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Hand numbness

Hand numbness: Introduction

Numbness usually arises from damage or disease of nerves. Numbness is often associated with or preceded by abnormal pain-like sensations often described as pins-and-needles, prickling or burning sensations called paresthesias; see hand paresthesias. Any numbness or abnormal sensations need prompt professional medical advice....more »

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hand numbness

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Causes of Types of Hand numbness:

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Hand numbness: Symptom Checker

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Hand numbness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Hand numbness

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Message Boards for Hand numbness

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Diagnostic tests for Hand numbness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hand numbness. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - abnormal posture, muscle wasting, abnormal arm movements.
  • Physical examination
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of upper limbs
    • Test sensation of upper limbs ( including pain , touch , temperature and vibration sensation)
    • Examine each nerve of the upper limb (including radial, median, ulnar nerve and also brachial plexus
    • Examination of cranial nerves ( if also affected would suggest a diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease , a mass in the brain, migraine or multiple sclerosis
  • more tests...»

Hand numbness: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hand numbness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hand numbness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Hand numbness:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hand numbness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Thalidomide and chloramphenicol interaction
  • Thalomid and chloramphenicol interaction
  • Thalidomide and cisplatin interaction
  • Thalomid and cisplatin interaction
  • Thalidomide and dapsone interaction
  • Thalomid and dapsone interaction
  • more interactions...»

Hand numbness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hand numbness may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hand numbness

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hand numbness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Hand numbness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hand numbness

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Hand numbness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Hand numbness:

The list of organs typically affected by Hand numbness may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Hand numbness

The list below shows some of the causes of Hand numbness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hand numbness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hand numbness. Of the 39 causes of Hand numbness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 37 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hand numbness:

The following list of conditions have 'Hand numbness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hand numbness:

The following list of medical conditions have Hand numbness or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hand numbness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hand numbness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hand numbness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hand numbness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Hand numbness:

    Subtypes of Hand numbness:

    Finger numbness (32 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hand numbness:

    Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Arm numbness (71 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hand numbness:

    Hand paresthesia (57 causes), Hand burning, Diabetes (212 causes), Peripheral artery disease (22 causes), Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Peripheral nerve trauma, Peripheral nerve compression, Cold Compartment syndrome

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    Medical News summaries about Hand numbness

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hand numbness

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