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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What could be the reason for having tingling and numbness in my fingers and thumb?

My thyroid peroxidase levels are 248, t3 & t4 are normally I m tired tingling numbness in my fingers and thumbs, I feel a lump in my throat and the pain in my left hip is very acute I can t cross my ankles as the pain becomes unbearable. I can t weight bear with the left leg when going upstairs my doctor has said it will pass but I feel the plug has been pulled on my energy.
Fri, 5 May 2017
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Dear patient thank you for your question.
First off i am terribly sorry that you have to suffer like this but let me see if i can answer your question.
I am sure your doctor must have told you the medical condition you have but as you have not mentioned it my best guess is Hashimoto's thyroiditis or subacute thyroiditis.
In such a condition the soft tissue swells up and puts pressure on the nerves.
Therefore the cause of your tingling and numbness could be
1) Soft tissue impingement of nerve root near spine: rare
2: soft tissue/ muscle impingement on brachail plexus: rare
3) Carpal tunnel syndrome which is what it most probably is.

THe reason why your doctor has told you to wait is that this condition is self limiting and the symptoms recede by 4 weeks as you are currently in its acute stage.
Ibuprofen 800mg twice a day will help with your tingling and numbness while also decreasing the pain in your legs.
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