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Arm Cramps At Night
22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly, minor weak ness nothing major, can it be sighs of stroke?
No stroke.: Probably no need to worry about a stroke. The signs are unilateral weakness not bilateral. If the cramping and or weakness persists or worsens please seek physician consult to rule out other medical problems. The number 1 cause of cramping is dehydration so try increasing your fluid intake with water or sports drinks like Gatorade, G2 or something similar. Good luck. ...Read more
29 yr old Fem. I am experiencing cramps up and down my right arm. Keeping me awake at night, not due to exercise. Wondering whether to see a doctor?
Seek Help: You should seek medical help to further assess your condition. Unsure what may be causing your symptoms without doing a full history and physical exam. ...Read more
Every night around 12am I suddenly begin feeling queasy and have a stomach cramp and headache. I have the implanon in my arm. Could I be pregnant?
Referred pain: It sounds like you may be having referred pain going to your arm. This could be from your gallbladder. You should consult with a physician ...Read more
Muscle spasm..: Muscle fatigue/injury, over-used, poor blood circulation (i.E laying on arm too long while asleep), medication use, neurologic diseases/nerve compression, low potassium/calcium etc...Can cause muscle spasm. At times, no cause can be found. There are treatments, but you should get evaluated by doc first if this is bothersome/recurring for you. Keep well hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more
My friend keeps getting cramps/spasms on her right side on the back, almost under the arm on the back half of the ribs. It happens a lot when she sits in a certain position or does something strenuous. Could this be something serious?
Impossible to say.: It is impossible to be specific without a proper evaluation by a physician. Have her see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Blood tests: It may be due to electrolye abnormalities and may require blood tests if one has not been taken in a while. ...Read more
I'm getting some cramps on my left arm and shoulder accompanied with some spasms here and there around my chest area. Should I be concerned?
Spasm: Any persistent symptoms should be evaluated. May be electrolyte abnormality would check calcium, magnesium, potassium. Also check thyroid and parathyroid hormones, Check for impingement syndrome versus cervical disc disease (if did athletics) Check for lesion in chest with CXR, rarely may be central and may need MRI of head if persists w/o diagnosis. F/u /w/ doc ...Read more
My daughter is 13. She received her 3rd gardasil shot about 2wks ago. She has a knot in her arm, diarrhea & cramps.?
Injection infection: It sounds like she has an infection at the site of injection and is overdue for a visit to the doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?
Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information. ...Read more
When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?
Two days ago I hurt my elbow ever since I cannot leave my arm down without it aching. I try to leave it in a comfortable position but it cramps.?
Exam: You need a medical examination and xray to determine what is going on. I suggest that you use an arm sling until seen and advise ER or UC clinic- TODAY! ...Read more
I'm a landscaper and was realy buisy today and I kept getting cramps in my arms and my hands can u tell me why plz?
Prob dehydrated: You can easily get dehydrated working outside, even if you don't feel hot. You can lose a lot of water by sweating and even breathing heavy while you're working. You need to drink more than you think you do. Dehydration commonly causes muscle cramps. Drink enough water so that your urine is a light yellow color. ...Read more
Cramp in left shoulder area under/near shoulder blade. Pain felt when arm is moved in a way that also moves shoulder.
I ivr had my period about 2 weeks now its dark in colour and I get bad cramps I also have the bar in my arm contraceptivec?
Stroke PT: F of unknown age or medical Hx asks: How can I help a post stroke hand and arm cramp at home? ANS: you need to be referred to a rehabilitation expert for evaluation and training of the exercises that may be helpful. ...Read more
Random cramps in left arm mainly shoulder/wrist. Haven't hurt arm lately, takes me to the point of tears, ice or otc meds don't help?
Why suffer????: With pain as severe as you are having, you need to be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Have your family doctor call for an appointment, use Healthtap as a referring source or go to the emergency room. ...Read more
I’m getting cramps underneath my right breast, it started with cramps on my left arm. Feels like someone is squeezing me, what causes this?
Needs to be checked: It is difficult for us to say what is causing it without detailed history and physical examination. It could be due to inflammation in the chest wall called costochondritis or pain originating in pleura (covering membrane of lungs) if it comes on deep inspiration, or from condition in the lungs. And may be from esophageal spasm or inflammation. Consult your Doctor ...Read more
30yr women history of 2 cases 2 yr apart of a p.E bloodclot, I recently had an abortion and had to go back for another' I have pain/cramp in legs arm?
Bruise on inside of wrist But I didn't bump it or anything and the upper part of my arm is hurting like cramps?
Muscle strain: Apply some ice to area to ease the cramps and diminish the bruise. ...Read more