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I awoke this morning with tingling and numbness in my left

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I awoke this morning with tingling and numbness in my left arm, hand and fingers. After two hours it still persists. What is the cause?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
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Most likely, when you slept a nerve got pressed due to your sleeping posture.

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These symptoms usually go away in a few hours to a few days at the most.

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If the symptoms persist beyond a week you need to see your doctor.

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You will most likely require tests like x rays of the neck and probably a MRI of your neck to see if there is any problem in the discs or bones of the neck spine causing your symptoms.

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Expert:  Family Physician replied 2 years ago.
I would have to respectfully ***** ***** the other expert.

While this could theoretically be caused by a pinched nerve, we MUST not exclude a more serious cause without a proper medical examination (and likely some tests)

This COULD be caused by a small stroke. I would STRONGLY advise you to seek emergency treatment. You should not wait for a week to have this checked.

If you were my patient (or family member), I would insist that you go to the emergency room to get checked.
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