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What could be the reason for numbness in finger tips? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:from morning iam feeling numbness on my finger tips
User:2 fingers
User:sensation is there, but i could feel it-
Doctor:Which fingers are numb?
Doctor:Is it one side or both sides?
User:one side
User:right hand
User:what to do..
Doctor:Which fingers are numb?
User:thumb finger and the second finger
Doctor:Do you have notice pain - wrist, any location of hand or the neck?
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:female- 34 yrs
Doctor:Have you had similar complaints in the past?
User:first time
Doctor:Do you smoke or drink alcohol?
Doctor:Do you take non vegetarian diet?
User:i take non-veg on daily basis
Doctor:I am sorry if these questions offend you, but they are relevant.
User:its ok
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:This numbness that you describe seems to be nonspecific in nature.
Doctor:I would suggest you not to panic.
Doctor:Use vitamin b12 supplements such as tab. meganeurone once a day.
Doctor:Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:If the numbness progresses or worsens with time,
Doctor:visit a doctor for clinical examination.
User:but why iam i getting it
Doctor:Usually such numbness settle down with time. You will need to see the doctor if you find the numbness persisting or worsening.
Doctor:Based on the details you provided, I haven't found any reason for numbness yet. That's why I referred it to as non specific numbness.
Doctor:If the numbness persists or worsens
Doctor:you will need a few tests such as blood sugar, thyroid function tests, vitamin b12, vitamin d check
Doctor:along with neurological examination
Doctor:to see if any of those is causing the numbness.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now
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