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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Should i be concerned if my hands keep going numb?

Should i be concerned if my hands keep going numb?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Carpal Tunnel?: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Why does my insides feel shaky? And my hands keep going numb

Why does my insides feel shaky? And my hands keep going numb

Need more info: Hi. Sorry, but we can't guess at things like this. We have no information on you, no medical history, no medications you take, etc. We don't even know your age! You should see your doc for a thorough evaluation and diagnostic tests. That is your best chance. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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Back of head and hands keep going numb. No accidents or Injury's what could it be?

Needs to be seen..: Since I don't know all the details and other symptoms associated with this numbness neither I know the time frame this has been going on for I would suggest that if this is recent go to the ED for immediate evaluation. This could be related to a pinged nerve, stroke, brain lesion, infection, among others. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Why does my hand keep going numb?

Why does my hand keep going numb?

Squeezed nerves: Often carpal tunnel syndrome (nerve compressed in wrist) or ulnar nerve entrapment (at the funnybone area) can cause this...It is quite common. Also pinched nerve in the neck area can cause numbness to hands/fingers as well. It is difficult to accurately tell what you have based on the limited info you provided. Consult doc for an evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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My hands and finger tips keep going numb, what could be causing this??

My hands and finger tips keep going numb, what could be causing this??

Vascular or: neurologic/endocrine: possible neuropathy or Reynauds disease. Yopu must be examined and checked for vascular/diabetic issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Why does my right hand keep going numb?

Why does my right hand keep going numb?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. William Gaya
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My hand & finger keep going numb no coldness?

My hand & finger keep going numb no coldness?

Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Why does my hand keep going numb? (i have juvenile arthritis too)

Why does my hand keep going numb? (i have juvenile arthritis too)

Carpal Tunnel Syn: Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause. Jra itself doesn't cause numbness, but the swelling associated with jra can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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