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what happens if your right arm hurts

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Many possibles. : You need to provide specifics. Is it shoulder, elbow or wrist? The question is too vague.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends...: Depending on which part of your arm hurts, what makes it better and worse, and other aspects of your exam, there are multiple possible causes ranging ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Usually radiating pain such as this is from a nerve impingement. Sources include the nerves exiting from the neck (c Spine), compression at the elbow ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
In elbow?: Could be tendinitis. If appropriate Ibuprofen and avoidance of overuse are beginning recommendations.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: The possibilities are many since you did not mention which part of your arm actually hurts. If concerned, see a doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
nerve pathology: One or more nerves in the right arm are diseased or pinched in neck or behind the collar bone. See a neurologist and pcp to rule out diabetes.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual sympton: Fever can be associated with aches and pains in various parts of the body, but it is unusual to develop numbness in one arm specifically when one has ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Hard to say!: Numbness is usually do to pressure on a nerve. This is not something i would expect a fever to cause. However, a fever can cause increased blood flow ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
chest pain: It might due to your t1-3 thoracic nerve root irritated if the pain is sharp, burning, radiating and the pain increased with skin irritation. If the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Multiple reasons: A sharp pain radiating into the leg can be indicative of multiple problems including a strained muscle, a pinched nerve, tendonitis, neuropathy (a pro ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience Dentistry
Possible appendix: It could be a swollen appendix. See your doctor right away.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Something's Wrong: Left shoulder is not supposed to hurt. Many reasons to have pain in left shoulder, from muscle strains, nerve damage, even cardiac pain more commonly ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
CTS vs. trauma: Swelling of one wrist could be carpal tunnel syndrome, if you engage in repetitive wrist movements at work, On the other hand, it could be trauma, wh ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Paraesthesia: Please consult your doctor to get evaluation for these paraesthesia. There are multiple reasons for it to happen and it is beyond the capacity to expl ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve.: Could be a pinched nerve, anywhere from the cervical spine down to the elbow and wrist. A sports medicine specialist should be able to sort things out ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Evaluate shoulder: Shoulder pain can be referred from the neck or it could be locally from the shoulder. Common local problems include but not limited to spasms, arthrit ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are several possible causes, some of which may be serious. Have this issue evaluated asap. If you have no doctor, go to the er.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Most likely you have a "pinched" nerve . That could be cause by an injury or some motion of your cervical and/or thoracic spine while you were asleep. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Radiating arm pain: from the neck down means neck problem. From the wrist up the arm usually means distal entrapment form Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There is also thoracic o ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
29 years experience Hand Surgery
More info needed: There are nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and bones in your arm. Your symptoms may be coming from any of these tissues. Without ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Dhir
12 years experience Urology
? kidney stone: Sharp pain from the left side radiating to penis could mean you are about to pass a kidney stone from your ureter into your bladder. Other possibiliti ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. Right lower abdominal pain suggests the po ... Read More

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