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is arm pain a symptom of peripheral neuropathy

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Don't know: There is no way a forum like this can sort this out. Talk to your gp. He/she will take a full history, do an exam, order appropriate tests and refer y ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. Y ... Read More
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Dr. William Gaya
29 years experience Neurology
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the ... Read More
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
? none of the above: Your symptoms of aching in the left arm and leg are too vague to make a diagnosis. Hoe long do the symptoms last? What makes them better or worse? ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
If you do not mind: Me asking, but why do you think you have als? It certainly must be a scary thought. If you do think you have it, get a second opinion, but know there ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
ALS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or lou gehrig's disease is a degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons. The diagnosis is made with an EMG and additi ... Read More
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Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
Depends on symptoms: Als is a disease of the upper and lower motor neurons. If you are experiencing lower motor neuron symptoms (e.g. Twitching, weakness) in the right ar ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are cranial nerves that can cause neuropathic pain head and facial area.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not herpes: Herpes infections never cause these kinds of symptoms, and do not cause generalized peripheral neuropathy. You'll need to look for a different cause. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Peripheral neuropathy affects how the nerves in your limbs transmit sensation back to your brain. This means that you start to have pain or numbness ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemo: Too serious a condition to fool with. Follow the hemo's advice as the best results occur with earlier treatment and less disease burden.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unlikely: There are many causes of peripheral neuropahty. PN is seen in HIV but is usually not the presenting symptom of AIDS. It is thought that nerve damage ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info needed: Sudden onset of numbness in the leg is unusual, and needs investigation. The numbness sounds more like a neurological problem than a clot in a leg vei ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Many things.: Thyroid (elevated), drug side effects, early atypical parkinson's (i doubt!), and many things, including benign essential tremor! i doubt you have fib ... Read More
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