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Learn about your tingling forearm, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your tingling forearm from our A.I. Symptom Checker. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

Your Tingling Forearm May Also be Known as:
Crawling sensation
Crawling sensation on the forearm
Electric sensation
Electric sensation in the forearm
Forearm is tingling
Forearm pins and needles
Forearm tingling
Forearms tingling
Paresthesia
Pins and needles

Top 2 Tingling Forearm Causes

  1. 1.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    You needs to go to the hospital by ambulance or as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, arm numbness, being severely ill, leg numbness
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    Call 911 immediately. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, being severely ill, stiff neck, arm weakness
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tingling Forearm

  • Q.Is your forearm numbness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your hand been numb?
  • Q.Is your upper arm numbness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your upper arm been numb?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our tingling forearm symptom checker.

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Tingling Forearm Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced tingling forearm have also experienced:

    • 11% Hand Tingling
    • 9% Upper Arm Tingling
    • 6% Tingling Foot
  • People who have experienced tingling forearm had symptoms persist for:

    • 40% Less Than a Day
    • 22% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced tingling forearm were most often matched with:

    • 1% Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

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