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A 22-year-old female asked:

For the past 5 days 3 - 4 times a day i get a dull throbbing pain on top of my lower left forearm, about 2 - 3 inches above my wrist. i have heart palpitations my entire life and have seen doctors about it. i am worried this has something to do with my he

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Concern appropriate: important factors that can help lead to an answer to this concern are your age, family history, other problems such as hypertension, diabetes, any prior cardiac or vascular disease. It is true that heart pain can be referred to other areas, such as left shoulder, left arm, jaw, even right arm. Does it occur with activity, or stress, what relieves the ache--al important. is it a neck problem?
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Checkup: although this is possibly heart related, it seems to be forearm related; nonetheless, go to your doctor and get an EKG as well as an examination and xray of your forearm. Worrying will only increase your palptitiations, which should also be checked. you may need medication for anxiety.
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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