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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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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Hand numbness as a symptom.
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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.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hand numbness may include these symptoms:
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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.
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The list of organs typically affected by Hand numbness may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Hand numbness mentioned in various sources:
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:
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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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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hand numbness based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
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 :
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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