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I have a dull ache down my left arm today after waking in to my hand what could this be.?

I have a dull ache down my left arm today after waking in to my hand what could this be.?

Be more specific: Kelly, we can't understand what you mean by your question, "waking in to my hand". You are young and are apparently sort of anxious, so most likely it is not serious and is related to the anxiety. Suggest you see your GP. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Dull consistent ache down my left arm from muscle to hand, I'm 23 female what could this be caused by??

Dull consistent ache down my left arm from muscle to hand, I'm 23 female what could this be caused by??

Nerve: A frequent cause is radiation of discomfort down the arm from nerve impingement from a disc in the neck or arthritic spur from a vertebra in the neck. If symptoms persist or worsen, I feel a neurologist or orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Neck xrays and/ or an mri May be ordered. In the meantime,if you can take them, nsaids like Advil or aleve along with TYLENOL (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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I have a deep ache in my left arm from my shoulder to my fingers, but its worse from elbow to hand. Starts in the morning and dulls after a few hrs.

I have a deep ache in my left arm from my shoulder to my fingers, but its worse from elbow to hand. Starts in the morning and dulls after a few hrs.

Need exam: At your age this could be many things so an examination if symptoms continue is indicated. Tennis elbow( tendinitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar n. Entrapment @ elbow ( cubital tunnel); radicular pain from a disc prob.In neck, thoracic outlet syndrome etc .Are all in diff. Dx.Now w/o a detailed hx and exam to go on... See your md for eval. And possible referral to specialist if sx.S continue ! ...Read more

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Have dull left arm inner ache which runs length of arm to hand. No other symptoms. Negative nuclear stress test 9 months ago. Cardiac likelihood?

Have dull left arm inner ache which runs length of arm to hand. No other symptoms. Negative nuclear stress test 9 months ago. Cardiac likelihood?

Ulnar Nerve Inflamma: Probably it is ulnar nerve neuralgia due to inflammation of ulnar nerve/tendons and sheath. Try Motrin 400 to 600 mg three times daily for 1 week (if no GI problems). If not working then you need steroid injection into the nerve sheath/joint. Consult a hand surgeon. It is an outpatient injection procedure. ...Read more

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28/f. Dull ache in left arm starting from elbow to wrist sometimes in upper arm. Dull ache in left thigh also. Could this be heart related?

28/f.  Dull ache in left arm starting from elbow to wrist   sometimes in upper arm.  Dull ache in left thigh also.  Could this be heart related?

Probably not: Dull aches in left arm (often with numbness, shortness of breath, sweating, post exertional) could bea cardiac symptom due to similar "wiring" between nerves going to heart and arm. These symptoms usually start centrally and radiate to the distal arm. The left leg however does not sate these nerves and a cardiac cause (like reduced oxygenation of heart due to blockages should not involve the leg. ...Read more

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Hi for bout 3 weeks now i have had a dull ache pain in my left arm sometimes its not so bad others it really hurts its just between elbow and to wrist?

Hi for bout 3 weeks now i have had a dull ache pain in my left arm sometimes its not so bad others it really hurts its just between elbow and to wrist?

Just a thought: but this pain may actually be from a pinched nerve in your neck (between the 6th and 7th CERVICAL veterbrae. Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care medical Provider)
Hope this "thought" is helpful
BE WELL
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Sharp pains in left arm sometimes dull ache. When pressing thumb and first finger together it's worse. ?

Sharp pains in left arm sometimes dull ache. When pressing thumb and first finger together it's worse. ?

Could be tendinitis: there may be more than one etiology of this but my first consideration would be tendinitis, The pattern going down the arm to suggest this and we need to know where on the arm you feel the tenderness. This would be a clue to the tendinitis location. Other conditions could also be included and you need to see your physician for an evaluation. Other choices could be neurological or vascular to na ...Read more

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I have a dull ache im my left arm its always around my elbow joint on the inside of my arm sometimes its around my shoulder and biceps and palm ?

I have a dull ache im my left arm its always around my elbow joint on the inside of my arm sometimes its around my shoulder and biceps and palm ?

Need a checkup: Pain in the areas that you describe may be due to a problem in the cervical spine - the origin of the nerves that supply the areas that hurt. To get a specific answer and proper treatment, you need to see your physician ...Read more

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I have a numbness/ dull ache starting on my left thumb radiating up my arm right behind my collar bone. Leaving my left arm weak feeling. What is it?

I have a numbness/ dull ache starting on my left thumb radiating up my arm right behind my collar bone. Leaving my left arm weak feeling. 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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I've been experiencing a feeling of something stuck in my back. Stinging pain in left shoulder and ache in left arm going down to hands.

I've been experiencing a feeling of something stuck in my back. Stinging pain in left shoulder and ache in left arm going down to hands.

Arm pain: The problem may be an impingement of a nerve root at the neck or upper dorsal spine level by a herniated disc or vertebral spur. A neurologist or neurosurgeon would be best qualified to evaluate you. Appropriate tests such as X-Ray and/or mri may be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Unintentionally losing weight. muscle ache in left arm. Frequent urination, hourly, clear. Cold hands and feet. Shaking. No appetite. No fever or pain

Unintentionally losing weight. muscle ache in left arm. Frequent urination, hourly, clear. Cold hands and feet. Shaking. No appetite. No fever or pain

Well...: Unintentional weight loss, and very frequent urination are serious symptoms and you could have Diabetes type 1.
Please see a Dr. ASAP! please!!!
This can become serious and fast! ...Read more

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Deep aching pain in hand that goes up the left arm. No recent injury and started suddenly. What could it possibly be?

Deep aching pain in hand that goes up the left arm. No recent injury and started suddenly. What could it possibly be?

Need exam: Difficult to give DX or reassurance without an exam.
Please call you health care provider and get an exam arranged.
Until that is done, try some warm packs, alternating with some ice packs, not longer than 15 min each times,3 times per day.
You could take IB 400 mg three times per day--but take it with food. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left arm that goes from my hand up my arm. My skin is very sensitive and I have aching pains. What can it be?

See your Dr.: The symptoms described above could be do to nerve entrapment, entrapment neuropathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, crps (rsd) or other conditions. The diagnosis can be tricky and often a few specialists have to be consulted before the diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin on my left hand and upper left arm that feels sore to touch?

I have sensitive skin on my left hand and upper left arm that feels sore to touch?

History neck injury?: Sounds as if you may have a compressed nerve in your neck that may be causing these symptoms. Do have have history of a neck injury, car accident? Any weakness in your left hand or left arm A physician should be able to give you advice on possible workup, treatment including exercises and medicines. Happy healing! ...Read more

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My hubby (33) woke up with a sore upper left arm, and numbness in his pointer and middle finger (of left hand). What might the cause be?

My hubby (33) woke up with a sore upper left arm, and numbness in his pointer and middle finger (of left hand). What might the cause be?

Nerve issue : Pain and numbness in a limb sounds like a pinched nerve. It can be pinched in the neck or wrist as well as possibly other places in the arm. Carpal tunnel can cause these symptoms as well and often cause numbess in thumb and index finger. You can try over the counter nsaids and a wrist splint but if sx aren't going away and especially if you have weakness you should see your doc. ...Read more

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Left arm ache, left hand tingling, pain with deep breath left scapula and left anterior chest wall. Worse with lying down and activity of L UE. ?

Left arm ache, left hand tingling, pain with deep breath left scapula and left anterior chest wall. Worse with lying down and activity of L UE. ?

Not online: Hard to judge these things online but it might be serious. You should at least go to an urgent care today or call your primary for advice. ...Read more

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Good evening. I have an aching pain in the back of my left shoulder & upper left arm. my fingers & thumb on my left hand go numb & tingles?

Good evening. I have an aching pain in the back of my left shoulder & upper left arm. my fingers & thumb on my left hand go numb & tingles?

Nerve entrapement: See your family doctor and he will probably order a nerve conduction test to see what is going on. It could be a problem at the wrist, elbow, or shoulder ...Read more

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Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?

Lle: Possibly coincidental that the left arm and leg are symptomatic unless there is something in the brain causing it. More likely carpal tunnel in hand and pinched mid lumbar nerve or diabetic amotrophy. ...Read more

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I have a left arm that aches from wrist to shoulder with the center of pain being the elbow. And I hope that it is'nt fatal.

I have a left arm that aches from wrist to shoulder with the center of pain being the elbow.  And I hope that it is'nt fatal.

Elbow pain: Inflammation in the elbow,such as tendonitis or epicondylitis, can cause discomfort to radiate toward the wrist or upper arm. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. In the meantime try NSAIDS like ibuprofen,if you can take them. Also hot or cold packs and rubbing liniment May help. ...Read more

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My left arm has been aching from my wrist to my shoulder for 3 days, wrist & shoulder the most. No other symptom. I haven't had any sport injury, etc!

My left arm has been aching from my wrist to my shoulder for 3 days, wrist & shoulder the most. No other symptom. I haven't had any sport injury, etc!

Evaluate: I must insist you seek medical uation immediately . You may have atypical cardiac pain, so you need to be seen as soon as possible. If not, more the better - then you can work through the uation process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore tingling feeling in left arm from above my elbow to my wrist just started today and it's warm right above my elbow..What do you think is going on?

Sore tingling feeling in left arm from above my elbow to my wrist just started today and it's warm right above my elbow..What do you think is going on?

Many possible causes: The possible causes for these symptoms include malpositioning, elbow trauma, spinal cord injury, plexopathy, peripheral nerve palsy, etc. See your physician to discuss your symptoms in detail. You might be referred to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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My left arm has been sore and since yesterday. today I noticed that there was HUGE swollen spot of lymph nodes on the thumb side just below the elbow.

Lymph Nodes: That is not a typical place to find swollen lymph nodes and that isolated finding is not an obvious description of any common medical condition or infection. Without further information I cannot help with diagnosis but if it is huge swollen and worsening I would have a doctor look at it today. ...Read more

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Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Need 2nd opinion: Always check with your PCP first for best referrals for pain specialists.Can also see an osteopathic physician, who's a DO trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) who can evaluate you musculoskeletally, treat you and help decompress your neck, spine, low back, sacrum and offer more options and solutions to get you out of pain quickly! Check Am.Acad.Osteopathy or Cranial Academy directories. ...Read more

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I hurt my neck wrestling on monday night and my left arm muscles feel weak and my left thumb is sore. Its been like 3 days. I can move my arm though?

I hurt my neck wrestling on monday night and my left arm muscles feel weak and my left thumb is sore. Its been like 3 days. I can move my arm though?

See doctor: Neck injury with associated arm weakness especially if it involves the hand can be a serious injury. It suggests the possibility of a nerve root injury at the neck level. This could be related to a herniated disc, an irritated nerve root, or just a neck strain with associated muscle spasms resulting in nerve pain. Regardless, you need to see a doctor before you are cleared to wrestle again. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I have pain or ache (not a serious pain) in my left shoulder, left arm till my wrist, and light pain in my left breast,can u please help?

Hello Doctor, I have pain or ache (not a serious pain) in my left shoulder, left arm till my wrist, and light pain in my left breast,can u please help?

See your physician: Pain in all of these areas suggests muscle or nerve pain. It may be related to exercise or a particular activity. Since it persists, you should see your physician for an evaluation in order to get treatment or advice on how to relieve it. ...Read more