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A 44-year-old female asked:

left arm has been in a tri-cep cramp/burning and hand tingling. also top of for-arm is burning. this has been going on for over a week. help!

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
See doctor: Have discussed this with your doctor? Could be early signs of heart disease. It could also be some nerve issue. Call your doctor.

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