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Why would I feel like fainting and my left hand feels some what num?

Why  would I feel like fainting and my left hand feels some what num?

Suclavian steal left: There are a number of reasons for your symptoms, but one that could acount for both is blockage of the left suclavian artery which supplies blood to the left arm. Dependin on the location of the blockage, the vertebral-basilar artery may draw some blood away from the brain to the left arm leading to faintness. Your doctor should check for differences in pulse and blood pressures in both arms. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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The tip of my little finger on my left hand feels numb. I thought it will go away but after 3 days still the numbness is there. What is the cause.

The tip of my little finger on my left hand feels numb.  I thought it will go away but after 3 days still the numbness is there.  What is the cause.

Several causes: The tip of the little finger miss incinerated by the lunar nerve. At the elbow the lunar nerve is relatively shallow and exposed to trauma of various kinds. People call this the crazy bone, but injury to the lunar nerve is what happens. Also the small digital artery that supplies it if damaged can cause numbness, but then often the finger tip is blue, white. If it persists over a week see your doc. ...Read more

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Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once.The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.

Whole left side numbness, tingling getting cold and turning blue. My left hand swelled once.The whole shoulder feels like there's something in it.

Evaluation: Those symptoms warrant a face to face evaluation to determine cause sooner rather than later. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Can numbness in left hand be a sign of mild stroke?

Unlikely: Most commonly, focal hand numbness is due to carpal tunnel syndrome, or even ulnar nerve cubital tunnel issues. Isolated hand numbness would be a rather unusual sign of stroke. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

What to do if I have tingling and numbness in my left hand?

Get evaluated: Could be due to nerve compression at wrist, elbow, brachial plexus, even neck. Evaluation and testing can localize and point the way for further therapeutic interventions. ...Read more

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Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Is numbness occurring in left hand probably due to shoulder problems? If so, what does this signify?

Hand numbness: Numbness isolated to the hand is not typically produced by shoulder problems. As there can be many potential causes for hand numbness, you should be evaluated by an md. ...Read more

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Sudden numbness in left hand, but i've been taking ibupropane?

Sudden numbness in left hand, but i've been taking ibupropane?

See your Doctor ASAP: Sudden numbness in the left hand can be any of many things, the most critical of which is a cardiovascular event. Do you have accompanying chest, shoulder or arm pain? Do you have any clotting or cardiovascular issues? I suggest seeing a doctor asap to rule out any cardivascular issues. Call your doctor now and hear what she/he has to say, failing that, go to the er now! good luck! ...Read more

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I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

Neurologist: The problem which is positional, could be due to pinched nerves at the wrist(carpal tunnel syndrome) or impingement of a nerve or nerve root at the neck by a bulging disc or spur on a neck vertebra, but the latter conditions wouldn't affect both upper extremities. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Left hand numbness and both ear numbness ?

Left hand numbness and both ear numbness ?

Not normal: You should really see a physician for a thorough examination and possible testing - there are too many possibilities ...Read more

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I'm feeling things like tingling and numbness on my left hand even though I'm told there's nothing wrong with my heart. What's the possible cause?

I'm feeling things like tingling and numbness on my left hand even though I'm told there's nothing wrong with my heart. What's the possible cause?

Many thoughts: Could be a positional issue if you sleep for instance with your arm bent this nerve is impinged. Could be a neck issue if you had trauma or accident in the past. You need to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I have mild numbness in my left hand (kind of like a limb falling asleep) and less of a grip than I am used to. Help?

I have mild numbness in my left hand (kind of like a limb falling asleep) and less of a grip than I am used to. Help?

Carpal tunnel?: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness of the fingers...Usually the thumb, index, middle and one-half of the ring finger. This problem is often caused by repetitive movements of the hands or wrists. See a physician for more information and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have been waking up with numbness and tingling in hands, worse in my left, but now am also getting intense burning in my left hand?.had TIA,s recent

I have been waking up with numbness and tingling in hands, worse in my left, but now am also getting intense burning in my left hand?.had TIA,s recent

Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome. Possibly cubital tunnel syndrome also. Numbness and tingling in the hand that wakes you up at night is a complaint in over 95% of people with carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist splints and elbow guards can help at night. Neuropathic medicine and compound cream will reduce the numbness and tingling too. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain and left hand numbness?

nerve dermatome: Your pain may be following a nerve root dermatome. Heart attacks do this because they stimulate that nerve root, but so does neck arthritis with cervical spondylitis or injury. ...Read more

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Fainting (Definition)

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