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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: hello, over the last few days I've had my left thumb twitch off and on, and in the last day its become worse. I've had tingling and numbness in the fingers too. I have pre diabeties, and Syringomyelia as well as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and asthma i havent injured my arm and i dont spend long hours typing on the computer. i do become deficient in vitamin b12, and iron. the tingling in my fingers are mild for now but it was worse a couple of days ago. thank you XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Syringomyelia is the cause of your symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear XXXXXXX , welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I think syringomyelia is the cause of your symptoms. As the syringx in your spinal cord expands over time it compresses the nerves causing numbness, tingling and pain.
You should consult your neurologist to compare your symptoms and do an MRI and compare it to last one.

Gabapentine can help you with pain and numbness.
Surgery is more advisable since it relieves pressure on nerves and improves symptoms.

Also you need to take iron and vitamin B12 to improve iron and vitamin B 12 levels.
Take iron treatment for three months together with vitamin C.

Taking vitamin B12 can also help you with pain and numbness you are experiencing.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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