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What exactly does it mean when your thumb has been numb for the pass three days?

What exactly does it mean when your thumb has been numb for the pass three days?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due to cervical / neck disk disease.

See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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My right thumb is numb and my taste bug is leaving. What does that mean. I am 52 and I smoke this just started happening today.?

My right thumb is numb and my taste bug is leaving. What does that mean. I am 52 and I smoke this just started happening today.?

Not related symptoms: What do you mean by taste bug is leaving, what ever is happening to your taste bugs may be from smoking and for numbness of thumb see your doctor it could be due to many conditions. ...Read more

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What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

Probable CT Syndrome: 1st. Possibility is ct syndrome. Other possibility is pinched nerve in neck, and rarely pinching in forearm and peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?

My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?

Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs ending in the neck. At the wrist or the neck would be most likely. Less likely would be problem in the brain. A blood vessel blockage is possible but the way you describe less likely You need to see a doctor right away and get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

? carpal tunnel syndr: You probably have acquired a wrist synovitis, maybe through keyboarding, which is causing compression of median nerve at wrist. Recommend you let your doctor know about this, as simple to reverse. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and they said it could be a possible scaphoid fracture they just can't see it on an x-ray, but the pain keeps increasing and now my thumb went numb what does that mean?

I went to the doctor and they said it could be a possible scaphoid fracture they just can't see it on an x-ray, but the pain keeps increasing and now my thumb went numb what does that mean?

TOS: Person age/sex unknown had wrist trauma with residual pain and now "thumb numb", suggests occult navicular bone fracture, which generally only manifests on imaging studies 10 or so days after the original trauma. Consultation with an hand specialist is indicated; sooner than later. My comments below are inappropriate in that I initially thought that scapula was involved. Indeed, navicular bone is. ...Read more

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Why is my left thumb numb?

Numb thumb: Causes of a numb thumb include pinch nerve in the arm (carpal tunnel syndrome is one example of this), pinced nerve in the neck (likely c6), or damage in the central nervous system (ms, stroke, tumor). See a pm&r specialist or neurologist to sort this out and treat it. ...Read more

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Why is my right thumb numb?

Why is my right thumb numb?

More information..: It is hard to speculate without more information: are any other fingers numb? Did you have an injury? How long has this been present? Does anything make it better or worse? Is it associated with any weakness?

You really need to have an examination to get an intelligent answer.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve?

Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve?

Thumb numbness: Thumb numbness could be a from a "pinched nerve" in your neck, typically the C6 nerve root. However, most people also have varying degrees of pain, weakness, or tingling accompanying the numbness. However, I have seen patients in my practice with just numbness alone. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a numb thumb?

Multiple: Multiple causes from trauma to the tumb, trama to the median nerve, carpel tunnel syndome, a slipped disc in the neck, etc. If it persists get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why is half of the top of my left thumb numb?

Why is half of the top of my left thumb numb?

Nerves: Could be early signs of cts or a pinched nerve in the neck. Less likely metabolic, are you diabetic? ...Read more

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The tip of my thumb is numb is this and emergency?

The tip of my thumb is numb is this and emergency?

Thumb: NO. You may have bruised the nerve to the tip of your thumb and it should disappear. ...Read more

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The tip of my thumb has been numb all day. What is wrong?

The tip of my thumb has been numb all day. What is wrong?

Wait and watch: If symptoms do not resolve in 1-2 weeks or at least start to improve, see a neurologist. Numbness may be from ct syndrome or injury to the nerve supply of thumb. ...Read more

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My thumb has been numb for 2 weeks not getting any better?

Time to see Dr: Did anything happen then or did it just suddenly get numb, any weakness or other symptoms. Might be simple as carpal tunnel syndrome but start with your pcp to evaluate it, you may be referred to a specialist for other studies. ...Read more

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Why does a part of my thumb get numb when exposed to the cold?

Why does a part of my thumb get numb when exposed to the cold?

Vascular spasm: Possible raynauds phenomen
when exposed to cold temperature, can give this symptoms. ...Read more

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My thumb has been numb for the last 3 days. What could this be?

Numb Thumb: This is most likely a temporary nerve issue from repetitive motion over use. The numbness will dissipate with time and with some rest of that digit. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for numb thumb to get back to normal?

How long is it supposed to it take for numb thumb to get back to normal?

Usually 1 week: If it persists, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day might help. If there is no improvement see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My thumb has been numb for weeks....is it anything to be concerned about???

My thumb has been numb for weeks....is it anything to be concerned about???

Depends on cause: If working with your hands more like drilling, hammering ect. Might be temporary if relax and stop activety might go away in a month or so or less, but if not see neurologist for possible nerve damage in neck or carpal tunnel syndrome ...Read more

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My left side of my thumb is numb, been numb since saturday. Anyone know why?

My left side of my thumb is numb, been numb since saturday. Anyone know why?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I unloaded over 100 potted plants yesterday for about an hour and a half. Now my thumb is numb.

I unloaded over 100 potted plants yesterday for about an hour and a half. Now my thumb is numb.

Thumb nerve: The nerves of the thumb that give sensation ttravel on the very underside of the thumb, these originate in the median nerve which passes through the carpal tunnel into the forearm and past muscles around the elbow and up to the shoulder and neck, any injuty any where along the path pf this nerve can give thumb sensory disturbances. compression directly is common but make sure the dx is right ...Read more

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Smashed thumb in car door about 2 hrs ago. A small part feels kind of numb. Should I be concerned?

Smashed thumb in car door about 2 hrs ago. A small part feels kind of numb. Should I be concerned?

Yes.: Get evaluated in an emergency room, or an orthopedic doctor. There are a number of things that could have happened. Don't ignore it. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and there is numbness & tingling in my thumb & pointer & won't go away. Why?

I woke up this morning and there is numbness & tingling in my thumb & pointer & won't go away. Why?

Carpal tunnel: Sounds like you may have carpal tunnel syndrome due to the those specific fingers being numb. Get an evaluation and you may need blood work to make sure it is not your thyroid. ...Read more

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I've developed numbness in the last segment of my right thumb. I'm 56 and no know illnesses. Ideas?

Nerve injury: Could be a nerve injury from pressure on the nerve to the thumb tip (bowler's thumb) or could be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I cut the inside of my thumb deep and has been numb above the cut since it happened. Will the nerve repair itself?

I cut the inside of my thumb deep and has been numb above the cut since it happened. Will the nerve repair itself?

Prob will improve: Depends on the locations of the cut. If it was close to the tip of the finger, and wasn't severe enough to need stitches, everything should heal and the numbness should eventually get better. If it was close to the palm, it's possible that the numbness might not go away. It could take several months to see a difference. A nerve regrows about the thickness of your thumbnail every day. ...Read more