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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?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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My friend has been having chest pain. He is 21 years old, male healthy weight. The left side of his chest was hurting, his right arm was going numb?

My friend has been having chest pain. He is 21 years old, male healthy weight. The left side of his chest was hurting, his right arm was going numb?

Wrong age/pattern: This is not a heart issue from your description. The wrong arm is involved & 21 yo don't have coronary vessel disease (the thing that causes heart pain). It could me chest wall related but a common origin would be=heart burn, triggered by stomach acid backwashing into the swallow tube. (It sits just under the heart-front to back) ...Read more

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Hi, I started having chest pain about 11 hours ago. It is still hurting. My right arm became numb also. I am taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR once a day. 18y-female?

Hi, I started having chest pain about 11 hours ago. It is still hurting. My right arm became numb also. I am taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR once a day. 18y-female?

Other diagnosis: The pain is very unlikely to be from adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). How long have you been taking it? Have you had stress? Are you using energy drinks? Do you have anxiety disorder? Unless you have sickle cell disease, heart disease or vasculitis, the likelihood of a cardiac problem is vanishingly low. ...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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I have sharp chest pains on the righ side that go right through to by sholder blade. My right arm is numb and tingly. Should I be worried?

I have sharp chest pains on the righ side that go right through to by sholder blade. My right arm is numb and tingly. Should I be worried?

Yes, you should: You don't list your age, but this could be a number of things and some of them could be serious or get much worse. You should go to an ED. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

Need to address ASAP: Need to address what might harm you the most quickly. Your chest pain radiating down your left arm describes a heart attack. Take aspirin if not allergic and seek help NOW. Your back and leg symptoms sound more like a herniated disc /sciatic nerve injury. Only after you are evaluated for your heart, a workup for back problems as mentioned should be initiated. Answer is not on internet, call 911. ...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?

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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Fiancee has chest pain, numbness in left arm, and is very out of it. He is saying he's seeing blurry. Bp 142/97. Can't afford er. Should we go anyway?

Yes to ER: You are describing features suggestive of typical angina which in turn could indicate a cardiac etiology such as coronary artery disease and heart attack. Time is key in these instances. ...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

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I have been experiencing chest pain when it does occur I get numbness in my left arm and leg and my chest feels heavy after for a while serious or no?

It can be concernin: Is the pain related to exertion? Any shortness of breath with exertion?
Ever had any stent procedure before?
You may wanna visit a cardiologist clinic and get evaluated further with possible stress test. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of arm, chest pain numbness in hand as well as shortness of breath?

What are possible causes of arm, chest pain numbness in hand as well as shortness of breath?

Heart attack: If all the symptoms are on the left and sometimes even on the right, the heart attack would be the first to check for and rule out, also pulmonary emboli, musculoskeletal causes like costochondritis, but in any case if you have those symptoms you need to go to er asap as it can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Feeling numbness in arm left arm tightening in chest pain in neck?

Could be cardiac: Although you are quite young, your symptoms could be consistent with a heart attack or low blood flow to the muscles of the heart. I don't know whether you have any risk factors but with this limited information I would urge you to go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care center to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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