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i feel discomfort in my upper left chest and upper back area also pain in my left arm area from elbow to hand area extends to numbness in my left thumb and index finger

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. S. Guha
Dr. S. Guha answered
34 years experience in General Practice
Consider Heart Issue: Any form of chest discomfort should be evaluated to rule out a heart issue. Other causes could include blood clots in the lungs, or simpler and more b ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Mystery: Your year long syndrome deserves better than a 2 line description (your part) and wild guessing (our part). A thorough evaluation is necessary. If the ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nerve entrapement: See your family doctor and he will probably order a nerve conduction test to see what is going on. It could be a problem at the wrist, elbow, or shou ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
radiculopathy : cervicalgia (neck pain) radiculopathy, nerve root irriion in the c5 to c7 distribution , is one cause, seek medical attention if symptoms continue ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Mahoney
37 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure y ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
NCV/EMG : Usually an NCV/EMG is done. It is not a structural test like an MRI, but rather checks the nerves themselves. It can help distinguish between a prob ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Chest pain?: It sounds to me like you should be evaluated to rule out a heart attack right away. Better safe than sorry.
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