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What does it mean when my hands an finger tips get numb

By Anonymous March 25, 2018 - 3:24pm
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Numbness (and tingling) of the fingers and/or hands typically is a result of conditions that affect the nerves and/or blood vessels that supply the hand. These symptoms are referred to as paresthesia of the fingers. Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves of the extremities that often results in numbness or tingling. Longstanding or uncontrolled diabetes is one of the major causes of peripheral neuropathy. Alcohol abuse is another cause of peripheral neuropathy. A number of conditions are associated with numbness, burning, pain, or tingling of the fingers and hand. Does this happen often? Or only when you are doing certain things? Have you injured your hand recently? Your doctor will likely need to know these things during an evaluation of your hand.


March 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

So do you think I need to go to ER now cause of my numbness of my pointer finger plz help I'm really scared

April 16, 2018 - 9:14am
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