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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Various issues: Sometimes, sleeping positions can cause transient nerve compression, and nerves can get pinched at the wrist, elbow and even shoulder. If you are de ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
28 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Chest pain: There are several causes for chest pain. These include muscle aches, arthritis, asthma, heart attack, pneumothorax ; acid reflux among others. Without ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Ventral hernia: Could be a weakness in the muscle wall causing a hernia. Have your doctor examine the area.
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Dr. Brian Santin
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
Hernia?: Not sure exactly what this is but it certainly could be related to an abdominal wall hernia. See a physician and have a thorough physical exam to ha ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Musculoskeletal Pain: It is probably musculoskeleal pain may be related to how you sleep.But we don't have enough information as to how long this is going on and what happe ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Setzer
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal: That is normal body mechanics and physiology
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marzolf
42 years experience Occupational Medicine
Possibly: In some cases of acid reflux (gerd), reflux of gastric juices irritating the esophagus, especially the middle third, can result in a dull pain and fee ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
14 years experience Psychiatry
Myriad of Reasons...: There could be numerous explanations for the numbness in your arms upon awakening. Zzzquil's active ingredient is Diphenhydramine (generic for benadry ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Symptom: very common, caused by compressing vessels in the arm you are lying on
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mid arm pain: This is unlikely related to disease due to the location. It is more likely related to stress on that area. It should resolve with time; otherwise be r ... Read More
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