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Numbing/cold sensation in finger/arm

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  • Posted By: Tressalaea
  • November 25, 2007
  • 01:40 PM

I've had this happen a couple of times in the last few years, but this last incidence was the more severe. On occasion my pinky will feel numb, maybe a little cold, but it usually happens on my left hand. This last time, which occurred a few weeks ago, my right pinky and the side of my arm where my pinky is was very cold almost all the way down to my elbow. The feeling lasted about 20 minutes or so, and then went away on its own. No amount of warming (not rubbing to make warm, just wrapping up in warm clothing) could make it warm again. It just went away, and it made me a bit worried. I've talked with my doc at work about the pinky sensation before, and he said it is probably caused by a pinched nerve of some kind, or from spending a lot of time at my computer typing. I haven't told him about the coldness in my pinky, so I'm not sure if it's being caused by the same thing. Please help! Thanks :)

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