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What Does It Mean When Your Thumb Is Numb
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
I smashed my thumb and it was really swollen its gone down a bit but still hurts and the of the finger is numb what does tht mean?
Smashed thumb: Check in with your doctor or the er to rule out a fracture. ...Read more
Serious: It means that you should have a neurologic examination immediately, if not sooner! ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Possible raynauds phenomen
when exposed to cold temperature, can give this symptoms. ...Read more
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
Prob carpal tunnel: Syndrome, statistically speaking.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I woke up this morning and there is numbness & tingling in my thumb & pointer & won't go away. Why?
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
My right thumb has been numb for 3 days. No injury, no pain. Everything was normal and then all of a sudden it went numb.
I cut the base of my thumb yesterday and today it is numb at the tip and around the top edge. Should I be seen with this?
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