have pins and needles in my face?

Nerve problem: Pins and needles usually describe A nervous system issue. If not accompanied by facial weakness, pain, slurred speech, swallowing difficulties it may not be serious -- however these symptoms have many potential causes and if persisting or worsening warrant comprehensive medical evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why do I have pins and needles in both forearms?

Why do I have pins and needles in both forearms?

Hard to know: Hard to know without examining you. Could be anything from carpal tunnel syndrome to a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest prompt evaluation with a physiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Having pins and needles pain on my back on the skin whar could that be?

Having pins and needles pain on my back on the skin whar could that be?

Could be shingles: Pins and needles pain is common in the early stage of shingles, caused by varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox usually in childhood, stays in your sensory nerve roots, and reactivated later in life. You may have the pain before you break out in blisters. Please go get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pins and needles in my arm?

What to do if I have pins and needles in my arm?

Get medical exam: Cervical compression, or peripheral
Nerve entrapments are the most common cause of this problem. A PMR doc, neurologist, or your family doc can perform an exam and order appropriate testing to get a diagnosis for your cause. ...Read more

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Are pins and needles a symptom of q fever?

Are pins and needles a symptom of q fever?

Rare: Neurologic manifestations of q-fever are uncommon outside of headache, and usually present as aseptic meningitis or encephalomyelitis, but symptoms of peripheral findings like "pins and needles" have been reported, although very rarely. ...Read more

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What could cause pins and needles / pain in my fingers?

What could cause pins and needles / pain in my fingers?

Nerve compression: Maybe you have a pinched nerve at wrist or elbow, respectively carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. An exam with your doctor can assist diagnosis and follow through treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pins and needles pain in my fingers?

Get diagnosed: Common benign problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome at wrist may be cause and easily reversed. Have your doctor evaluate and consider an EMG study. ...Read more

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Is pins and needles normal in the mouth?

Is pins and needles normal in the mouth?

Not normal: Pins and needles indicates nerve branch irritation. If this is occuring inside the mouth, and especially if symptoms are persistent vs rare/transient, you should be evaluated to ensure that there is not any mass particularly in the saliva glands. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to feel like pins and needles I have hydrocephalus?

What causes my feet to feel like pins and needles I have hydrocephalus?

Neuropathy: Pins and needle sensation can be due to a peripheral nerve disorder or neuropathy. Poor circulation, alcohol use or side effect from certain medications, low vitamin b12, abnormal thyroid, diabetes and immune disorders are among the most common causes. Check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. This may not be related to hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles in my leg while sleeping?

What causes pins and needles in my leg while sleeping?

Neural impingement: 41 yo awakens with leg paresthesia as sleep surface ground forces torque her bony pelvic girdle. Sacroiliac joint ligament laxity & subluxation incites pre-sacral plexus impingement of neural tracts that beget her sciatic nerve; arousing paresthesias reflective of intermittent & functional neural impingement. Organic stenosis would arouse constant radiculopathy characteristic of neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles?

What causes pins and needles?

Nerve compression: It is due to pressure on the nerve that goes to that area. ...Read more

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Why do some people get pins and needles?

Why do some people get pins and needles?

Nerve compression: This is usually due to a disturbance of a nerve by compression from an external force or some internal dysfunction like a disc protrusion or swelling along the path of the nerve. Other causes include diabetes, and chemotherapy. Most can be stopped with massage or readjustment of the position of the involved limb. If persistent see your family doctor for analysis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes the pins and needles feeling?

What causes the pins and needles feeling?

Spine nerve irritate: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, cramping, dull, and the muscles are stiff and tight. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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What can pins and needles all the time mean?

What can pins and needles all the time mean?

Neuropathy: You may have a condition called neuropathy or a pinched nerve. There are many potential causes. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pins and needles on body quite painful?

Difficult to say: Experiencing full body parasthesias is difficult to diagnose without any other history or known symptoms. How is your liver function currently? Some times acute hepatitis with increased liver damage can lead to unusual feelings in your skin. Also, any new medications? I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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What exactly is the "pins and needles" feeling?

What exactly is the "pins and needles" feeling?

Likely blood flow.: This feeling is likely from the return of blood flow after sitting or resting or being put in such a way as to cut down or stop the circulation of blood to a part of the body, like the foot or arm. The affected area gets numb and feeling can even be partly lost. If it is corrected, and put back to a normal position, the blood flow returns and there are "pins and needles", before normal feeling. ...Read more

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What are causes of pins and needles all of the time?

What are causes of pins and needles all of the time?

Varies: There are many potential causes including disc bulge, thoracic outlet syndrome (cervicobrachial syndrome), piriformis syndrome or peripheral nerve entrapments depending upon location. Most of these can be treated conservatively with myofascial release, spinal and extremity manipulation, acupuncture, traction and rehab. ...Read more

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How and why do people get that pins and needles feeling?

How and why do people get that pins and needles feeling?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pins and needles sensation in middle back?

What can I do for a pins and needles sensation in middle back?

Unsure: If it comes when you move your neck, then you have lhermitte's phenomenon, and you need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause random pins and needles feeling across the body?

Psychogenic pain: Is a pain disorder associated with psychological factors. Some types of mental or emotional problems can cause, increase and maintain pain. A person with a psychogenic pain disorder may complain of pain that does not match his or her symptoms and it's far from the logic. However, it is real pain and needs to be addressed by a doctors team approach. ...Read more

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I have recently been feeling random pins and needles all over my body.

I have recently been feeling random pins and needles all over my body.

See below: This could be due to stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, or a number of different medical conditions. See your md soon. You may be referred to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more