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What are some possible causes of pain on the upper r. Arm? Hurts when pressed. Otherwise dull ache. 

What are some possible causes of pain on the upper r. Arm? Hurts when pressed. Otherwise dull ache. 

Many causes: There are many things that can cause pain in the upper arm and an evaluation is needed to make the diagnosis. One of the most common causes of pain in the upper arm comes from rotator cuff problems. This leads to pain especially at night, and weakness. ...Read more

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Can wearing bra for 16 hours cause chest and back ache? My left arm also has dull ache occasionally. It's been almost a day. What could be the cause?

Can wearing bra for 16 hours cause chest and back ache? My left arm also has dull ache occasionally. It's been almost a day. What could be the cause?

Does it fit?: Wearing a bra should not cause arm, chest and back pain. We can not really determine the cause of pain in this setting in an individual. Schedule a visit with a primary care doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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My left arm hurts me several times a day wit a dull aching pain that goes and comes. It feels like the pain is inside my bone near my elbow. Its just a dull nagging pain. What is causing this pain and what can I take to ease the pain?

My left arm hurts me several times a day wit a dull aching pain that goes and comes. It feels like the pain is inside my bone near my elbow. Its just a dull nagging pain. What is causing this pain and what can I take to ease the pain?

Several: There are a number of possible causes of the pain that you describe so i would not be able to list them all here. The best thing would be to see a doctor and get yourself checked out. Then they could probably figure out the source of this pain. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

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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Why do I have dull aching pain in upper left arm and neck?

Get checked: A medical check up is necessary to find the cause of chest pain in this location. It could be from angina which is a serious heart condition where chest pain is brought on by exertion. It is easy to diagnose with ekg and some further medical testing whivch can be done by his physicians.I would advice you to have a medical check up without any more delays. ...Read more

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What can cause upper arm pain? I was sleep and felt this ache in my arm. It hurts mostly to extend it or raise it

What can cause upper arm pain? I was sleep and felt this ache in my arm. It hurts mostly to extend it or raise it

Many possibilities : Arm pain with sleeping bursitis rotator cuff strain compression neuropathy sleeping in wrong ischemia or neural compression impingment syndrome high on list with pain with active motion see ortho or general practice ...Read more

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Having a dull ache to pain under my left arm pit. Thought it was from too tight a bra and relieves a little when i take it off but the ache is still ?

Having a dull ache to pain under my left arm pit. Thought it was from too tight a bra and relieves a little when i take it off but the ache is still ?

Get this checked...: I remember a patient of mine who complained that her bra felt too tight - and like you, she still had symptoms when she took it off. It turned out that she had heart disease! (she's fine now - happy ending!) because women's heart symptoms are often subtle, they are sometimes ignored. I believe you should be evaluated, and in my opinion, by a cardiologist. Talk to your doctor about this asap. ...Read more

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