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I had a drink last nite and woke up with tingling in fingertips almost like pins and needles in the tips what causes this?

I had a drink last nite and woke up with tingling in fingertips almost like pins and needles in the tips what causes this?

Nerve Pressure: Sounds like pressure on the nerves (specific nerve depends on which finger and exact distribution), Typically, this can happen when laying down the "wrong" way while asleep. Likely will go away on its own in a day or so but if not you will need to see your doctor. Best of luck, Dr. Ayman Omar ...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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I get a tingling sensation on my middle back and left hand fingertips. What can cause this?

I get a tingling sensation on my middle back and left hand fingertips.  What can cause this?

Unlikely : That these are connected. While there are some major neurological disorders that are possible, random paresthesias are often insignificant. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My left hand, fingertips have been tingling mostly all day. What may be a reason or cause? Thank you

My left hand, fingertips have been tingling mostly all day. What may be a reason or cause? Thank you

Could be peripheral: Nerve compression secondary to posture while sleeping, but might represent a blood vessel flow phenomenon. Also, with left arm tingling, could represent a cardiac referral. So, get this checked out by your doctor, just to be safe if it continues. ...Read more

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I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

Several reasons: We all get tinfling in our fingers occasionally but if it stays or reoccurs frequently it is worth getting it checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Why is there tingling in all of my fingertips?

Why is there tingling in all of my fingertips?

Nerve compression: You might be suffering from carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have tingling in my fingertips when i'm upset, anxious, etc ?

What does it mean when I have tingling in my fingertips when i'm upset, anxious, etc  ?

Upset ; anxious: Tingling in your fingertips when upset and anxious could mean that you're hyperventilating. Temporary chemical changes in your body are happening that result in your physical symptoms. These would be breathing off co2, followed by shifts of important electrolytes like calcium, potassium, and phosphate. Symptoms should dissipate when you calm down. See your doctor for concerns. ...Read more

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Sudden tingling in my fingertips before bed this evening ?

Sudden tingling in my fingertips
before bed this evening
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Difficult to say: Tingling in all the fingertips of both hands can be caused by neurapthy (but this is gradual onset) , by certian medications, and by anxiety with hyperventilation. If it just one hand, then problems with the nerves on one side can be the culprit - carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes of nerve irritation. If it persists you may want to get it looked at. ...Read more

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What to do if I get tingling in my fingertips and headaches on left side not at the same time?

What to do if I get tingling in my fingertips and headaches on left side not at the same time?

Maybe one problem: You could have abnormal area of neck, such as mild nerve pinching or problem in shoulder such as brachial plexus irritation, which could provoke both headaches and tingling. Or you might have a mix of migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome. Your doctor should be able to sort all of this out. ...Read more

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Tingling from elbow to fingertips means what?

Tingling from elbow to fingertips means what?

incomplete info.: See a neurologist. If only pinky and ring fingers are numb then ulnar nerve could be pinched at elbow. If other fingers are also numb then pinched nerves could be in neck. ...Read more

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I have tingling sometimes from my fingertips up my right arm?

I have tingling sometimes from my fingertips up my right arm?

Carpal tunnel?: This may be from peripheral nerve compression such as carpal tunnel. Have your md evaluate this if not getting better. ...Read more

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Lately I have got a tingling, warm feeling in my fingertips only when i touch my Iphone. What do you think it is? I am very afraid it is radiation?

Lately I have got a tingling, warm feeling in my fingertips only when i touch my Iphone. What do you think it is? I am very afraid it is radiation?

Not Radiation: Without more information it is not possible to know what is causing your symptoms but IPhone emissions are not sufficient to affect you that way. ...Read more

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What is this numb and tingling feeling on the fingertip an indication of?

What is this numb and tingling feeling on the fingertip an indication of?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Few times a day, tingling from head to fingertips. Lasts couple of seconds. Sometimes I get dizzy?

Few times a day, tingling from head to fingertips. Lasts couple of seconds. Sometimes I get dizzy?

Needs to be checked: It is very difficult to say why you have this tingling as you call it. You are only. 17 and are concerned about it . Talk to your parents and they should take you to your Pediatrician to get it checked. To find the cause and if needed appropriate tests and treatment ...Read more

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Woke up with tingling left arm. Now my fingertips feel like I've had them in water for a long time ?

Woke up with tingling left arm. Now my fingertips feel like I've had them in water for a long time ?

Nerve: You have been sleeping on a nerve in your arm it will gradually go away and should have no permanent effect ...Read more

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I cut my fingertip on a mandolin & had lidocaine injected at the finger base in the ED. Why is the inj. site painful, tingling, & stiff after 5 days?

I cut my fingertip on a mandolin & had lidocaine injected at the finger base in the ED. Why is the inj. site painful, tingling, & stiff after 5 days?

Nerve damage?: Sometimes the injection will nick a nerve in the skin. It should heal in 2-3 weeks. If it swells, gets red, or pain increases, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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My ring and pinky left hand fingertips have been tingling for about a hour and didn't do anything ...why would this be?

It may be due to: an ulnar nerve irritation did you hurt your elbow or shoulder or neck keep monitoring it if it worsens see your doctor ...Read more

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I've been having random tingling in all my fingertips . I have mild anxiety and also pulled muscles in my upper back could it be one of them ?

Maybe: If the upper back, lower neck could be the source of tingling if a low cervical disc is involved, or cervical spinal stenosis. Tingling can also be metabolic. You should schedule evaluation. Basic lab work should also include a vitamin B12 level. ...Read more