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What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia may result from poor circulation, nerve irritation, neuropathy, or many other conditions and causes. There is no known long-term physical effect from paresthesia (although its underlying conditions may have various effects). See your local doctor for help with this condition. ...Read more

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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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What can cause dizziness, tingling in arms and legs? I notice it gets worse when I worry and am in public. Could this be anxiety or panic attacks?

What can cause dizziness, tingling in arms and legs? I notice it gets worse when I worry and am in public. Could this be anxiety or panic attacks?

Yes but more eval: Considering your history of symptoms in public and when feeling worried, it certainly could represent a panic attack. If it increases in frequency and severity, or if you start to experience additional symptoms, you should seek further care for evaluation. There are treatments for panic attacks but other disease processes can present with similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in both lower arms and legs? NOT hands and feet. Persistent for 3 weeks. Also when sitting or resting. No loss of sensation.

Tricky: Ok, there's two main distributions of nerve problems: outward along an (injured) nerve or inward from the tips of (sick) nerves. Nerve problems in the middle of limbs. All four....would not be a regular nerve distribution. Muscle weakness from electrolytes (K, Ca, Mag), sick muscles. No, not fitting with standard patterns.
Neurologist would be a specialist in this sort of condition. ...Read more

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Can coreg (carvedilol) cause joint pain, prickling & tingling in arms and legs after being on it already for a month?

Can coreg (carvedilol) cause joint pain, prickling & tingling in arms and legs after being on it already for a month?

Side Effect: Yes it can. Make sure your primary care doctor knows. He can switch you to something else. ...Read more

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Rear ended 2 months ago, shoulder fracture (not broken). A week ago a jump caused shoulder pain. Now tingling in arms and legs. Because of the injury?

Rear ended 2 months ago, shoulder fracture (not broken). A week ago a jump caused shoulder pain. Now tingling in arms and legs. Because of the injury?

Yes, it is possible: That the recent trauma is the cause of the nerve impingement. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Odd tingling sensation in both arms and legs for about a week. Subsides at night and then comes back during day. What could be the cause?

Odd tingling sensation in both arms and legs for about a week. Subsides at night and then comes back during day. What could be the cause?

See a doctor: Some medications, as well as diseases of the nervous system can cause tingling. Suggest you see a doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling n ur arms and legs?

Many things: One thing is a peripheral neuropathy, but that usually starts in the feet, later gets into the fingers. It's not really arms and legs, but more a "feet then hands" kind of thing. Certain meds can do it, too. Discuss with your doc if persistent and/or worsening. ...Read more

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What can cause wrist pain and arms and legs tingling?

What can cause wrist pain and arms and legs tingling?

See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more

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Could intermittent tingling in both arms and legs lasting for 2 months be caused by poor blood circulation?

Unlikely: More information is necessary like how long the tingling lasts, exact locations of the sensation, what provokes it, etc. This would be a good question to discuss with your doctor as several other things can cause bilateral upper and lower extremity symptoms - such as things related to nerves, medications, toxins, Raynaud's. ...Read more

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Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Explanation: Although MS can be a tough diagnosis due to vague symptoms, I would doubt your problems are caused by MS. Suggest you have an MRI of your neck, as that is most likely the anatomic location for your issues. Your head/neck pain could be c/w Occipital Neuralgia, and could consider problems in arms/legs due to peripheral neuropathy if neck films are benign. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches for 10 years. GP says tension in neck. Last 2 months tingling in arms and legs, comes and goes. GP says due to neck tension? True?

Frequent headaches for 10 years. GP says tension in neck. Last 2 months tingling in arms and legs, comes and goes. GP says due to neck tension? True?

Not sure: If this is truly all from the neck, you have a spinal compression that needs to be addressed. I suspect that you suffer from generalized tension. This is a frustrating problem but is very manageable. I would suggest a sympathetic yoga or tai chi teacher, but there are many ways to skin this cat ...Read more

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Can tingling in arms and legs that comes and goes be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Can tingling in arms and legs that comes and goes be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Unlikely: I suppose that this is possible but this would not be a typical presentation of a brain tumor. Many other things are much more likely to cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing numb chin and lower lip and painful tingling in arms and legs for the last 36 hours. Haven't been able to sleep.

I'm experiencing numb chin and lower lip and painful tingling in arms and legs for the last 36 hours. Haven't been able to sleep.

See your doctor: I would make an appointment with you doctor or go to urgent care if these symptoms worsen or do not resolve. A full medical evaluation is recommended. ...Read more

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Are persistent tingling in arms and legs for a few weeks an abnormal neurological finding? Does it warrant a MRI scan of the brain? Brain tumour?

Are persistent tingling in arms and legs for a few weeks an abnormal neurological finding? Does it warrant a MRI scan of the brain? Brain tumour?

Yes: Numbness and tingling of arms and feet requires medical evaluation. You need to see your primary care physician to some blood work first to rule out any metabolic reason for your symptoms. These will include test for thyroid disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, a metabolic panel and bold count. If all is negative, then a Neuro evaluation maybe needed. I doubt that you will need an MRI, ...Read more

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I have tingling in my arms and legs that is almost constant.?

I have tingling in my arms and legs that is almost constant.?

Most likely spinal: Although peripheral neuropathy can cause the symptoms, arm symptoms are usually less than leg symptoms. If arm and leg symptoms are pretty equal, the problem could be either coming from brainstem or upper spinal cord problems. Nutritional deficiencies, like low blood calcium can do this too. ...Read more

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I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

Numbness: Are you anxious are feeling a lot of stress. The most common cause of numbness of hands and feet is anxiety with or without hyperventilation. Hyperventilation, repeated deep breaths, can occur in some people who just sigh a lot. If the numbness or tingling is constant and progressive, you need to see a doctor to evaluate for spinal cord or peripheral nerve problems (rare). ...Read more

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Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Neuro-metabolic diso: If youjr doc can't figure it out go to the local university medical center. You just might be an interesting patient! There is a very long list in the differential here-i.e.the list of likely suspects. It could be neurological, metabolic, neurodegenerative, infectious. They only give us 400 spaces here. Look at google scholar or www. Mayoclinic. Com or www. Johnshopkins. Com. Good luck!! ...Read more