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tingling in my left hand and have had it for about four days

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i have a tingling in my left hand and have had it for about four days, just wondering what could be causing it
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Kerry replied 11 years ago.

Hi


Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". They usually result from nerve damage due to pressure, entrapment, or nerve diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to hand numbness and permanent loss of feeling. Any abnormal sensation needs medical investigation.


Some possible causes might be:


  • Nerve compression
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency

  • http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/hand_paresthesia.htm#possible


    Kerry

    Expert:  John Henderson replied 11 years ago.

    My wife has MS and her "tingling" is usually in both hands. While I
    agree with KERRY, if the numbness/tingling is primarily in the two
    middle fingers or pinky and ring finger, ask your DR about carpel
    Tunnel syndrome: especially if you are on a keybord for extended times.


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