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Want to know if I should be concerned about tingling in my left leg if I'm sitting on the toilet or sleep & my arms & hands tingle also when I sleep?

Want to know if I should be concerned about tingling in my left leg if I'm sitting on the toilet or sleep & my arms & hands tingle also when I sleep?

Probably not.: Such tingling is usually caused when you put pressure on a sensory nerve in your leg (when you sit on the toilet) or in your arm (when you sleep on top of it). As long as the tingling goes away when you remove the pressure, it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Why do my hands tingle like pins and needles while I am sleeping?

Why do my hands tingle like pins and needles while I am sleeping?

A couple thoughts: It could be due to the positon of your arms while sleeping. Try changing. Avoid arms over the head and lying on the arms or keeping arms bent at elbow. Otherwise, you may have a conditon called carpal tunnel syndrome. It often manifests when going to be. Google this! there is treatment. Read my posts elsewhere and those of others. Could be a neck condtion as well. I would rec to get check. ...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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Why do my hands tingle when flying?

Why do my hands tingle when flying?

Tingling Hands: This symptom is usually a sign of anxiety or panic. You breathe too fast and blow off too much of the carbon dioxide. So, if flying is stressful there is good reason for your hand symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do my hands tingle sometimes when I yawn or take a deep breath ?

Why do my hands tingle sometimes when I yawn or take a deep breath ?

Nerve entrapment: It is possible that a nerve is getting compressed against the first rib or an accessory rib. It may help to see a rehabilitation medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my hands tingle when i'm sad?

Any reasons why my hands tingle when i'm sad?

If you : Hyperventilate when crying or sad - that might be a reason. ...Read more

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My hands tingle stiff. Electricity feeling?

My hands tingle  stiff. Electricity feeling?

It's most: Likely carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if they go numb. Try wrist splints at night 2 avoid the wrists bending and crimping the nerve while asleep. If not improving consider going in, good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it that my hands tingle when i wear gloves?

Why is it that my hands tingle when i wear gloves?

Too tight: Gloves could be too tight and causing vascular compromise or nerve compression. Change to mittens. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my hands tingle and go numb?

If it is both: Hand at the same time, i would look to systemic causes. Common cause is hyperventilation, but it could mean a lot of other things that make your nerves or circulation go bad. Especially if it involves your lower extremities also. Time to go see the doctor. ...Read more

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Every time I take a deep breath ( it's been happening more and more) both my hands tingle. Sometimes just resting too.

Every time I take a deep breath ( it's been happening more and more) both my hands tingle.  Sometimes just resting too.

Hyperventilation?: Sometimes when you breathe deep and fast, the chemicals in you blood become unbalanced and this can cause tingling in your fingers/hands. Try breathing slower and less deeply. If it happens when you are stressed or upset, try breathing into a paper bag until the symptoms stop. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my hands tingle and feel numb all the way to my finger tips?

Why does my hands tingle and feel numb all the way to my finger tips?

Carpel tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is one possibility. Usually the numbness is felt in the thumb, second, 'third and the inside of the fourth finger. In carpal tunnel the median nerve is squeezed and this causes the numbness. Other neurologic conditions can also cause numbness such as pinched nerves in the neck, shoulder, or along the arm. When you are evaluated, these are conditions that will be looked for. ...Read more

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When hands tingle, is it always a carpal tunnel issue or are there other common causes?

When hands tingle, is it always a carpal tunnel issue or are there other common causes?

Hand tingling: The most common cause of hand tingling and nocturnal pain is carpal tunnel syndrome, the distribution of the tingling is important for diagnosis, in carpal tunnel syndrome, the tingling usually in the thumb, index, middle and 1/2 of the 4th finger. Emg test confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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