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Why has my left arm been numb for three days, gaining a lot

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why has my left arm been numb for three days
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: gaining a lot of weight and appetite has increased enormously
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have diabetes,hashimotos,severe sleep apnea,take bupropion and escitalopram , synthroid, valsartan and do not use a c pap foryearsnow
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Which part of the arm is numb?

Do you have any other symptom?
Did you have any test?
Did you consult doctor or take any measure?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for your reply.

I am sorry for your symptoms.
Numbness can be due to neuropathy.
Pinched nerve can cause it.
Pinching or pressure on nerve can occur in spine or in the limb.
Neuropathy can be caused by different factors.
Diabetes can cause it.
Calcium, vitamin deficiency, alcoholism, thyroid disorders, liver or kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, electrolyte abnormalities can be the cause of neuropathy.
Low blood supply can also cause numbness.
As the numbness is persisting, I would advise to consult your doctor for investigation to find out the cause.
Blood metabolic panel, duplex ultrasound, MRI, scan etc.can be needed to get the diagnosis.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your early recovery.
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Regards.