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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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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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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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