Symptom: Paresthesias


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Paresthesias: Tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
Introduction: Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". They usually result from nerve damage due to pressure (such as a pinched nerve), entrapment, or diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to numbness.

Paresthesias can affect various parts of the body. Hands, fingers, and feet are common sites but all are possibilities. Afflictions of specific nerves or spinal nerves can also cause paresthesias in particular skin areas of the body.

Parethesias with simple causes such as pressing on a nerve are usually reversible. Certain other nerve conditions such as peripheral neuropathy (often from diabetes), lupus complications, Guillain-Barre syndrome, or multiple sclerosis are also possible causes of parethesias. Because of the variety of possible causes, any abnormal sensation needs prompt professional medical investigation.


Detailed cause information for symptom: Paresthesias:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Paresthesias (48 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Paresthesias (6 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Paresthesias: Finger paresthesia (7), Hand paresthesia (20), Foot paresthesia (19), Arm paresthesia (27), Toe paresthesia (2), Leg paresthesia (25)
    Symptoms related to Paresthesias: tingling (47), numbness (69), burning symptoms (36)
    Paresthesias type of: Nerve symptoms (207), Sensations (211)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Paresthesias: The following list of conditions have 'Paresthesias' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Angina ... tingling in left arm
  • Arm fracture ... tingling arm

    B

  • Broken elbow ... tingling arm
  • Broken foot ... tingling foot
  • Broken shoulder blade ... tingling arm
  • Buerger's disease ... leg paresthesias, leg tingling, foot paresthesias, leg burning, foot tingling

    C

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ... finger paresthesias, burning fingers
  • Celiac Disease ... tingling (legs from nerve damage)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy ... tingling in toes and fingers
  • Classic migraine ... arm tingling, tingling hands

    D

  • Diabetes ... hand tingling, paresthesias, foot tingling
  • Diabetic neuropathy ... Paresthesias
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy ... tingling in feet, tingling in hands, tingling in legs, Paresthesias, tingling in toes

    E

  • Erythromelalgia ... burning fingers

    F

  • Fabry's Disease ... burning sensations in hands and feet

    G

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome ... arms tingling, leg tingling

    H

  • Hand neuropathy ... tingling hands, burning fingers
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... paresthesias
  • Hyperventilation ... tingling feet, tingling hands
  • Hypocalcemia ... paresthesias, foot paresthesias, finger paresthesias
  • Hypoparathyroidism ... paresthesias, foot paresthesias, finger paresthesias
  • Hypothyroidism ... hand paresthesias, foot paresthesias

    L

  • Lyme disease ... Radiculitis (numbness, tingling, burning)
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis ... paresthesias

    M

  • Migraine ... arm tingling, tingling hands
  • Multiple Sclerosis ... hand paresthesias, hand tingling, foot paresthesias, foot tingling

    N

  • Neurofibromatosis-1 ... paresthesias
  • Neuroma ... paresthesias
  • Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning ... tingling arms, tingling legs
  • Niacin overdose ... paresthesias

    O

  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy ... hand tingling, feet tingling

    P

  • Paget's disease of bone ... paresthesias
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning ... leg tingling, arm tingling
  • Pernicious anemia ... paresthesias, finger paresthesias
  • Pheochromocytoma ... paresthesias
  • Polyarteritis nodosa ... hand paresthesias, paresthesias, foot paresthesias, tingling feet, tingling hands
  • Polyneuritis ... hand paresthesias, hand tingling, foot paresthesias, limb tingling, limb tingling, limb tingling, limb tingling, foot tingling
  • Porphyria ... paresthesias

    R

  • Restless Legs Syndrome ... abnormal leg sensations, leg tingling, calf muscle sensations, painful leg sensations

    S

  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... limb tingling
  • Spinal Cord Tumor ... paresthesias
  • Stroke ... limb tingling
  • Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord ... paresthesias, foot paresthesias, tingling feet

    T

  • Tetany ... tingling feet, burning fingers
  • Thromboembolism ... paresthesias
  • Transverse myelitis ... leg tingling
  • Type 2 diabetes ... hand tingling, paresthesias, foot tingling

    W

  • Whiplash ... paresthesias
    Conditions listing complications: Paresthesias: The following list of conditions have 'Paresthesias' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    C

  • Ciguatera poisoning ... paresthesias

    D

  • Diabetes ... hand neuropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy ... Hand paresthesias, Paresthesias, Foot paresthesias, Toe paresthesias, Finger paresthesias
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy ... Hand paresthesias, Paresthesias, Foot paresthesias, Toe paresthesias, Finger paresthesias

    T

  • Type 1 diabetes ... hand neuropathy
  • Type 2 diabetes ... hand neuropathy


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