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Hello just had a question about arm pain, for the past 2 days I have been experiencing a quick sharp pain down my right arm from elbow to rist, diabe?

Hello just had a question about arm pain, for the past 2 days I have been experiencing a quick  sharp pain down my right arm from elbow to rist, diabe?

Nerve: A pain that shoots down from the elbow to the wrist and only lasts a few seconds is most likely related to nerve entrapment or irritation at the elbow. Diabetic nerve pain would be constant and would start in the hand. Occasionally elbow arthritis pain can radiate down the arm but it lasts much longer. See your primary care physician if it persists more than a week. ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more

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RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest,collar bone,shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?

RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest,collar bone,shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?

Parsonage Turner: Syndrome. Check for any focal weakness or sensory loss. Sometimes this can be a late consequence of pleurisy or an isolated viral event. Degenerative conditions involving the shoulder and related structures would not present in a sub acute or paroxysmal fashion. ...Read more

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What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand? Not sharp pain..More like an achy pain? 29f. Healthy. Worried about stroke or heart attack

What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand?  Not sharp pain..More like an achy pain?  29f. Healthy.  Worried about stroke or heart attack

Nerve pain likely: Many things -- most likely compression of a nerve in your thoracic outlet or neck. Unlikely to be heart disease in a healthy person of 29. Definitely not a stroke. More likely thoracic outlet syndrome, or cervical nerve compression, or compression of your nerve by some other mechanism like a tumor -- see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can esophagus spasms cause sharp left chest pain that takes breath away? also cause jaw pain and right arm pain? sinus pain? heart is clear from thurough testing and same with brain and spine. THanks

Can esophagus spasms cause sharp left chest  pain that takes breath away? also cause jaw pain and right arm pain? sinus pain? heart is clear from thurough testing and same with brain and spine. THanks

Esophageal spasm : This can be esophageal spasm. You position good have you see a gastroenterologist. You can check this and other possible causes like gallbladder, other intestinal syndromes. This can help you evaluate your symptoms. ...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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What causes striking upper right arm pain?

Upper arm pain: Consider referred cervical pain, referred heart problems, sprains, strains, rotator cuff tendonitis or tearing. Most ominous would be the one related to the heart. Check with er or your pcp asap for this. ...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 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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Back pain and muscle problem in right arm and leg be caused due to posture during mastubation and can pinched nerve cause leg and arm pain at sametime?

Back pain and muscle problem in right arm and leg be caused due to posture during mastubation and can pinched nerve cause leg and arm pain at sametime?

Disc herniation: Can happen in both the neck and back area causing arm and leg weakness and pain. It is uncommon for for these to occur simultaneously. Sometimes neck disc abnormalities can cause arm and leg symptoms. If your symptoms return to normal quickly after the incident, then you can simply watch for any progression. If you have lingering nerve deficit even for a short time then you should get checked. ...Read more

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Can using birth control pills be a cause chest pain and right arm pain?

Yes!: Not common but , serious side effects. You need to stop the pills and consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I am having carotid artery sharp pain on right side and shoulder neck arm pain along with chest pain in center. Is this serious?

Could be: That could be serious. The most troublesome thing you said is that you have chest pain in the center. Undiagnosed chest pain in a 47 year old who reports, as you do, a history of angina, should be further evaluated, especially if it's new, occurring more often, with less effort, lasting longer, or getting worse. ...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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I'm 40...I'm having sharp pain in right arm..What could it be?

I'm 40...I'm having sharp pain in right arm..What could it be?

Difficult to tell: Without an exam. Exactly where it hurts, what makes it better, worse and what precipotated it are important questions. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Vague: Would need a thorough history and exam. Need to know duration, severity, chronic or acute, with or without function or breathing in or out or both. I would go to a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my chest and in my right arm going on 3 wks?

Get evaluated: Probably musculoskeletal but duration of symptoms requires further evaluation. See your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.

What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.

Many possibles: With your pulmonary symptoms, the arm pain could be related to pulmonary and rarely to cardiac issues. It could also be related to a musculoskeletal issue involving the cervical spine or should. Vascular issues are rarely a cause. ...Read more