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When to see a neurologist if your hands or fingers get numb sometimes?

When to see a neurologist if your hands or fingers get numb sometimes?

If it persist: Transient localized numbness lasting less than 2-3 minutes will not find a good cause---numbness which persist with other symptoms like weakness, pain, cerebral symptoms, spinal symptoms should see neuro. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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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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I've gotten bitten on my finger while babysitting and lost feeling in my left thumb and nail it has been numb for a week now and today I started to get a burning feeling by my thumb I don't have medical nor money to pay to see the doctor what can be the c

I've gotten bitten on my finger while babysitting and lost feeling in my left thumb and nail it has been numb for a week now and today I started to get a burning feeling by my thumb I don't have medical nor money to pay to see the doctor what can be the c

There: There is very little description here. Don't know if this is a human bite or an animal bite. Cat bites are notorious for getting infected. I will make the assumption that you were bitten some where near the thumb nail? Don't know if there is redness, swelling, broken skin, bruising, warmth. Don't know if the numbness involves the whole thumb. Don't know if your symptoms are becomig progressively worse. I will assume the worst case scenario for the sake of safety. If you do have an infection it can spread upward toward the hand. I know you said that you don't have medical insurance or money. Because you live in an area the size of fresno, california you should be able to look up on line for free and sliding fee medical facilities. With the pauce information provided, would recommed that you get medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain in my left hand radiating down my fingers. Should I see a neurologist?

I feel a sharp pain in my left hand radiating down my fingers. Should I see a neurologist?

Yes: Most neurologists are head neurologists though, so find yourself a peripheral nerve neurologist that does emg's and can examine you and confirm whether your symptoms are due to carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Water like tingling sensation in my hands/fingers. Should I see dermatologist or neurologist?

Water like tingling sensation in my hands/fingers. Should I see dermatologist or neurologist?

See your PCP: If you don't have a rash, and only the described symptoms above, there could be underlying systemic disorder causing your sensation, such as diabetes. See your primary care doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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The fingers in my left hand get numb sometimes. What could this be?

The fingers in my left hand get numb sometimes. What could this be?

Nerve issue: There is a high likelihood this may be carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of median nerve) but with a good exam other nerve compression issues can be checked for as well. ...Read more

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Why dose my pointing fingers on my right hand keep going numb an get tingly?

Why dose my pointing fingers on my right hand keep going numb an get tingly?

Neuropathy: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause the nerves to be compressed; in addition the nerve could be similarly compromised at the elbow level, the axilla or the spine.
An exam and imaging can help pinpoint the cause.
See your doctor for an assessment and recommendation regarding treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for numbness in hands and fingers?

Hand/fingers numb: Your fp/pcp would be a good start. May be referred to orthopedic specialist or neurologist for EMG study if conservative therapy doesn't work. ...Read more

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Why does my hands go numb all the time. They get really tingel feeling but never my pinkie finger just the rest. I swap hands while driving.

CTS?: Could be something like carpal tunnel syndrome (trends to spare the pinkie). There are other things it could be, too. May wish to talk with your primary provider, and/or neurologist. ...Read more

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My father who managed to get pricked by a agave weberi plant 4 days ago since he has done this now experiencing numbness between fingers 4 and 5 with slightly up on the right hand and more pain?

My father who managed to get pricked by a agave weberi plant 4 days ago since he has done this now experiencing numbness between fingers 4 and 5 with slightly up on the right hand and more pain?

Go to Doctor: Could be signs of infection. The plant is not poisonous but the prick is a port of entry for possible microorganism. Take him to doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I sometimes get numbness in fingers and hands is that bad?

I sometimes get numbness in fingers and hands is that bad?

Hand numbness: If it is episodic in nature I would not be concerned. Anyone can get temporary hand numbness for different reasons. Typically it is relatable to positioning or resting nerves on objects for too long. If it becomes unremitting or more and more frequent or bothersome I would have it evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers and hands get numb, and stay numb for awhile?

Several reasons: Could be neurological from carpal tunnel to other nerve compressions in the arm shoulder or neck. If this occurs with color changes it might be a vascular issue possibly raynauds syndrome since ther are some other more serious possibilities too you better talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of my index and middle finger to get numb on both hands?

Carpal tunnel?: The median nerve controls the feeling to the thumb, index, middle and thumb side of the ring finger. Pressure on this nerve, usually at the wrist can cause numbness in any or all of these fingers. You can try some anti-inflammatory medication and/or sleep in wrist splints. If this does not help, get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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When I hold my phone up my hand and fingers get numb and tingle?

When I hold my phone up my hand and fingers get numb and tingle?

It's normal and not: To worry. The blood is drained from the hand and the nerves are pinched from the elbow when it's bent causing your symptoms while you are holding up the phone. ...Read more

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Some of my fingers on my left hand have gone completely numb. At first, they just tingled. Who should I see for this?

Start with your PCP: Without more information, it is difficult to assess who would be best in evaluating the symptoms of numbness. Some options include a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon. Consider starting with your family doctor or internist first. He or she can do some preliminary tests and make the appropriate referral, if necessary. ...Read more

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Everytime I have my elbow bent my fingers and hand get numb is there any reason for that?

Everytime I have my elbow bent my fingers and hand get numb is there any reason for that?

Nerve or vascuinsuf: Either median or ulner or both nerves are compressed at elbow or brachial artery is compressed. All need to be investigated. ...Read more

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