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What causes hands and feet to tingle?

What causes hands and feet to tingle?

Many possibilities: Tingling in the hands and feet at the same time can occur with hyperventilation (can be mild enough that you cannot tell you are hyperventilating; occurs with anxiety), & peripheral neuropathy (nerve disease). Peripheral neuropathy has many possible causes including diabetes & autoimmune diseases (eg lupus). Could be 2 different things at once; e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis of spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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What causes tingling in both hands and both feet?

What causes tingling in both hands and both feet?

Parasthesias: There can be many causes including paresthesias, neuropathy, medication side effects, insect bite, to name a few. You would be prudent to visit with your podiatrist or gp. ...Read more

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Can dextrose cause tingling sensation on hands and feet ?

Can dextrose cause tingling sensation on hands and feet ?

Sugar, sugar: Sugar by any other name can still cause the same problems. If you are diabetic with an already high blood sugar, dextrose can cause those symptoms. If you have "rebound hypoglycemia" which occurs after a delay from sugar intake, you can also experience tingling. Get checked for glucose metabolism problems. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my feet and hands what could cause this?

I have tingling in my feet and hands what could cause this?

Tingling: It could be an electrolyte issue, have your doctor check a BMP level. Also it could be neuropathy from a compressed nerve, if this is a case the way to tel is by getting a EMG study. Also it could be a thyroid related problem, or a vitamin B12 defeciency, or worsening of diabetes. See your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a tingling sensation in hands and feet, but no numbness?

What can cause a tingling sensation in hands and feet, but no numbness?

Mild neuropathy?: Sometimes irritated nerves cause tingling, normally in the toes and feet, sometimes in the hands. Tingling or burning is a symptom of neuropathy, but it does not clinch the diagnosis. High blood sugar and deficient vitamin B12 are common causes of a symptom like this. Be sure you are checked out for causes of neuropathy. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling sensations in the hands and feet when you are high from smoking pot?

What can cause tingling sensations in the hands and feet when you are high from smoking pot?

Not typical: My best guess is that it is a variant of hyperventilation syndrome. As a result of relaxing your respiratory rate doesn't adequately slow. This related to chronic anxiety and CO2 escapes and your blood becomes more alkaline and paresthesias occur. I advise getting professional evaluation & support for anxiety. I suspect a variant of PTSD if not overt PTSD. ...Read more

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Went to a concert, got punched hard in the side and now hands and feet won't stop tingling. Pain in back, hands, feet. Could getting hit be the cause?

Went to a concert, got punched hard in the side and now hands and feet won't stop tingling. Pain in back, hands, feet. Could getting hit be the cause?

Unlikely: Where did you get punched? It is unlikely for one punch to cause you to have tingling in your hands and feet. Many things can cause you to have these symptoms, see a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in hands and feet?

What causes tingling in hands and feet?

Raynauds: Peripheral neuropathy, homeocysteine deficiency, emobolic phenomenon, aso/pvd, vasospastic phenonmenon (raynaud's). ...Read more

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What could cause tingling in the hands and feet?

What could cause tingling in the hands and feet?

Neuropathy: Can be from a problem in the back like a herniated disc etc or a systemic disease, in some vitamin deficiencies, chemotherapy treatments etc. ...Read more