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Pins And Needles Sensation

Pins and needles sensation, also called paresthesia, is the uncomfortable itching and tingling feeling you get in your hands and feet while leaning or lying in an awkward position. It is caused when the nerves supplying that area gets compressed, or the blood supply has reduced.

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In winter my skin burns, scalp itchs with dandruff. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling a pin prick feeling and burning sensation in my skin when getting warm or the temperature rises during winter. I also have an itchy scalp and dandruff appears just after shampooing. Is this due to any skin problem? Currently, I am taking Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to and thank you for choosing us as your provider for medical care. Please send some high-resolution photos to differentiate the fungal infection in your hair. It can be either a fungal infection with folliculitis or seborrhea capitis. I would suggest you use Salisia KT ...  Read Full »

I experience numbness and stiffness in my arm. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks back, I found my thumb to be a little stiff while texting. The movement was slow, but it got better after a few seconds. A few days later, my thumb felt a little weak while holding a cup of tea and again it got fine afterward. Since then, I have developed a lot of anxiety abou...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. Motor neurone disease (MND) generally presents with muscle weakness, muscle wasting, and twitching in different parts of the body. Rarely, it may cause difficulty speaking, and difficulty swallowing. The sy...  Read Full »

My uncle has joint pain and pricking sensation three months after COVID recovery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle (42-year-age) has some joint pains, so he had his body checkup done. Three months back, he had recovered from COVID-19. He has itching all over the body. Sometimes when he scratches, it will become a wound and later will become a black mark. Sometimes there is some pain, as...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not described the joint pains in detail. So it is difficult to ascertain the cause for joint pains. Which are the joints involved? Any associated swelling or redness of joints? Any early morning stiffness? Whether the pain increases on activity or rest? Thes...  Read Full »

The test shows high B12 levels. Do I have pernicious anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I felt pins and needles in my legs and arms, so the doctor advised three tests for sugar, calcium, and vitamin B12. Sugar and calcium were normal, but my vitamin B12 was greater than 2000 pg/mL. I do not take any supplements. Is it due to pernicious anemia? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You need to investigate further with the following investigations to rule out any hematological abnormality or liver or kidney disease if present. Do Full CBC (complete blood count) with peripheral smear examination,...  Read Full »

Are my neck stiffness and dizziness caused by disk problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old, 6 feet tall, and weighs 270 pounds (I recently lost 20 lbs). I am regularly active with CrossFit and weight training. About a year ago, I started getting strange symptoms. I have been to the doctor more in the last ten months than in my life combined. I am extremely fru...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Regarding heat flashes, they could be partially explained by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and atrial fibrillation episodes. However, I suggest you check your thyroid hormone levels to exclude possible ...  Read Full »

Which grade of anemia needs blood transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a history of anemia. I also just recently found out I have chronic gastritis. My iron is at a level of 41 percent, but my ferritin and saturation are low. How does that work? I have been on my iron pills. Do pins and needles and muscle weakness have anything to do with iron level...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are fine and safe from the pandemic. The data you provided in quantitative and qualitative terms indicate mixed micronutrient deficiency, especially Iron, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Pyridoxine. Get it treated according to local guidelines. For gastritis, rule ...  Read Full »

Will recurrent UTI occur due to holding urine for a prolonged time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I did a urine test today, there is no UTI or any infection, but the RBC count was 0 to 1. I did a test six weeks back, which showed the RBC count to be 4 to 6. I still feel there is a block to the urine flow, and I have to go every 15 minutes or every one hour,...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your history suggests that you have very frequent urination and poor flow with recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection). I would like to know, do you have constipation or numbness of the sole? How frequently do you get up at night? Has any catheter been put in your urethra...  Read Full »

I have pins and needles sensation while sleeping on the hard side of the bed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sleeping on a bed that has hard side on the upper torso and soft side below. It is giving me pins and needles sensation and it has been there for a while now. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The treatment depends on the area where you have the pins and needles. I am assuming it to be in your legs. If that is the situation, then you should look into nerve issues (sciatica). But, it will also cause lower back pain. I would suggest you to try firm surface which ...  Read Full »

Why does my diabetic mother have a numb feeling in her lower limbs?

Query: Hello doctor, However, my mother is a known diabetic, defaulted in her medication, leading FBS (fasting blood sugar) level of 17 mg/dl and causing severe weight loss and cataract. She was placed on Insulin Aspart (Novomix), which she took for two months. However, after every insulin injection, she...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned 17 mg. Maybe you are confused and should be 17 mEq/L, I think. Maybe pain is due to the nerve, which may hit accidentally during injection, especially as your saying it is radiating pain. It may be sharp and like an electric current. If so, she can take...  Read Full »

I sometimes get pins and needle sensations in my back and spine, but not often. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had body twitching for over three years. They have got better now. But my only concern is I sometimes get pins and needle sensations in my back and spine with some burning, but it is not often. I feel very healthy and can do everything normally. I have a history of migraines. All my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Pins and needles sensation occurring sometimes is a normal phenomenon. Do you have any history of diabetes? Any addictions? Is it more during nighttime? Thank you.  Read Full »

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