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Stroke

Numbness & tingling in arms & legs

10/24/2007

Question:

I have pain in my right wrist with numbness, on and off through out the day, in my middle and far right finger. I have pain in my left ankle and some numbness in that leg and foot but only sporadically. Both the other arm and leg don`t seem to have the numbness. I am a 40+ 215 lb female with no other medical problems. What can this be?

Answer:

It is difficult to tell what is the cause of your symptoms without evaluation. I doubt, however, this represents stroke symptoms. One possibility is pinched nerve or arthritis. I recommend evaluation by your primary MD who will decide about the need for a Neurology service referral.

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Response by:

Yousef  Mohammad, MD, MSc Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Director, Stroke Fellowship Program
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University