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Dr. Gary Pess
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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


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My vit b12 is 118. is this serious? I have been getting really bad headaches, pins and needles in my hands, pain in my neck and very tired and weak.

My vit b12 is 118. is this serious? I have been getting really bad headaches, pins and needles in my hands, pain in my neck and very tired and weak.

Possible relation: That is a low vitamin B12 level and it may be a factor. There is not a definite association. Restoring your vitamin B12 level may help many or all of your symptoms, depending on their ultimate cause. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I keep getting pins and needles in hands and feet. I recently woke up and my left arm was numb it really frightened me?

I keep getting pins and needles in hands and feet. I recently woke up and my left arm was numb it really frightened me?

Pins and needles: Given your youthful age (listed as 26) doubt that its something serious. Sounds like a nerve is being compressed- sort of like what happens when your foot goes to sleep or you hit your "funny bone" It may be related to positioning while sleeping. Good luck ...Read more

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26/f. After exercise felt jittery, light headed, and pins and needles in hands. Ate something and felt better. Just low blood sugar or something else?

26/f. After exercise felt jittery, light headed, and pins and needles in hands. Ate something and felt better. Just low blood sugar or something else?

Exercise effects: Exercise causes a number of changes a lot of those are mediated by increased hormone levels also the degree of response is based how regularly exercise all effects you talk of can be due to normal response as time goes on symptoms should diminish in intensity and duration I doubt you have underlying physical issues but a good physical before engaging in exercise routine is ideal. ...Read more

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Mild pins and needles in hands and left foot only. Blood glucose normal. Ureaplasma postive - taking 100mg doxy daily. Are these symptoms connected?

Mild pins and needles in hands and left foot only. Blood glucose normal. Ureaplasma postive - taking 100mg doxy daily. Are these symptoms connected?

See below: Based on the limited information you are able to supply, I do not feel the symptoms you describe are related to your Ureaplasma infection but may be related to the doxycycline especially if your symptoms began after you started taking the medication. An uncommon, but reported side effect of doxycycline. There are alternative antibiotics if such is the case. Recommend you contact the prescribing MD ...Read more

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Just wondering if you can give me some help. I have felt pins and needles in hands and feet, feel exhausted and tied, had blood tests all normal. Doc?

Just wondering if you can give me some help. I have felt pins and needles in hands and feet, feel exhausted and tied, had blood tests all normal. Doc?

Neuropathy: Pins and needles in hands and feet can be a sign of peripheral neuropathy. Basic blood tests may not pick up the cause of peripheral neuropathy. Conditions in the cervical spine can also cause these symptoms. You probably need more extensive testing by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Night sweats Lack Of appetite pins and needles in hands and feet tooth decay body aching red rashes feet are dry?

Night sweats Lack Of appetite pins and needles in hands and feet tooth decay body aching red rashes feet are dry?

Multiple symptoms: Some may be due to your decayed (infected) teeth as infection spreads to other organ systems. See BOTH your Dentist and your Physician for work-ups and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I get pins and needles on my hands? Occasional

Why do I get pins and needles on my hands? Occasional

Pins and needles: The most common cause of occasional pins and needles in the hands is carpal tunnel syndrome, which involves the thumb, pointer finger area. If the numbness and tingling involves the small finger and ring finger area, cubital tunnel syndrome is the most likely. These syndromes result from pressure on the nerves in constricted areas in the wrist or elbow. See your doc to make sure. There are other causes ...Read more

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Pins and needles feeling in both hands and dizzyness? Pins and needles for past 3 weeks. New symptom. Dizzyness was already there before.

Pins and needles feeling in both hands and dizzyness? Pins and needles for past 3 weeks. New symptom. Dizzyness was already there before.

See below: Combination of the peripheral and central symptoms in the young individual brings a wide range of the diferrential diagnosis. You will benefit from seeing your local neurologist for more in depth evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles in both hands and swelling?

What causes pins and needles in both hands and swelling?

? carpal tunnel syndr: You most likely possess localized synovitis over the wrists due to keyboarding, which might compress the median nerve at the wrist. See your doctor and possibly get an EMG test to evaluate. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in my hand got a pot on after broke it.?

Nerve compression: You could have a nerve pinching at wrist, which would affect grip strength and cause you to drop objects, but also, cause altered sensations. (perhaps carpal tunnel syndrome or even ulnar nerve issue at wrist or elbow). Get this evaluated before additional problems occur, as most of these problems can easily be reversed. ...Read more

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Is having pins and needles in my hand for 3 hours abnormal?

Is having pins and needles in my hand for 3 hours abnormal?

Yes: You should see your primary doctor. It may be foreshadowing a more severe condition. ...Read more

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How come I get pins and needles in my hands after drinking?

How come I get pins and needles in my hands after drinking?

Paresthesias: If by drinking you mean alcohol, and if you don't remember after you drink, it's possible that you had too much to drink, passed out and compressed your radial nerve against a hard piece of furniture and developed a palsy. Try to get help for your drinking so you don't permanently damage yourself or get a wrist drop or worse. ...Read more

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Why do I feel pins and needles in my both hands and sometimes in my face my I frightened? Please..

Why do I feel pins and needles in my both hands and sometimes in my face my I frightened? Please..

Paresthesias: This may well be benign paresthesias. When you see your physician this is the type of diagnoses that will be evaluated. Other thing is the doctors will want to look at our neurologic issues, – your issues will need to be clarified ...Read more

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I get pins and needles in my hands everday....I used to do boxing for 17 years coild this be reason?

I get pins and needles in my hands everday....I used to do boxing for 17 years coild this be reason?

Refer to answer: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, +/- disc in your neck. You may want to try over the door cervical traction with 10 lbs for 10 minutes/day (can obtain from surgical supply stores).Avoid more than 10 lbs push, pull, and lift. Also buy vits b650 mg, B12 500 mcg, and 400 mcg per day. If do not get better within two weeks refer to you doctor for metabolic, thyroid, arthritis, and gout work up. ...Read more

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When I even slightly lean on my elbows my hands get tingly and start to turn off, with pins and needles. What is this?

Cubical Tunnel synd.: The ulnar nerve passes through the cubital tunnel at the elbow. When we get older, the cubital tunnel gets shallower and the ulnar nerve gets closer to the surface. If you put pressure on it, like by putting your elbows on a hard surface, you'll get tingling and pins and needles into your hands. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling pins and needles in hand and arm?

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

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Why causes my hands and arms go into pins and needles?

Why causes my hands and arms go into pins and needles?

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm. ...Read more

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My left hand's sort of in an eternal state of pins and needles? Why?

Pinched nerve: Perhaps located at wrist or elbow. An EMG test can give answers and lead to specific treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting pins and needles in my hands and my hands always cold?

Why do I keep getting pins and needles in my hands and my hands always cold?

Paresthesias: Pins and needles are paresthesias. The nerve or nerves are not getting enough blood flow. Without more info like how long this has been going on, which parts of your hand/fingers are effected, is there any difference betwwen day and night, how's your health otherwise I can't give you a better answer/. ...Read more