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Right arm numbness like when talking on the phone, dizziness post showering. Treatment?

My right arm goes numb a lot. Like when I am talking on the phone. I don t know if it s a circulation problem or what. It hasn t done this all my life, just probably in this past year. I m only 18, so I don t think I have carpal tunnel or anything like that. What do you think? I also feel like I m going to pass out when I step out of the shower. This happens almost everytime.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM.

Passing out after a hot shower is commonly due to sudden vasodilation ( relaxation and dilatation of blood vessels ) where blood pools in dilated vessels and the BP drops.
Corrects on lying down or rest.

I think this is what heppening to you.
How long are you unconscious each time?

Right arm numbness may be a circulation problem like a narrowed vessel or a nerve problem.
Is there less sensation or tingling/ pain / altered sensation in the arm?

Avoid hot baths. lie down if feeling dizzy.
Please get evaluated for the arm problem.

Answered: Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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