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Sudden Hand Paralysis
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
My Friend is experiencing arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...
How long? One side?: If this is on one side & started suddenly you should get it checked urgently http://www.stroke.org.nz/See-a-Stroke-FAST If the symptoms have been coming on slowly (days-weeks), this could be a nerve problem in the neck http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/herniated-disc/cervical-herniated-disc-symptoms-and-treatment-options . Either way an examination with a Dr is advisable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sudden severe left shoulder pain that radiates down left arm x1.5 hrs. Numbness and tingling in arm and hand. No injuries or cardiac Hx. Causes?
I am experiencing hand pain, finger pain, hand weakness, wrist weakness, arm pain, arm numbness, arm weakness and severe pain in extremity. The following also describe me: Numbness or tingling, Loss of strength, and Hand numbness. What should I do?
I hope you are: Writing this question from a bed in er! ...Read more
Bodyheavy sensation/almost paralyse triggered by hand movements subside w/rest 1-2min.Periodic paralysis/lakeofsleep? Vanishes for months sometimes
Worrisome: Paralysis is always a concerning symptom. I would recommend an examination by a primary care physician to do a full neurologic exam including deep tendon reflexes, grip strength, gait, muscle symmetry, etc. Given your age and no other history, I would want to rule out myasthenia gravis, among other common neuromuscular disorders possibly include blood work, imaging and EMG testing. ...Read more
Car accident 8 months ago suffered severe concussion new symptoms seizures decline in vision cognitive hunger sleep & left arm leg numb & tingle ?
Stay with your doc.: Seems like you have a few issues which may or may not be related to each other and may or may not be related to your prior accident. You are being evaluated with the right stuff - MRI, etc. Your symptoms will require some thinking and close examination over time. Stick with your doc and they will be able to explain them far better than anyone on the internet. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jerks from head down to arms, raised plasma viscosity in blood, coldness, weakness and tingling in right arm (happened once) numbness in left leg?
Highviscosity: Take it seriously let a nero and hematologist totally evaluate you may be alarming sign. ...Read more
Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly.Any thoughts?
Random periods of...
Moments of blurriness in eyes
Waking up w/ numbness and tingling
Dragging foot causes falls
Difference between tics and spasms? Involuntary foot jerks, leg movements, finger jerks, & jaw jerks that stop occurring when busy. What are these?
Sudden severe pain upper foream & elbow. Tingling down entire arm to hand. Could a slip 3 years ago be the cause?
Ulnar entrapment: Is one possible diagnosis, but this requires a history and physical. I'm available to consult i ...Read more
Cold shoulder pain, sleep paralysis, myoclonus, tmjd, hypoglycemia, voice hoarseness, numbness in neck, paresthesia in face (electrical) and body?
Long menu: You have a long menu of symptoms. I would recommend you see a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders as well and that you also see an endocrinologist. Together they be able to piece together what's going on. The help of an ear nose and throat specialist may also be required. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?
Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. May cause muscle tension in neck and "tension" headache. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more
MS vs bells palsy vs: your female and age if varies in place and time could be multiple sclerosis, if on one side of face , maybe bells palsy , could be allergic reaction to something, or neck cervical disc injury , if chest pain associated could be heart disease [but your age unlikely unlessn on birth control which increases risks of blood clots] ...Read more
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