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    half of my left hand has been numb for a few days now

    does anybody know what this can be a sign of? I really can't afford to go to a doctor with the holiday season coming up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ub3r View Post
    does anybody know what this can be a sign of?...
    Yes. But I'm not one to state the obvious.
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    i don't even use that hand man
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    ............................*insert rulebreaking joke here*

    Erm..carpel tunnel?
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    Pinched nerve. Happened to me once.
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    yeah, but i've had pinched nerves before, and none of them have lasted more than a couple days. This has been going on for like 4 days now.
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    If it's the thumb/pointer side of your hand it could be carpel tunnel or compressed median nerve, if it's the pinky side of your hand probably compressed ulnar nerve.
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    "holiday season" cant be a reason to skip on getting this checked. it can be multitude of things.

    this is no joke - some limb, part of limb going numb can be the sign of many serious issues, ranging from coronery issues to brain damage, to nerve damage.

    you gotta get it checked and you gotta do it now.
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    Numbness is sometimes associated with a stroke, but that's usually with a larger part of your body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutefisk View Post
    If it's the thumb/pointer side of your hand it could be carpel tunnel or compressed median nerve, if it's the pinky side of your hand probably compressed ulnar nerve.
    it's my ring and pinkie finger
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    Probably a tumor...
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    You most likely have a compressed ulnar nerve. If it doesn't improve in a day or two you should take it to a doctor, Holidays or not. I think the compression most often occurs in the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist, collarbone, or spine. It can be caused simply by how you've been resting your arm.

    Doctor may do some nerve conduction tests to identify where the blockage is and discuss treatment options with you. He may start with an anti-inflammatory and physical therapy, but surgery could be necessary. Untreated it can result in muscle wasting as well as long-term numbness. Best of luck. Mine needed surgery but it's been fine since.
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    Dont wait any days or a holiday.
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    Yeah, high chance it's just a nerve but you never know, blood clots etc tend to numb things to and they're quite serious. Of course I'm a webhost/programmer and not a doctor, but seems best to get it checked out if it stays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    "holiday season" cant be a reason to skip on getting this checked. it can be multitude of things.

    this is no joke - some limb, part of limb going numb can be the sign of many serious issues, ranging from coronery issues to brain damage, to nerve damage.

    you gotta get it checked and you gotta do it now.
    Take it easy, no need to get all panicky and scare the guy.
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