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What causes a tingling/numbness in the end of the finger

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My 18 year old daughter experiences a tingling/numbness in the tip of 2 of her fingers (on the same hand). She says the tips get cold and red when this happens. The condition seems to come and go. She can have it for weeks and then it will disappear for months. She says she isn't on the computer any longer than normal when the condition reoccurs. Could this be stress-related, or where would you suggest I begin? Thanks!
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Doctor_Shiv(M.D) replied 9 years ago.


Numbness usually arises from damage or disease of nerves.

Numbness is a symptom & not a disease.I

It can be due to following diseases-

  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Repetitive motion disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Circulatory disorders(poor blood circulation)
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hyperventilation

Stroke & ischaemic attack are stress related.

So I advice you to don't take it lightly & go for a complete medical checkup to know the underlying disease & treatment accordingly.

The following tips will help you greatly:

1.Exercise to maintain muscle tone.

2.Attend a group support to diminish depression and other negative feelings.

3.Rest and practice a relaxation technique for improved energy level.

4.Avoid temperature extremes.

5. Meditation, massage & relaxing therapy will relieve the stress & improve blood circulation.

Source- Medline Plus Encyclopedia.


Take care.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
i don't understand how some of your tips are related to a finger. thank you.
Expert:  Doctor_Shiv(M.D) replied 9 years ago.

Numbness in fingers is due to any of the above mentioned causes,as the numbness has been caused by dysfunction of nerves. . Get investigated by Physicain soon.