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What to do if I have chest pain and numb arm sometimes, could it be a blocked artery, or just stress?

What to do if I have chest pain and numb arm sometimes, could it be a blocked artery, or just stress?

Possibly: Radiating pain to l arm and jaw (mandible) is referred pain from t1-3 spinal nerve roots; these same nerve roots innervate the heart. Not all chest pain is cardiac: recall gerd, oesophageal spasm, even left-sided pneumonia can re-create similar symptoms. If sx persist, recommend an ekg and cardiac enzymes. If those are negative, then seek the care of gastroenterology. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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Can you tell me about post cardiac ablation, chest pain, arm numb?

Can you tell me about post cardiac ablation, chest pain, arm numb?

Normal post ablation: Often, you may experience some mild chest discomfort after ablation. Ablation involves destruction of heart tissue, most often using radiofrequency energy converted to heat. The arm soreness may be due to the position in which you had to remain on the procedure table during the electrophysiology study & ablation. These symptoms often resolve over a few days after the procedure. ...Read more

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Chest pain and arm gets numb after an argument.

Chest pain and arm gets numb after an argument.

Play it safe - ER: Heart attacks are too serious to second guess - so go to an urgent care clinic or er. It may just be extreme emotional distress expressing itself physically (this happens) but even then you'll have made a good step toward getting those issues under control. If you already feel better, good - but take it as a warning to have an exam ; get some help, ok? Best! ...Read more

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I have chest pain, left arm feeling numb, what to do?

I have chest pain, left arm feeling numb, what to do?

?cause: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Your symptoms can be due to heart disease, but the incidence in your age group isn't very high. There are many other possibilities as well. Before you can consider any treatment, you need an evaluation to determine the likely cause. ...Read more

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Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling,  numb right arm. 26/female.

See your Dr.: If no worrisome family or personal history, could be thyroid issue, but need exam and testing to be sure is not heart-related, or GI source which would need different treatment. If symptoms worsen, go to er for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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31 weeks preg. Anxiety anemic. Having chest pain left arm going numb. Prev. Ekg echo xray normal. Advice. Have bad heart burn?

31 weeks preg. Anxiety anemic.  Having chest pain left arm going numb. Prev. Ekg echo xray normal. Advice. Have bad heart burn?

Call Obstetrician: This should be evaluated in person by your obstetrician. Although some of this may be due to anxiety reaction, the chest pain and left arm numbness is disturbing and deserves a close look. The heartburn is also easily managed, but a check for H. pylori is warranted. ...Read more

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Numbness in right arm with chest pain felt in back and front of right side when coughing, what can this be?

Rib strain: Probably rib strain from coughing so much -- see your doctor make sure you don't have pneumonia or others more serious -- may need to get a chest xray. ...Read more

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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read more

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How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

Consult a doctor: Chest pain can be due to many causes and can be serious, especialy when you have left arm numbness, as it may be related to your heart so waste no time see your doctor asap or go to er. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain and left arm numbness. What do I do?

Go immediately to an: Emergency room to make sure that this is not a cardiac or heart issue like angina which can present just with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Having numbness in left arm and pulse is 80 beats per Minute having little bit of chest pain off and on I am forty years old woman?

Having numbness in left arm and pulse is 80 beats per
Minute having little bit of chest pain off and on I am forty years old woman?

Go to ER: If you have chest pain and arm numbness, please go to the ER. It may be nothing, but it's better to be safe than sorry. If your arm is numb, don't drive, call 911. ...Read more