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Slight Numbness In Left Hand
I have pain at random places in left hand since month now. I feel slight numbness in left hand and left leg. Age 30 male. No medical problems history.
See neurologist now: There are many possible explanations for pain and numbness: listen to your body's message. Extrinsic causes, such as certain activities, would usually not cause both L hand & leg numbness & L hand pain. Intrinsic causes, i.e. health problems, might include any number of neurological, even vascular, problems. Hand Pain that moves around suggests irritation to branches of many major nerves. See m.d ...Read more
Waking up with slight numbness in my left arm and hand during the middle of the night. Should I just go back to sleep or monitor it?
Did you fall asleep?: The symptoms you're describing sound like you may have fallen asleep on your arm This can cause temporary numbness and tingling. If these are ongoing symptoms you should be evaluated for more serious causes. However if you're young and healthy and the numbness goes away, most likely this is nothing to worry about ...Read more
I have pins and needles, numbness down the left hand side for two weeks slight confusion and weakness, all sats ok?
See physician now: If it is down the entire left side, you may have had a stroke and need to be examined. See a doctor immediately if your entire left hand side is has parasthesias and you have confused and weak. ...Read more
I have mild numbness in my left hand (kind of like a limb falling asleep) and less of a grip than I am used to. Help?
I've been having consistent stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade with numbness in my left hand. X-rays did not show anything. Mri of my neck showed mild degenerative disc disease in c6-c7 with no pinching of the nerve. Condition started gradually and n
EMG: Would have a very careful clinical examination performed and an EMG to better elucidate the problem. ...Read more
See your Doctor ASAP: Sudden numbness in the left hand can be any of many things, the most critical of which is a cardiovascular event. Do you have accompanying chest, shoulder or arm pain? Do you have any clotting or cardiovascular issues? I suggest seeing a doctor asap to rule out any cardivascular issues. Call your doctor now and hear what she/he has to say, failing that, go to the er now! Good luck! ...Read more
Should be investigat: You need to see a doctor. Mri of brain is advised. ...Read more
Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.
Left pain parathesia: Did you have any trauma? Could be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, early zoster (though usually lesions would come out by now and usually no numbness-parathesias), and rarely MS, vascular anomaly, mass or lymph node. Follow up with doctor/urgent care for thoracic outlet you will need orthopedic surgeon ...Read more
Sudden numbness in left hand but no Aura or Migraine (just feelings of getting) lasted 5 mins moved up to lip. History Migraine Aura 4 a mth. Anxiety?
? proper diagnosis: While these could be aura of migraine, your history suggests other possibilities. I would be very concerned about TIA's from small emboli from your mitral valve, atria, or carotid arteries. You need to involve your cardiologist in this (and probably neurologist) SOON! ...Read more
Having pain and numbness in left hand and arm and foot all blood work came back normal gone to ER several times EKG normal?
Could be BP problem:
Check BP in both arms and legs.
Check carotid arteries ...Read more
Having pain in left arm and little numbness in left hand fingers. My ECG was normal. I am diabetic and hypertension pt what to do??
Pain: Could be musculoskeletal but always have to have heart concern. Get rechecked by Dr if it isn't gone ...Read more
Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face. Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.
MS or not MS?: Iit is hard to find the cause of a symptom of tingling. The changes on your MRI could be related to your symptoms. When the LP is negative, it does not mean you do not have MS, but one must consider other causes, such as a virus of some kind, or other medical illnesses. It may help you to have some symptomatic treatment of your symptoms, maybe a nerve conduction study and a follow up mri. ...Read more
Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?
Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once. The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.
Evaluation: Those symptoms warrant a face to face evaluation to determine cause sooner rather than later. Please see a physician. ...Read more
I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.
Neurologist: The problem which is positional, could be due to pinched nerves at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or impingement of a nerve or nerve root at the neck by a bulging disc or spur on a neck vertebra, but the latter conditions wouldn't affect both upper extremities. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
If: Your right ear is getting numb, have neurological evaluation. ...Read more
Numb finger: There are many many causes of a numbness, caused by a nerve being compromised....Pressure from habitually holding an object in one way, or on the nerve farther away, from cysts or spurs. Some disease like diabetes and thyroid disorders can predispose to nerves being injured the duration depends on the cause. Consult a neurologist. Here is a good discussion: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/enc. ...Read more
Simplex-zoster or no: Did the spots come first or after? Shingles tends to have large papules in the upper arm which may crust. Pain may start before or after the eruption. Herpes simplex generally has smaller lesions but rarely has pain. Other considerations range from syphilis to foot & mouth disease plus many others. Consult a dermatologist and/or a neurologist. ...Read more
My girlfriend has pain from her shoulder down to her left hand, no numbness, no chest pain she is 53. What can it be?
Could be cardiac: It could be many things, among them is angina from her heart. The crux of the decision to present emergently for chest pain should be based off the pre-test probability of how likely it is that her discomfort is from her heart. It depends on her risk factors really. It's less to be cardiac but is still possibly. Musculoskeletal is other possibility, or pinched nerve. ...Read more
At work one night on my break I took a nap and was sleeping on my left hand now the side of my left hand has a numbness that comes and goes.
Normal: Give it some time to return to normal ...Read more
Hi. ..I feel with numbness in my left hand and my fingers with pain at rest without any work so can I know the cause...............Thanks alot?
Hand numbness: Numbness of the hand typically relates to a nerve condition. This could be so-called peripheral, involving nerves in the arm/hand or more central, involving nerves in the neck. There are other more general nerve issues as well. A good history/exam with a hand doctor and/or neurologist will help. Good luck. ...Read more