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Question by  Opossum (29)

What could be causing me to have numb hands?

The last day or two my hands have been really numb but I don't feel bad.


Answer by  Angela58 (29)

Numbness in your hands can be a symptom of pernicious anemia(B12 deficiency) which is very common, and should not be left untreated. I would definitely get into the doctor for a blood test, and a neurologist. It can also be that you have a pinched nerve elsewhere in your body.


Answer by  bob44 (141)

My friend's hands go numb when she does not have enough calcium in her body. Try buying a bottle of calcium caltrate pills and take with a glass of milk. Within an hour your hands should start to feel better. If the problem keeps occuring make sure to get a blood test done, she had thyroid problems.


Answer by  JoCoWoTo (18)

Generally, numbness is caused by a circulation problem. It could be a sign of overall poor circulation, or it could be caused by some habit you have, like sleeping on your hands or sitting on them. More movement may help. If you type a lot, stop every 15 or 30 minutes to flex your fingers and rotate your wrists.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

A lot of the time when this happens its from poor circulation. Also if you sleep on your hands or keep a lot of pressure on them for a certain amount of time it will cut the circulation off and cause your hands to be number for a few minutes.

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