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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My husband is feeling numb in a part of his hand right under

Customer Question

Hi, my husband is feeling numb in a part of his hand right under his index finger and I notice that the vein is a little bulged in that area. It's been there for around 2 days now
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: Nothing in particular Healthy
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Is it only his index finger that's involved here--none of his other fingers?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry I was mistaken,It's between his pinky and ring finger on his left hand
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.


Any pain in that elbow?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.


This is caused by an ulnar nerve problem--likely a nerve compression in his elbow even if there's no elbow pain

Since it's gone on for two days he needs to have his doctor check it out with an exam and an MRI of the elbow

Usually physical therapy resolves that problem

Please let me know if you need any more information