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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes numbness in the hands?

50yr old woman, athletic, 127lbs: Why would my normally large gross arm and hand veins suddenly look tiny and right pinky has no circulation/numb/blue (heart rate is 64 beats a minute) not dehydrated. Not dizzy or weak. Do I need emergency help? Do I have a blood clot? Shrinkage is same on both arms.
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

If there is some shrinkage on both sides and vessels appear smaller, then you should be assessed by a local doctor for distal circulation and color Doppler study for circulation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Varinder Joshi
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