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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Have tingling sensation in lower right rib area that seems to radiat to my back. It only happens when that area is compressed somehow. Any idea?

Have tingling sensation in lower right rib area that seems to radiat to my back.  It only happens when that area is compressed somehow.  Any idea?

Tingling around rib: Suggestion #1: don't compress that area. Most tingling sensation are caused by pressure on a nerve, and there is an individual cutaneous nerve running under each rib. So in your case something is probably putting chronic (perhaps intermittent) pressure on it. Try to figure out what that might be. Treatment is relief of the pressure. Exception might be a pinched nerve in the spine. ...Read more

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What can cause u to have a tingling in ur lower left side front rib cage when laying down and should I worry?

What can cause u to have a tingling in ur lower left side front rib cage when laying down and should I worry?

Tingling lower left: May be nerve compression, reflux, constipation, rarely gallbladder(usually right sided) /kidney/vascular/ovarian. Consider antacid/prevecid..Any unusual symptoms that persists > 2 weeks or recurs should be evaluated. Discuss with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a tingling/pinching under my lower left rib (chest)?

What could be the cause of a tingling/pinching under my lower left rib (chest)?

Lower rib pain: I am not entirely sure of the cause of your rib pain. I can speculate that you may have a lower rib pain syndrome, which is characterized by pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, a tender spot on the rib margin, and reproduction of the pain by pressing on the spot. You may also have some sort of impingement on the intercostal nerves, which run along the lower borders of the ribs. ...Read more

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Stung by jellyfish on ribs several months ago. Since then i expeneriance numbness and tingling around sting area.. Normal?

Stung by jellyfish on ribs several months ago. Since then i expeneriance numbness and tingling around sting area.. Normal?

Neuro-toxic effect: Jellyfish have a potent neuro toxin that can cause nerve damage. You describe a region where the sensory nerves have been damaged. This should eventually recover to normal over time. Local application of nerve calming creams may help. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of the intense tingling/electricity attacks in my half body (especially ribs) when i run/walk/jump/drink alcohol/hyperventilate?

What can be the cause of the intense tingling/electricity attacks in my half body (especially ribs) when i run/walk/jump/drink alcohol/hyperventilate?

Many causes: Rib fracture, intercostal muscle strain/tear, diagphragmatic hernia, reflux, lung scar tissue, etc. There are many causes that necissitate a proper history and physical and additional testing as appropriate. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have numbness in rt forearm & tingling in rt hand with pain scapula & shoulder down hd fr 2nd rt rib?

I have numbness in rt forearm & tingling in rt hand with pain scapula & shoulder down hd fr 2nd rt rib?

Let me explain: There are risk in patient sustained 1 rib and second rib fracture, form injury to chest cavity, injury to the blood vassals around there and also injury to the nerves around there. You have to specialist (Neurologist) for evaluation. Good Luck ...Read more

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