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Tingling sensation on the ulnar side of the hand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   The fingers on my left hand started tingling and is colder than the other hand. It feels like the last three fingers possibly is tingling and some of the palm maybe. What could be causing this? There is no pain or numbness with the tingling or prickly feeling.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
is it the small, ring and middle finger which is tingling
User :   mostly the pinky finger and the other two next to them
User :   not the whole finger either
Doctor :  
from how long is this happening ?
User :   maybe down to the first bend
Doctor :  
User :   for the last two days on and off
User :   and some of the pad of the hand
Doctor :  
is thee any tingling sensation around the lips
User :   no
User :   I am 49f
User :   non smoker
Doctor :   do you feel the skin in that region of finger tingling has become hypersensitive to touch
User :   small framed
User :   124lbs
User :   not really
Doctor :   the tingling sensation is from the nervous system
User :   what can I do for it
Doctor :  
it is possibly the low calcium levels in the blood
User :   nope
User :   just had it checked in the hospital
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
what did the tests say ?
User :   not sure, they just said all blood work was fine
Doctor :  
than did they check for the nerve entrapment or stretch at the elbow ?
User :   no
User :   but that doesnt hurt
Doctor :   what did they suggest at the hospital ?
User :   is there anything dangerous that can cause tingling
User :   nothing
User :   I was in there due to low blood pressure
Doctor :  
no there is no dangerous thing in the tingling sensation
User :   and irregular heart skips and svt
Doctor :   ok
User :   they kept me for two days and did blood work and checked my heart
User :   what about circulationg problems
User :   circulation
Doctor :  
circulation problem will give pain not tingling sensation
User :   oh, ok, no pain
User :   just prickly tingling annoying feeling
Doctor :   the tests done to check total calcium in the blood. which will be usually normal.
Doctor :   the tests usually are not done for ionized calcium which is a fraction of the total calcium
User :   why do they check them then, if they are usually normal
User :   ok
User :   do i need the ionized calcium checked then
Doctor :   total calcium is normal it is fine no intervention
Doctor :   ionized calcium is generated in the body
Doctor :   need not be checked
User :   ok
Doctor :  
in a few days the tingling sensation will go off by itself
User :   anything else you suggest to be checked
User :   that could be causing tingling
User :   like any diseases
Doctor :   as i said the ulnar nerve entrapment in the elbow
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much for your help
Doctor :   this can cause tingling sensation
User :   ok
User :   and the cold feeling
Doctor :  
Nerve muscle conduction study will tell whether the nerve is trapped or not
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