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Tingling fingers

Tingling fingers: Introduction

Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". Some cases are severe enough to be considered painful. Paresthesias usually result from nerve damage due to pressure, entrapment, or nerve diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to finger numbness and permanent loss of feeling. Any abnormal sensation needs medical investigation.

Distinction as to which fingers are tingling is important to diagnosis. The main fingers are more likely to be affected by conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The 4th and 5th fingers are affected by the ulnar nerve, which can be interrupted by pressure at the elbow or the chest area (e.g. thoracid outlet syndrome).

Parethesias in the hands and fingers can also be caused by broader diseases such as peripheral neuropathy (more common in the feet but hands can be affected) and various others. Correct diagnosis of the causes of finger paresthesias is important and treatment can often reverse the damage....more »

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Causes of Tingling fingers:

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

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Medications or substances causing Tingling fingers:

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Tingling fingers: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Tingling fingers

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Misdiagnosis and Tingling fingers

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Tingling fingers: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Tingling fingers:

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Detailed list of causes of Tingling fingers

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How Common are these Causes of Tingling fingers?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tingling fingers. Of the 36 causes of Tingling fingers 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
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 34 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Tingling fingers:

The following list of conditions have 'Tingling fingers' 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: Tingling fingers:

The following list of medical conditions have Tingling fingers 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 Tingling fingers Based on Risk Factors

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    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Tingling fingers?

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

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

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    Medical Conditions associated with Tingling fingers:

    Tingling (951 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Hand paresthesia (57 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Arm paresthesia (68 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Pain (6458 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 Tingling fingers:

    Pins-and-needles (951 causes), Hand numbness (39 causes), Hand tingling (57 causes), Finger numbness (32 causes), Palm tingling (9 causes), Arterial ischemia, Raynaud's phenomenon (89 causes), Systemic sclerosis, Fractures (149 causes), Volkmann's ischemic contracture, Scaphoid fracture, Colle's fracture, Carpel tunnel syndrome, Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes)

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