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Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Need medical exam: Many people fear a heart attack if pain radiates down arm, but that is extremely unlikely in a 19-year-old woman. More likely is pinched nerve in the neck, but impossible to know without a medical exam. ...Read more

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What causes right arm to hurt when moved certain ways, pain around the right shoulderblade, last week had severe pain, vomitting in the upper stomach, what could cause this?

What causes right arm to hurt when moved certain ways, pain around the right shoulderblade, last week had severe pain, vomitting in the upper stomach, what could cause this?

Various things: The pain in your right shoulder blade along with the vomiting could be related to your gallbladder. Consider a visit to your physician if this doesn't resolve soon. ...Read more

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Having bouts of sudden severe pain/paralysis in my right arm. What could this be?

Having bouts of sudden severe pain/paralysis in my right arm. What could this be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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The reason I think I have a pinched nerve, when I move my right arm up and to the side reaching I get severe pain scale 1 to 10 its a 10?

Shoulder: More likely your shoulder has signs of impingment. Please get an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or a Physical Medicine and Rehab physician. You may improve just with physical therapy and/or a steroid injection. If you have tingling or numbness and weakness, it might be a nerve getting pinched. Good luck ...Read more

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I woke up today in night with severe pain and numbness in right arm and now have i stiff and painful neck, what is it?

I woke up today in night with severe pain and numbness in right arm and now have i stiff and painful neck, what is it?

Possible disc: Could be a pinched nerve inside the neck secondary to a protruded or ruptured disc, but could also involve nerves within the shoulder becoming inflammed due to a brachial plexitis (parsonage-turner syndrome) there are a variety of treatments available, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Moderately large right paracentral C5-6 disc protrusion. I feel severe pain and discomfort in my upper right arm. is surgery needed? bec my dr ask me

Moderately  large right paracentral C5-6 disc protrusion. I feel severe pain and discomfort in my upper right arm. is surgery needed? bec my dr ask me

Not usually: Most patients will get better without surgery. It would be better to try PT/Chiro first to see your response. You could also try a trial of NSAIDs or even a short burst of oral steroids to assess your response. If it doesn't improve then surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Constant severe pain in right arm just below elbow and in the shoulder. No recent injury heat/ice and OTC meds not helping?

Constant severe pain in right arm just below elbow and in the shoulder. No recent injury heat/ice and OTC meds not helping?

Be seen: There are a number of possibilities and I would encourage you to be seen. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause similar symptoms. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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My daughter had severe pain in right thigh. Next day she complaint me pain in her right arm from shoulders to hand. X-ray was clear. She still haspain?

My daughter had severe pain in right thigh. Next day she complaint me pain in her right arm from shoulders to hand. X-ray was clear. She still haspain?

Trauma?: Fall? Xray seems a bit much unless she had a trauma, or fall. And if she did, may just be bruised. Rest & Acetaminophen may do the trick. If not subsiding or worsening, seek help again. ...Read more

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Hi, for couple of mounths i experience a severe pain in my right arm, it started with articular pain in the shoulder first, then pain started in my wrist?

Hi, for couple of mounths i experience a severe pain in my right arm, it started with articular pain in the shoulder first, then pain started in my wrist?

Rheumatology w/u: Shoulder pain that refers to the wrist or migrates to the wrist, can certinly be from nerve root irritation in the neck, but the work up will also include ruling out carpal tunnel which can present in this manner. Others dx: gout, infection, and a host of other rheumatologic conditions, the less serious would include overuse syndromes, or delayed onset muscle soreness from mild trauma. ...Read more

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Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Need exam: Difficult to determine without an examination. Differential diagnosis could be cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest physiatric evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My doc is stumped after mri. I have severe pain in left shoulder that causes numbness in outter arm, pinky finger, and ring finger. I'm 26.

MRIs don't tell all: This needs more study it sounds like a radiating pain it might be in a net between your shoulder and neck or further down it could also be coming from an injury or trigger point in the muscle called the supraspinatus or even fibromyalgia doctor needs to look in more detail and possibly order an emg/ncv or other x rays. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe pain from left breast around under the arm. Feels like I'm in a vice.what could cause this?

I am experiencing severe pain from left breast around under the arm. Feels like I'm in a vice.what could cause this?

Could be serious: You don't give any information about yourself, but this could be a heart attack. At any rate, severe pain deserves an explanation. You should be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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What would cause severe pain in the left armpit if there was no injury?

Many things: The pain can be from infection, pinched nerve, lung infection or local infection, neck injurt and radiating pain. Need to be examined by physician. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/radiating pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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