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For the past week or so, I have been having a tingling

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For the past week or so, I have been having a tingling feeling (on and off) in my left foot. Sort of a mild form of pins and needles like when your foot falls asleep. I've also have some dull pain in my hands which I chalked up to inflammation - I live in NY and so the weather is getting cold. When researching, of course, everything sounds scary (like a blood clot or circulation issues)- should I be concerned? I'm also flying cross country tomorrow night and will be in Canada for a week. Should I worry about a 7 hour flight?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Pain & 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 other common causes are low calcium or electrolytes, vitamins, thyroid diseases, diabetes, or other nerve diseases.
Low circulation can also cause a sensation of numbness.
It does not sound like clot.
However, I would advise to get an examination by doctor & have a few tests before leaving.
I hope this information helps.
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