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What Could Be The Cause Of Sudden Numbness And Or Tingling In Limbs
Limb numbness: It will help if you specify whether this is only in 1 limb, only upper or lower limbs, or all limbs. If the numbness/tingling is sudden and in all 4 limbs, then the most likely cause is either hyperventilation or simple anxiety, which may however be severe. Symptoms in 1 limb could be a stroke, nerve injury, or vascular problem. In the upper or lower limbs this could be a spinal nerve problem. ...Read more
Sudden sporadic and reversible numbness could be very benign such as hitting one's "funny bone" at the elbow, but if not provoked, numbness in one or two limbs might be a transient ischemic attack due to decreased blood flow in the brain. Important to sort out problem with brain and spinal cord ...Read more
What causes only numbness (no tingling at all, just feeling then all of a sudden numbness), in both legs, right arm, right side of face and neck?
Numbness : In young patients, demyelinating disorders is always a consideration. Other autoimmune disorders, or vitamin deficiencies may need to be excluded. Check with your physician for proper history and physical examination. This is the best way for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Consider consultation with a neurologist. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I had a sudden numbness and tingling in my left arm and leg any suggestions on what could be wrong with me?
Left sided numbness: These are symptoms of great concern. There are several possibilites one of which could be a warning of an impending stroke. You should call your doctor asap to report this and get seen for an examination to determine the cause. Do not delay this. If you suddenly worsen call 911. Alert your family that you are having trouble and do not be alone until you get medical help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Then take her to the ER and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
I think I am having a panic attack/ after affect 3 hours or so. I had sudden numbness in left arm/tingling. can talk fine, can raise arms. no weakness?
Acute Anxiety: I feel empathy for your condition. Having sudden numbness in left arm/tingling is causing panic feeling in you. Panic attack is period of intense fear with at least 4 of the following symptoms: Palpitation, sensation of shortness of breath, feeling of choking, chest pain, feeling dizzy or faint, numbness or tingling, seating, fear of going crazy, fear of dying Go to ER, and see a Psychiatrist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical spine.: Normal cervical spine has a forward curvature (lordosis). Reversal of cervical lordosis usually means cervical muscle spasm. It may lead to pain with the muscle spasm. The other symptoms described are the result of the underlying problem which also causes the reversal of curvature such as cervical spondylosis or slipped discs. ...Read more
If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?
What causes left side facial and extremity numbness/tingling during and after exercise? Tingling turns to pain. Pins and needles feeling after a few
Doesn't fit...: Symptoms seem to be related to nerve impingement. Facial nerves are different than neck nerves, though, which are the nerve supply to the arm. If the symptoms are more on the neck below the jaw, and not the face, i'd suggest the possibility of a cervical herniated or bulging disc. Suggest you see primary care doc or ed doc to get a good test for areas involved to figure out nerve distribution. ...Read more
I had Bell's and limb numbness from Lyme. Dr gave amox for 30 days. Bell's is gone, but tingling remains. Do I need more meds, or will it dissipate?
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