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    What causes hand numbness?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2015 in General Health
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what is the cause for numbness in the hands at night?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it could be carpal tunnel syndrome

Detailed Answer:
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a very common cause of hand numbness (usually of the thumb, index and middle finger mostly) is the carpal tunnel syndrome. This is caused by pressure on the median nerve. An orthopedics specialist or a neurologist should be consulted to determine the diagnosis. Testing the median nerve with special tests may confirm it (nerve conduction studies). At first the most common time that symptoms occur is during the night.

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