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A 45-year-old female asked:

I have been feeling this quivering in my chest and legs. not pain and not constant. just like an internal shiver. also my upper arm muscles on my right arm hurt. could this be a heart problem?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Systemic Problem: 45y f has muscle spasm-like symptoms in chest and both legs with pain right upper arm. This is an odd presentation, but not characteristic of heart problems. A systemic problem is suggested & diagnosis will depend on face-to-face physical examination and laboratory studies. Electrolytes? Thyroid? Start with a primary care provider. If any lightheadedness, chest pain or fever go to urgent care.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2015


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