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Might there be a connection btw my vashunt and incr.&worsening right shoulder& neck pain also with travel. Pain&numbness dwn r. Arm exist? What mght expln this? Daily headaches have also developed

Might there be a connection btw my vashunt and incr.&worsening right shoulder& neck pain also with travel. Pain&numbness dwn r. Arm exist? What mght expln this? Daily headaches have also developed

Radiculopathy: Your symptoms sound more like a cervical (neck) radiculopathy (pinched nerve) than a problem with your shunt. However, I would rec that you first have the shunt evaluated (you didn't report why you have it). The eval may include an MRI of brain and cervical spine to make sure you don't have a fluid backup ; give info as to whether u have a cervical disc problem. See ur neurosurgeon! ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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Pain in left buttock traveling slowly down the backside left leg. Sometimes sharp pain and sometimes numbness while sitting. Better when I'm walking?

Pain in left buttock traveling slowly down the backside left leg. Sometimes sharp pain and sometimes numbness while sitting. Better when I'm walking?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have had left lateral upper thigh numbness x 3 wks. Now deep aching inside. Numbness is slowly traveling down leg.? Emg help diagnose

I have had left lateral upper thigh numbness x 3 wks. Now deep aching inside. Numbness is slowly traveling down leg.? Emg help diagnose

Yes: You are describing nerve pain. An EMG consists of testing the health and speed of your nerve function, followed by electrode insertion to the muscle for a specialist to access the nerve and muscle connections. This will answer the question of what nerve is causing your pain. Treatment and symptom control begin with a real diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes numbness started at finger tips and traveling up hand? Slowly getting worse. Is there a natural way to deal with high bp. No $ for dr.

What causes numbness started at finger tips and traveling up hand? Slowly getting worse. Is there a natural way to deal with high bp. No $ for dr.

Possibilities.: Common causes of hand/finger numbness, often with pain, include the carpal tunnel syndrome, anything causing compression of the nerves to the arm and hand such as cervical spine or disc disease and, although usually both hands or both feet, diabetes or medication side-effects. A natural way to deal with high BP would be to avoid salt in one's food; read labels for salt content. ...Read more

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Numbness on left side?

Numbness on left side?

Yes and what else?: Left side of what? Face? Arm? Leg? A combination of the above? Sudden onset? Weakness? Speech disturbance? Walking/balance problems? ...Read more

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Numbness on my lower left back?

Numbness on my lower left back?

Get evaluated: I would have to know if there's a recent trauma associated with it or a history of low back pain or history of disc herniation. So you should get evaluated if you are experiencing any numbness typically it might be a nerve involvement from your back. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fhand numbness?

What is the cause of fhand numbness?

Several causes.: Hand numbness is usually related to a problem with the nerves. There can be a pinch on the nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a pinch on the nerves as they come down into the arm from the neck (radiculopathy). Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could produce numbness in back?

What could produce numbness in back?

Neuropathy: Really depends upon where in the back you're talking about. It can be due to a neuritis which is an inflammation of the nerves. We sometimes see this after someone has had an epidural. Your numbness could also be due to disk or facet disease. Only a proper history and physical exam by your physician can shed light on the subject. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about numbness?

Should I be concerned about numbness?

Possibly: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Causes of sensation/numbness in fingures?

Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numbness in the body?

What are the causes of numbness in the body?

Definitions: Numbness implies loss of sensation and can occur if either peripheral or central nerves become dysfunctional for any reason. Could be paroxysmal, like in classical migraine, but could be persistent with progressive peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What to do if I got numbness throughout body?

Check for neuropathy: Total body numbness is quite benign and often associated with stress and depression, which is reversible. Numbness over all 4 extremities could be associated with a peripheral neuropathy, a problem within the neck, a medication reaction, even multiple sclerosis. Have your doctor assess your symptoms. ...Read more

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How long until numbness goes away from local?

Not very long: Unless there is nerve damage from the injection or associated procedure, numbness should last only for the expected duration of local anesthetic, which usually is 8 hours or less. ...Read more

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Advice? I am having numbness throughout body?

Unusual: A numbness in whole body is unusual. Info. Is scant. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Numbness?

Numbness: Numbness = lack of sensation or feeling in part of the body. ...Read more

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What does numbness on your left side of the body mean?

Left sided numbness: It means you have to get checked out by your doc. At age 19 it may turn out to be ok but don't take a chance. ...Read more

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Woke up with numbness on one side of my body. Possible causes?

Numbness: If numbness involves face, arm, torso and leg of one side the problem could be at the brain level, perhaps thalamus, an area of the brain in charge of sensorial processing. If abrupt onset while asleep, may suggest a small vascular insult or stroke. A demyelinating disorder like multiple sclerosis may produce similar presentation. The best way to identify this is by an urgent evaluation & mri. ...Read more

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I have some numbness in my right place is there something wrong?

Right place?: Please clarify question and resubmit, but in general, any numbness lasting an hour or more is unusual and should prompt a call to your dr. If it is associated with any weakness or difficulty speaking, then should go to er for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does it take for the numbness to go away?

Depends upon cause: But, let's assume injury to peripheral nerve, and problem begins to heal. If solely the nerve coverings, myelin, has been impaired, the process improves over 4 weeks. If the axon inner portion is damaged, it could take months, as nerve function in this case matches fingernail growth, 0.1 mm daily. ...Read more

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How can I help pain numbness and parasthia all down my left side?

? cause: You need a diagnosis, and an anatomical location. Did you have a right sided thalamic stroke, do you have spinal cord compression in neck, do you have an inflammatory process such as ms? There are symptomatic meds available, but you need your doctor to pin all of this down. A local neurologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/loss of sensation on left side of entire body?

What causes numbness/loss of sensation on left side of entire body?

Stroke: The symptoms you describe could be caused by a stroke and require immediate medical care. Please call EMS (911) and get taken to the nearest hospital emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My grandpa has left side numbness? How can I help him? Will he be okay?

FOR HOW LONG?: He needs urgent evaluation, make sure he is not having symptoms of a stroke. Quickly please. Have him chew an Aspirin on your way to er right now! ...Read more

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Numbness can be caused by a variety of things. How would know which?

Numbness can be caused by a variety of things. How would know which?

It depends: We diagnose numbness depending upon what part of the body is numb-may be due to a disorder of the brain, spinal cord, nerve root, or peripheral nerve. Each part of the nervous system may cause a characteristic pattern of numbness. For example, a stroke on the right side of the brain could cause the left side of the body to be numb. Carpal tunnel syndrome numbness of the thumb, index, middle finger. ...Read more

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I have been having numbness on my left tumb is it a sign of something serious?

Probably not: May be something like a pinched nerve. Your family doc can examine you and give you a good idea. ...Read more

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Numbness/loss of sensation on left side of entire body, should I be concerned?

See a doctor: This could be something simple like an abnormal sensation, but also could be a stroke in a very specific part of your brain. You need to be examined to be sure it is not this type of stroke and rule out any serious issues. Other things like MS can present this way and you will need imaging of your brain. ...Read more

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When I get very anxious, I feel with a numbness in my cheeks. What does that mean?

Doesn't mean much: Anxiety can cause various symptoms and bodily responses to it. Getting numb cheeks is nothing to be concerned about, its your bodies response to the anxiety you are experiencing. ...Read more

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I have felt a weird and quick numbness on one whole side of my body. What could this be?

Numbness: It is not possible to diagnose or suggest adequate therapy without adequate history and physical examination. However, your symptoms may alert your physician of either brain or spinal cord problem. At your age, a myelin disorder is a possibility. I suggest you discuss your symptoms with your physician to asses the need of further testing with an MRI of brain or spinal cord. Hope you feel better. ...Read more