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Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Should not: Normally there should not be any problems with the picc line when it's in or when it's taken out. Sometimes we do see problems such as infection, small skin nerve injuries, blood clots. Best to have it checked! ...Read more

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Picc Line (Definition)

A picc line is a peripherally inserted central catheter. It is a long IV that is typically placed in a large vein in the upper arm. The tip of the catheter usually ends in the junction between a large vein (superior vena cava) and the upper chamber of the heart on the right side (right atrium). Picc lines are necessary for administering certain medications and ...Read more


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Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Risks: A "long line" can lead to blood clots and infections. Your physician needs to be made aware of any residual symptoms, so they can address, promptly. ...Read more

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Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Should not: Normally there should not be any problems with the picc line when it's in or when it's taken out. Sometimes we do see problems such as infection, small skin nerve injuries, blood clots. Best to have it checked! ...Read more

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What causes facial tingling, arm pain and headache on the left side?

What causes facial tingling, arm pain and headache on the left side?

See below: Symptoms such as this suggest a possible neurological condition. A neurologist would be the best type of doctor to see for these symptoms. This should be dealt with sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What causes a headache to last 18 months with out stopping and also causes dizziness and severe arm pain? Thank you

What causes a headache to last 18 months with out stopping and also causes dizziness and severe arm pain? Thank you

18 months: I would hope that you have been evaluated by a doctor and some specialists. Sounds like you may need to see an ENT or even an internal medicine doctor. If the pain is in the left arm, this could signal a heart problem. Could also be a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read more

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I get really bad headaches alongside left arm pain and heart palpitations. What do you recommend?

I get really bad headaches alongside left arm pain and heart palpitations. What do you recommend?

A full work up: Severe headaches should be evaluated with a full exam, + or - imaging like a ct or mri. Left arm and palp needs attention too. A holter or event recorder to assess the rythm and correlate it with symtoms. Full battery of labs. A review of the meds you take including any suplements and over the counter meds. Echocardiogram or stress test as indicated. ...Read more

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Myelogram shows 3mm spinal cord compression with flattening of the ventral surface. Can this cause R arm pain, headaches & constant dizziness?

Myelogram shows 3mm spinal cord compression with flattening of the ventral surface. Can this cause R arm pain, headaches & constant dizziness?

Yes: Hello. Your findings can be the cause of your complaints. To assess further, I would recommend a full consultation. If interested we can set up a time to fully address your concerns. ...Read more

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Can C5-C5 thecal sac indention cause right arm pain, weakness & the hand to be frozen cold? Can it cause constant dizziness & balance issues headaches

Can C5-C5 thecal sac indention cause right arm pain, weakness & the hand to be frozen cold? Can it cause constant dizziness & balance issues headaches

Insufficent data: Please repost: Are you referring to an MRI? If so, please state. Do you mean "indentation"? If so, indentation by what? Indentation of the thecal sac by itself is only an incidental finding. What is indenting it is what's important. Also, you posted "C5-C5." Do you mean C4-C5 or C5-C6? Please also state how the doctor who ordered the test answered your question; or, if you haven't asked, why not. ...Read more

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Positional severe headache, nausea & vomit x2 wks, stiff neck. Rt arm pain/weak. Brain MRI WNL. LP fluid WNL. Diagnosed Pseudotumor Cerebri. Cervical MRI shows spinal muscle inflammation only; CRP 11.5. No known injury. What could cause inflammation?

Positional severe headache, nausea & vomit x2 wks, stiff neck. Rt arm pain/weak. Brain MRI WNL. LP fluid WNL. Diagnosed Pseudotumor Cerebri. Cervical MRI shows spinal muscle inflammation only; CRP 11.5. No known injury. What could cause inflammation?

Inflammation: The pseudotumor cerebri certainly can cause the headaches. Have you been evaluated for polymyalgia rheumatica or temporal arteritis which can cause elevation of crp? A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you for the inflammatory process if present. For pseudotumor a neurologist, neurosurgeon and ophalmologist may be involved in treatment and follow-up care. ...Read more

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I have a headache with right arm pain and chest pain.

I have a headache with right arm pain and chest pain.

See a doctor: Information is too limited to make a suggested diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is wrong? Should I see someone? Left upper arm pain and 8out of 10 headache

What is wrong? Should I see someone? Left upper arm pain and 8out of 10 headache

Shoulder problem: A shoulder injury or instability can cause shoulder pain and referred pain up the neck. That can cause muscle spasms and headaches. See a shoulder surgeon. ...Read more

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Severe right arm pain & weakness, headache with nausea?

Severe right arm pain & weakness, headache with nausea?

See a doctor: See your primary doctor today; if that will not work go to urgent care or even emergency room. Depending on your complete story and examination, further testing may be necessary to sort out your problems. ...Read more

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I am 23 and have chronic headaches. This is also followed with arm pain. Is this normal or should I see a specialist?

I am 23 and have chronic headaches. This is also followed with arm pain. Is this normal or should I see a specialist?

See below: If you are having chronic headaches that are interfering with your normal, daily activities, then no it is not normal. See your primary care physician and they can try to find the source of the problem. ...Read more

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I'm having upper arm pain its about mid way between my elbow and it goes to my shoulder. I was nauseous last night but not now. I also have a headache?

I'm having upper arm pain its about mid way between my elbow and it goes to my shoulder. I was nauseous last night but not now. I also have a headache?

What is the question: LIkely unrelated. If you're concerned re: your mid brachial (arm) pain, please provide as much detail as possible. At your age it's likely nothing if it hasn't been bothering you for at least 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds chest pain dizziness left arm pain headache?

Nose bleeds chest pain dizziness left arm pain headache?

Although you: Are young - this still should prompt emergency medical evaluation to rule out a cardiac event. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis but now I'm nauseous and have a headache with upper arm pain. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I would assume-: -that they are not related. But there is always a possibility of generalized septicemia, but you're symptoms are not entire body but more localized. I recommend you see your PCP or internist, and get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I have been suffering from a terrible headache with pressure about 2 weeks now, with a left arm pain feel like burning inside it?

Hello Doctor, I have been suffering from a terrible headache with pressure about 2 weeks now, with a left arm pain feel like burning inside it?

Needs Evaluation!: A persistent headache is always of great concern. Yes, you need to be seen by your physician. Hope you get this resolved soon. ...Read more

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My husband has lost 20 lbs since summer. Constantly complains that he just doesn't feel good. Arm pain, leg pain, chest pain, dizziness, and headaches?

My husband has lost 20 lbs since summer. Constantly complains that he just doesn't feel good. Arm pain, leg pain, chest pain, dizziness, and headaches?

MD consult: Other symptoms aside: precipitous weight loss without explanation warrants a full medical assessment. It could be indicative of a serious condition. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Intermittent upper left arm pain, dull and achy. At times spreading down the arm, and with a more severe intensity. Lasting approximately 1 week. No recent injury to the arm. Lightheaded, palpitations, mild chest discomfort, headache. Anxiety?

Intermittent upper left arm pain, dull and achy. At times spreading down the arm, and with a more severe intensity. Lasting approximately 1 week. No recent injury to the arm. Lightheaded, palpitations, mild chest discomfort, headache. Anxiety?

Left arm pain: Could very well be anxiety but has to be checked oiut from a cardiac standpt. Women do not have the classic pains associated with angina when they are in the forties and above, is there a family history of heart disease? If yes, the cardiac workup is even more important. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I have swollen legs for10 years, severe headaches, left arm pain, 3 periods in a month. Gone to different doctors everyone says im healthy?

I have swollen legs for10 years, severe headaches, left arm pain, 3 periods in a month. Gone to different doctors everyone says im healthy?

Thunderclap headache: Keep a headache and blood pressure diary. Take your blood pressure daily AND during a headache. Show your diary to your regular doc. If your BP is up during and before a headache, you may benefit from medication, like SL nitro. Be well. ...Read more

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Arm pain near outer elbow for a few days. Now jaw pain in left side too, headache and fatigue. Could be heart attack or warning to one?

Arm pain near outer elbow for a few days. Now jaw pain in left side too, headache and fatigue. Could be heart attack or warning to one?

Unlikely: If the pain is days apart, especially unlikely. A heart attack usually declares itself within 8 hours. Although people can have "silent MIs", your age sorta rules that out ...Read more

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Pain on entire left side, sore, hands and fingers are numb. Hard to grip things. Leg & arm pain also headache on the left side of head. What's wrong?

Not certain without: More information. But if it persists, sounds like you need to see a neurologist to figure out if this complex unilateral nerve distribution pain/numbness can be blamed on one syndrome or condition. Have a wonderful day and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal?

Neck pain: Left neck/arm pain suggest a cervical disc or arthritis but at your age would need a prior history of neck injury. If not, check for systemic arthritis with RA, C-reative Protein and sed rate. The hand problem could be a carpal tunnel problem or alar entrapment. You symptoms should not be ignored. Check with a real doc. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more