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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Hot: Localized increase in temperature may represent localized infection called cellulitis. Seek medical attention
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
//: Could be the ms or possibly "good old" sciatica which is a pinched or irritated nerve in the low back causing such symptoms as you relate in an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you i ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chest: As a 48 year old male, you should see an MD to discuss and have an exam, you are at the prime age for heart disease and do not want to misinterpret yo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a doctor!: Could be many things but what you do not want to ignore is a heart problem. Pain from the heart can feel like many different things including heartbur ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
symptomatic relief: Try: rest, heat, analgesics, time.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Electrolyte problem?: The nature of your symptoms - muscle spasms in different areas - suggest a systemic problem (something affecting the entire body), rather than a regio ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle tension: Consider electrolyte imbalance such as calcium or magnesium.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fernando Miranda
Specializes in Neurology
Trauma related?: Many possibilities.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms ar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: A strained chest muscle can hurt when you inhale/exhale, because of the expansion of the rib cage.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No: You need to uncover the cause of the arm numbness. Some thoughts with chest symptoms, could be pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not directly: The link between anxiety and a specific spasm or physical symptom is indirect. Anxiety initiates the fight/flight response in humans. In actual threat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are havin ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Yes it's possible
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
21 years experience Family Medicine
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Serratus anterior: A muscle strain on your torso/flank area may be from injury to the overriding serratus anterior mucle. An injury to the actual rib could also cause pa ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
26 years experience Functional Medicine
Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually not. : Shingles usually develop when you have immune function weakness, such as after catching cold, stress, emotional disturbance, post prolonged stressful ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Unlikely!: Does not sound like typical heart pain but one should have more history (age, duration, circumstances of the production of the pain, other medical con ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side ef ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Doubtful: Other causes are much more likely
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Fasciculations: These can be from medications (allergy/decongestants and others) recent exercise and nerve issues, to name a few. If prolonged (over two to three day ... Read More
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