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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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What does it mean when my hands tingle and go numb?

What does it mean when my hands tingle and go numb?

If it is both: Hand at the same time, i would look to systemic causes. Common cause is hyperventilation, but it could mean a lot of other things that make your nerves or circulation go bad. Especially if it involves your lower extremities also. Time to go see the doctor. ...Read more

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Want to know if I should be concerned about tingling in my left leg if I'm sitting on the toilet or sleep & my arms & hands tingle also when I sleep?

Want to know if I should be concerned about tingling in my left leg if I'm sitting on the toilet or sleep & my arms & hands tingle also when I sleep?

Probably not.: Such tingling is usually caused when you put pressure on a sensory nerve in your leg (when you sit on the toilet) or in your arm (when you sleep on top of it). As long as the tingling goes away when you remove the pressure, it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why do my hands tingle when flying?

Tingling Hands: This symptom is usually a sign of anxiety or panic. You breathe too fast and blow off too much of the carbon dioxide. So, if flying is stressful there is good reason for your hand symptoms. ...Read more

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My hands tingle stiff. Electricity feeling?

My hands tingle  stiff. Electricity feeling?

It's most: Likely carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if they go numb. Try wrist splints at night 2 avoid the wrists bending and crimping the nerve while asleep. If not improving consider going in, good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it that my hands tingle when i wear gloves?

Why is it that my hands tingle when i wear gloves?

Too tight: Gloves could be too tight and causing vascular compromise or nerve compression. Change to mittens. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my hands tingle when i'm sad?

Any reasons why my hands tingle when i'm sad?

If you : Hyperventilate when crying or sad - that might be a reason. ...Read more