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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When Your Body Tingles

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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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What does it mean when your body is tingling, pain in the eyes, extremely weak, pain in the left ear?

ER or urgent care: Then see eye doctor to get complete exam to look for local signs of inflammation/infection that can help. ...Read more

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I have been having nerve tinglings and stimulation in my entire body. What does it mean?

I have been having nerve tinglings and stimulation in my entire body. What does it mean?

Severe anxiety: Or a more serious problem. See a physician for a physical exam and appropriate work up. A neurologist would be most helpful. ...Read more

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What does tingling all over your body mean?

Tingling: It appears you might have a sensory neuropathy. The whole body tingling could precede numbness. Common causes are diabetes, vitamin deficiencies like vitamin b-12, alcohol use, lyme's disease. I suggest you check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I have been randomly tripping as if im on drugs but im not. What does this mean? Sometimes I randomly feel like im tripping on drugs but im not. Sometimes it feels like im in another place when really im not and my whole body starts tingling and I feel li

I have been randomly tripping as if im on drugs but im not. What does this mean? Sometimes I randomly feel like im tripping on drugs but im not. Sometimes it feels like im in another place when really im not and my whole body starts tingling and I feel li

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However, you may be having some unusual sensory experiences. Derealization is when the world around you doesn't seem right and depersonalization is when you feel very odd. Do not know if your symptoms are from a psychological cause or a purely medical cause. I do recommend a medical evaluation to get a better handle on it. Treatment options can be offered after you have been assessed and correctly diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have MS and all of a sudden I feel a lot of tingling around my lower part of my body. What can that mean?

I have MS and all of a sudden I feel a lot of tingling around my lower part of my body. What can that mean?

Possible relapse: My initial response: likelihood of sudden relapse. Are you taking a potent disease modifying agent? Are you following MS diet, doing aerobic exercise, supplementing vitamins? Did you contact your neurologist? Should we work more in depth with you via a Concierge consult? Best to contact your doctor today, and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it feels like my heart is beating on the outside of my body and a tingling sensation and heaviness

What does it mean when it feels like my heart is beating on the outside of my body and a tingling sensation and heaviness

Need more information…: However it could be as serious as (pardon the pun) a heart attack or as common as stress or anxiety. Another possibility is a phenomenon known as "cardiac awareness". This should be a valuated further, especially if you're having other symptoms such as chest pain, lightheadedness, dizziness, passing out or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What to do if I had felt a weird tingling through my arms and body heat up what does that mean?

What to do if I had felt a weird tingling through my arms and body heat up what does that mean?

Too ill defined: One arm or both arms (makes a difference)? Tingling in all of arm (s) or only parts? What parts?

Pay attention to details, write them down, see doctor with the details. ...Read more

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Tingling on entire body, why?

Some possibilities: Some medications can cause tingling (topamax), some chemical imbalances may provoke (sodium/potassium), hyperventilation (changes in carbon dioxide), peripheral neuropathies (like diabetes), variety of toxins (arsenic, etc). Get examined and maybe tested so treatment can be decided. ...Read more

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What causes tingling on left side of body?

What causes tingling on left side of body?

Possible brain patho: Is it constant or intermittent. If tingling is indeed on whole left side including left face, left arm, left chest and left lower extremity without neck pain, it would indicate some pathology in right brain. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have a tingling feeling in my body?

Difficult Question: That is a very vague symptom. You may need to just see your doc so they can get a good history and physical. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is causing pain and tingling in my body?

Tingling: To determine the cause of pain and tingling, it is so very important to know details such as where the pain/tingling is (hands, feet, head, trunk, arm, leg, pelvis, back, neck), quality (sharp, dull, aching), timing (constant, intermittent), what makes it worse or better (medications, positions), what other symptoms come w/ it (headache, speech trouble, no bladder control). Details are everything. ...Read more

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What could cause a weird tingling all over body?

Panic attack: Tingling all over the body, from head to toe, is very rare. Sometimes, hyperventilation that occurs during an anxiety attack can cause a sensation of whole body tingling. Very few other conditions present this way without other associated symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes tingling nerves over the whole body?

What causes tingling nerves over the whole body?

Possibl Fibromyalgia: If it is associated with pain all over the body and there are many tender areas over trunk arms and legs then you could have fibromyalgia. Otherwise only tingling all over the body is hard to explain. ...Read more

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What cause someone to feel tingling all over their body?

Many things: Can be many things from generalized anxiety to peripheral neuropathy, best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling sensations on left side of body?

Many causes: There are many possible causes, ranging from stroke to complicated migraine to spinal cord disease. A neurologist can help investigate possible causes and find a treatment to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tingling sensation in the body?

Tingling: Generally this is caused when a nerve is irritated or not functioning correctly. So, you can develop tingling if you interrupt circulation, or compress a nerve, or if the chemical balances are interrupted - sometimes tingling occurs with hyperventilation (breathing to fast) because acid base balance changes your chemistry. ...Read more

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What sickeness gives me tingling sensation all over my body?

Unique complaint: Assuming that you have this complaint for months without any pain or other symptoms, this appears unique and very hard to explain. If there is associated pain in several parts of body then it could be harbinger of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What is going on with your body when you have tingling all over?

? early fibromyalgia: Symptoms are difficult to explain. However it could be harbinger of fibromyalgia especially if you already have pain in several parts of your body. ...Read more

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I have tingling all over my body only at night. What is the cause?

Need eval: Tingling all over can be caused by many different conditions. Most of the conditions are not life threatening but still require a physical examination and possibly other testing to determine the cause. Many times generalized tingling can be the result of stress and anxiety also. ...Read more

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Why am I suddenly having prickly, tingling sensations all over my body?

Multiple Reason: There are many reasons that you can have tingling sensations from mild nerve damage to neuropathy and other milder conditions. Need additional information ...Read more

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Why am I getting cold tingling feeling all over my body? Please help!

Turn up the heat,,,: If the skin is tingling and cold could be from infection --- take you temperature to rule out fever. ...Read more

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What to do if I can force myself to send a weird tingling through my body?

Explain more: Explain what action you take to cause tingling and in which parts of your body. Are some parts spared. Are there any other associated or ongoing symptoms. ...Read more

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Essentially, what causes spontaneous tingling all over the body that lasts for around 10 to 15 seconds?

Possible stress: I am not aware of anatomical basis for episodic tingling of entire body. One can consider seizure but by now one or more of these episodes would have resulted in other identifiable symptoms. Stress is possible. ...Read more

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Hot sensations and tingling in parts of my body, mostly on my left side. What can be the possiable causes?

Hot and tingling: List of considerations is extensive. Your doctor uses your information to help localize where the problem is and what the cause might be. When checking with your doctor describe if it involves the face, if there is pain anywhere in the spine, what makes the sensations worse, duration of symptoms, other associated symptoms like leg weakness, bladder problems or impotency. ...Read more

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There is a tingling sensation all over my body and it's very annoying. And also getting worse why is that happening??

There is a tingling sensation all over my body and it's very annoying. And also getting worse why is that happening??

Tingling': ALL OVER suggests a number of issues including ANXIETY (actually the most common cause = hyperventilation) but metabolic reasons such as a LOW CALCIUM should be "ruled out" An "in person" visit is
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Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What can be the causes of my tingling sensation all over my body? It's been happening more often than it used to. D it's only happened a few times.

Tingling: Tingling sensation all over the body can happen for many different reasons: stress, anxiety, low blood sugar, medication side effects... The list goes on and on. When you see your doctor, they'll do an examination, ask you some questions and probably get some basic blood tests checking your thyroid, for anemia, sugar and electrolytes. Best of luck! ...Read more