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my left arm has been numb for a few weeks now what could it mean

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Many things: You could have numbness from compressed nerves in the neck, the upper shoulder or problems with the nerves themselves. There could also be problems wi ... Read More
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs endin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
What other symptoms?: Everything from carpal tunnel to a bad disc in your neck could cause this. See a physical medicine doctor or neurologist for evaluation soon. They c ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Watch out: Your symptoms could be zoster, also known as shingles. Or it could be something harmless like a random cold virus. Please proceed to a healthcare pr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience in Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination an ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
This warrants: medical evaluation. Not normal.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Could mean anything: If you have undiagnosed chest pain, you should see your doctor.
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be heart: At 50yo he should be checked out by a medical professional. He may need a stress test and blood pressure/cholesterol determination. Less dangerous is ... Read More
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