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What would be causing tingling in my pinky finger, ring finger, and the bottom of the hand? Feels like my hand is asleep.

What would be causing tingling in my pinky finger, ring finger, and the bottom of the hand? Feels like my hand is asleep.

Carpel tunnel?: It could be a form of neuropathy called Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Sometimes associated with repetitive activities like typing. There are some specific nerve testing that will help make a definite diagnosis. See your healthcare provider to get proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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My pinky finger and ring finger on my left hand have been tingling. No pain, just tingling the past couple days. Pretty consistent now. What is it?

My pinky finger and ring finger on my left hand have been tingling. No pain, just tingling the past couple days. Pretty consistent now. What is it?

Ulnar nerve: Compression of the ulnar nerve can cause numbness, tingling or pain in the 4th and 5th fingers. Entrapment can occur in many places along it's path from the neck to the wrist, but most commonly in the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). ...Read more

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My left index finger has been twitching for the past few days quite alot, and my left pinky and ring finger have begun tingling at their tips. ?

My left index finger has been twitching for the past few days quite alot, and my left pinky and ring finger have begun tingling at their tips. 
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See a neurologist: The many causes of these symptoms include muscle strain, nerve compression (due to trauma, inflammation, entrapment, sleeping position), etc. See a neurologist to discuss your full history and undergo a neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001418.htm ...Read more

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Pinky and ring finger tingling in both hands, is this thyroid?

Pinky and ring finger tingling in both hands, is this thyroid?

Contributes: Hypothyroidism is a predisposing factor to developing nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity rarely the sole cause. The distribution of the tingling you describe is in the ulnar nerve distribution. You should seek care with a neurologist and/or hand surgeon, particularly if you are having any motor weakness. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in neck. tingling in pinky and ring finger. Now I'm getting dizzy/feeling like fainting. Gets better when I move neck forward. Related?

Pinched nerve in neck. tingling in pinky and ring finger. Now I'm getting dizzy/feeling like fainting. Gets better when I move neck forward. Related?

Possible: It the arthritis and inflammation or vertebrae condition is enough to be causing issues with the posterior circulation to the brain via the Vertebral Artery(ies),... when you extend the neck, the circulation can be compromised leading to dizziness, and with forward flexion the pressure would be relieved. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains shooting from left wrist through my thumb, pinky, and ring finger, and pain shooting up to my elbow. No numbness or tingling.

I have sharp pains shooting from left wrist through my thumb, pinky, and ring finger, and pain shooting up to my elbow. No numbness or tingling.

It : It is hard to fully understand your description of symptoms such as these without further information regarding the diagnosis given thus far but there are several nerve related problems that can turn on or turn up the signal in nerves giving pain and discomfort. Tendinitis, fracture injury, ligament injury it sounds like you should get evaluated. ...Read more

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Neck, left shoulder and left arm pain.. I have tingling all the way down my arm.. More in my pinky and ring finger..

Pinched nerve?: Nerves in your arms trace all the way back to your neck (nerve roots). Any pinching of those nerves, for any reason, is officially called radiculopathy. Standard tests include emg/nerve conduction study, perhaps MRI of the c-spine. I'd ask to see a neurologist for work up, pain physician if the tingling of a painful quality. ...Read more

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I don't know what you want? I have pain, numbness, tingling in my right hand - mostly in middle finger, ring finger, and pinky.

I don't know what you want? I have pain, numbness, tingling in my right hand - mostly in middle finger, ring finger, and pinky.

Ulnar neuropathy: Your symptoms sound suspicious for ulnar neuropathy...a pinched nerve, typically at the elbow. When you hit your funny bone, you're actually hitting this nerve. It's caused by leaning too much on the elbow or repetitive movement of the elbow. Don't lean on the edge of a table and don't sleep with your arms curled up tightly under your head. Only when severe, surgery may be needed to decompress. ...Read more