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What could be the reason for experiencing numbness in fingertips? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Dec-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Sir from today morning i am feeling little numbness at left hand finger tips
User:only in three fingers
User:it is not going at all
User:what could be the reason
User:i am feeling uncomfortable to do my work
User:r u there
Doctor:Do you experience pain in your limp (wrist, neck or other areas of the left limb)?
User:yesturday i had small pain on right side of the neck
User:very minor pain
User:i applied spray now it is bit ok
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:27 yrs
Doctor:Have you had similar complaints in the past?
User:this is the first time
User:anything to worry ?
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure or any other medical illness?
User:recently my sugar level was tested in gluco meter it was around 400 after my lunch in glucometer
Doctor:And do you consume non vegetarian food?
User:but i have not consulted doctor
User:i do
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The numbness that you experience is not normal.
Doctor:It can occur in patients who have nerve compression, vitamin deficiency, peripheral neuropathy.
Doctor:Less commonly this is an early symptom of stroke.
Doctor:Now you have few risk factors.
Doctor:1. Neck pain earlier - there may be neck issues leading to nerve compression.
Doctor:2. High blood sugar - diabetes is associated with peripheral neuropathy
User:ok plz advice
Doctor:3. Besides these, if you are work with computer regularly, work related events can lead to nerve compressions on the forearm leading to such numbness.
User:i am just 27
Doctor:Since the symptoms are persisting, it means you need to get it checked.
Doctor:I would recommend that you consult a doctor for clinical examination.
User:can these be avoided with physical exercise
User:just it is the initial stage
Doctor:We will need to examine you completely, reconfirm your blood sugar and vitamin levels.
Doctor:Do not panic, it doesn't sound very serious now
User:ok so what examination i should under go
Doctor:but definitely needs further evaluation.
Doctor:Please consult a physician or neurologist for examination of peripheral nerves.
Doctor:After clinical examination relavant tests would be ordered.
Doctor:Treatment will definitely be based on clinical examination and test results.
Doctor:Hope you have followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:i got it
User:no as of now i understood
User:one last question
User:i am just 27 if i start doing the execrise regulary will it reduce these problems like diabities & numness / nerve problem
User:just need advice
User:i am bit worried with my wrong life sytle
User:r u there
Doctor:Exercise, active life and proper diet is important in managing diabetes and its complication including stroke, peripheral neuropathy and heart issues.
Doctor:The evaluation is necessary for
Doctor:1. To confirm and assess the severity of problem
Doctor:2. To decide whether you only need life style changer or should we start you on medications.
User:i will consult doctor
User:thank u
Doctor:Whatever the result is from evaluation, you should definitely alter your life style.
Doctor:Make yourself active to prevent future complications
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:thank u
User:will get back incase i need any advice
User:thank u
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now
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