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Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations something is wrong. Causes: pressure on the spinal nerves, injury to a nerve, lack of blood supply, shingles or herpes zoster infection, a lack of vitamin B12. ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-could-cause-the-arms-and-legs-to-go-numb ]
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What could cause the arms and legs to go numb
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Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations something is wrong. Causes: pressure on the spinal nerves, injury to a nerve, lack of blood supply, shingles or herpes zoster infection, a lack of vitamin B12. ChaCha!

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Q: I have been getting a numb type feeling for the past 3 days. my entire body feels simulare to being drunk, delayed and minimal sensations of touch. and its intermittent, lasting as for a few hours. The best way to describe it is that the feeling is almost like when you fall asleep incorrectly, reducing the blood circulation to an arm or leg but without the tingle. What could cause this and do I need to go see a doctor for this?
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Q: Hey I'm a 13 year old girl and this morning I woke up with right hand from my hand to my elbow was all completely numb I couldn't move my fingers so I moved them around with my other hand and I could not feel anything. But then I just kept trying to move my arm/hand around and eventually the numbness went down until I felt normal. I think it is probably because I think I might have slept on top of my right arm which was bent underneath my stomach. But the thing is it just feels like I've been getting a lot of numb/tingly feeling in my arms/legs/feet/hands lately and maybe it's just common from not moving my legs for a while, sleeping in a position which cut off circulation but for example after sitting down on a couch in one position where my legs are crossed but they're straight and I keep them like that for not that long and I start to get a tingly feeling whereas just a while ago I had been sitting on my desk on the computer where my legs were in the same position for a long time and nothing happened but when I got up and moved to the couch and put my legs in a similar position in just a few minutes they were tingly,..why does it happen so fast I thought it takes a while ?I alsways get these tingly feelings pretty fast or I'll get them out of no where maybe I'm cutting off my circulation without realizing it but I'll be reading a book then all of a sudden my hand gets tingly, or sitting down on the couch watching tv then my feet get tingly, and sometimes I might also wake up with tingly hands/feet/arm/legs...so it feels like it happens a lot or is it just cause I cut off my circulation accidently or what? Oh and sometimes I'll just get this weird feeling that seems like its coming from my veins say in my arm.. :/
A: causes of numbness/tingling(some of theses are unlikely to the cause of yours but anyway)* Remaining in the same seated or standing position for a long time * Injury to a nerve -- for example, a neck injury may cause you to feel numbness anywhere along your arm or hand, while a low back injury can cause numbness or tingling down the back of your leg * Pressure on the spinal nerves, such as from a herniated disk * Pressure on peripheral nerves from enlarged blood vessels, tumors, scar tissue, or infection * Shingles or herpes zoster infection * Lack of blood supply to an area -- for example, cholesterol (plaque) build up from atherosclerosis in the legs can cause pain, numbness, and tingling while walking (this is called vascular claudication); frostbite can also reduce blood supply and lead to numbness * Other medical conditions, including: o Carpal tunnel syndrome (pressure on a nerve at the wrist) o Diabetes o Migraines o Multiple sclerosis o Seizures o Stroke o Transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a "mini-stroke" o Underactive thyroid o Raynaud's phenomenon * Abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body * A lack of vitamin B12 or other vitamin * Use of certain medications * Toxic nerve damage due to lead, alcohol, or tobacco * Radiation therapyGo to a hospital or call your local emergency number if: * Weakness or paralysis occurs with numbness or tingling * Numbness or tingling occur just after a head, neck, or back injury * You cannot control the movement of an arm or a leg or you have lost bladder or bowel control * You are confused or have lost consciousness, even briefly * You have slurred speech, change in vision, difficulty walking, or weaknessCall your doctor if: * Numbness or tingling has no obvious cause (like a hand or foot "falling asleep") * You have pain in your neck, forearm, or fingers * You are urinating more often * Numbness or tingling is in your legs and worsens when you walk * You have a rash * You have dizziness, muscle spasm, or other unusual symptomsif your really worried get your parents to take you to the doctor and get it checked out
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