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What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?
MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more
Asymetry: We tend to be asymmetric in our use of each side of our body - for example if you are right handed you naturally do more things, without thinking about it, with your right arm. So, your right arm will typically be stronger. Even ambidextrous people will have a tendency to favor one side and will then be stronger on that side. You can try to equalize the sides, but it is difficult ...Read more
I can lift both arms up with out it drifting down, no facial drooping or any other signs. Is this normal?
Confused: Are you concerned about a stroke? If so, there are many symptoms you can experience with strokes including one sided weakness (arm drift, etc), facial droops. Other concerning symptoms include one sided numbness, difficulty thinking or speaking, headaches. Clarifying your question will help us answer specifically what you are looking for... ...Read more
For the past month I have been experiencing a funny buzzing feeling and heaviness in both arms. What can this be?
Isn't it weird that the cubitaltunel symptoms happened at both arms at the same time? + they seem to disappear in the morning, can it be something else?
Not weird: Can be related to sleeping position One conservative treatment for early cubital tunnel is night splints to prevent elbow hyperflexion while sleeping. If no symptoms during day at work or during activities then try night splints. If symptoms present during activities, may need nerve studies to eval health and compression of nerve ...Read more
The previous day my boyfriend was sick. The sickness was over the very next day but, today he woke up with both arms feeling num and tingly wats wrong?
See a doctor: Have him see his doctor soon. It may be nothing but there are certain neurologic disorders that can follow a simple viral infection. ...Read more
Let me explain: The only possible way to get numbness in both arm, to have cervical disc problems, or have inflammations of the nerves for some reason (diabetic) but this usually generalized in arms and legs. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, these are most likely lymph nodes. In many people they can easily be felt under the arms and in the groin. If one or two are many times larger than the others, you should get checked. ...Read more
Neck cracking: Try not to crack your neck if you can (even tho a hard habit to break). If that feeling was brief (couple seconds), and you have normal movement afterward, then there is no need to worry. It was a nerve root that was briefly irritated when your vertebrae moved past it. Like plucking a guitar string. If you have weakness or ongoing tingling, see a doctor. ...Read more
See doctor: I assume that you meant you have rashes on both arms, without seeing the rashes, no doctor able to recommend what types, it is best that you see doctor for proper eval and treatment. ...Read more
I have some pink lines on my both arms around my neck, they don't itch but I want to know what are they?
Stretch Marks: These marks are very common; they look like thin pink or red or purplish lines on fairer skins and pale brown lines on dark skin. They are seen on the tummy, breasts, thighs and bums. The hormone relaxin decreases the amount of collagen in the skin fibers, making them more fragile and hence prone to tearing and breaking. ...Read more
Why do I have raise hot whelps on my arms, and both arms are in pain. I feel really bad too. What's the problem?
Hot whelps: Many possibilities. Best to be checked by your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more
My husband has double pneumonia and is experiencing pain in back of both arms. The pain excruciating. What would cause this.
Complications: If he has had pneumonia for at least several days, I would be concerned about possible complications like pleural effusion or emphysema, or infected fluid in the space between the lung and the chest wall. If he is having shortness of breath or fever, it would be a good idea to get a chest x-ray. If he is otherwise feeling better, then it may just be sore muscles from coughing. ...Read more
Hi I have been experiencing pain down both arms after about 2 drinks of alcohol. Happens only sometimes. It lasts for about 15 minutes.?
Unrelated: Experiencing brief arm pain only after drinking alcohol is not possible on a physical basis. If you are experiencing it, it must be psychogenic. It is possible to experience pain or other uncomfortable bodily sensation due to subconscious thoughts. The brain is in constant two way communication with the rest of your body via neuropeptides, hormones other chemicals and direct nerve connections. ...Read more
I started noticing small fleshed color bumps on both arms. They itch sometimes and they are more visible in the light? Can it be something serious?
Could be: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Taking BP in both arms, sometimes it's extremely close & others it's a difference of 10-18 points (and even varies which arm is the high one). Worry?
Variance: The pressure should be similar in both arms but since the difference isn't always present, it doesn't appear to be a fixed blockage in an artery of the arm with the lower reading. Perhaps the varience is due to slightly different techniques in your BP measuring. The higher reading is the one we go on, however. ...Read more
Baby 8 mos. When excited, or upset flaps both arms in a sorta stiff way in front of him, but at his sides (hope makes sense). Doing since 3 mos. Concer?
Baby flaps both arms: I think there is no problem with what you describe. But be sure to tell the pediatrician at the next visit to check this concen. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Tendonitis: You more than likely have tendonitis if both elbows are hurting. In your daily workouts try to avoid (for a couple of weeks) weights that involve holding free or universal wts. Try to avoid using a "power grip". Work out your legs for awhile and do some cardio. Let your elbows rest and try an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen) medicine. If u don't improve after a few weeks see your pcp. Good luck! ...Read more
No: ' Snapping triceps ' in my experience is rare, usually associated w/ ulnar nerve (funny bone) subluxation, and most often, unilateral. Best advice is to get a thorough examination by a sports medicine trained ORS. Commonly, 'snapping triceps' occurs later in extension of the elbow (110 degrees), whereas ulnar n.'snapping' @ 75degrees)... (earlier before full extension).exam is the key. GL! ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Is chronic wind the stomach gas & bloating, with a need to burp? Or, is chronic wind the intestinal gas, with a need to pass gas via the anus (fart)? Stomach gas and heartburn (reflux) can cause chest pains. Chest pains can also be spasms in the esophagus or angina pain (as in heart attack pain). The aorta is also in the chest. Pains going down the arms can also be effects on spinal cord nerves. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more
Rash: This would require in-person assessment for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more