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Pins And Needles In Scrotum
There is a small round floater around the size of the head of a pin needle in scrotum. It is not attached to anything just moves around. Is it cancer?
Yes: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease is a progressive degenerative motor neuron disease. In 20-30% of the people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, initial onset of tingling, and paresthesia can proceed motor symptoms, without objective sensory loss on examination as part of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-plus syndrome. ...Read more
Get evaluated: It is important to go get checked out by your doctor. There are several possibilities, but it will be important to rule out endocrinologic or neurologic issues that may require treatment so it's best to get it checked out. ...Read more
Shaking out: Shaking out the hand can give immediate relief. Moist heat is also helpful. ...Read more
Likely nothing: If transient sensation only after you cough, you are likely getting benign irritation of the intercostal nerves (the ones that travel between the ribs) with the activity of coughing. This is like tapping the 'funny bone' in your arm- the nerve is temporarily stunned and fires off, but not injured. ...Read more
Maybe Neurological: Hallucination implies that you are feeling something that does not have an actually exist. If however, you are experiencing pin and needles feeling, there may in fact be a reason for it. It may indicate poor circulation or some impingement on the nerves from your spine. It could be the result of poor nutrition or an side effect of a disease like diabetes. If you are experiencing this, get checked. ...Read more
Pull vs Push?: I'd suggest this experiment: instead of trying 2 stop the pins ; needles feelings, see what happens if u focus on those sensations ; on nothing else. Focus on describing them as if u were observing them. See if u can even magnify the feelings. (i've yet 2hear of pins ; needles feelings actually hurting anyone, have u? Do this for at least 10 minutes. If u do try this, let us know what u discover! ...Read more
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
Not normal: Go see her pediatrician to sort things out. ...Read more
Frequent/chronic pins and needles in fingers. What could be the cause of this and how can I treat it?
Please see below:
If these symptoms are in the hands only it most likely to be a possible carpal tunnel.
If these symptoms are in the feet too, it will be more systemic condition.
In any case being evaluated at the office of your local neurologist and have ncs/emg done will help to establish diagnosis and treat the symptoms based on the nature of the condition. ...Read more
I love the feeling of ripping flesh. I'm addicted to sticking pins and needles through my skin. Is this bad?
It not good.: Of course it is not a good habit. It might induce infection. If you are not able to quit, you need to see a psychologist to ask help. ...Read more
Got pins and needles and prickly sensations all over had this for two months blood test done all ok what could it be?
Depends which tests: No specific problem comes to mind but blood work could help rule certain things in or out along with a thorough medical examination. Before, completely believing that "blood test done all ok" is actually accurate can you specify which tests were done and exactly what the results were? Also, tell us if your symptoms are concentrated in certain parts of the body as opposed to "all over? ". ...Read more
Transient but intense pins and needles/numbness at L5 for several years. Is there anything I can do to make it stop???
Need more info: Have you been checked for lumbar disc disease or spinal stenosis? Do you have symptoms worse in one leg than the other? Is there also weakness? These factors need to be addressed. You may also need pain medication designed for chronic pain - NSAIDS and narcotics are intended for acute pain. They are not baseline therapy for chronic pain, a different animal than acute pain. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have pins and needles everywhere in body that comes and goes. I have health anxiety so I am extra worried. Is it serious?
I used to abuse alcohol. But have not in two years. Anyway I get pins and needles and numbess in the last year. Where is this from?
Periph. Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is a problem of the nerves in the extremities and has several major causes: most common is diabetes, but alcohol abuse is also a common cause. Generally, the symptoms can be treated somewhat with medications to make the nerves less irritable, but alcoholic neuropathies are typically irreversible. See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more
When I nurse my baby, I get a tingly sensation in my breasts, almost like pins and needles. It goes away after a few seconds. What is that?
My face feels like pins and needles around my chin. I can't think of any reason why it would be this way. I recently started a body cleanse.
My husband keeps getting a pins and needles sensation in the back of his head which only goes when he insist on banging his head on that area.?
Pins & needles: The most common cause of pins and needles sensation in the back of the head is a pinched nerve in the neck, usually secondary to significant arthritis or disk degeneration. If the pain is constant, it is understandable that he might want to bang his head just to distract himself from a worse pain, but this isn't the best way to deal with it. Have him see a doctor. Treatments are available. ...Read more
For a month now I have random painful pins and needles in my thigh. Mainly when lying or sitting. Starts lessening when I stand or move. Help! ?
Meralgia: If you are compressing the lateral femoral nerve of the thigh at the superior iliac crest, this causes symptoms of pain and tingling over the antero-lateral thigh. Avoid tight belts and clothing around the hip area, but see your doctor if this progresses. It's called meralgia paresthetica. ...Read more
Fingertips feel like pins and needles like a splinter but I have no idea why. If you push down on where it hurts it feels like a knot. What is that?
Doctor can examine: If there is a lump in the fleshy part of the fingertip, and it's not the bone, then there is something else there, which could be a reaction to a small splinter. A primary doctor (pediatrician, internist, family doctor) can examine to see what it might be. If needed, a referral to the hand surgeon can be done. If persistent pins and needles are the main symptom, a neurologist referral can help. ...Read more
Sometimes my body suddenly becomes itchy all over for a few minutes. Like a pins and needles feeling almost. Not rare but not often. Is this normal?
Hard to say: Does this occur more than once weekly? This is not normal for most people. Although I can't think of any condition which causes transient itching periodically, this may also be the early sign of a neurologic problem. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Over the past year, I sometimes get dizziness (10-60 secs), followed by pins and needles and hotness/claminess. I've fainted twice (while standing)?
Get checked out: By healthcare professional as soon as you can. You are describing syncope, which could be caused by many different conditions. Syncope generally means a temporary lack of blood going to the brain. Dizziness or passing out while standing means orthostatic hypotension or syncope. Again, please go to your doctor to get proper diagnostic workup and treatment. ...Read more
I have pins and needles sensation in one spot on the left side of my back it's half way up it comes and goes but has been getting stronger with aches?
Paresthesias: That's the term for pins & needles; or since you're a Brit, paraesthesias. You haven't stated how long you've had this, or how big the spot is, but if it's gettiing worse, have it checked out. It could be a problem with a nerve root in the spinal canal. As it says on the cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Don't Panic! But have it checked out. ...Read more