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Why do my fingers feel like they are asleep or tingly

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why do my fingers feel like they are asleep or tingly
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

How long are you having this?

Which fingers are affected?

Did you have any test or treatment?

Did you have any other symptom or previous illness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
a couple of months
my thumb and undex finger and the next one to it on my right hand
No tests or treatment
I am on blood pressure pills, pre-diabities pill. cholesterol pill
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

The intermittent numbness & tingling sensation are related to nerve impulses .

It can be due to pinching of a nerve or its root any where in its course , in the spine or in the limb.

The involvement of thumb, index & middle finger is commonly seen in median nerve involvement .

This can be trapped at the wrist in what is called carpal tunnel syndrome.

The other common causes are low calcium or electrolytes, vitamins , thyroid diseases, diabetes, or other nerve diseases.

You need to see doctor for an examination & find out the exact cause.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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