Loss of sensation in any part of the body is called numbness. It is usually caused by damage, irritation, or compression of one or more nerves that supply the numb area. The conditions that cause numbness are neuralgia, radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal cord injury, stroke, and fracture.

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Can TIA happen at young age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. About four months ago, something that I suspect to be a ministroke happened to me. All of a sudden, I started losing vision on my left side in both eyes, but it came back within minutes. About half an hour after that, I noticed that my left hand went complet...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your question carefully and explain that your symptoms are very suggestive of TIA (transient ischemic attacks), although this is an exceptional diagnosis at your age. We should also consider migraine aura, focal epilepsy, and panic attacks when discussing the p...  Read Full »

What helps numbness in the entire body?

Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago, I had frequent urination, once in 10 minutes for 48 hours. I do not have any pain, but just a big urge to urinate. After seeing a urologist and doing blood and urine work, he concluded everything is normal. For the last six days, my complete body from head to toe is n...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed through your question carefully and recommended performing further tests to investigate possible causes underlying your complaints. 1. Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D plasma levels for possible deficiency. 2. Antibodies for Lyme disease. 3. Vitamin E pla...  Read Full »

What could cause tightness and numbness in the temple region?

Query: Hello doctor, For about a week without any history, I have tightness and numbness in my left temple, and sometimes it reaches the left cheekbone. I went to the dentist and ENT. They did not find anything. What can it be? I usually sleep on the left side. I feel the pressure and no pain. Can it be s...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, it does not seem to be bad. I want to enquire a little bit more about the tightness symptoms. Is it always present? Or is it throbbing? Is the tightness more in the daytime or the night time? One-sided symptoms in the head, especially in the temple in...  Read Full »

What causes numbness in fingers?

Query: The patient is 55 years old,168cm height and weight 88kg She had severe pain in her back; she couldn't sit, stand, walk, or lie down. After a long bed rest, she was getting a bit better. After three epidural injection times, she experiences worse pain on her back, especially the left side (around lu...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello! Welcome to icliniq! I understand your concern and would explain that the pain in her back is quite normal, related to L4-L5 bulging disck. For this reason, i would recommend starting treatment with Pregabalin or Gabapentine. Regarding the numbness in her fingers, I would recommend perfor...  Read Full »

What should I do to control my cervical nerve pain and numbness in left-hand fingers?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I have pain in the cervical nerve causing numbness in left-hand fingers. The same is now radiating to the right hand as well. For the last one to two months, I face numbness on the left cheek, irritation in the left ear (waterlogged), headache left side, and pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pain in the neck region radiating to the left arm and right arm with numbness in the left-hand fingers can be due to these cervical spine changes detected in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) cervical spine. Also, we need to get NCV (nerve conduction velocity test) ...  Read Full »

Why do I have chronic back pain with tingling and numbness in my left leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have chronic back pain. I would like to have a second opinion about my last MRI scan. I have chronic back pain for the past five years. I have tingling and numbness in my left leg with pain on my big toe for the past three months. My report has the following feature...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Keyword - back pain Hello, Ideally I would have like to see the films myself as the interpretation of an opinion without clinical examination findings had a limited value. It is obvious from the report that the Neves care not being compressed either in the canal or in the lateral recess. The probl...  Read Full »

Can COVID-19 cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I recovered from COVID-19 two months back. I still have a CT score of 7/25 and D-Dimer at 950. The doctor prescribed Pirfenex 1200 mg per day and Dabigo - 110 one tablet trice daily. I am feeling numbness in my face and dizziness since yesterday. All tests done were three days back. All ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Thanks for reaching out to us. I am sorry to hear about your health issues; please do not worry. You will be fine soon, hopefully. I went through your investigation results in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most of the investigations a...  Read Full »

Are vitamin D deficiency and tingling in the mouth related?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I am from prickling, numbness, warm sensation in my feet and hands and tingling in my lips and mouth for the past two years. I had a severe cough for around two years and recently, it got resolved. My issue, initially started with prickling and burning sensations ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your problem still could be due to a nerve problem, even though your NCV test is normal (nerve conduction velocity). Also, you might be having calcium deficiency, which is very common associated with vitamin D deficiency. I suggest you calcium supplements like tablet S...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for numbness in my feet and slight dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old female. I had cold breath while breathing due to which heart palpitates momentarily on and off. This happens during rest also. I had a weird sound in the head with a slight dizzy feeling too. I am presently working from home due to which more stressed out due to suc...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. I have seen the ECG (electrocardiography), and it is not showing any severe abnormality (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In my opinion, your symptoms could be due to excessive stres...  Read Full »

Can head trauma cause numbness in head?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel numbness on the top and a small part on the top left side of my head. Sometimes it is a bit frozen. It happens randomly and they have increased for the past one month. It has been happening for the past couple of years and I am taking Vitamin B and D supplements.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and explain that your symptoms are suggestive of nummular headache, which is a benign type of headache. For this reason, there is no reason to panic. If the headache gets more frequent, I would recommend starting treatment with Gabapenti...  Read Full »

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