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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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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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Hi ...I feel with numbness in my left hand and my fingers with pain at rest without any work so can I know the cause...............Thanks alot?

Hi ...I feel with numbness in my left hand and my fingers  with pain at rest without any work  so can I know the cause...............Thanks alot?

Hand numbness: Numbness of the hand typically relates to a nerve condition. This could be so-called peripheral, involving nerves in the arm/hand or more central, involving nerves in the neck. There are other more general nerve issues as well. A good history/exam with a hand doctor and/or neurologist will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain at random places in left hand since month now. I feel slight numbness in left hand and left leg. Age 30 male. No medical problems history.

I have pain at random places in left hand since month now. I feel slight numbness in left hand and left leg. Age 30 male. No medical problems history.

See neurologist now: There are many possible explanations for pain and numbness: listen to your body's message. Extrinsic causes, such as certain activities, would usually not cause both L hand & leg numbness & L hand pain. Intrinsic causes, i.e. health problems, might include any number of neurological, even vascular, problems. Hand Pain that moves around suggests irritation to branches of many major nerves. See m.d ...Read more

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A couple of days ago i had a deep cut on my left hand which the nurses stitched up. I feel numbness in my palm, fingers and i'm very worried.

A couple of days ago i had a deep cut on my left hand which the nurses stitched up. I feel numbness in my palm, fingers and i'm very worried.

See Hand Doc: Since the palm is a functional surface, numbness is an important symptom. If can indicate nerve damage, and certain nerves need repair by a hand specialist. Usually can be dealt with within the days following the original injury. Call the original treating provider to discuss. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my fingers when i wake up in the morning. It feels likemy fingers are falling a sleep. It only happens in my left hand?

I have numbness in my fingers when i wake up in the morning. It feels likemy fingers are falling a sleep. It only happens in my left hand?

Carpal?: Well, common things being common, carpal tunnel syndrome comes to mind. A "neutral posiition splint" worn at night is a good place to start. Best of luck! ...Read more

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