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I'm 18 and I have foot and hand numbness or tingling half an hour each day, does that mean neuropathy? And is it diabetes? I'm too worried :(

I'm 18 and I have foot and hand numbness or tingling half an hour each day, does that mean neuropathy? And is it diabetes? I'm too worried :(

Numbness in: hands and feet MAY be from pinched nerves. Please see your doc who can check you for diabetes and perhaps refer you to another doctor if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be ...Read more


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22 yrd old f, history of migraines, new symptoms of left arm and hand numbness, blurry vision, & sharp head pain waking me up at night--is this bad?

22 yrd old f, history of migraines, new symptoms of  left arm and hand numbness, blurry vision, & sharp head pain waking me up at night--is this bad?

Migraine: If you are having new symptoms that differ from your usual headache pattern, go to the er and be checked. You may be having a stroke-- at the very least, you will need a complete physical exam, labs, and an imaging study to check things out. ...Read more

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I constantly wake up with a numb hand. What do you recommend?

I constantly wake up with a numb hand. What do you recommend?

Hand numbness: Get evaluated for a neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome. It may also be related to your sleeping position, joint problems/arthritis, and vascular disorders. Start by seeing your doctor for a more thorough exam and history. ...Read more

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2 times a night i wake up with a numb hand and tingling fingers, unless i sleep totally still on my back (impossible). Doc shoves it off. Ideas?

2 times a night i wake up with a numb hand and tingling fingers, unless i sleep totally still on my back (impossible). Doc shoves it off. Ideas?

Nerve compression: It sounds like you are getting a pinched nerve, either in your hand (carpal tunnel syndrome) or in your neck. This can be diagnosed with a nerve test called an emg. Either one should be treatable. In the meantime, you can try a different pillow and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the numbness and how long its been there. ...Read more

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What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: Most numbness in the hand is from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome. Most patients will have intermittent numbness at first, often at night or while reading or driving. Other causes can be cubital tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy or other forms of neuropathy. ...Read more

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What could cause right hand numbness?

What could cause right hand numbness?

Pinched nerves: Nerves are like garden hoses. If they are piched then there is less function i.e. Feeling. You need to see a specialist to pinpoint where your nerves are pinched. They can be pinched in more than one place. ...Read more

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What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?

What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?

Carpal tunnel: Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunnel" bounded by a thick ligament and multiple wrist bones. Other causes include bone spurs , nerve compression in neck, elbow, root of the neck, metabolic-nutritional imbalances. If your hand is weak or clumsy see an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. ...Read more