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A nurse tried to get a vien on my wrist & hit a nerve. 2 mos. Later if I hit the spot a tingling sensation down my pointer finger. Should I see a doc ?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sign of repair
The tingling sensation may actually be a sign of regeneration of the nerve.
If you do not have numbness in the finger, you may not need to see a doctor. However, till you recover full sensation in the finger, avoid injury or burns to the finger.

In brief: Sign of repair
The tingling sensation may actually be a sign of regeneration of the nerve.
If you do not have numbness in the finger, you may not need to see a doctor. However, till you recover full sensation in the finger, avoid injury or burns to the finger.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
The nurse may have injured a small cutaneous sensory nerve with the IV needle while starting your iv.
This can happen. I am not sure what any type of physician would do for this to "fix" it or that it really could be "fixed". It will more than likely go away with healing & time. If you are concerned enough, then cerainly you could seek an opinion from a nuerosurgion, orthopedist or hand surgeo.

In brief: Not necessarily
The nurse may have injured a small cutaneous sensory nerve with the IV needle while starting your iv.
This can happen. I am not sure what any type of physician would do for this to "fix" it or that it really could be "fixed". It will more than likely go away with healing & time. If you are concerned enough, then cerainly you could seek an opinion from a nuerosurgion, orthopedist or hand surgeo.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: If there's a mass
Sorry that happened.
Takes a long time for a nerve to heal. If serious pain develops or you have a palpable mass there, you may have something in need of treatment / treatable. Otherwise, no worries i had my sciatic nerve hit by an inept injection as a teen; hurt on and off for three years but nothing to do.

In brief: If there's a mass
Sorry that happened.
Takes a long time for a nerve to heal. If serious pain develops or you have a palpable mass there, you may have something in need of treatment / treatable. Otherwise, no worries i had my sciatic nerve hit by an inept injection as a teen; hurt on and off for three years but nothing to do.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology
In brief: Don't worry
It will most likely heal on it's own.
Nerves take a long time to grow back after they have been injured. If you are very worried, consult your doctor.

In brief: Don't worry
It will most likely heal on it's own.
Nerves take a long time to grow back after they have been injured. If you are very worried, consult your doctor.
Dr. Stephen Berns
Dr. Stephen Berns
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