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The fingers in my left hand get numb sometimes. What could this be?

Nerve issue: There is a high likelihood this may be carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of median nerve) but with a good exam other nerve compression issues can be checked for as well. ...Read more

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While using my mobile phone, my left hand's pinky and ring fingers get tingly and numb. I rarely use these fingers. What's happening to my ulnar nerve?

While using my mobile phone, my left hand's pinky and ring fingers get tingly and numb. I rarely use these fingers. What's happening to my ulnar nerve?

Agree, ulnar: You are temporarily pinching the nerve at elbow, when you bend for a long period. But you may also be resting on the elbow, which also compresses nerve. Be aware of these actions and perhaps vary your left arm position and even hold phone with right hand intermittently. ...Read more

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The tip of my middle finger on my left hand feels numb. I had Intervertebral Discectomy done on Dec 29, 2015. Could it be related?

The tip of my middle finger on my left hand feels numb.  I had Intervertebral Discectomy done on Dec 29, 2015.  Could it be related?

Is it neck level ?: Level of surgery is important , possible may be related if it is cervical discectomy , bring to the attention of your doctor will evaluate if it is related to surgery or not. ...Read more

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My left hand including some finger tips are numb? Is it an emergency nerve problem?

My left hand including some finger tips are numb?  Is it an emergency nerve problem?

Urgent: This problem should be checked by your doctor soon especially if happened recently or after strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Hi I was a little worried about this numb feeling in my left hand on the side of pinky finger going down that side but it is only my left hand?

Hi I was a little worried about this numb feeling in my left hand on the side of pinky finger going down that side but it is only my left hand?

Ulnar neuropathy?: The symptoms you describe are typical for trouble with the ulnar nerve. This is the nerve that travels along the inner elbow and causes the 'funny bone' sensation when the elbow is hit in a certain way. Sometimes the nerve can get pinched in the elbow and surgery can relieve the pressure. An EMG/NCS test can determine if this is what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left hand & last three fingers are numb all the time. Having pain in hand. I am taking only dinner. What are the causes.

Left hand & last three fingers are numb all the time. Having pain in hand. I am taking only dinner. What are the causes.

Neuropathy: This could be ulnar nerve compression causing numbness or pain in the ring finger and pinkie finger. See your doctor for an exam and assess for nerve compression at the elbow or armpit. Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be considered which is a nerve compression at the inside of the wrist. ...Read more