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I woke up this morning and my right side of my hand was numb amd it has been numb all throughout the day ?
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: See physician
There are a few considerations here that range in severity.
Typically the "pins & needles" you get from "sleeping on it wrong" doesn't last all day. Carpal tunnel and similar syndromes are a consideration, as are more centrally located nerve problems. Would also have to consider a stroke/tia (mini-stroke). The best idea would be to see a physician.

In brief: See physician
There are a few considerations here that range in severity.
Typically the "pins & needles" you get from "sleeping on it wrong" doesn't last all day. Carpal tunnel and similar syndromes are a consideration, as are more centrally located nerve problems. Would also have to consider a stroke/tia (mini-stroke). The best idea would be to see a physician.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Numbness
Numbness of the hand upon awakening can be due to pressure of the nerve to the hand during sleep.
This should resolve in a few minutes after the pressure is relieved. If it persists all day, you may have something more serious compressing your nerve to the hand, may have a nutritional deficiency, or some other problem. Go see a regular doctor asap.

In brief: Numbness
Numbness of the hand upon awakening can be due to pressure of the nerve to the hand during sleep.
This should resolve in a few minutes after the pressure is relieved. If it persists all day, you may have something more serious compressing your nerve to the hand, may have a nutritional deficiency, or some other problem. Go see a regular doctor asap.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. William Harris
There are 3 nerves that give you sensation to the hand. The worst case scenario here is that you could have a neck vertebral disk compressing the nerve that goes to half of your hand. Part of seeing your doctor may include getting an MRI on your neck!
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