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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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My arms, legs, face tingle a lot, but with my legs, if I have them straight/locked sometimes my quads start tingling. Wuld that b nerve or calculation?

My arms, legs, face tingle a lot, but with my legs, if I have them straight/locked sometimes my quads start tingling. Wuld that b nerve or calculation?

Leg tingling: It is hard to tell what could be the cause of the tingling you are experiencing without proper examination and history. Circulation problems are unlikely at your age. I always screen my patients for diabetes, celiac disease and sjögren's and other connective tissue disorders. Most of the time the test are unrevealing of any serious condition. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and sometimes it causes my back muscles to tense up and I get a tingling feeling on the left side of my face. I this normal?

I have anxiety and sometimes it causes my back muscles to tense up and I get a tingling feeling on the left side of my face. I this normal?

Certainly: Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways to include muscle tightness as well as tingling sensations and many other symptoms. Make an appointment with your doc or a HealyhTap provider to provide more details. ...Read more

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Last year i had a cold tingling all over my face now and again. It went away, now i get an odd tingle on random place on body male 22 neuropathy?

Last year i had a cold tingling all over my face now and again. It went away, now i get an odd tingle on random place on body male 22 neuropathy?

See a neurologist: If you think you may be developing a neuropathy this would be the best person to evaluate you. This is impossible to do over the internet. Go and get seen and hope this is nothing serious. ...Read more

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Sometimes i feel my back head or top light tingling. Not in my face, is a mini stroke or just pinch nerves ?

Sometimes i feel my back head or top light tingling. Not in my face, is a mini stroke or just pinch nerves ?

Occipital Neuralgia: Sounds like occipital neuralgia, so i would not be concerned with a mini-stroke. But to be sure you should be seen your doctor for further evaluation. The occipital nerves exit from the skull in the back of the head and then travel to the top of the head and end close to the forehead area, so you could have altered sensation or the tingling you described in these areas. ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of tightnessin head, tingling in face and sometimes discomfort of stomach? I would appreciate your advice. Thank you

What is the most likely cause of tightnessin head, tingling in face and sometimes discomfort of stomach? I would appreciate your advice. Thank you

Anxiety or Physical : Those can certainly be physical manifestations of anxiety, however, they also can be symptoms of an underlying physical problem . To find out, it is best if you can see your pcp (primary care physician) for an evaluation of the problem , feel better. ...Read more

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Sometimes I hv trouble talking and my face or parts of my body go numb/start tingling.Lasts 5-10 mins,words will be slurred or jibberish.What is this?

Sometimes I hv trouble talking and my face or parts of my body go numb/start tingling.Lasts 5-10 mins,words will be slurred or jibberish.What is this?

ER - TIA eval: Sounds like you may be having a transient stroke. You should have this checked out at the ER the next time it happens. At the very least, call your doctor. These are concerning symptoms. ...Read more