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Dr. Mark Khorsandi answered:

Should I be concerned if my hands keep going numb?

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Numbness and tingling most likely represents a nerve compression of one or more nerves of the upper extremity - commonly carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. There are a host of other medical conditions that can cause it as well. The reason it is a concern is than prolonged compressions can lead to permanent nerve damage. A qualified hand surgeon could help you.
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Dr. Mary E. Lambe answered:

Why would my hands keep going numb. Its bad at night?

Carpal Tunnel?

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Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when medial nerve-which runs through the tight channel of the middle wrist begins to get pinched as it travels out to palm & fingers. Tingling, numbness & sometimes weakness & pain are first felt at night. When awakened many will try to shake their hands to 'wake them up' The diagnosis should be confirmed & can be treated a variety of ways. Many ailments can mimic it
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Dr. Mohammad Homsi answered:

why do my hands stay numb ?

Hand numbness

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Hand numbness can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome which is a compression of median nerve in the wrist, it can occur in women , pregnancy, hypothyroidism, and over use of hands. You should be seen and evaluated. Wrist splint can be tried first, in severe cases surgery to release the nerve may be needed.
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Why do my hands go numb when I'm sleeping?

Carpal tunnel?

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Hands that go numb or tingle in the middle of the night are often from carpal tunnel syndrome and less likely from cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve compression) at the elbow. If left untreated either may progress to permanent numbness and weakness.
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Dr. Megan Bird answered:

Why do my hands get numb in pregnancy?

Swelling!

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When you double your blood volume in pregnancy, there is a lot of swelling. Some you see and some you don't. Swelling around the nerves in your wrist and elbow can squeeze the nerves. It is a temporary problem but really frustrating and it can be painful. Splints at night can sometimes help. It will resolved after pregnancy but may take a few weeks.
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Why do my hands get numb at times,? Do i lack something?

Carpel tunnel?

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Do you do any repetitive work with your hands?The most common cause of hand numbness,in your age group,is carpel tunnel.
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Dr. Prem Gupta answered:

Why do my hands feel numb whenever I wake up?

Possible CT Syndrome

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If persistent for 2 or more months and triggered by driving, holding a phone etc. also then CT Syndrome ( pinched nerve at wrist) is likely. See a neurologist. You may need NCV/ EMG
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Dr. Gary M. Pess answered:

Why do my hands become numb after sex?

Positional

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Hyperflexion or hyperextension of the wrist increases the pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel.
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Dr. Prem Gupta answered:

Why do my hands go numb while sleeping driving and other activity?

Likely CTS

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You have symptoms typical of Carpal tunnel syndrome. See a neurologist. You need EMG test.
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