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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
I am experiencing light numbness in the pinky and ring finger and left side of palm on my left hand. Been going on for 3-4 months. Constant numbness. No worse no better. Note I'm right handed. Is a neurologist the correct physician to see?
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
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
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
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
My fingers have been numb for weeks on my left hand. Especially my middle finger. Why is this and how can I get feeling back?
Neurologic issue: Sounds like a problem with your neck (cervical disk problem) or the brachial plexus in your neck, ...Read more
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.
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
3weeks ago I got slight meduim bumps on my palms on both hand, sins then they got bigger and my fingers and hand begin to get numb and for the last couple off days I have very little strenth in both hands?
Swelling: Get, seen. Those type of symptoms need evaluation ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
When I use my hands to push up out of a chair I get a painful, numb, electrical feeling from my wrist down thru my fingers in both hands?
My hands and fingers hurt all day, they are swollen and warm. Whenever I lay down they get tingling and numb. What should I do?
My right hand goes numb, mainly the 3 fingers, swells drastically. Sometimes I get a shock feeling. Hard to grasp things more and more. Getting worse.
Numbness in my little left finger and in my hand I get it often when I lie in bed on my side. What does this sound like?
While using my mobile phone, my left hand's pinky and ring fingers get tingly and numb. I rarely use these fingers. What's happening to my ulnar nerve?
Saturday I felt a funny bone like feeling in my hand while gripping a knife. My middle/ring fingers have bee numb/tingly since and has happened several other times. Should I get it checked out?
All my fingers get swollen both hands they get tingly and numb as well as my feet but more so my hands they also get really red and warm?
Erythromelalgia: See doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
I have numb hands in cold weather- Raynaud's? And my ring and pinky finger and sometimes hands are numb in the morning. Who should I go see?
This is not Raynauds by description. Wear gloves first and avoid cold contact and if it continues to be a problem see a doc but this is most likely benign "erythrocyanosis". thanks ...Read more
My dadchef fingers swollen both hands right hand numb somepart bust open get painful at times, it feel hard, I don't know if its cookin? Use hand a lot
See details: This situation needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Pain and swelling in the hands is never normal and can have several causes, some of them potentially serious. ...Read more
My fingers and hands get cold and numb and turn white and blueish in cold weather, even with gloves. Are there any methods to increase blood flow to keep them warm?
Raynauds Disease: This is raynauds diease, a condition of spasm of small blood vessels that is accentuated by cold exposure. It may be associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder but often it is not. Meds are available if the problem is severe enough to warrant any treatment other than warming the hands. ...Read more
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