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What Causes Pins And Needle Sensation In Hands?

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Posted on Fri, 24 Oct 2014
Question: I have burning tingling in my feet and pins and needles in my hands. I have also started to swell in my toes feet and hands and wrist. I've been to a neurologist who said I have neuropathy and did blood test which came back positive to lupus my doctor hasn't done further testing.
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Answered by Dr. Richard Jackson (32 minutes later)
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Are you asking what the next step is or what are the available treatments?
How were you diagnosed with lupus? Blood test or clinical arthritis?

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I went to neurologist who sent me for blood test and my doctor didn't look further into it as she Saudi don't have other signs. I had a ct scan which showed osteo starting in my back. Now I have sore toes and fingers and wrist just wondering what would be a good way to go now. To look further into it
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Answered by Dr. Richard Jackson (16 hours later)
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sounds like maybe a screening blood study for lupus was positive. the issue is that it is just a screening tool and not a very good one and certainly doesn't mean you have active lupus. the next steps would be to solidify whether or not you truly have a neuropathy or whether you have sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome with an emg/ncs. if it shows neuropathy then you should see a rheumatologist for further lupus workup and possibly an immune related treatment for your neuropathy. if it shows sciatica and carpal tunnel then both of those are surgical diseases. hope this helps
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What Causes Pins And Needle Sensation In Hands?

Brief Answer: Please specify your question Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for contacting us. Are you asking what the next step is or what are the available treatments? How were you diagnosed with lupus? Blood test or clinical arthritis? Waiting for your response,