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A 24-year-old female asked:

muscular pull type feeling left armpit onto chest for about 3weeks went then came back no lump, really worried what could cause this?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Muscular pull: When you press your chest does it hurt? Could becostochondritis and inflammation of the insertion of muscle to ribs. NSAID agents help .Sometimes I have seen it associated with mycoplasma infection and zithromax if no allergy helps. If no pain on touch would evaluate for pulmonary clot and have a breast exam( mammo). Also consider gastritis,try maalox or MVP.. F/U with doctor in next 24 hrs

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A 26-year-old female asked:

Why does my hands up to my elbow keep going numb and tingly. Also it seems to happen more when i'm driving and sleeping it wakes me up numerous times.?

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Pinched nerve: Pinched nerve at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) is a common cause for such symptoms. However other causes of peripheral neuropathy should be considered and ruled out by history, physical exam and some blood tests. Diabetes, thyroid disease and some medications are common causes. I suggest you discuss with your pcp.

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