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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?

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?

Unlikely: Testicular cancer is usually felt as a large testicle that is hard and not painful.

Something that floats in the scrotum is most likely veins (varicocele)
however please consult with your general doctor for a good exam. ...Read more

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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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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Does ALS cause pins and needles?

Does ALS cause pins and needles?

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

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Very cold skin with pins and needles often?

Very cold skin with pins and needles often?

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

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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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Most trusted means to get rid of pins and needles?

Most trusted means to get rid of pins and needles?

Shaking out: Shaking out the hand can give immediate relief. Moist heat is also helpful. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in chest when I cough, what's wrong?

Pins and needles in chest when I cough, what's wrong?

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

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What causes pain like pricking by pins and needles in the middle left finger?

What causes pain like pricking by pins and needles in the middle left finger?

Carpal tunnel: It is usually because of nerve entrapment syndrome. Can be because of problem at wrist or neck. Sometimes hormone and electrolyte anomaly can cause. Vegans, females with repeated pregnancy and alcohol abusers can have it because of B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Is this a tactile hallucination if you are just getting regular pins and needles?

Is this a tactile hallucination if you are just getting regular pins and needles?

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

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What can be done to stop the pins and needles feeling linked to my anxiety disorder?

What can be done to stop the pins and needles feeling linked to my anxiety disorder?

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

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What causes pins and needles sensation with numbness in the whole body with weakness?

What causes pins and needles sensation with numbness in the whole body with weakness?

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

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What is the difference between being numb and getting that "pins and needles" feeling?

There is a difference: True numbness is the absence of any sensation. Tingling is usually based on some type of irritation of the nerve root. However the nerve is still functioning and has sensation. ...Read more

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What does a nerve test consist of? Have one booked due to pins and needles in baby finger

What does a nerve test consist of? Have one booked due to pins and needles in baby finger

~40min of irritation: It's like an electrician giving you small shocks upstream and measuring responses downstream in your nerves, and about 15 min of poking with a needle.

Gives great info about nerve and muscle function though!

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=3p5iprrxrco. ...Read more

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Frequent/chronic pins and needles in fingers. What could be the cause of this and how can I treat it?

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

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I love the feeling of ripping flesh. I'm addicted to sticking pins and needles through my skin. Is this bad?

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

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Got pins and needles and prickly sensations all over had this for two months blood test done all ok what could it be?

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

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Transient but intense pins and needles/numbness at L5 for several years. Is there anything I can do to make it stop???

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

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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 have pins and needles everywhere in body that comes and goes. I have health anxiety so I am extra worried. Is it serious?

Probably not serious: But you might want to get into targeted psychotherapy to learn how to manage your health anxiety. Once you do, so many pieces of these various puzzles will fall into place. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Breastfeeding: The tingling sensation you are having is milk letdown. It is completely normal. Congratulations on giving your baby the best possible nutrition available! ...Read more

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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 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.

Tooth problem: If on one side (infection spread to alveolar nerve which is branch of the trigeminal nerve) Other things can do this but are less common (Pagets disease of bone, multiple myeloma etc) ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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! ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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)?

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

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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?

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

Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more