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So I was using a large bullet vibrator last night and after 10 minutes I felt a numbness in the tip of my right middle finger. My fingers on that hand are occasionally sore from gripping around the bullet, but I've never felt a numbness afterward, and it has persisted for more than 12 hours now, though some feeling is restored.

I did read that having "white finger" is an occupational hazard for people operating jack hammers and vibrating machinery, but I called the company and they said that they had never had that complaint. I also wasn't aggressively using it but since my issue arose during use, I feel like I shouldn't rule out that link. I suspect it could be early development of carpal tunnel since I type in weird positions and have slight wrist discomfort in my right hand, but I don't know.

I will definitely go to a doctor soon if this persists but I thought I should come here for feedback to see if this is something that has happened before.

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Hi Missplaced,

Numbness using vibrators can occur in both the genital and hand/finger area but I would definitely investigate the issue further if you already are experiencing discomfort in your hands and wrists - if it is something like carpal tunnel or other repetitive strain injury then getting it seen to as soon as you can is a good idea.

The fact that it's persisting beyond a short-term issue makes me think the vibrator might only be triggering something else but I am not a doctor and therefore can't advise you in any medical capacity.


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