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What would make two fingers on my non dominant hand tingle or feel as if they have been asleep?

What would make two fingers on my non dominant hand tingle or feel as if they have been asleep?

Nerve entrapment: It may depend on the fingers in question. If it is the 4th and 5th fingers and perhaps 1/2 of the middle finger, then you may have entrapment of a nerve at the elbow or are stretching that nerve. If it is the thumb and index finger and long finger, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Otherwise I don't know. You would need to see your pcp or a neurologist or orthopedist to exam and diagnose. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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What would be causing tingling in my pinky finger, ring finger, and the bottom of the hand? Feels like my hand is asleep.

What would be causing tingling in my pinky finger, ring finger, and the bottom of the hand? Feels like my hand is asleep.

Carpel tunnel?: It could be a form of neuropathy called Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Sometimes associated with repetitive activities like typing. There are some specific nerve testing that will help make a definite diagnosis. See your healthcare provider to get proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Hand has been asleep for about ten days, some tingling in the rest of my body the hand is on my right, my toes tingle on that side, and my left hand the tips of my fingers are tingling. My right hand is almost totally asleep, to where I have trouble feeli

Hand has been asleep for about ten days, some tingling in the rest of my body the hand is on my right, my toes tingle on that side, and my left hand the tips of my fingers are tingling. My right hand is almost totally asleep, to where I have trouble feeli

Its: Its difficult to comment other than tell you to get into your physician or an er urgently.

Whether it is due to a longstanding issue such as circulation or nerve supply or an emergent one is hard to tell. I can give you a long list but its best you are seen. If you have untreated diabetes, a neuropathy due to nutrition issues, a stroke, a peripheral vascular disease or something more...All need to be considered plus more.

I'm going to stop writing now...Just stop reading and go see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. There may be more than one condition contributing, or they may all be stemming from one systemic condition. A nerve conduction test would probably be helpful in addition to being seen and examined. ...Read more

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Tip of finger is numb like asleep tingling feeling its been a week now there is a small green spot in the nail what do I do? Used a splint 4 a week

Tip of finger is numb like asleep tingling feeling its been a week now there is a small green spot in the nail what do I do? Used a splint 4 a week

Get checked.: Did you hurt it? Any change in feeling that persists needs to be checked. Do it soon. Don't drink alcohol or smoke for now. If the numbness gets worse or you have other new symptoms like weakness or it turns pale or cold get seen right away. ...Read more

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What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

Tingling sensation a: Depending on whether the symptoms are abrupt or chronic, the answers are different.
It could be a cerebrovascular event such as a stroke, or a combination of problems, facial neuralgia with a cervical radiculopathy.
It depends on your medical history.
This may be emergent, and it should be worked up immediately by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers and hands tingle/go numb while I am sleeping? This has been going on for a year.

Why do my fingers and hands tingle/go numb while I am sleeping? This has been going on for a year.

Anxiety, see a PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment and Vicodin is not one of them. ...Read more

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Pinky and ring finger tingle while sleeping. Should I be worried?

Pinky and ring finger tingle while sleeping. Should I be worried?

Nerve issue: A common cause of this is ulnar nerve entrapment/compression at the elbow. There are tests and treatments for this. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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I noticed that I have tingling on my index and thump finger tips. Also some shooting pains on my wrist. All these on my dominant hand. Causes?

I noticed that I have tingling on my index and thump finger tips. Also some shooting pains on my wrist. All these on my dominant hand. Causes?

Median nerve: compression ="Carpal Tunnel Syndrom" sound like a possibility. Speak with your PCP about this! Are you doing repetitive work?? Hobby??? Is it worse at night??? These may be important factors!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I have tingling on my left hand two little fingers?

Why do I have tingling on my left hand two little fingers?

Tingling fingers: This sounds like there could be irritation or injury to the ulnar nerve along its pathway down the left arm, around the elbow and into the left hand. There also could be irritation or injury of the nerve roots in the left neck region, primarily the C8 and/or T1 nerve roots. A physical exam, electrodiagnostic testing and possibly an imaging study could help determine the cause of the tingling. ...Read more

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Sudden unexplainable tingling in last two fingers on right hand has persisted for an hour now?

Sudden unexplainable tingling in last two fingers on right hand has persisted for an hour now?

Sounds like ulnar: Neuropathy which is inflammation of the ulnar nerve usually at the elbow. This is also known as your "funny bone" and can be caused by low level repeated trauma, excessive flexion or prolonged pressure on the area. Prior elbow fracture or dislocation can also lead to the issue. If it persists please see your doctor. Can try cold compresses, avoid flexion at the elbow and otc nsaid's. ...Read more

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I drank about a week ago and the next day I felt tingling in my hand. Now it's only two fingers in the tips. Is this normal? Can I make it go away?

I drank about a week ago and the next day I felt tingling in my hand. Now it's only two fingers in the tips. Is this normal? Can I make it go away?

No.: This is not normal, something is irritating the nerds going to your fingers. Most likely in your shoulder. We call this a break your website. I'm sorry, what I meant was we call this a brachial plexus itis. The only possible rational way it could have anything to do with your drinking, was thatyou press the nerves in your shoulI mean the most common cause of this is from acute inflammation sucvirus. ...Read more

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I have always had recurring b/p but recently my two outside toes on both feet and the same fingers on both hands go numb and tingling. What 2 do?

I have always had recurring b/p but recently my two outside toes on both feet and the same fingers on both hands go numb and tingling. What 2 do?

Get it checked out: You might be starting to have some compression of your nerves or damage to your nerves from other problems such as diabetes. Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?

Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?

Tingling: This is more than likely due to something in your neck irritating a sensory part of the nerve usually C6 or c7. If you are concerned about it you should see your family doctor. Signs of a stroke are usually more pronounced ie, facial weakness, arm weakness, speech disturbance, visual changes.. ...Read more

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What nerves make your thumb and two fingers on your left hand tingle?

What nerves make your thumb and two fingers on your left hand tingle?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched median nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due to the shears pushing on the digital nerve to your thumb.

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

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I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

Inflamed nerve: It seems that your wrist got swollen near the inner side which has affected the ulnar nerve and abnormal feelings in inner 2 fingers. ...Read more

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My middle finger has been tingling for a week or two now....What can be causing this?

My middle finger has been tingling for a week or two now....What can be causing this?

Tingling: Mild cases are usually due to pressure on nerves. More severe cases can be related to nerve damage (neuropathy) such as in diabetes, or injuries. ...Read more

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I have pain on my hands and joints on my fingers and when sleeping I wake up with my arms and hands feeling tingly and in pain?

I have pain on my hands and joints on my fingers and when sleeping I wake up with my arms and hands feeling tingly and in pain?

Pain: With your symptoms I strongly suggest you start with a visit to the nearest Emergency facility. They will evaluate you clinically and order lab studies.
It also very likely that the Emergency team will call in a specialist.
Please keep me posted - hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Do tingling hands and fingers always signify diabeties?

Do tingling hands and fingers always signify diabeties?

Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

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Does anyone else get tingling sedation on their hand and fingers when typing?

Does anyone else get tingling sedation on their hand and fingers when typing?

Carpal tunnel: Not all numbness during typing is related to carpal tunnel--the condition known as repetitive strain injury, which is really overuse of wrist and fingers occur with prolonged keyboarding. ...Read more

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Why are both my hands aching and I have tingling in all fingers. What is this?

Why are both my hands aching and I have tingling in all fingers. What is this?

Nerve pain: These symptoms are the classic signs of nerve pain. Where the damage is happening and why requires a workup. The earlier it is treated generally the better prognosis for improvement. See a neurologist ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent tingling in fingers of left hand? No other symptoms.

What could cause intermittent tingling in fingers of left hand? No other symptoms.

Carpal tunnel: This is likely a carpal tunnel syndrome. Splinting the wrist at night is often an effective treatment. Have it evaluated if it persists. ...Read more

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I have tingling, numbness, weakness and pain in my fingers and hands. What's going on?

I have tingling, numbness, weakness and pain in my fingers and hands. What's going on?

Many Possibilities: With out an examination - one can only list a long list of possible diagnoses - basically if the tingling and numbness is that intrusive you need to be evaluated by your pcp or by a neurologist. ...Read more

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My middle finger on the left hand gets a weird tingling feeling off and on for over a week. What could it be?

My middle finger on the left hand gets a weird tingling feeling off and on for over a week. What could it be?

Pinched Nerve: Most likely there is entrapment or damage to the median nerve at the base of the finger or in the palm. Census intermission, I would just observed and see if it goes away. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and since I've been awake3hours I've had a tingling in my left hand except my index finger what is wrong?

I'm 23 and since I've been awake3hours I've had a tingling in my left hand except my index finger what is wrong?

Ulnar neuropathy: This could be ulnar neuropathy. This can occur if you have traumatized your ulnar nerve, as can happen while sleeping with your arm bent. Hopefully, this will soon resolve. If not, you should seek out an opinion from your pcp or neurologist. ...Read more

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My hands feel numb and my fingers hurt a little. I feel a tingling in my hands and sometimes it feels like they itch.

My hands feel numb and my fingers hurt a little. I feel a tingling in my hands and sometimes it feels like they itch.

Varies: Multiple potential causes, among the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more