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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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more