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I have partial numbness in my left hand and fingers. The outside

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I have partial numbness in my left hand and fingers. The outside part of hand and ring and pinky finger. It has been this way for about a month. I am a 51 year old female.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 7 years ago.

The pattern of numbness and tingling is in keeping with nerve compression and this may be of the ulnar nerve which can be compressed at the elbow, or the shoulder/neck.

 

In order to determine exactly what is the underlying cause then you will need to see a doctor or neurologist for examination and possible referral for nerve conduction studies.