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What could be the cause of sudden numbness and or tingling in limbs?

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 Numbness (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I had a sudden numbness and tingling in my left arm and leg any suggestions on what could be wrong with me?

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

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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 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 more

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Can a cervical spine reverse curvature cause pain/numbness/tingling in my left limbs?

Can a cervical spine reverse curvature cause pain/numbness/tingling in my left limbs?

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

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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?

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?

Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities. Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning. Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness , neuropathies etc. Is in order. ...Read more

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What causes left side facial and extremity numbness/tingling during and after exercise? Tingling turns to pain. Pins and needles feeling after a few

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

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


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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more