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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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Paresthesia (Definition)

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more