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Numbness, tingling in thumb and fingers after drinking alcohol. Hangover symptoms?

Hi, I m a 32 yr old female. 5 foot 3in 10 stone 11 pounds, have numbness and tinggling in the thum and first three fingers in both hand . Sorry for mistakes typing is very difficult. I woke up like this and I was drinking with feinds last night. could it be a hangover or from sleeping badly? it is 3pm and still numb. Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Numbness in the first three fingers corresponds to area supplied by a nerve called the median nerve.
Compression of the nerve can occur. Compression at the wrist when it passes under a sheath is called carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with different conditions, some of them are: related to work, obesity,pregnancy,hypothyroidism,arthritis,diabetes, any external force exerting pressure on the tunnel, elevated levels of certain hormones.

It is diagnosed based on history, examination and electrophysiological testing by the doctor. You should consider visting your doctor for an evaluation of the numbness

Treatment may involve use of braces, injectable steroids, surgical release.
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Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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