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I have frequent ( 5-6) times a day numbness in my right hand and left rib cage bottom, for the last 3 weeks?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pinched nerve

Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out.
But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question.

In brief: Pinched nerve

Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out.
But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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