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Finger numbness

Finger 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 finger paresthesias. Any numbness or abnormal sensations need prompt professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Finger numbness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Finger numbness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Finger numbness

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Causes of Types of Finger numbness:

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Finger numbness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Finger numbness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Finger numbness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Finger numbness

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Message Boards for Finger numbness

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Diagnostic tests for Finger numbness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Finger 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)
  • more tests...»

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Medications or substances causing Finger numbness:

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

  • Dihydroergotamine Mesylate
  • D.H.E. 45
  • Belladonna, Phenobarbital and Ergotamine Tartrate
  • Bellergal-S
  • Bel-Phen-Ergot S
  • Phenerbel-S
  • Selegiline
  • more causes...»

Finger numbness: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Finger 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: Finger 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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Finger numbness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Finger numbness

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Finger numbness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Finger numbness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Finger numbness:

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

Detailed list of causes of Finger numbness

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

How Common are these Causes of Finger 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 Finger numbness. Of the 32 causes of Finger numbness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Finger numbness:

The following list of conditions have 'Finger 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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Causes of Finger numbness Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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

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

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

    Classifications of Finger numbness:

    Medical Conditions associated with Finger numbness:

    Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Arm numbness (71 causes), Hand numbness (39 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 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 Finger numbness:

    Finger paresthesia (23 causes), Finger burning, Finger itch (17 causes), Tingling fingers (36 causes), Finger pain (57 causes), Finger spasm (18 causes), Finger weakness (29 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Hand numbness (39 causes), Wrist numbness, Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Wrist symptoms (37 causes), Knuckle symptoms (1 cause), Finger paresthesias (23 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Nerve injury, Diabetic neuropathy (13 causes), Multiple sclerosis, Cervical spondylosis, Peripheral vascular disease, Alcoholic neuropathy, Guillaine-Barre syndrome, SACD

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