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My uncle is 53 years old.He is unable to move his right hand after awakening today. Is that serious ?

my uncle is 53 years old.He is unable to move his right hand after awakening today.Is that serious? He has been suffering heart disease ,diabetic for a long time.He has got operated by-pass surgery .what would be the reason.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Most common cause of this symptom in the situation mentioned is a small stroke. Another possibility is that he kept his arm under his head while sleeping so that there is a compression of the nerves producing transient weakness. Either way he needs medical attention at the earliest.
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