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What could be the increased tingling and numbness in the thumb when pressure applied on ribs?

I have a tingling and numbness in my left arm and hand, which caused me to go to the ER. After having blood tests and X-ray I was send home ok. I notice when I push against one of my left ribs,which is quite painful, the tingling and numbness increases,mainly in the thumb, does this indicate an inflammation which affects the nerve?
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
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Hello,

It might be a neuropathic symptom related to brachial plexus injury. As a first line management drugs like neurobion can be tried. If symptoms persist better to consult a neurologist and get evaluated.

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

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Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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