Numbness in left side of hand and pinky finger.

By 2catty Latest Reply 2008-11-14 14:28:40 -0600
Started 2008-11-10 15:58:32 -0600

For two days now I have had numbness in my left side of hand and left pinky finger. This has never happened to me before. Any body have any clues to what it could be?

10 replies

2catty 2008-11-12 13:24:25 -0600 Report

thanks guys I'm calling the Dr. today it has been numb for to long. Wish me luck.

Lanore 2008-11-13 08:44:14 -0600 Report

Good luck to you 2catty and let us know how you make out. You are in my thuoghts and prayers. Lanore:-)

2008-11-13 09:08:05 -0600 Report

I also have had numbness for over a year now; due to severe nerve disease, I am getting help, tho, definitely check it out. Hope all is good. :->)Claudia

2catty 2008-11-14 11:19:19 -0600 Report

I went to the Dr. yesterday he told me it was strange that it was just in one pinky. But he thinks it has to do with neuropathy. He also ordered a head scan for my severe headaches. Thanks everybody for your help.

Lanore 2008-11-12 09:26:16 -0600 Report

Hi I have that as well, was told by dr that I have capal tunnel,but i would still check with the dr. Take care. Lanore :-)

momoftype1 2008-11-11 22:48:28 -0600 Report


usually numbness has to do with nerves. I had a similar situation about 3 months ago and thought that I slept wrong. I woke up with a numb arm and hand and a stiff neck. It turns out that I had a ruptured/herniated disc in my neck that required surgery to fix. If if is common numbness like when your foot fals asleep or you lay on your hand it becomes tingly, then it is probably just that, but if it persists get into the dr and ask for an MRI. Nerve damage can become permenant if not adressed right away. Good luck to you, and you will be in my prayers.


2catty 2008-11-11 22:42:45 -0600 Report

I will definetely ask my Dr. about this. It's been 4 days now. I was kinda hoping that it was just sleeping on it to long. But the feeling still hasn't came back. Thanks for the advice guys.

vgarrison 2008-11-10 17:07:16 -0600 Report

I had that a few weeks ago…the feeling came back after about 12 hours…come to find out that I slept on my hand (or this is what the doctor and I think) and it just took awhilr for the feeling to come back, becuase of the diabetes. Please talk to your doctor about this and find out exactly what it is.