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What causes pricking pain on the left hand side of chest?

What causes pricking pain on the left hand side of chest?

Pricking pain: If you can pinpoint it it is usually muscular. However, if you have risk factors for heart disease (smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol or family history of premature heart disease) you must see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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What usually causes chest pain on the left side of chest?

What usually causes chest pain on the left side of chest?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is causing numbness on the right side of the face and inflammation and pain on of left side of neck with raised jugular veins? Also have PVCs

What is causing numbness on the right side of the face and inflammation and pain on of left side of neck with raised jugular veins? Also have PVCs

May not be related: Numbness to the face is supplied by cranial nerves that exit the brain directly into the face while PVCs are a cardiac condition which can be a sign an arrhythmia. Numbness of the face that goes away is generally not problematic because if you're having spasms in the neck or face it can sometimes feel like numbness but it's not actually numbness. If this persists you should consider evaluation by A neurologist ...Read more

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What is the cause of nerve pain on left side of head and down left side of body with nausea ?

What is the cause of nerve pain on left side of head and down left side of body with nausea ?

Thalamic pain: can produce pain on one side of the body (including the head). The clinical course may help with sorting out what is going on. Is this jolts of pain, progressive episodes of pain and are there any other symptoms besides nausea? Does change in body position relative to gravity affect the pain ? You need to have this worked up. Contact me if you like. (Neurology) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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Two lumps on the left side of neck and white patches in left side of throat that are spreading to right side. What could this be?

Two lumps on the left side of neck and white patches in left side of throat that are spreading to right side. What could this be?

Strep throat: Strep throat or other throat infections are a possibility, especially if the lumps are lymph nodes. Should be seen and treated. ...Read more

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What causes sharp burning like pain on the left side of your stomach and sometimes on the right side?

What causes sharp burning like pain on the left side of your stomach and sometimes on the right side?

More info!: More info needed... What brings the pain on...what makes it go away. ??When do you get it??? Where is your abdomen do you feel the pain??? Ask your question again with more details... Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Left side of face numb and chest hurts on the left side of my heart?

Left side of face numb and chest hurts on the left side of my heart?

Go to ER NOW: You might be having a stroke or a heart attack. This may turn out to be nothing serious but it could be life-threatening. We can't diagnose you further here. Please go to the er or call 911 now! ...Read more

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What causes pains on the ribs, chest, waist and on the left side of the abdomen?

What causes pains on the ribs, chest, waist and on the left side of the abdomen?

Can't say...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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What could cause swelling on right side of tongue and right side of jawline? No pain.

What could cause swelling on right side of tongue and right side of jawline? No pain.

Few things: A few things. Some of which are not good. See oral surgeon for evaluation/diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of head from base of neck to right eye, pain on right side of throat. No pain on waking up. Ideas.

Occipital neuralgia : involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. see orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed. ...Read more

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What causes pain in left side of my chest and back?

What causes pain in left side of my chest and back?

Many causes!: Most worrisome would be heart issues, followed by pleurisy and other lung problems. It also could be a rib issue, or a muscle issue. See your doc asap! ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What causes a heavy chest and a sharrp pain on the left side of the chest?

What causes a heavy chest and a sharrp pain on the left side of the chest?

Heart: When dealing with chest discomfort, it is always best to consider that it is coming from the heart. Have a medical practitioner question & examine you. It may be your lung or muscles, but almost everyone is eligible to be having heart pain, which needs to be attended to right away. If there's no reason not to, take an Aspirin a day, any size, on your way to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

Heart attack/angina: It is quite possible that the symptoms you are describing could be due to strain on your heart, or even a heart attack, especially with your history. There are other possible reasons, however. You should see a doctor ASAP. If you are having these symptoms currently, go to the ER. ...Read more

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What can swelling on left side of stomach and left side be from?

What can swelling on left side of stomach and left side be from?

Upper or lower left?: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (LUQ) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are close by. Abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can also contribute. LLQ is predominantly pelvic & female structures, as well as small & large bowel, part of urologic system. ...Read more