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3 weeks ago my two last fingers of my left hand went numb, I was told it's pinged nerve in elbow. Then fingers became painful. Now, the whole hand. ?

3 weeks ago my two last fingers of my left hand went numb, I was told it's pinged nerve in elbow. Then fingers became painful. Now, the whole hand. ?

Ulnar neuropathy: Your symptoms appear, at first glance, to be an ulnar neuropathy. I share your concerns, however, if you are having symptoms in the rest of the hand as well. If you are having weakness in the hand, forearm or arm I would be concerned about a brachial plexopathy (injury to the network of nerves in the shoulder). I would discuss with your primary doctor, and consider a neurologist. Take Care! ...Read more

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I've had alcohol in excess, numb fingers on left hand, what is going on?

I've had alcohol in excess, numb fingers on left hand, what is going on?

Long term alcohol: Use can lead to neuropathy. While this is a possible cause of your numbness, there can be others, including injuries or trapped nerves in neck, wrist, or elbow. Talk to your doctor to get vit b and Folic Acid levels on you to see if these could be a cause of your neuropathy. If those are normal, discuss other causes. Most importantly, talk to them about solutions to using too much alcohol. ...Read more

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Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary ?

Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary ?

Numb finger: There are many many causes of a numbness, caused by a nerve being compromised....Pressure from habitually holding an object in one way, or on the nerve farther away, from cysts or spurs. Some disease like diabetes and thyroid disorders can predispose to nerves being injured the duration depends on the cause. Consult a neurologist. Here is a good discussion: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/enc. ...Read more

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

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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What can I do if my baby finger on the left hand has been numb for 5 months?

What can I do if my baby finger on the left hand has been numb for 5 months?

Lots of causes: Can't tell over the computer. See your family physician asap. He may want you to have tests or see specialist. Please call now...If it hasn't gone away in 5 months its way past due to be evaluated. ...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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Some of my fingers on my left hand have gone completely numb. At first, they just tingled. Who should I see for this?

Some of my fingers on my left hand have gone completely numb. At first, they just tingled.  Who should I see for this?

Start with your PCP: Without more information, it is difficult to assess who would be best in evaluating the symptoms of numbness. Some options include a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon. Consider starting with your family doctor or internist first. He or she can do some preliminary tests and make the appropriate referral, if necessary. ...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