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Symptoms of Neuropathy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Brain and Spine
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User :   Hello I have one hand and from my elbow upper part of my arm down it is numb. Like if I touch it a numb tingling feeling and it's in the upper part of my arm from the elbow down to my thumb bump and pointer finger bump where my fingers would have been if I press on them there is also a numb tingling feeling. I have high ANXIETY so have not had this checked but this has been going on for 2 weeks now and it's only in the right arm please help me what could this be?
User :   This has been going on for 2 weeks now but no chest pains did not hit my arm did not harm it so do not know what caused this or what it could be?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I did not do anything to make this happen just came on me one day and now it's still here so im not sure what it could be
Doctor :   Are you getting these feelings in the arm that you have lost?
User :   I was born this way
Doctor :   ok
User :   its only the elbow down upper part of arm to finger nub
User :   s
User :   But I did not harm my arm in any way
User :   It just came on me from the elbow down upper part of my arm tingling numb feeling]
Doctor :   Then you have to get a check up from a neurologist
User :   down the the thumb bump and pointer
User :   what could this be?
User :   As I am so afraid
User :   and crying
User :   that something is seriously wrong with me
Doctor :   If these symptoms last few minutes then it is neurapraxia
User :   they have lasted 2 weeks
Doctor :   If its for longer
Doctor :   then it is neuropathy
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