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What does it mean when your right arm keeps going numb?

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Means you should get it checked out by a doctor :)

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My thoughts exactly.
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Pinched nerve

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Usually, it's an impaired (pinched) nerve in the cervical disc area. Have you had a neck injury from sports participation? I did, 40 years ago . . . . . . . every now and then, if I sleep in the "wrong" position, I lose feeling in my arm for about 5 minutes when I awake in the morning. I have a neck traction device which helps a lot.

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It could mean many things. Usually, numbness or poor circulation is a sign of diabetes, so it's best to have blood work done and see a MD as soon as possible. Many don't realize they are diabetic, and go into commas like my co-worker did. He now needs 4 insulin shots a day. If you need to urinate a lot, that's a sign as well. Also, heart problems could be an issue. Again, rather than take chances, see your MD this week or ASAP. It's your health. Why take chances? Every person is different, these are just some things that could be involved.

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Learn how to spell coma's,
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Do you mean comas?
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Thanks, coolmom! lol!
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pinch nerve poor circulation ...

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Are you laying on it, or does it happen when your standing.

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Diabetes. You should see a dr. It could be more serious. Don't try to tough it out when it comes to your health. That's probably good reason women live longer than men, because they're not afraid to say something's wrong. As a young boy your told "walk it off, you'll be fine" That has wired us to think we can walk off most things. Wrong, no shame on asking professionals "why" or telling them something's wrong. Good luck. Hope you get it figured out and corrected.

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I am no doctor, but I do not think the right hand has any signifigance unless you happen to be right handed! Here is an annoying little syndrome you may have obtained....
CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME- I have this in both hands and it does run in families.The shape of your wrists have a little to do with it, and I started having symptoms 11 years ago when I was pregnant with my first daughter. Things to look out for: aching from wrist to elbow and mostly at night or in colder weather, fingertips of affected hand or hands numb and if you work with your hands often, FORGET ABOUT IT!!! I can not speak for every case but my hands would be extremely swollen in the a.m., and inside my hands were so itchy because of the tendons. Hand and shoulder surgeon would not do my endoscopic surgery because I have sleep apnea. Hope you do not have that!

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Actually, it is VERY significant, & if it's a pinched nerve, can tell exactly which cervical disc is herniated.
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Left arm would be more likely to be a heart attack.
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its falling asleep

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Hi, the ones who advised pinched nerve, cervical vertebrae are on the right track, in my opinion, keep in mind, carpel tunnel person, the complaint was numb right ARM. I would also qualify that the questioner wasn't just laying or sleeping with their arm trapped underneath them for any longer than a few minutes, because that would do it also.

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Get it checked out. It could be nothing. But you'll feel better one way or the other if you know what's causing it

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Pay attention to how your fingers feel when this happens. This has now happened to me twice, & I've now had my C6/C7 disc repaired, then removed & a fusion done.
See a doctor & have thorough details of your symptoms written down to explain.

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Yes, I have serious narrowing of every disc between C4 and C7. When my C6-C7 space narrows from sleeping or sports, I lose feeling in my ring finger and pinky finger. If my whole arm goes numb, it's a high vertebrae. My doctor advises surgery, I'm going to wait . . . my remedies (massage chair, neck traction device, massage, chiropractor, meds) get me through the bad times at this point - I'm 65 yrs. old and had my first neck injury playing football in college 42 years ago.
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Are you absolutely certain? I have been told repeatedly by my surgeon that it is the index finger & the part of the middle finger that touches the index finger that are affected by the C6/C7 disc. Also, I was told that if surgery is put off for too long, you end up losing strength in the arm. Not good if one is right handed.
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