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What could be causing upper left arm prickling/goosebumps/fuzzy sensation/slight pins and needles that is gradually getting more intense and frequent?

What could be causing upper left arm prickling/goosebumps/fuzzy sensation/slight pins and needles that is gradually getting more intense and frequent?

Pinched nerve: Symptoms of numbness and tingling are signs of some sort of neurological problem. In the upper arm, this could be due to a problem at the root of nerve, like a radiculopathy, or can be from inflammation of the nerve in the shoulder region. A comprehensive neurological examination and further history would be useful. ...Read more

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I have had prickling and itching for 3 yrs mainly to face arms and torso which varies in intensity with stress level, hormone fluctuation. Help?

I have had prickling and itching  for 3 yrs mainly to face arms and torso which varies in intensity with stress level, hormone fluctuation.  Help?

Orphan sensations: It sounds like you need to sit down with a patient dermatologist and get to the bottom of your sensations! it will take time and may not yield a diagnosis but there is always something that can be done. ...Read more

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Can coreg (carvedilol) cause joint pain, prickling & tingling in arms and legs after being on it already for a month?

Can coreg (carvedilol) cause joint pain, prickling & tingling in arms and legs after being on it already for a month?

Side Effect: Yes it can. Make sure your primary care doctor knows. He can switch you to something else. ...Read more

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I have some tiny pin prick marks on my upper arms and chest area, is this always linked to leukamia? Thank you

No: Not at all. If you are talking about petechiae? Tiny little red dots? They can occur from trauma, you can get them after vomiting, forceful coughing, sneezing. They don't necessarily mean anything bad. ...Read more

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Is the HIV rapid blood test (finger prick) just as accurate as the standard "needle-in-arm" blood test?

Is the HIV rapid blood test (finger prick) just as accurate as the standard "needle-in-arm" blood test?

Rapid HIV testing: Yes. But, remember like the other routine HIV antibody tests, the window of certainty is three to six months after the exposure. If you have a high risk exposure there is other testing that is more accurate early on. In fact accurate from 21 days post exposure. ...Read more