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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: When using a my son was using a gas-powered leaf blower and after five or so minutes his hand swelled uncomfortably and he experienced numbness. He also experiences numbness when trying to fall asleep in his hands, feet and hips at various times.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be carpal tunnel or diabetes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The numbness and swelling in the hand can be due to a carpal tunnel syndrome or nerve related cause. The numbness of hands, feet and hip can be related to vitamin B 12 deficiency or diabetic neuropathy. Getting a few blood tests and MRI scan will hep in proper diagnosis.
I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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