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What possible disease may have left arm paresthesias?

What possible disease may have left arm paresthesias?

Left arm paresthesia: There are many possible causes, ranging from blood vessel compression, nerve compression, brachial plexus compression, spinal cord problems, various brain lesions such as tumors, decreased blood supply, or partial seizures. More information is needed. More detail on what part of the arm, for how long, under what conditions, etc. I suggest you consult your family doctor or a neurologist. ...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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Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Possibilities: You could have cervical nerve compression, or thoracic outlet syndrome, or nerve compression at elbow or wrist, and this can all be discerned by your doctor. Additional testing may well be required to confirm, and in most cases, very good outcomes can be achieved. ...Read more

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Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome be the cause of paresthesia in legs and sometimes arms? Have had extensive testing but all results are normal

Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome be the cause of paresthesia in legs and sometimes arms?  Have had extensive testing but all results are normal

Panic attacks: My guess is that you have panic disorder. There is no such disease as chronic hyperventilation syndrome. A psychologist can help you with relaxation exercises. Also, meds are available which are very helpful in treating panic attacks. Here is a web site to check out: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/panic-disorder/index.shtml ...Read more

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What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

Likely but maybe not: Neurologically, it wouldn't happen. A rare form of thoracic outlet syndrome could cause the hand symptoms. This can be tested for in the office by your doctor. Nerves to the right face do not run through the neck. Spine xrays will not be helpful. A careful neurologic exam of the affected hand and face during the symptoms will tell the tale clear enough. ...Read more

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I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

Anxiety or medical?: A diagnosis of anxiety as a cause of physical symptoms can only be made when medical causes have been ruled out. Suggest you see your pcp for an evaluation of paresthesias. That said, anxiety can cause numerous physical symptoms even without conscious panicky thoughts because of the body's response to an adrenaline surge via the "fight or flight" reaction. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have i hurt ulnar?

Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have i hurt ulnar?

Medial Epicondylitis: or "Golfer's Elbow" can be due to blunt trauma! This usually does not affect the ulnar nerve itself (its actually medial to the nerve) A CORTISONE INJECTION may be indicated! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider for a referral to an Orthopedist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have been suffering from a severe and constant feet paresthesia for the past 6 hours..Help!?

I have been suffering from a severe and constant feet paresthesia for the past 6 hours..Help!?

Compressed nerve: Was there an injury or unusual position involed prior to onset? This is a nerve mediated condition most likely. Could start in the spine , leg, ankle or foot. Need to see a physician if it does not resolve soon. ...Read more

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Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?

Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?

More info req'd: It sounds like you've had a complex Neurological work-up and are intereted in seeking a second opinion. I would be glad to help, yet would need to see more data before throwing a diagnostic assumption at you. Please gather your medical records (labs/imaging/etc) and schedule a virtual consult with me for further details. I'm interested and available. ...Read more

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Every time I take gambapentin (just started for a week) at only 100 mg, I have parathesia in legs, arms, hands. Didn't occur to me was med til tonight?

Every time I take gambapentin (just started for a week) at only 100 mg, I have parathesia in legs, arms, hands. Didn't occur to me was med til tonight?

Check with neuro Dr.: Since Gabapentin has effects on the brain and nerves, and the symptoms described are nerve related, one can ask the neurologist or primary care doctor who prescribed the medication to see if the symptoms are related to the med or if they are just coincidental. Reported side effects in adult patients include dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, drowsiness, etc... ...Read more

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Can MS cause you to feel like you're choking? Happens mostly when sleeping but also when not . Also have parethesia in legs, arms, face & head.

Can MS cause you to feel like you're  choking? Happens mostly when sleeping but also when not . Also have parethesia in legs, arms, face & head.

Choking during sleep: Choking during sleep may most often be due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or sleep apnea. Neither of these is generally related to MS. In some cases, MS affects swallowing, but this is not common, and would not be the first cause to consider, based on your symptoms. Paresthesia is a tough symptom. Neuropathy commonly causes this, but not normally in the head. ...Read more

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Could a c4-c5 &c5c6 disc herniation cause parethesia in face, head arms and legs? What is treatment for this?

Could a c4-c5 &c5c6 disc herniation cause parethesia in face, head arms and legs? What is treatment for this?

Arms and legs, maybe: The head and face are innervated by nerves that exit the skull directly, and do not course through the spine. For this reason, head and facial parasthesias could not be caused by disc herniations. Disc herniations can cause nerve compression which could lead to arm symptoms, and spinal cord compression which could lead to arm and leg symptoms. You should see a spine surgeon to discus treatment. ...Read more

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Pain behind rt eye. Paraesthesia in arms, fingers, legs, feet and torso. For 1 year. Neurologist says migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods normal.

Pain behind rt eye. Paraesthesia in arms, fingers, legs, feet and torso. For 1 year. Neurologist says migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods normal.

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Paresthesia?

What is the definition or description of: Paresthesia?

Abnormal sensation: 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 sensation is called "paresthesia". ...Read more

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What does a person suffering from paresthesia actually feel?

Numbness to the area: Paresthesia is a numb feeling to the affected area. The numbness can be profound and the person feel no sensation at all, or it may be mild such as a pins-and-needles feeling. In any event, the paresthesia is usually transitory and will go away with the passage of time. However, severe trauma may cause a permanent paresthesia. It all depends on the amount of the injury to the nerve. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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