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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

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is the cause of chest pains, legs and arms tingling, light head?

What is the cause of chest pains, legs and arms tingling, light head?

Many causes: This sounds like a systemic problem - something affecting the entire body - as the symptoms r all over (head, chest, upper, & lower extremities). I wd focus on anemia, smoking (CO exposure), blood pressure problems, infections, inflammatory response to something (allergies? vasculitis?), low glucose (onset of diabetes?), electrolyte problems (low potassium, e.g.), & similar problems. TTYD, GL! ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a good, tingling sensation & chills from head to toe when your arms, legs, feet are stroked.or rubbed? What causes that feeling?

Is it normal to get a good, tingling sensation & chills from head to toe when your arms, legs, feet are stroked.or rubbed? What causes that feeling?

Assuming not a joke: ...most women will get a good tingling sensation and possibly even chills from head to toe when they receive this kind of loving touch. It means you are a sensitive person with well developed nerve endings! ...Read more

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Strange tingling sensation in head. Feels kinda fuzzy like before you pass out but lingers most of day. Sometimes in arms and legs too. Ideas?

Strange tingling sensation in head. Feels kinda fuzzy like before you pass out but lingers most of day. Sometimes in arms and legs too. Ideas?

Hard to say: It's difficult to draw conclusions from the symptoms you describe. This sort of problem usually requires a more detailed history and exam to determine what is going on. If the symptoms are worse on standing up, it could be low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension) hyperventilation can cause light headedness and tingling in arms and legs. If it persists, do get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hx migraines. Tingling in head arms and legs. Vision is off and often hear things?

Hx migraines. Tingling in head arms and legs. Vision is off and often hear things?

Migrainous attack: Although recurrent headaches are the mainstay of migraine, a migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. ...Read more

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Tingling on right side of head that hurts, but not like headache. Had numb arms several days ago. Legs also feel funny?

Tingling on right side of head that hurts, but not like headache.  Had numb arms several days ago.  Legs also feel funny?

Go to your doctor: ASAP. These are not normal findings, and if you've had them for some time, it really needs to be evaluated by a physician, who can do a physical exam, run some lab tests, and also discuss your history in more detail, and recommend a plan. You may need to see a neurologist based on your findings. Good luck! ...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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Whenever i sit continous for a long time then i get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face..Plz please tell what to do?

Whenever i sit continous for a long time then i get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face..Plz please  tell what to do?

Walk around: You should try walking around every 30 minutes or so to get your blood flowing. Try not to stay seated continuously for a long period of time, try stretching your legs out and moving your arms if you aren't able to get out of your chair. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 20 year old female .I've been experiencing tingling in lower legs, feet, finger tips, and arms , and lower back , with head pains . Help plz?

Hi I'm a 20 year old female .I've been experiencing tingling in lower legs, feet, finger tips, and arms , and lower back , with head pains . Help plz?

Anxiety?!!: You are a healthy 20 years old female with headache and generalize pain and a tingling sensation legs feet and fingers now if your pain making you hyperventilate that could explain the tingling otherwise your painty be from stress and that will cause spasm in different muscle on your body that will explain the pain and the tingling manage your stress relax breath into a brown bag .take hot shower ...Read more

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Joint discomfort throughout bodysome joint pain in right hand.heavy head-body feels run down-sometimes tingling thro legs/arms-slight swelling in face?

Joint discomfort throughout bodysome joint pain in right hand.heavy head-body feels run down-sometimes tingling thro legs/arms-slight swelling in face?

Not sure !: There is insufficient history and very diffuse set of symptoms to reply age?weight? duration of symptoms etc This could be nothing important or sign of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis see an MD ! ...Read more

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Are arm/leg tingling & dizziness esp in public places symptoms of acromegaly? No other issues like enlarged features, fatigue, oily skin, voice change

Are arm/leg tingling & dizziness esp in public places symptoms of acromegaly? No other issues like enlarged features, fatigue, oily skin, voice change

Why ask about zebras: B"sd conceivably, due to consequences of soft tissue enlargement. Unless there is some hidden genetic or polyendrocrine syndrome agenda, acromegally would not be among the first things most would think of. In any case a normal IGF-1 level can be relied on to eliminate the possiblity of excess growth hormone. ...Read more

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Im female having dizzy almost 10 month, heart fast, tingling arm and leg, neck pain and head?

Im female having dizzy almost 10 month, heart fast, tingling arm and leg, neck pain and head?

Likely ansiety: Any symptoms that has lasted this long should be evaluated in person by your physician. Check thyroid, hormones, electrolytes, your iron specially if you have heavy menses, your B12 level and rule out mitral valve prolapse. Then if normal, cut out any alcohol and caffeine in your diet and stay well hydrated. If dizziness means room spinning, then you need to see an ent. ...Read more

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My 44 year old sister having numbness/tingling on one side of body. Only in arm, hand, leg, foot & 1/2 of her face and head. None in trunk. Help?!?!

My 44 year old sister having numbness/tingling on one side of body.  Only in arm, hand, leg, foot & 1/2 of her face and head. None in trunk.  Help?!?!

Neurologist: Sounds like an immediate trip to the neurologist. A central nervous system or spinal issue can cause numbness on only one side of the body. This can be dangerous so i would seek immediate help. ...Read more

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First tingling hands&feet about a week(now only here and there)than dry flacky skin including face(up arm/leg to)month later numbness now 2 days, small red painless spot under skin finger print area?

Schedule a visit: You need to set up an office visit with your doctor. There are too many possibilities that need to be excluded. I would not be surprised if lab work is indicated. ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Arm numbness: The symptoms that you describe may or may not be linked. The numbness in the arm could be from sleeping in an awkward position. The heaviness (weakness?) in the legs is difficult to assess without an examination. See your medical doctor or a neurologist to evaluate your numbness and heaviness. ...Read more

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I have a crawling, almost tickling sensation under my skin. In my arms, legs and stomach. What is it?

I have a crawling, almost tickling sensation under my skin. In my arms, legs and stomach. What is it?

Formication: A sensation of crawling on or under the skin is called formication. There are many possible causes for formication so i would recommend to start by visiting your primary care doctor for a basic checkup. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my legs, back, arms, shoulders, and butt for over a year now. This pain is accompained by fatigue, anxiety an also have anxiety, depression, fatique, urinary frequency, skin tenderness, tingiling in my hands and feet, trouble sleeping,

I have had pain in my legs, back, arms, shoulders, and butt for over a year now. This pain is accompained by fatigue, anxiety an also have anxiety, depression, fatique, urinary frequency, skin tenderness, tingiling in my hands and feet, trouble sleeping,

Fibromyalgia concern: #fibromyalgia? Symptoms of pain both sides of upper ; lower body, anxiety, fatigue, depression, trouble sleeping, urinary frequency, skin tenderness ; tingling are all found in persons with #fibromyalgia (fm), but not only in fm. Most rheumatologist are knowledgeable about fm disorder ; referral from a primary care doctor might be in order; as well as a general evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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