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sudden numbness in left arm

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice: It could be a complexed migraine however something more serious may be going on. It sounds like you have several drs involved. Have you been seen by a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Panic attack: It sounds like a panic attack please sit down relax and take deep breath's and it should disappear
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Left sided numbness: These are symptoms of great concern. There are several possibilites one of which could be a warning of an impending stroke. You should call your doc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
ER: dangerous symtoms which require STAT ER/CT scan evaluation. This is probably an inner ear issue; however, with left sided facial and arm numbness: get ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Considrr: Might be carpal tunnel or even C-6 radicular problem. Testing can give answer
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Could be cardiac: Although you are quite young, your symptoms could be consistent with a heart attack or low blood flow to the muscles of the heart. I don't know whethe ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Needs eval: Numbness in you extremity can be caused by some nerve being pinched somewhere from your spine - neck area down to the arm. Some numbness can also be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Try moving: Most commonly in your age group, paresthesia in the arm is due to a positional and temporary nerve compression which resolves with movement. Is this t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Unclear: what this could be, but if you are on oral contraceptives or have high blood pressure or have overexerted yourself, for example by power lifting, it c ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Arm pain elbow numb: More information is required but it is quite likely that you have some nerve compression. The question is where and why? Due to muscle entrapment, tra ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
23 years experience in Family Medicine
To the Doctor: Not one of those symptoms that you need to be google searching for the answer on your computer. Your age and gender put you on the side of being safe ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Many things: The list of things that could cause numbness and tingling in arm is quite long. I suggest you start with a visit to your local primary care physician. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to ev ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supra ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cervical disc hernia: Rule out cervical disc herniation at c45 with exam and or neck MRI
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Shoulder problem: You describe parasthesias and autonomic changes of an upper extremity. You need to be checked for thoracic outlet syndrome. Perhaps you have predisp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need checking: Swollen arm = needs to be checked by your md. This could be an allergic reaction or cellulitis/infection and sometimes a blood clot.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Arm numbness: Too little information here. Sound like a neurogenic cause but may be vascular. Can you provide more details like: when it started, where in the arm ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
COULD BE: Please see a doctor asap.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
MD, or ER Now: Possibility is decreased blood flow to the heart which could lead to heart attack. See MD, or go to ER now for check.
A member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Paresthesia: Altered sensation of the arm and hand is often produced by compression of the nerve somewhere along the course of the nerve from your neck to your fin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neurologist: These symptoms appear more neurological rather than cardiac. Numbness of left arm and leg can be caused by pathology in the right cerebral cortex whic ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Stone
16 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Variety of causes: This may be due to a variety of causes that include: (i) musculoskeletal, (ii) vascular, (iii) or neurological. Pain associated with an injury is more ... Read More

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