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Hand weakness

Hand weakness: Introduction

Hand weakness: Weakness of one or both hands. See detailed information below for a list of 57 causes of Hand weakness, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Hand weakness:

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Hand weakness: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Hand weakness

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Message Boards for Hand weakness

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Diagnostic tests for Hand weakness:

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

  • General appearance
    • Looking for bruising, deformity of hand, swelling of the hand, abnormal posture of body, muscle wasting
  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure and pulse to detect risk factors for stroke
    • Listen for carotid bruits which can indicate narrowing of arteries to brain and thus risk factor of stroke
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Hand weakness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hand weakness 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.

Hand weakness: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hand weakness

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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 weakness. 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 weakness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hand weakness

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Hand weakness: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Hand weakness:

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

  • Hand
  • Hand muscles
  • Hand nerve

Detailed list of causes of Hand weakness

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

How Common are these Causes of Hand weakness?

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 weakness. Of the 57 causes of Hand weakness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hand weakness:

The following list of conditions have 'Hand weakness' 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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Causes of Hand weakness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hand weakness 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 weakness?

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

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

    Classifications of Hand weakness:

    Subtypes of Hand weakness:

    Wrist drop (7 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hand weakness:

    Weakness (3752 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hand weakness:

    Hand numbness (39 causes), Hand paresthesia (57 causes), Arm weakness (100 causes), 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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