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Sudden numbness of outer aspect of finger of right hand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   the two outermost fingers on my right hand have been numb for about 4 hours now.I just thought at first that I had my arm the wrong way in the van cutting off blood flow (that is what it feels like) but it persisted 4 hours rather than going away.
at what point should I worry enough to go to the ER?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   the two outermost fingers on my right hand have been numb for about 4 hours now.I just thought at first that I had my arm the wrong way in the van cutting off blood flow (that is what it feels like) but it persisted 4 hours rather than going away.
at what point should I worry enough to go to the ER?
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   31/M
Doctor :  
Is the symptom on one side or does it involve both sides?
User :   right hand only
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
You can wait for some time.
Doctor :  
These probably looks like a transient symptom.
Doctor :  
'If the numbness increases or if you develop weakness then you need to visit the ER.
Doctor :  
Is there any other query?
User :   no, thank you very much!
Doctor :   Thanks for using health care magic.

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