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Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

It depends: Numbness can be caused by many reasons. Some of the chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy which can menifest as numbness and tingling, usually affecting both the toes and the fingers. It is usually progressive and can get worse with each treatment, so you should let your oncologist know about it and decide when to modify your treatment to prevent this problem from worsening. ...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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What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips?  I'm having the problem in both hands.

Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist cubital tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the elbow or a cervical radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve at the neck. ...Read more

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Does finger nail polish remover cause numbness to your fingertips?

Does finger nail polish remover cause numbness to your fingertips?

Unlikely: Polish remover is acetone based and dries the skin and should not cause numbness only dryness. ...Read more

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I have clubbing fingers, numbness , restless legs, hemoptysis, weakness, bone pain, wrinkled fingertips.What disease can cause these symptoms?

I have clubbing fingers, numbness , restless legs, hemoptysis, weakness, bone pain, wrinkled fingertips.What disease can cause these symptoms?

Likely lung disease: With the symptoms especially and clubbed fingers, I am guessing possible pulmonary ie lung disease. Please seek a physician for comprehensive check up. ...Read more

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My fingertips keep going numb. What are the possible causes?

My fingertips keep going numb. What are the possible causes?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left index fingertip is numb and has been for a day, what could cause that?

My left index fingertip is numb and has been for a day, what could cause that?

Possible neuropathy: Continuous symptoms of numbness is consistent with a compressed nerve maybe at the carpal tunnel of further up your arm to you neck if symptoms persist more than a few days i would advise seeing a hand surgeon or neurologist asap. ...Read more

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What causes fingertips and toes to go numb when laying down?

What causes fingertips and toes to go numb when laying down?

Could be issue: With your back though the nerves to hands and feet would be at different locations in the spine. ...Read more

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My lips and left fingertips are numb....What are possible causes? They stay numb but have no other noticable changes.

My lips and left fingertips are numb....What are possible causes? They stay numb but have no other noticable changes.

Numbness: The possibilities are too numerous. An adequate history and physical examination performed by your physician would help him to narrow down the possibilities. I always look for vitamin B12 and blood sugar disorders. Carpal tunnel syndrome, neck conditions, brainstem demyelinating or structural disorders, and less likely stroke or tumors. Check with your physician for actuate diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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Could pain in my shoulders when i try laying on them when i sleep cause my fingertips to go numb?

Could pain in my shoulders when i try laying on them when i sleep cause my fingertips to go numb?

Yes: Should avoid laying on your side when sleeping. Also avoid having your arm over your head. Is better to sleep on your back, with arm in a comfortable position along your side or over you belly..If on your side, use a pillow between your knee with top leg slightly bent. Use a proper pillow as well. ...Read more

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My right hand (fingertips) have been numb for 2 days now? What would be the cause?

My right hand (fingertips) have been numb for 2 days now? What would be the cause?

Nerve or vascular: Pressure on a nerve (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist) can cause this. Brain issue, e.G stroke, tumor, could, but less likely in your age group, if you are otherwise healthy. Vascular issue a possibilty. Brain issue, like multiple sclerosis possible but unlikely in absence of other symptoms (especially visual). Call your doc, get examined. ...Read more

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What can cause numb fingertips randomly ?Mostly the thumb and the finger next to it.Really annoying and strange

What can cause numb fingertips randomly ?Mostly the thumb and the finger next to it.Really annoying and strange

Carpel tunnel : Most of the time those kind of symptoms are due pressure on the nerve at the wrist level called carpel tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Numb and tingly fingertips. 3 middle fingers on both hands. Usually in the mornings untill noon. What could be the cause of this?

Numb and tingly fingertips. 3 middle fingers on both hands. Usually in the mornings untill noon. What could be the cause of this?

Sleeping position: if you sleep with your arms in a particular position, it can stretch the nerves of the brachial plexus (near the arm pit) and cause tingling upon awakening. For it to last several hours would be unusual. ...Read more

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What could cause random body parts to get numb fuzzy feeling randomly? My lips fingertips toes and left leg has had this feeling recently

What could cause random body parts to get numb fuzzy feeling randomly? My lips fingertips toes and left leg has had this feeling recently

Warm and fuzzy: feeling usually means that you are in love. Numb and tingly means nerve dysfunction. How long the symptoms last is important. If it lasts weeks and resolves only to pop up somewhere else think demyelinating disorder (like MS) If it lasts a few minutes think compression (carpal tunnel for instance is more likely to occur if you are pregnant.) ...Read more

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Sudden numbness of fingertips and toes?

Sudden numbness of fingertips and toes?

Consider diabetes: As a possibility, vitamin deficiency, side effects of medication, many possibilities see your doctor so that some of the differential diagnosis can be eliminated so a diagnosis can be found and you treated. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for partial loss of sensation( numbness) in all fingertips (both hands)?

What are possible reasons for partial loss of sensation( numbness) in all fingertips (both hands)?

Numbness: The most common reason would be some kind of neuropathy (problem with nerves). Diabetes is a common associated problem with it and causes a "glove and stocking" area neuropathy. If you have not had a check make sure you get your blood glucose checked. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heels numbness and fingertips numbness in different time of the day & during sleep i wakeup for heels numbness what are suggestions?

I am experiencing heels numbness and fingertips numbness in different time of the day & during sleep i wakeup for heels numbness what are suggestions?

Uncertain: Numbness could suggest a neurological issue or a vascular issue. The fingers could be related to these but the heel needs more information to clarify. Since you know you have had a Optic neuritis which is also a neurological issue, this may be related. See your physician who treats you for the optic neuritis or see a neurologist ...Read more