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spreading numbness in hands

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  • Posted By: 1andrea1
  • November 20, 2008
  • 09:11 PM

I have been experiencing numbness in my left baby finger for at least 4 months and in the last month, this has spread to include half my hand and my ring finger. I also have numbness in my right baby finger and also part of my right middle finger. It started as some pain (not intolerable), then progressed into a pins and needles sensation and now numbness where I cannot feel cold or hot with these extremities. My gp said it was arthritis, but I am concerned it may be something else as it seems to be spreading. Any advice or ideas are appreciated.

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  • If you have a desk job or are a student, you might consider asking your doctor about ulnar nerve entrapment.http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/TOPIC574.HTMIt would explain the way your problem started and at least provide a starting point for you.-B
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 01:49 AM
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  • pins and needles and numbness are symptoms of neuropathy, which can be caused by disease, injury, illness, or some medications. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/peripheralnervedisorders.html do you currently take any medications for anything?
    jenmar 6 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 03:15 PM
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