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What causes numbness on tongue?

I get a numb tongue whenever the weather is cold, its so painful I cannot speak properly, I also suffer from spondylitis of the spine and Iritus, over the past year I have also been getting painful numb hands and arms when sleeping causing me to wake early to move around. My age is 56 my weight is 13st and I am a non smoker.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
A history of numbness in tongue, arms and hands suggests neurological disease process.
Vitamin B 12 can also cause similar symptoms of numbness.
Thus, complete blood work up and peripheral blood smear examination should be the first investigations required.
In case the hemoglobin levels are low, you need to get further tests depending on the peripheral blood smear examination.
If the blood picture is within normal limits, you need to consult a neurologist for clinical assessment and relevant investigations.

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DR Shailja Puri
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