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Stung by jellyfish on ribs several months ago. Since then i expeneriance numbness and tingling around sting area.. Normal?

Stung by jellyfish on ribs several months ago. Since then i expeneriance numbness and tingling around sting area.. Normal?

Neuro-toxic effect: Jellyfish have a potent neuro toxin that can cause nerve damage. You describe a region where the sensory nerves have been damaged. This should eventually recover to normal over time. Local application of nerve calming creams may help. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

Numbness and tingling is a symptom in which a person has some loss of feeling (numbness) and/or has the feeling of "pins and needles" in some part of the body. If a person had slept on his arm, the arm may have "pins and needles" for several minutes before returning to normal. Numbness and tingling can also ...Read more


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Have IIH and bulging disc below where my ribs start. Started having numbness and tingling around knee or in heel whether sitting or standing.

Have IIH and bulging disc below where my ribs start. Started having numbness and tingling around knee or in heel whether sitting or standing.

Nerve testing: The level you are describing for you disc herniation would not be expected to cause the numbness in that area. I would expect something lower down in the spine. There are some nerves in the legs that can develop neuropathies. EMG/NCV testing may help with the diagnosis. A Physiatrist or Neurologist may help you get to the bottom of you diagnosis. ...Read more

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I keep getting numbness in my back that wraps around to my rib cage, both sides, and i can pinpoint it, it is midback. No pain. Pinched nerve?

I keep getting numbness in my back that wraps around to my rib cage, both sides, and i can pinpoint it, it is midback. No pain. Pinched nerve?

Get imaging: Could be...I'd get imaging of the Thoracic spine (an MRI). if it wraps around one side and gives you numbness is a classis distribution, it could be a disc herniation or a pinched nerve for another reason. If it's on both sides, i'd get some imaging of this area given your history of duodenal issues ...Read more

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Numbness in left rib cage?

Numbness in left rib cage?

Nerve problem: Possibilities: pinched nerve in back, bulging disc, early (pre-rash) shingles, traumatic neuropraxia (bruised nerve) , tumor, heart attack, other. It's worth seeing a physician about. Go to er immediately for any chest pain. ...Read more

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I am what you would say "big boned" - wide shoulders, rib cage, hips. What do you think could be causing the numbness?

I am what you would say "big boned" - wide shoulders, rib cage, hips. What do you think could be causing the numbness?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Strange numbness under my rib cage on the right sharp pain sometimes been a week with it sometimes it itches but I can't cause it feels really funny?

Strange numbness under my rib cage on the right sharp pain sometimes been a week with it sometimes it itches but I can't cause it feels really funny?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic at this time, but early shingles is a possibility as an inflammation/irritability of a nerve in that area is suggested. Observe for the appearance of a rash there. Gall bladder or liver disorder seems less likely as a cause of your symptoms. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for face numbness and tingling to be a symptom of anxiety?

Is it possible for face numbness and tingling to be a symptom of anxiety?

Anxiety: It is possible but you should consult with your doctor to make sure these symptoms are not caused by a medical condition. If you are cleared medically consult with a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Remember anxiety is mainly produced by misperceiving situations or interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a tingle/numbness filling under my right rib cage. What could it be?

I have a tingle/numbness filling under my right rib cage. What could it be?

Nerve irritation: Numbness and tingling usually come from a feeling nerve that is irritated. This can come from trauma or inflammation. There is a nerve that follows the lower edge of each rib; one of those could explain your experience. Talk to your primary doctor if it continues to bother you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back?I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back?I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

Many symptoms...: While this could be a sign of a herniated disc, it sounds a little more like facet arthritis as it does not radiate to different areas and does not have a constant dull ache. That being said, a physical exam and imaging would be necessary to be sure. If you are concerned about an actual herniation, then I would recommend seeing a physician for an exam to be safe. ...Read more

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I have frequent ( 5-6) times a day numbness in my right hand and left rib cage bottom, for the last 3 weeks?

I have frequent ( 5-6) times a day numbness in my right hand and left rib cage bottom, for the last 3 weeks?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more