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Sharp stabbing pain in left arm

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 28 years experience
Many things: There can be different causes for posterior elbow pain including triceps tendinitis, partial triceps tear, olecranon bursitis, elbow arthritis or even... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management 37 years experience
Heart pain ?: One of the 1st “unusual” symptoms we learn in medical school is that heart pain sometimes shows up as left arm pain. At your age this is a distinct po... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Not cardiac: most probably nerve/muscle inflammation, NSAIDS, unless contraindicated, would help, if it keeps recurring or becomes worse see your doctor, best wish... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Chest and arm sympto: I recommend a prompt examination in the hospital emergency room in view of these symptoms. Stabbing chest pains may be due to lung pathology, pinched ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo.gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Pain can be a symptom of something else. Depends on the duration, severity, and quality of your pain. Does it radiate? Is it associate? Any other symp... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Muscle sprain: warm compresses and pain killers, avoid weight lifts for at least a week, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Bragg
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Most likely, it is a rib dysfunction and is pinching a nerve. However, it could be internal in the heart or lungs although these usually do not cause... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a toot... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Pain shoulder/ left : Be checked; this pain may be originating in your neck. Imaging may help to show this. It does not sound like cardiac pain. After imaging physiotherapy... Read More
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