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numbness in back of neck with shoulder and armpit pain

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Saunders
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Urgent evaluation : Numbness or weakness on one side of the body lasting more than one hour could possibly signs of a stroke. You should go to the nearest emergency room ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not enough info.: Not sure what the question is . Consider re-asking with clarification. Thanks.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
No and Yes: These symptoms entertain possibility of HIV. Not enough to arrive conclusion definitely.Blood test clarifies.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gray Barrow
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Yes it's possible it depends on what's going on you need a complete history and physical exam and probably an mri.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Your question is?: You have not asked a question. Have the issue evaluated and be sure the doctor checks you for spondylitis.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Pain: Your cervical vertebrae may be impinging on your nerves causing tingling in your arms and fingers.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Be seen by a Dr.: This might be a minor issue but at our age, it's often wise to check it out and find an early cardiovascular problem early. Carotid artery blockages c ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes....: Bulging disc in the neck can cause neuropathy - numbness down the arm / hand - not the chest
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Heart?: At your age, the thing I would worry about the most is angina or heart attack. See MD or ER NOW.
A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
See below: Perhaps, position of neck compresses nerve root, but may have problem over brachial plexus such as thoracic outlet, or less likely nerve compression a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmud Ibrahim
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pinched nerve: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in the neck. Often patients will develop numbness, tingling, and pain that radiates from the neck down the ar ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
30 years experience in Pain Management
Get Evaluated.: Although neck pain is very common and generally self limiting, the radicular type pain which you are describing may be a symptom of a more serious con ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Related?: If all of these symptoms are inter-related you may have a neurological problem. Suggest you see a neurologist and if they feel that there is a need f ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headac ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) mig ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Chest pain: Lots of possibilities, first get checked to be sure the serious ones are not in play.
A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be bad: I don't like the sound of this at all. The swelling could suggest a venous of lymphatic blockage, plus minus infection The complete lack of strength ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience in Neurology
Carbamazepine: This medicine can sometimes help for post stroke pain.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience in Ophthalmology
Shoulder, neck pain: Need to be evaluated, could be shoulder or neck related arithritis.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Whiplash Injury: Even with your given medical history and previous treatments for migraine and what appears to be some kind of radiculopathy, it is likely you suffered ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me try to help: Are those symptoms are recent or been there for long time? If they recent they could indicate start of systemic disease. I would recommend visit to p ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you : It sound you problem in the neck area to have all these symptoms, or combinations of shoulder problem and neck problem ask you doctor for to check it ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Many causes: There are numerous reasons to have neck or and back pain and this requires a complete workup to find out why. However, the nerves that supply sensatio ... Read More
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