What causes tingling sensation in the right hand?

Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 in General Health
Question: My right hand is asleep or tingling and it happened during the night and still feels the same 8 hours later. What des this indicate?
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible Diagnosis: Stroke/ Peripheral nerve injury, advice to visit emergency room

Detailed Answer:
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Sudden onset of loss of sensation and paralysis can either be due to a peripheral nerve injury or stroke. Peripheral nerve injury usually occur after an individual sleeps in an akward position compressing and injuring the nerve.
Stoke is a more central problem resulting either due to blood clot/ bleeding.
Physical examination assessing extent of neurological problem, and imaging studies to rule out stroke are needed at this point.

I recommend that you go to the emergency room for further management.

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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