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Can anxiety cause numbness in arms and hands?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Anxiety can cause symptoms in nearly every organ system. Numbness in arms and hands can come from hyperventilating when anxious.
If you're having repeated spells like this, please see your physician for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Yes

Anxiety can cause symptoms in nearly every organ system. Numbness in arms and hands can come from hyperventilating when anxious.
If you're having repeated spells like this, please see your physician for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It does, but you should see your doctor if it persists.

In brief: Yes

It does, but you should see your doctor if it persists.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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1 comment
Dr. Otto Placik
Occasionally hyperventilation may contribute but other metabolic or neurologic causes should be excluded.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Numbness

Yes, if accompanied by other symptoms of anxiety.

In brief: Numbness

Yes, if accompanied by other symptoms of anxiety.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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