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Underarm tingling/ paresthesia

Underarm tingling/ paresthesia: Introduction

The skin sensation of partial numbness or "pins and needles" or a type of "burning", "tingling" or "creeping" sensation of the skin, is known as a "paresthesia". Symptoms may start as a tingling (paresthesia) and change to a numbness, or there may be a combination of decreased sensation (numbness) but with heightened sensations at certain times or with stimulation. Any type of tingling, burning, or numbness is usually a symptom related to a sensory nerve being damaged, diseased, or injured. Causes depend on the exact location of the paresthesia sensations, but typically include a physical nerve injury type condition (e.g. a nerve entrapment or some type of pressure being applied to a nerve directly or to the spinal attachment of that nerve), or a disease condition affecting the nerves (e.g. neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and others). Having these sensory symptoms in multiple locations, or the recurrence of similar symptoms in different locations is a hallmark symptom of multiple sclerosis, so your doctor will likely ask about the past history of similar symptoms to assess the likelihood of multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). Any of these tingling or numbness symptoms are more than just annoying; they can indicate a serious medical condition and require prompt medical diagnosis by a professional....more »

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Causes of Underarm tingling/ paresthesia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Underarm tingling/ paresthesia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Underarm tingling/ paresthesia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Misdiagnosis and Underarm tingling/ paresthesia

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Underarm tingling/ paresthesia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Underarm tingling/ paresthesia

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How Common are these Causes of Underarm tingling/ paresthesia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Underarm tingling/ paresthesia. Of the 9 causes of Underarm tingling/ paresthesia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Underarm tingling/ paresthesia:

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Causes of Underarm tingling/ paresthesia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Underarm tingling/ paresthesia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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

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    Medical Conditions associated with Underarm tingling/ paresthesia:

    Paresthesias (453 causes), Underarm symptoms (43 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Armpit symptoms (43 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 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 Underarm tingling/ paresthesia:

    Shoulder tingling (3 causes), Arm tingling (21 causes), Underarm pain (12 causes), Axillary pain (12 causes), Elbow tingling (7 causes), Pins-and-needles (951 causes), Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Alcoholism, Hypocalcemia (13 causes), Spinal cord lesion (1 cause), Nerve root compression, Herpes zoster, Multiple sclerosis, Entrapment neuropathy, Partial seizure (4 causes)

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