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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 more
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?
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 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?
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
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?
A male of 50 years is having cramping in lower limbs with tingling and numbness for many years, his symptoms have now progressed with bearable pain an?
See a neurologist: The lesion could be in the spinal cord (most likely cervical or lumbar, less likely thoracic), in the lumbar roots, or in the peripheral nerves. Your description is insufficient. A complete history & neurologic exam by a neurologist are essential to localize the lesion & then diagnose the problem. In neurology it's ALWAYS "where" first, THEN "what." Never trust a "what" without a "where" first. ...Read more
Recently I've had the following symptoms: numbness/tingling in limbs, headaches, achy knees, fatique. Any thoughts?
VIRAL INFECTION?: These non- specific symptoms can be viral infection, unless it persist for more than a week, you need a diagnostic work-up. ...Read more
In addition to numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs I also at times have numbness on the r side of my head? -not cardiac
My vitamin B12 level is 118 (180-975). My doctor prescribed me 1000mcg B12 tablets. I have numbness and tingling in limb. Should I ask for B12 shots?
Pills will work:
May take months to feel better
speed to improvement dependent on how much you weigh
if normal weight, faster than if obese. ...Read more
May I get a diagnosis on possable MS I asking for a doctor to suggest if my symtoms are related to ms, I have major numbness and tingling in my limbs and face, migrains top of my head to my spine, dizzyness, unbalanced, falling blurr vision, twi
The: The primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis are caused by inflammation in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). This inflammation usually causes damage to the outer, insulating part of nerve fibers called myelin, and can sometimes damage the fiber (or "axon") too. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis overlap with a number of other neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions. Multiple sclerosis can cause a number of symptoms, including vision loss, incoordination, weakness, and numbness, just to name a few. Usually these symptoms do not occur all at once, but affect different functions of different parts of the body at different times. ...Read more
Going crazy. Having left-sided limb numbness, tingling lips, lightheadedness, chest pain, breathlessness. Doc says anxiety, but not so sure?
PANIC ATTACKS: THESE EVENTS ARE PROBABLY PANIC ATTACKS. YOU DESCRIBE THE PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS ABOVE. THEY CAN BE HELPED WITH PSYCHOTHERAPY AND MEDS. MEDS PROVIDE ENOUGH RELIEF FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY TO LOCATE THE CAUSES AND HELP YOU TO ALTER UNCONSCIOUS THOUGHTS CAUSING THE PANIC. TIME TO SEE A REALLY GOOD PSYCHIATRIST WHO DOES THERAPY AND MEDS. ...Read more
What would cause sudden numbness in my face, lips and right arm? And still am having it and it's been more than a week
Not so sudden: If it is one event, then it's not so sudden but now subacute. Or if you are talking about recurrent episodes over several days, then most likely transient cerebral ischemic attacks may be occurring or perhaps sensory seizures. If those symptoms are constant, even if intensity is variable, then a small stroke is likely. This needs neurologic attention soon--like today! ...Read more
Numbness: Numbness describes tingling or a loss o sensation. The usual culprits are a lack of blood supply or damage to nerves. Numbness can also result from local tissue injury from trauma, infection or inflammation. Without more specifics, this is difficult to answer and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
What can cause: numb and tingling extremities + feeling like a lump in your throat + tingling in the head?
Anxiety: These symptoms are characteristic of an acute anxiety reaction or hyperventilation syndrome. The symptoms are caused by blowing off too much carbon dioxide and can be reversed by rebreathing the exhaled air from a paper bag which replenishes some of the carbon dioxide. If you're experiencing these reactions often, stress management therapy would be helpful. ...Read more
Can a brain tumor cause only sudden numbness in lower right lip last seconds several times a day I khnow its affect entire side of face rule out tumor?
Yes, but uncommon.: See my other answer to this question for differential. If this is a brain problem, it would be located very far laterally in the sensory strip of the left side of the brain. Problem could be tumor, but also vascular. Pleasr see your doctor to start work up as this could be anything from a tooth infection to a brain tumor, and best to put mind at ease! ...Read more
Is numbness and tingling (especially in the extremities) all that constitutes "neuropathy? " Is it possible to have neuropathy without pain?
On and off tingling, numbness in the right extremities. PT effective. Now, same in right side of face & tongue, sharp lightening like pain. Related?
Tic Doulourex: Tic douloureux or trigeminal neuralgia is a severe, stabbing pain to one side of the face. It stems from one or more branches of the cranial nerve V that supplies sensation to the face, the trigeminal nerve. The pain usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. It may be so intense that you wince involuntarily, hence the term tic. There is usually no pain or numbness between attacks. ...Read more
I've read that MS used to be checked (at least partially) with the "hot tub test." I've noticed my symptoms (dizziness, balance issues, numbness/tingling extremities) actually seem BETTER when I'm in a hot bath/shower. Mean anything or coincidence?
RESPONSE: Yes, in the past, prior to imaging advances, "Hot Bath" test was utilized to exacerbate patient symptoms to confirm diagnosis, but no longer used as was often false positive, and MRI supplanted. Occasional MS patients seem to do better in warmer environments, and some even do worse in cold weather. Thus, your responses are not indicative of definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Tingling and numbness both upper and lower extremities. MRI of neck showed mild posterior bulging of disk between C5 and C6.
Wait for 6 weeks: Bulged disks may not need immediate attention like herniated discs. After age 35 all scans will show some degree of bulging of disks. Wait for 6 weeks or so. If no improvement see a neurosurgeon ...Read more
Often this is a sign of nerve compression or inflammation at the wrist (carpal tunnel synd)
however, nerves can be compressed at the elbow, shoulder, and neck. This could also represent the beginning of a peripheral neuropathy, as might be with diabetes or nutritional deficiencies. See your doc to uncover causation. ...Read more
Can being nervous and feeling anxious make the extremities feel numb and also have a weird tingling sensation?
Hi, my niece 12 yrs had a sudden numbness and weakness on left part of body, is it lack of heamoglobin? Or somethng else
Thots: You might be describing an episode of hemiplegic migraine or another migraine variant, but I cannot exclude structural blood vessel dissection. This has little to do with hemoglobin unless she possesses sickle cell disease, which might explain the episode. Have her seen by pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
Iam 47 /female had a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face. Also have PFO and history migraines (never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx. Do I close pfo
DIFFICULT CHOICE: If your pfo is closed, technically is not a major procedure, there is a potential of controlling migraine (not fully proven yet), and protection against future paradoxical embolism through the pfo. The timing of your event is far more consistent with a blood clot than a classical migraine event, but gather that no primary source was discovered. Would go to academic center and get opinion. ...Read more
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