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Do I need to see a doctor about tingling hands and feet?

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It's important to seek prompt medical evaluation for any persistent tingling in your hands, feet, or both. The earlier the underlying cause of your tingling is identified and brought under control, the less likely you are to suffer potentially lifelong consequences.

From: Tingling in Hands and Feet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Paresthesia Information Page." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

JAMA Patient Page: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts." 

The Neuropathy Association: "Learn More About Peripheral Neuropathy" 

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Symptoms and Signs."

The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Mononeuropathy." 

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Polyneuropathy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 17, 2016

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Paresthesia Information Page." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

JAMA Patient Page: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts." 

The Neuropathy Association: "Learn More About Peripheral Neuropathy" 

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Symptoms and Signs."

The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Mononeuropathy." 

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Polyneuropathy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 17, 2016

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