Numbness in my hands.

Patient : I'm 16. My hand feels numb all the time, it's been a week this has started. Right now, this causes LOTS of inconvenience because I have my exams going on and this reduces my writing speed. It does not hurt at all, its just the extended version of how your hands feel when they are cold. I thought it was because of insufficient blood supply so I did some of the squeezing thing with the tension reliever ball, but it did no good. Is this serious?
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