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What does numbness in my right arm mean?

What does numbness in my right arm mean?

Nerve Problem: The nerve supplying that part of the arm is not working right. Could be due to pressure on the nerve, or injury or even more problem related to your body (systemic problem). Probably more info might be useful in finding the cause of it.
I would suggest to see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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What does tingling and numbness in right arm mean?

What does tingling and numbness in right arm mean?

Tingling and numbnes: This usually has to do with a nerve at some ointment from where the nerve leaves the spinal canal until it inner ares the hand. Depending on what part of the hand is involved depends on which nerve it is. The best thing to do is see you doctor and he can order tests called Nerve Conduction tests that can see where the nerve is pinched and determine treatment from there. ...Read more

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Tingles and numbness in right arm and leg means what?

Tingles and numbness in right arm and leg means what?

Psychological or: Physiological issue. See your doctor for evaluation, testing and imaging to determine the cause and discuss the course of treatment. ...Read more

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What could it mean when your right arm an hand suddenly gets tigly an numbness in it every so often?

Three main areas: Carpal tunnel at the wrist form overuse or computers, at the elbow from resting the elbow on a surface or bed, or from the neck from a pinched nerve if you have problems there. Thoracic outlet syndrome could also be involved. Otherwise the causes would be more unusual such as B 12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency. ...Read more

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What does it mean when right arm tingles and numb?

What does it mean when right arm tingles and numb?

Many possibilities..: ..And your doctor can help you pinpoint the exact one. Carpal tunnel is syndrome where the median nerve becomes trapped in the connective tissue at the wrist. Previous trauma may have caused a nerve injury. You may have problems with your neck and spinal cord, which can pinch the nerves traveling to your arm. Vitamin & nutrient deficiencies may also cause these symptoms. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right arm is numb and hurts?

Nerve pathology: One or more nerves in the right arm are diseased or pinched in neck or behind the collar bone. See a neurologist and pcp to rule out diabetes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my right arm goes numb when I run?

Pinched nerve.: Could be a pinched nerve, anywhere from the cervical spine down to the elbow and wrist. A sports medicine specialist should be able to sort things out for you and come up with a plan. ...Read more

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What does is mean when your right arm goes numb when you have a fever?

What does is mean when your right arm goes numb when you have a fever?

Unusual sympton: Fever can be associated with aches and pains in various parts of the body, but it is unusual to develop numbness in one arm specifically when one has fever. Are we talking low grade (up to 100.8), mild to moderate (101-102f), or high fever (>103)? If you are getting fever frequently, that in itself has to be explained. Perhaps you a have some type of neuralgia that occurs with higher body temp. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp pain in head an right arm is numb?

See details: There are several possible causes, some of which may be serious. Have this issue evaluated asap. If you have no doctor, go to the er. ...Read more

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I have pain I right side of the neck and numbness in right arm. What could this be?

TOS: 30's person with unilateral neck pain and ipsolateral (same side) arm numbness might have thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Cervical disk disease is another consideration. An MRI and electrodiagnostic studies might be needed. If tos raises to level of diagnostic concern, a vascular surgeon might be best doctor to confirm. A physical therapist can advise as to beneficial exercises. ...Read more

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Numbness in right arm today. Feels like it's in the muscles?

Numbness in right arm today. Feels like it's in the muscles?

No feeling: Numbness should be the lack of sensation - you can't tell if water is hot or cold, can't tell texture of cloth or the type of coin you are holding. Sensations in the muscles are tingling or pain, and these sensations can have many causes, from pinched nerves in the neck or arm, to tiredness or strain of the muscles. If it doesn't go away in a week or two, have a physician examine you. ...Read more

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Tingling and numbness in right arm and hand?

Tingling and numbness in right arm and hand?

Be seen: The most likely cause is a cervical Radiculopathy, which is basically a pinched nerve in the neck. But because of the association of cardiac disease and left shoulder and arm complaints, you would be well served to be seen. Peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome are also a possible cause. ...Read more

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Numbness in right arm with chest pain felt in back and front of right side when coughing, what can this be?

Numbness in right arm with chest pain felt in back and front of right side when coughing, what can this be?

Rib strain: Probably rib strain from coughing so much -- see your doctor make sure you don't have pneumonia or others more serious -- may need to get a chest xray. ...Read more

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Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Muscle vs. Nerve: You may have strained a muscle, or the muscle is inflamed from overuse or an inflammatory disorder (though these typically cause more diffuse muscle pain). Numbness is usually due to a (peripheral) nerve problem in the arm itself or at the level of your neck. You would need a neurological examination to determine what testing (if any) is needed further. ...Read more

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31 Female, having three kids got problem of numbness in right arm while sleeping. What possible reasons could be?

31 Female, having three kids got problem of numbness in right arm while sleeping. What possible reasons could be?

You could be: Sleeping on your arm all night, which is the most common cause for numbness. If you have numbness when you start lying down, not just in the morning when you wake, then you may have a nerve impingement at the base of your neck, also called thoracic outlet syndrome. Please see a neurologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I woke up today in night with severe pain and numbness in right arm and now have I stiff and painful neck, what is it?

Possible disc: Could be a pinched nerve inside the neck secondary to a protruded or ruptured disc, but could also involve nerves within the shoulder becoming inflammed due to a brachial plexitis (parsonage-turner syndrome) there are a variety of treatments available, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Have herniated disc in C5 C6 in constant pain and numbness in right arm what should I do?

Have herniated disc in C5 C6 in constant pain and numbness in right arm what should I do?

Several things: First realize this is a common level for a disc to herniate & that most get better over time with treatment that can include: traction, activity modification, medication & sometimes epidural steroid injections. If symptoms persist after 12 weeks of treatment & are severe, surgery can be indicated with a 90% success rate done by a orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon if a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

NEUROLOGIST: Etime for a neurological workup. Problems in low back could account for pain in leg - but not arm. A neurologist should gt a history and examine you and see what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Headache, blurry vision, numbness in right arm and hand and right of face?

Headache, blurry vision, numbness in right arm and hand and right of face?

Please get seen: Now at ER. Have someone drive you or call 911. A stroke needs to be ruled out. Take care ...Read more

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Pea size lump on right side of neck, painless, for 5 months; can be moved side to side if pressed. Tingling/numbness in right arm; CRP & ESR raised (?)

Pea size lump on right side of neck, painless, for 5 months; can be moved side to side if pressed. Tingling/numbness in right arm; CRP & ESR raised (?)

Likely arthritis nec: The lump that can be moved under the skin is probably an incidental finding at location where pressure could cause symptoms of nerve root irritation even if there was no lump. High sed rate and CPR indicate inflammatory activity. ...Read more

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I have headaches in the morning, toothaches, neck pain, and occasional numbness in right arm. I also have a history of sleep apnea, bruxism, and disk bulges under tx. Which doctor should I see?

Dentist: However, it must be a dentist with advanced training in TMJ treatment. The symptoms you list all point to this area of dentistry. It can be complicated as it involves a "bite imbalance" that a dentist with advanced training can diagnose and inform you of your options. A physician can help diagnose other issues involving the arm numbness. ...Read more

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3 bulging disc in my neck /pain and numbness in right arm from elbow to index finger and thumb doctor wants to refer neurologist is this correct?

3 bulging disc in my neck /pain and numbness in right arm from elbow to index finger and thumb doctor wants to refer neurologist is this correct?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. A neurologist can be a good start to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Have numbness in elbow and right arm?

Have numbness in elbow and right arm?

Radiculopathy: Multiple potential causes, among the most common is a cervical radiculopathy which essentially is a pinched nerve in the neck. A detailed exam and possibly a nerve conduction test will likely reveal the cause. ...Read more

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Tingling and numbness in my right arm?

Many things: The list of things that could cause numbness and tingling in arm is quite long. I suggest you start with a visit to your local primary care physician. If there is not a clear answer there, you might consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes tingling and numbness on right arm?

Depends. .: It could be from multiple sources. It could be related to compression of nerves stemming from the neck, armpit (axilla), elbow or (less likely) the wrist area. It could be a toxic/nutritional deficit effect on the sensory nerves, though this tends to affect both sides. It could be from a particular issue within a sensory area of the brain (exceptionally unlikely). ...Read more

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What are the causes for numbness or tingling right under the right arm?

Couple possibilities: Numbness under the arm could be the result of pressure over a nerve, pinched nerve in the neck or arm, or even muscle overuse/strain due to poor posture. If correcting posture/repositioning does not resolve the concern, that warrants an office visit, particularly if there is an associated lump or mass, or any arm weakness. ...Read more

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I had numbness in my right arm along with weakness for 20 minutes today. What could be the problem?

I had numbness in my right arm along with weakness for 20 minutes today. What could be the problem?

Tough to say: Without a good history and Physical exam, especially at 20yo, it is tough to say what your problem was caused by. Generally, numbness and weakness are caused by some nerve issues, and or possible underluying blood flow (vascular) issues that would affect your nerves (similar to pins and needles after sitting on your legs too long). See a Dr. If this continues to occur, best wishes. ...Read more

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Dear Sir/Mdm, I have been experiencing numbness on my right arm for some morning when I woke up. Some times it persist for the whole morning. Thank u.

Dear Sir/Mdm, I have been experiencing numbness on my right arm for some morning when I woke up. Some times it persist for the whole morning. Thank u.

Numb in the morning: Numbness is called weekend palsy usually travelers not in their own bed it is usually self limited and benign caused by brachial plexus compromise. If associated with other symptoms it requires diagnostic testing under a neurologist ...Read more

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Numbness and pins. And needles right arm and hand?

Numbness and pins. And needles right arm and hand?

Consider nerve: Possible nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but could be higher in shoulder or neck. See a doctor, consider an EMG study. ...Read more

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How to cure right arm numbness? Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

How to cure right arm numbness? Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

? ulnar: Your description suggests you may well be compressing ulnar nerve at elbow, but this could also represent an issue at the wrist. An EMG test could reveal location and severity. Contact your doctor and get opinion. ...Read more

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My husband has the feeling of numbness in his right arm up to his finger for about 3 weeks now. He is 46. What could be wrong?

My husband has the feeling of numbness in his right arm up to his finger for about 3 weeks now. He is 46. What could be wrong?

Neuropathy?: Let him see his dr and be tested for neuropathy.
He needs a thourough physical exam and blood work-up.
Contirbutory factors include frequent repetitive motion of hands, diabetes, trauma, arthritis.
Hope he feels better and take care! ...Read more

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Feeling numbness/tingling right side of face& body for almost a day. What can be causing this? I felt a pinch on right arm when it started.

Feeling numbness/tingling right side of face& body for almost a day. What can be causing this? I felt a pinch on right arm when it started.

Need to see Dr.: You are young, so this is reassuring. However, when your face is involved, it suggests that you are having something happening in your brain, not in your neck as could cause just arm tingling.

Ever had migraines? Sometimes you can have other migraine symptoms without pain. The worrisome concern would be a stroke or other spot in the brain. You need to have an exam and maybe a brain scan. ...Read more

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I have been have pain in the right upper side of my chest and directly to my back. It feels like an air bubble, & numbness in my right arm.?

Gas: The worst case would be a heart problem. Please make sure to have that checked out. It could possibly just be gas bubbles but be sure to rule out heart issues. ...Read more