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Doctor insights on: Can Right Arm Pain Be Related To A Cardiac Symptom

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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I have upper right arm pain. Is that a heart symptom?

Most likely not: You can't ignore it because it could sign of heart attack or other reasons cause that pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell what left arm pain related to a cardiac event might typically feel like? And when is left arm pain suspicious of a cardiac event?

Can anyone tell what left arm pain related to a cardiac event might typically feel like? And when is left arm pain suspicious of a cardiac event?

See below: The pain is usually a deep ache - poorly localized in the shoulder or upper left arm on the backside. If you put a tourniquet around your arm and leave it you will develop pain similar in nature. ...Read more

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What is it? I have arm pain. Sudden twinges in upper right arm lasted 5 mins no other symptoms felt like sharp knife or needle

What is it? I have arm pain. Sudden twinges in upper right arm lasted 5 mins no other symptoms felt like sharp knife or needle

Nerve pain: It is difficult to say without examining but the pain you are describing sounds like nerve pain. Nerves can get punched at the level of the neck giving burning shooting pains in the arms and neck. Arm pain can also be worrying as it may mean that you could be developing angina. You need to get examined by a doctor to get the correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Is cardiac related left arm pain typically described as inner left or outer left? Is it severe? Associated with other symptoms or stand alone red flag

No set answer: Any abnormal symptoms from the bellybutton to the nose have been implicated. If you are concerned enough about what you are experiencing then I would recommend you contact your doctor today and let him/her do a complete risk assessment and exam. Not all patients follow textbook symptoms and need to be assessed individually. ...Read more

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I have had to episodes of right sharp facial pain and right arm pain. Should I be concerned?

Concern, yes: Panic, no. Sharp pain is a call for attention. That's a difference from chronic when there is no 'news'. See your Dr. It's not even a good idea to get ahead of yourself to guess the cause - find out from an exam. It may be simple or not but you'll be able to deal w/ it step by step. Best! ...Read more

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What are ways to alleviate stiff neck and right arm pain?

What are ways to alleviate stiff neck and right arm pain?

Many ways: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Stretching and physical therapy will most likely be prescribed. ...Read more

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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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Right arm pain in upper and lower arm steming back to the shoulder blade?

Right arm pain in upper and lower arm steming back to the shoulder blade?

Inflamed nerves: The areas of pain are supplied by nerves from your neck. In your age group, degenerative. Joint or disc disease could cause these pains. May need xrays.
Many daily stressors can affect the spine, posture, muscle over use, stress, sleeping position. ...Read more

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What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?

What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?

Call your doctor: It would be dangerous to give you any advice in this forum. A thorough risk assessment an focused exam would be much safer for you. It takes training and experience to differentiate the cause of many symptoms. Your doctor has this and you should rely on him/her first. ...Read more

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I'm 22 no health problems I have right arm pain it starts like n my shoulder all the way down kinda like a tired feeling n it? ER?

I'm 22 no health problems I have right arm pain it starts like n my shoulder all the way down kinda like a tired feeling n it? ER?

Arm pain: I would get checked by a physician ASAP. Stroke which is rare in your age group is always a consideration. Cervical radiculopathy is a strong consideration. Other peripheral nerve problems must be ruled out. See the doctor soon ...Read more

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I have had severe persistent right arm pain for 2wks relieved shortly with slight pressure or traction applied and it is worse upon exhalation.

See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint. Neck problems are often associated. A thorough history and exam with xrays id indicated. Seek an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine. Just because he is a surgeon, he 'll try to exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery. Do not get your neck manipulated. Examination of the arm, in itself for pathologic findings. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint. Neck problems are often associated. A thorough history and exam with xrays if indicated. Seek an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine. Just because he is a surgeon, he 'll try to exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery. Do not get your neck manipulated. Examination of the arm, in itself for pathologic findings as there are numerous areas in the arm form hand and wrist that can cause symptomatology can you elaborate on the exact location of your pain quality quantity chronology setting alleviating and aggravating factors and associated manifestations. ...Read more

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I'm having shoulder pain and right arm pain any suggestions?

Arm pain: Could be a pinched nerve in the neck. Gt evaluated. Pinched nerve may cause tingling and numbness as well as weakness. ...Read more

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L am 53 years old. L am suffering right arm pain, started from 2 weeks. L underwent tah&bso 7 years ago?

Arm pain: Not related to your previous pelvic surgery. 2 weeks of pain could be musculoskeletal or neurologic. Hard to advise as there is very little detail in your description. ...Read more

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Upper right arm pain with heavyness-swollen hurts when touched and hurts if not touched-dull pain when not touched Thank you?

Upper right arm pain with heavyness-swollen hurts when touched and hurts if not touched-dull pain when not touched Thank you?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We can't answer questions from minors < 16 years old. Thanks for putting your state! . Age, location, & gender, can affect our answer, as some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, we expect it of you! List any meds you take & med. Conditions you have, too. ...Read more

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Does cardiac arm pain tend to be consistent? Been having intermittent arm pains that are increasing my anxiety, but they're localized & move frequently

Does cardiac arm pain tend to be consistent? Been having intermittent arm pains that are increasing my anxiety, but they're localized & move frequently

Not necessarily: If you have experienced chest pain, and symptoms involving the left arm, and the latter can be quite vague, and this is getting more frequent and troubling, do not hesitate. See your doctor today, get an ekg, and if necessary, a cardiac stress test. Other causes may be present, but that can be decided later. ...Read more

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I had CDRC5/C6, C6/C7. large herniated discspinched nerve. Radiculapathy pain through right arm severely but now still having some arm pain is this norm?

I had CDRC5/C6, C6/C7. large herniated discspinched nerve. Radiculapathy pain through right arm severely but now still having some arm pain is this norm?

Varies: Some patients can wake up in recovery room after their surgery with immediate and complete relief in their arm pain. For a variety of reasons, some patients can still have some pain in the arm postoperatively, which should resolve usually by 2-4 weeks postop. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is is the left arm or right arm pain that is a worry for heart?

Is is the left arm or right arm pain that is a worry for heart?

Either: Left is more common but either can. Heart attack symptoms have a "typical" presentation in many case, but they vary from person to person in location, character, and severity. ...Read more

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Have dull, shooting pain in my upper right arm. Pain is worse when I sleep. Has been occurring for 2+weeks.?

Have dull, shooting pain in my upper right arm. Pain is worse when I sleep. Has been occurring for 2+weeks.?

Several possibilitie: Do you recall any injury? It could be from your arm or your shoulder. Are you sleeping on your right side with elbow bent and hand by your face? That position will make it worse. Try 2 Aleve (naproxen) with food twice a day and moist heat 15 min over shoulder and arm 3 times a day. If not better soon seek care. ...Read more

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Went to the er. Due to chest pain and right arm pain my d diners was elevated at 660 but everything else was fine they said they had to do a c.t scan?

Went to the er. Due to chest pain and right arm pain my d diners was elevated at 660 but everything else was fine they said they had to do a c.t scan?

CT scan for embolism: The ER doctors likely recommended a CT scan of your chest because of the pain and the elevated D dimer level. They are probably concerned about a pulmonary embolism. I would follow their advice and have the scan done. ...Read more

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What it means to get right arm pain?

Several options: Unfortunately this is an extremely nonspecific question, and would depend on the location, nature, chronicity, etc of the pain. Numerous conditions can cause arm pain, including a pinched nerve, tendonitis, fracture, sprain/strain, etc. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Arm pain. I been working with car and truck tires for 3yrs. And for the pass 6 mons I been have pain in my right arm. Should I worry?

Arm pain. I been working with car and truck tires for 3yrs. And for the pass 6 mons I been have pain in my right arm. Should I worry?

There are many: Conditions that are related to the work we do, which may be your case. Please see your doc to determine what's going on. No need to worry. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm currently feeling dizzy, chest pain, and right arm pain! What can I do for this?

Go to the hospital: Never ignore Chest Pain! There are many causes of chest pain and some can be life threatening. Do not be fooled by the right arm pain - not everyone has classic symptoms of heart related chest pain. Your symptoms may be due to several things. It is best to be evaluated to make sure they are not due to something life-threatening first. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

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