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What causes numbness in left thumb tip? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-May-2014
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User:Hi
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I am feeling numbness in my left thumb tip
Doctor:ok
Doctor:What other symptoms do you have?
User:like ?
Doctor:Numbness at any other place, etc?
User:i work on laptop for long and this has been observed recently
Doctor:Do you use your left hand a lot while typing?
User:not at other place except on index finger some time
User:as i know typing so i use both the hands
Doctor:o
Doctor:ok
Doctor:It seems your median nerve of left hand is getting affected
Doctor:The most common cause is impingement at the wrist
Doctor:In which case it is called carpal tunnel syndrome
User:is it serious ?
Doctor:Usually the syndrome os more severe with symptoms like atrophy of muscles of thimb etc
Doctor:But your case does not seem serious
Doctor:It seems like a short-lived condition
Doctor:I would advise you to avoid repetitive movements of the left hand
User:Sorry but the language used by you is very technical
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:ok
Doctor:I will explain a little
User:do i need to see doctor
Doctor:The nerves that supply the hand pass through the wrist
Doctor:Yes you can see an orthopedic surgeon for the diagnosis
Doctor:The treatment is usually rest to the wrist
Doctor:Apart from this you can get the vitamin B12 levels checked in blood test
Doctor:If it is low you will need B12 supplements
Doctor:If it does not get better than the doctor may ask you to wear a splint
Doctor:It is not serious
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes i am there
User:yes
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Do you have any doubt?
User:no
User:let me see the doctor today
Doctor:Sure
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