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Dull Pain In Right Arm
Aa throbbing/pulsating dull pain in right arm anove the elbow woke me up in the middle of the night and continued. Should I be worried?
I have been experiencing some dull pain in my right arm pit that comes and goes. Now if I lay on that side, it hurts much worse when I wake up but then goes away after I am up. Just had breast exam.
Probably unrelated: A dull pain in the right side from what you describe sounds like a musculoskeletal issue. It is probably not related to the breast exam. You may have strained something doing normal activity like yoga, cleaning etc. Then after having the exam you became aware? You can try ibuprofen, if it persists see you doctor. ...Read more
Burning dull pain sensation on right arm. When moved a certain way hurts too. On upper arm a little below the shoulder is this heart attack symptom?
Dull pain right arm 3 weeks Dr said ECG fine. BP 160 over 90. Had ck test. On beta blockers & aspirin. Is this heart or alcohol problem. Smoke 40 day?
Need more testing: Just because your EKG was normal does not necessarily mean you have no cardiac issues. If you smoke heavily and have persistent extremity pain of unknown significance, it would probably be in your best interest to have a stress test performed. This can potentially aid in determining if your pain is of cardiac origin. I don't see how alcohol could play a role in this. ...Read more
Very dull ache in right back near lung with very dull come & go pain in right arm under elbow. Could this be hormonal or just anxiety?
Many possibilities: Back pain can have many causes. Examples include a muscular or skeletal issue, disc problems, arthritis, intestinal issues, kidney stones, bladder infections, lung issues, heart issues, gynecological problems and many others. Because of the many possibilities, and because of the vague symptoms you describe, it is best to be examined by your doctor to hone in on the problem. ...Read more
I have a dull achy pain in my upper right arm while and after lying down...What could be the cause?
Parasthesias: Possibly you are cutting off the circulation, simlar to your feet/legs falling asleep when sitting on them etc. This will cause lackof blood flow to the nerves and eventaully a dull ache, even tingling at times. You may just have a strain also. If troublesome, see dr for eval, goodluck. ...Read more
Have dull, shooting pain in my upper right arm. Pain is worse when I sleep. Has been occurring for 2+weeks.?
Several possibilitie: Do you recall any injury? It could be from your arm or your shoulder. Are you sleeping on your right side with elbow bent and hand by your face? That position will make it worse. Try 2 Aleve (naproxen) with food twice a day and moist heat 15 min over shoulder and arm 3 times a day. If not better soon seek care. ...Read more
I have been having this dull to sharp pain under my right arm and breast, it has been like this for a week or so?
I have dull pain in neck, right shoulder and arm. Arm's also shaky, stiff and unresponsive very often. What type of doctor should I see? Thanks.
Your physician: So your physician maybe see a neurologist depending on what the findings are ...Read more
Upper right arm pain with heavyness-swollen hurts when touched and hurts if not touched-dull pain when not touched Thank you?
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We can't answer questions from minors < 16 years old. Thanks for putting your state! . Age, location, & gender, can affect our answer, as some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, we expect it of you! List any meds you take & med. Conditions you have, too. ...Read more
Referred pain: Irritation of the chest muscles with coughing can cause chest discomfort by irritation of cervical and perhaps thoracic nerve roots. The fact that this a right sided arm pain is reassuring against pain of cardiac origin. If the pain persists, I would pursue a visit to a pulmonologist and possibly a cardiologist, to figure out where this pain is referred from ...Read more
Pain on upper right hand side dull pain that comes and goes pain sometimes goes into my right arm?
Pain: Is the pain on the palmar side or on the dorsal side? If on the palmar side I would be suspicious for carpal tunnel. ...Read more
I've had right arm dull pain in the middle / just above the elbow for several days now. No injury. It comes & goes. Also sometimes my right hand is kinda weak for holding things. Age 34 - male / Makes me nervous, but hasn't slowed me down, just makes me f
Nerve irritation.: Statistically, median nerve compression at the wrist, AKA carpal tunnel syndrome is the most likely cause of your symptoms. However, there are other potential causes, some more serious than others. You need to see a doctor, get a detailed history & physical exam and possibly some other tests. Please don't delay! I wish you the best. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. See a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Arm pain could result from different reasons, of which may include trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. ...Read more
Bursitis: Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion muscles tendon and skin in joints. Xrays can show arthritis and MRI can show torn ligaments/muscles. And help diagnose cause. Ice, physical therapy, tylenol/ibuprofen for pain may help. Avoid activity that causes pain. See your doctor to get the tests and for further treatment. ...Read more
Nerve pinched innecl: By disc herniation at your age bonespurs are prevalent as well see a doc get a diagnosis then see if you have to worry. Worry without a diagnosis never made sense to me you have to know what to worry about pain is a nonspecific symptom. ...Read more
All of a sudden I have a cranky aching feeling at the bending part of my right arm what could this be?
Hart to say: It's very hard to say without a proper examination as there are many conditions around the elbow with pain like this. It could be tennis or golfer's elbow with pain over the sides of the elbow causing the pain of bending it especially with certain movements of the wrist. It could be the onset of arthritis. It could be inflamed ligaments in the elbow. See your doc for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more
Aching arm: Please have this man see his doctor ASAP or go to the emergency room. It could be an emergency such as a heart situation/circulation (even though that normally presents w/pain in the left arm) or something simpler like a strain or pinched nerve. Be safe and have peae of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am 27 yrs old. I've had an aching right arm, with frequent but not persistent stabbing chest pains on the right, and sometimes on the left.
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are concerned you should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more
I am a 16 year old girl, I get an aching pain in my right arm most nights and quite often it will be freezing to touch. What would be the problem?
It sounds like you: Are lying on that arm at some part of the night and temporarily compressing a nerve. Try changing your sleeping position/using pillows to prop yourself so that you are not laying on that arm. This can happen also if you sleep on your belly with your arm up over your head. If you try this and it is still happening, please see your doctor. ...Read more
How come I have chronic knots in my right shoulder that never fully goes away? It sends aching up that side of my neck and head and also down my right arm. Has been off and on for a couple years now
See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more
My whole right arm is burning and aching. It is the same color temperature and size as my other arm. Is this a pinched nerve? Tight neck cause?
Started with right arm pain where he couldn't lift his right arm, then both his hips started having aching pain and then the fever came, after sandin?
Complex symptoms: The symptoms you describe can be caused by a variety of conditions. Infection or inflammation of joints, tendons, nerves, or muscles can all cause pain and fever as described. Infections include: septic arthritis, lyme disease, stis, some viral infections. Non-infectious can include inflammatory arthritis & vasculitis & injury. A thorough medical evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more
I have been getting pins and needles down my right arm for 2 weeks now an it's now aching too also today a sudden onset in my right leg it feels like?
Neurologist: If the parasthesiae and aching were localised to the arm, I would suspect a nerve entrapment or compression by a cervical bulging disc or vertebral spur. However with leg involvement, I'm concerned about a possible left cerebral cortex disorder or even a left carotid artery blockage. I strongly recommend a consultation with a neurologist for diagnosis. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
My right arm is aching from my shoulder to my wrist and my hand is numb. Also the pain shoots down my arm. What could be wrong with it?
Aching pain in R shoulder blade for 3 yrs, now both shoulder blades aching and right arm hurts down to my hand and sometime hurts to take deep breath?
See your doctor: This sort of pain could be due to disc disease in your neck, misalignment of your spine from scoliosis or other sources. When you breath, your chest and shoulder muscles move, which may make it worse. However, pain with breathing can also be from other things like pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lung), blood clot, infection or fluid collection. See your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
I have left ventrical hypertrophy my heart beat was 115bpm with tightness in my chest and my neck hurts on both sides my right arm was aching?
11 yr old daughter has aching right upper chest pain, (no arm pain) when she raises her right arm or bends over, effects breathing, stressed at school?
Could be....: ....Stress. It could also be a pulled muscle. Or it could be something called pleurisy, which is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and involves pain that is worse in certain positions and with deep breathing. If she is otherwise well, without cough, fever, etc., then try ibuprofen. If she's otherwise sick, see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Left forearm burning and left hand aching, right arm pain, shoulder pain and into right side of my neck. I am 54 years old.
Question??: I am not sure what information you are looking for. Do you need advice on possible causes, who to see for evaluation, or have you been evaluated and need more details? Please restate your question. Sorry I could not be of more help ...Read more
I am experiencing aching muscles, little bit of cough (quality: with phlegm or mucus) and skin rash (quality: red or bluish purple) on my right arm?
You just need to: See a healthcare provider as the rash can be difficult to diagnose without it being examined properly. Muscle pain and cough generally point towards a viral infection of some sort, but if you have a rash then that introduces a bevy of other possibilities. Or the two things may be caused by separate conditions. Please see a healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in healthTap. ...Read more
Aching right arm & right breast. Breast is tender and in pain, nipple is aching and flat what could it be? No bump or underpit pain. Irregular periods
Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?
Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read more
I have a dull ache in my upper right arm I have had it since getting up today. No other symptoms should I be worried?
Don't worry too much: My guess is that you may have slept on it oddly if you woke up like that and it may take a day or two for the muscles in your upper arm to calm down again. If it's really bothering you you can try some ibuprofen for pain relief and for any inflammation that may be going on and try heat on it as well to see if that helps. If still hurting in a few days, see your doc to see if they have other ideas. ...Read more
Waking up with dull ache or pain and pins and needles in my right arm. Goes mostly when I get up but if evident on occasions during the day?
Why would I have a dull ache in my right arm between my elbow and shoulder? No trauma. Pain comes and goes. Not severe. Slight weakness as well.
I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too. My hands and fingers swell up. What could?
Compression symptoms: These vague symptoms could have several sources, and I recommend you seek a medical exam and opinion. You may have some degree of thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by a compression of nerve and/or vein by the first rib. Again, please seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more
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