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What does it mean if my finger pads go numb?

What does it mean if my finger pads go numb?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your finger goes purple and numb?

What exactly does it mean when your finger goes purple and numb?

Vessel spasm: Sound like raymaud's phenomenon. This is a temporary spasm of the artery which reduces blood flow to the finger. This can cause a bluish/purplish coloration and some finger numbness. Try warming the hand up when this happens. If you are a smoker you must stop to help this. If it keeps up get it checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if every once in awhile your fingers tingles and goes numb?

What does it mean if every once in awhile your fingers tingles and goes numb?

Carpal tunnel: Most frequent is carpal tunnel where nerve is temporarily pinched at the wrist, but you can hit your "funny bone", and cause tingling and numbness due to the ulnar nerve at elbow. Monitor activity, and see if problems come from computer activities or leaning on elbow. If persistent symptoms, see your doc. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your middle finger goes numb and pale?

What exactly does it mean when your middle finger goes numb and pale?

See details: It may be the first sign of raynauds disease. There are other causes as well including a small blood clot or embolus. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingers are numb?

What does it mean when your fingers are numb?

Carpal Tunnel : Syndrome can be a culprit as can pinching of the ulnar nerve at your elbow. In carpal tunnel symdrome typically your thumb, index, middle and ring finger are numb, in ulnar nerve entrapment your pinky and ring finger are numb. If your whole hand is numb it could be both or a metabolic issue like diabetes (most common). ...Read more

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Supposing your wrist, for example is anaesthesized, does that mean that your fingers are completely numb as well?

Supposing your wrist, for example is anaesthesized, does that mean that your fingers are completely numb as well?

Yes: Assuming you were given an anesthetic injection in the wrist, it can affect median nerve and or ulnar nerve which allow fingers to feel all sensations. ...Read more

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My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders , what does this mean?

Need evaluation: Difficult to determine without an examination. Agree with others who suggest need for medical evaluation to rule out cardiac causes. However, can also be peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), cubital tunnel syndrome, or cervical radiculopathy. Would highly recommend evaluation. May need emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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