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On my left hand, there is a stabbing pain between my index finger and thumb whenever I move them, what's wrong with me?

On my left hand, there is a stabbing pain between my index finger and thumb whenever I move them, what's wrong with me?

Hand pain: Stabbing pain is most of the time muscular in nature. However, tingling and numbness/weakness would be a sign of nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel syndrome). Stop texting for a while and it should get better. Texting can also lead to cervical spine strain and disc damage+nerve entrapments. Use heat twice a day for at least a week. Immerse your hand in warm water and exercise by opening and closing. ...Read more

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Pain for 2 days in left forearm more an ache than a stabbing pain, and tingling in fingers. No pain in other part of arm, chest or shoulder. ?

Pain for 2 days in left forearm more an ache than a stabbing pain, and tingling in fingers. No pain in other part of arm, chest or shoulder.  ?

Details: Pay close attention to where you feel the tingling. Aching pain less helpful for localizing the cause of the illness. Since you are 62 and the problem is new it is likely a nerve generated problem. Details of symptom distribution will help localize the nerves involved and this will help indicate potential diagnoses. Treatment depends on cause. See your doctor with the information. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

More info needed: Is this isolated to the hand and fingers only? Is the pain traveling down the arm? Was there any trauma? Is there any pain at night or that wakes you up? Is there numbness and tingling in the fingers? We need more information to help you towards the next step. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain on the tip of my finger when i touch or grab things, or even sometimes when i type?

I have a stabbing pain on the tip of my finger when i touch or grab things, or even sometimes when i type?

Glomus tumor: Is your finger tip very sensitive to cold as well? If so, you may have what is known as a glomus tumor. This is a benign mass that can be very painful to the touch and very sensitive to temperature changes. You should get into a hand surgeon and have it checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pelvic internal pain that is getting worse every time I have sex. Deep stabbing pain in pelvis and back after being fingered. Possible causes?

Pelvic internal pain that is getting worse every time I have sex. Deep stabbing pain in pelvis and back after being fingered. Possible causes?

Infection: You need examined by gyn. Intercourse pain can have one group of causes, but sensitivity to finger manipulation strongly suggests there may be an infection present, serious being pid, which can affect fertility and be life-threatening. See gyn or er asap. Condoms in future can minimize this risk. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in the upper part of my right arm. Along with pain in elbow and occasionally numbness in my pinky finger. What could be causing this?

Stabbing pain in the upper part of my right arm. Along with pain in elbow and occasionally numbness in my pinky finger. What could be causing this?

Ulnar neuritis: Sounds like you have irritation of the ulnar nerve. It is very sensitive by the inner posterior aspect of your elbow ….:your funny bone….. If you bumped this area or slept on it wrong it could have caused an irritation. Usually gets better with time, rest, avoiding impact. Get it checked if it does not improve. ...Read more

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My friend is 43, male and has previously had niggling chest pain, today has woken with stabbing pain in left arm and little finger. What could this be?

My friend is 43, male and has previously had niggling chest pain, today has woken with stabbing pain in left arm and little finger. What could this be?

Chest pain: Any chest pain in a 43 year old male especially with radiation to the left arm needs to be immediately evaluated. Heart attacks can present with those symptoms. Normally the pain with a heart attack is described as heavy and crushing, not niggling and stabbing but I think it is best to be safe. ...Read more

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What could cause my finger tips to feel bruised and "stabbing" pain in my hands and feet?

What could cause my finger tips to feel bruised and "stabbing" pain in my hands and feet?

Neuropathy: Pain in fingertips and toes could be poor blood flow or nerve damage. These symptoms result from diabetes, high blood pressure and blood vessel diseases like raynauds. Sounds like its time for you to seek medical care. ...Read more

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Numbness in hands and fingers, feet feel like razorblades, my body shoots with burning snd stabbing pain w 75+lbs weifht loss whatisthis?

Numbness in hands and fingers, feet feel like razorblades, my body shoots with burning snd stabbing pain w 75+lbs weifht loss whatisthis?

Weigth Loss: You need to be evaluated by your pcp. This significant amount of weight loss can be very ominous and needs to be assessed immediately. ...Read more

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I have aching pain in my pinky finger. No swelling/redness. Worse in the cold. Slight bump and I get a sharp, stabbing pain down tip into knuckle.

I have aching pain in my pinky finger. No swelling/redness. Worse in the cold. Slight bump and I get a sharp, stabbing pain down tip into knuckle.

Bumps aren't normal : there on your pinky. Do you mean nodule? Circulation may be an issue during the cold weather. Discuss this with your PCP so s/he can evaluate you further and see what can be done for treatment options. ...Read more

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I started a job doing a lot of heavy lifting now my left shoulder keeps going numb I get stabbing pain in my left wrist and it hurts to curl my finger?

Best to quit: You know what is causing it. Is the damage to your body worth it? Very likely your symptoms will resolve when you stop doing what you are doing. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause 1 stabbing pain directly in between breasts in center of chest? Left shoulderblade pain and tingling in fingers left hand earlier.

Chest pains!!!: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Tingling in my left hand, fingers, leg and foot.Lost hearing in 1 ear for 10minutes & sudden stabbing pain comes & goes. Normally healthy. What tests?

Tingling in my left hand, fingers, leg and foot.Lost hearing in 1 ear for 10minutes & sudden stabbing pain comes & goes. Normally healthy. What tests?

Need examination : Rather then tests.first of all you need to consult your doctor and need detailed history of your symptoms,past history and family history .And a detailed comprehensive exam including neurological exam.And based on that the doctor will order appropriate test like nlood test chemistry and other tests and may be hearing test .we can not decide what tests without knowin what we are looking for. ...Read more