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Can an anxiety disorder cause weakness in left hand pinky/ring fingers? I have had health anxiety for als, my gp says no, but I have not see a neuro.

Can an anxiety disorder cause weakness in left hand pinky/ring fingers? I have had health anxiety for als, my gp says no, but I have not see a neuro.

Health anxiety: Anxiety can cause all kinds of symptoms, less often one-sided. There can be muscle weakness, plus numbness and tingling in extremities. You could also possibly have a neck issue impinging on nerves that lead to your hand; a neurology consult could help. Being generally very anxious about your health could also merit seeing a psychologist for assistance managing this. Good therapies are available. ...Read more

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Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body, had on and off weakness and left hand leg, no diagnosis just ideas? Plz 22/m/latino

Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body, had on and off weakness and left hand leg, no diagnosis just ideas? Plz 22/m/latino

Neurologist: There is no way to answer this on the internet. The list of potential causes is long and a neurologist evaluation with possible nerve conduction study may be in order to help find the cause. ...Read more

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Weakness in left hand. Sent for stat ct-inconclusive-concern over blockage of basilar artery-sent for mri/mra - insur. Denied mra-still get results?

Weakness in left hand. Sent for stat ct-inconclusive-concern over blockage of basilar artery-sent for mri/mra - insur. Denied mra-still get results?

Who is concerned?: Are you concerned or your doctor? I really don't think based on what you've told me that there is any basilar artery issues -- if there is a problem there, symptoms include vertigo, double vision, and balance issues. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my forearm and weakness in my left hand. Ex: I can barely button my pants and my grip has been affected. On Tuesday morning while at?

I've had pain in my forearm and weakness in my left hand. Ex: I can barely button my pants and my grip has been affected. On Tuesday morning while at?

Wrist pain: Weakness or pain in the left arm has many causes such as heart condition, circulation problem in the arm, arthritis in the spine in the neck area. Other causes are strain, Muscle strain or trauma. If there is tingling in grip is affected than carpal tunnel syndrome test will be advised ...Read more

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What could be causing numbness and weakness in my left hand? I do have carpal tunnel syndrome, but this seems different, not as much pain, but a lot less sensation in my left hand.

What could be causing numbness and weakness in my left hand? I do have carpal tunnel syndrome, but this seems different, not as much pain, but a lot less sensation in my left hand.

Actually,: Actually, it's a myth that carpal tunnel syndrome is pain, particularly pain with typing. The hallmark symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is numbness. Numbness in the thumb, index, long and half of the ring finger. The current best evidence is that cts is genetic (you we're going to get it no matter what you did) and--in my opinion--inevitably progressive. I warn my patients that surgery is necessary eventually to prevent numbness and weakness that it is permanent. Luckily the disease is very slowly progressive, so you should have some time to sort this out. ...Read more

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I have joint pain and weaknesses in my left hand from the wrist to the small joint the pain is episodic but mostly in the morning my sis had RA?

I have joint pain and weaknesses in my left hand from the wrist to the small joint the pain is episodic but mostly in the morning my sis had RA?

Ra involves small: RA involves small joints, common to be stiff in am. It does have a genetic component, so best to get some lab tests and xrays ...Read more

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What are the causes of weakness and trembling in left hand?

What are the causes of weakness and trembling in left hand?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for hand weakness and tremor. The hand weakness may cause the tremor. The weakness can be due to a peripheral nerve, nerve root or central causes. Need a good examination to determine what is the cause ...Read more

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I have sudden weakness and pain in my left hand. My right is fine, but grasping with left is weak and a bit painfull why is this?

I have sudden weakness and pain in my left hand. My right is fine, but grasping with left is weak and a bit painfull why is this?

Arthritis, maybe: Sounds like this could be arthritis. Hand surgeons are quite good at helping people with hand and wrist arthritis. See one for an exam and an x-ray. I bet you'll be happy you did. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in left arm and hand? Could this be something serious?

What could cause weakness in left arm and hand? Could this be something serious?

Cervical spine: When symptoms like your occur, it is often caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. A good exam by a shoulder or even a neck specialist can help. Xrays and even a MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Have suspected ms, muscle weakness in left lower arm and hand gets worse thru the day but ok at night. Ms symptom or something else? Ms not confirmed.

Have suspected ms, muscle weakness in left lower arm and hand gets worse thru the day but ok at night. Ms symptom or something else? Ms not confirmed.

Here is an approach: First, be certain that problems in left arm are not associated with nerve compression at wrist, elbow, shoulder, or neck. An EMG study will certainly help. Secondly, mri's of both brain and spinal cord may be helpful, and spinal fluid analysis can also be needed. If your current doctors are unsure, get a second opinion at a nearby medical school. Unlikely, but maybe a myasthenic problem exists. ...Read more

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I've had a tingling feeling on left hand pinky for a week now and it is also causing some weakness in my hand. Is it cubital tunnel? Only 23 yr old

I've had a tingling feeling on left hand pinky for a week now and it is also causing some weakness in my hand. Is it cubital tunnel? Only 23 yr old

Hand weakness: And tingling in small finger can be cubical tunnel at the elbow but the ulnar nerve can be compressed at the wrist or anywhere along its path the neck can also be a site of nerve root irritation. Watching elbow and hand position avoidant prolonged of flexion we're resting elbows or forearm on the edge of the desk or armrest may help but if symptoms persist specially with weakness please seeon the edge of the desk or armrest may help but if symptoms persist specially with weakness please see healthcare provider ...Read more

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Sudden difficulty walking weakness on left side. Not able to control left hand or leg?

Sudden difficulty walking weakness on left side. Not able to control left hand or leg?

Sounds like a neuro-: -logical event, you must call your personal internist now. There are silent strokes that occur & needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I suddenly effect by left hand weakness? There is no pain but I can't lift more than 10 pounds with my hand and also I lost grip in my fingers

I suddenly effect by left hand weakness? There is no pain but I can't lift more than 10 pounds with my hand and also I lost grip in my fingers

Some thots: You are unlikely to have experienced a stroke, due to your age, and far more likely, this is a problem with a peripheral nerve, or far more rarely, a tendon rupture in rheumatological disease. Would consider carpal tunnel syndrome as best explanation. ...Read more

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I have pins and needles, numbness down the left hand side for two weeks slight confusion and weakness, all sats ok?

I have pins and needles, numbness down the left hand side for two weeks slight confusion and weakness, all sats ok?

See physician now: If it is down the entire left side, you may have had a stroke and need to be examined. See a doctor immediately if your entire left hand side is has parasthesias and you have confused and weak. ...Read more

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Neuro says have carple tunnel in left hand but (I'm right handed/never use left hand/had since 10yrs old) have tingling/weakness goes up to shoulder.

Neuro says have carple tunnel in left hand but (I'm right handed/never use left hand/had since 10yrs old) have tingling/weakness goes up to shoulder.

Pinched nerve: You should visit your orthopaedic surgeon. The nerves that control the movement and sensation in your arm, forearm, and hand all come from your cervical spine and the brachial plexus. You may have a bulging disk or osteophyte in your cervical spine that is giving you a feeling of tingling/weakness. At your age, 21, signs and symptoms of stroke less likely but get a physical and exam from your GP. ...Read more

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Why am I having weakness and numbness off and on in my left hand fingers and pain in my shoulder and elbow?

Why am I having weakness and numbness off and on in my left hand fingers and pain in my shoulder and elbow?

See a neurologist: Possibility of brachial plexus injury or pinched nerve in the neck needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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General CNS weakness, hot/cold sensations in head and chest, tremors in left hand, super discomfort, hopelessness?

General CNS weakness, hot/cold sensations in head and chest, tremors in left hand, super discomfort, hopelessness?

Related symptoms: You could benefit from a neurological look see to make sure there's nothing that could be causing at least some of your symptoms of tremor & weakness. However, you use the word "hopelessness" and I'd like to ask if you're in contact with someone who you can use that word with in conversation & has the ability to make you feel better? I predict you'll feel better in some other ways as well if yes. ...Read more

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Weakness in left side of face and left hand I am 18 years old. I am pretty well fit. I am experiencing a weak feeling on the left side of face and left eye, occasionally with a minor numbness. (not enough to show any physical signs, such as sagging of the

Weakness in left side of face and left hand I am 18 years old. I am pretty well fit. I am experiencing a weak feeling on the left side of face and left eye, occasionally with a minor numbness. (not enough to show any physical signs, such as sagging of the

Without: Without being able to examine you, it is hard for me to tell what your symptoms may be. It could be nothing, but it could also be something more serious such as multiple sclerosis. You should speak with your doctor about your symptoms and if they are unable to help you and your symptoms persist, you may want to see a specialist such as a neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can taking phentermine 37.5 and metformin 500mg for PCOS cause pain in left. Forearm by elbow and left hand weakness. Unable to stretch my arm?

Phentermine: Metformin 500 mg should cause no pain in your forearm.
Phentermine can cause weight loss and/or limited food intake. To my knowledge phentermine should not affect your left elbow and hand.
Please contact your doctor and set up an appointment.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are persisting / worsening, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed). Cause?

Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed). Cause?

Tendinitis likely.: From your short description, it sounds like tendinitis in the L shoulder, either from overuse / over-training or from some other injury. Playing sports just aggravates it. This is by far the most common cause of shoulder pain in athletes. For now, rest the shoulder, ice it as often as you can, & sleep in a comfortable position (on right). See a doctor or use HealthTap Prime if you're not better in ...Read more

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What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

Neck or hand: This could be from the neck like a pinched nerve at C6 however, my impression is you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
See your family md for a more thorough eval. ...Read more

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket. Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket. Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more