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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Pins and needles sensation in the forearm

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2 Potential Tingling Forearm Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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

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

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, leg numbness, arm numbness, stiff neck
    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.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, dizziness, stiff neck, being severely ill, vision changes
    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.Turn your head toward the side of your body that is hurting. Lift your head up as someone else pushes down on your head. Does this cause greater pain in your upper body? (This is known as Spurling's test.)
  • Q.Have someone feel for your pulse (at the wrist) on the side of your body that hurts. Now, turn your head to that side. Does the pulse go away? (This is known as the Adson's test.)
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Tingling Forearm Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced tingling forearm have also experienced:

    • 14% Hand Tingling
    • 11% Upper Arm Tingling
    • 7% Tingling Foot
  • People who have experienced tingling forearm had symptoms persist for:

    • 45% Less Than a Day
    • 19% Over a Month
    • 18% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced tingling forearm were most often matched with:

    • 4% Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)
    • 1% Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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