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Dull Pain In Upper Left Back Just Under Left Arm
I think I had a heart attack this morning (chest pressure, upper back pain, dull pain in left arm, nausea) but feel fine now. Should I still see a DR?
Be seen: Yes you should still be seen and evaluated immediately ...Read more
Im having dull pain in left arm and the back of left leg also i can get this pain that comes on in my left side of chest what could it be?
Arm and leg:
Sorry to hear about this. You MUST see your primary doctor as soon as possible.
She/he will take your medical history, examine you, and then order some labs and possibly an xray.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?
Probably soft tissue: Assuming you have previously been healthy the source of pain is probably soft tissue irritation (ligament or muscle) causing muscle spasm in the neck. This can cause "referred pain" to your head and arm. A less likely cause would be a disc injury causing irritation or pressure on a nerve to your arm. The symptoms should go away soon, but if not please see your doctor. ...Read more
I've had dull aching pain in my left arm, armpit, and back for months. Also get periods of tingling in that arm as well as my right leg. Any ideas?
Demyelinating: It is hard to tell without proper history and physical examination. At your age a consideration is demyelinating (autoimmune) disorders. However, other rare conditions like syringomyelia or vitamin deficiency may need to be considered. Check with your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Dull pain in left arm and left leg for months, getting worse. New symptom is upper vertebrae in back extremely sore to touch. Worried about heart. 24.
Doubt heart: Cardiac pain would be very unlikely. Probably musculoskeletal-skeletal/spinal. Should check with your doctor. ...Read more
Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.
Yes: Sometimes a disc herniation will present as a deep achy pain or sharp pain along the scapula or shoulder blade on the same side as the arm affected which can feel heavy without any neck symptoms. This could also be a heart problem especially if it is affecting the left side. Rarely, a tumor in the top part of the lung on that side can present like this-a pancoast tumor. You should be evaluated. ...Read more
I been having upper back pain and pain under my left arm pit. What could this possibly be caused from?
See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Maybe: Cervical stenosis is caused by the opening in the vertebras of the neck being too small to allow the spinal cord to move freely. A nerve may be pinched as it comes off the main cord, and cause back pain, especially upper back and arm pain. Please see your doctor to have an exam and maybe some imaging to help figure it out. ...Read more
Severe upper back pain progressing over months, left arm weakness, worse at night- clear t-spine MRI w/o contrast- could it have missed something?
C spine problem?:
Has your cervical spine been checked?
Left arm symptoms are much more commonly related to cervical spine disc and degenerative
problems than thoracic problems.
Get a good exam of the cervical spine and left shoulder.
You may need a cervical MRI and NCV study to localized etiology. ...Read more
I went to the ER with severe left arm and upper back pain the ER Dr said my D dimer was slightly elevated but CT scan was normal. What an this mean?
Follow up needed: D dimer and CT angiogram are used to help diagnose pulmonary embolism ( blood clot in lung). No test is foolproof, so if symptoms persist, follow up with your doctor is essential. Sever left arm and upper back pain are concerning symptoms and may signal heart disease. Best to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Left arm feels numbish and heavy. Upper back pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, chest xray a month ago. Went for run today and was fine. Heart issue? 21yr
See doctor: If you're left arm is feeling numb and heavy right now, its prudent to be evaluated now. If it always feel heavy then waiting is okay. Left arm heaviness, jaw tightness, chest pain, is cardiac until proven otherwise. Although, both left arm heaviness and numbness, upper back pain may be caused by sleeping in awkward position or even reflux but its better safe than sorry ...Read more
Localized mild dull pain in upper left arm that comes and goes. re occurring in very minute ? is it heart related ?
Please get checked and examined by your physician.
You are quite young for a coronary event; however, you must be checked, tested and examined. ...Read more
Get checked: A medical check up is necessary to find the cause of chest pain in this location. It could be from angina which is a serious heart condition where chest pain is brought on by exertion. It is easy to diagnose with ekg and some further medical testing whivch can be done by his physicians.I would advice you to have a medical check up without any more delays. ...Read more
See details: There are numerous possible causes including neck or shoulder issues or referred pain from other sites. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
Emergency: go to the ER now!!!Get a more detailed answer ›
I keep getting weird "flashes" of dull pain in my upper left arm. I think it is a "radicular pain". Becoming more frequent. Possible cause?
See a doctor : A physical exam is needed to figure this out. ...Read more
I have had a dull pain in left arm off and on all day, all the way into my thumb. Im a 50 yr old female, no other symptoms. Should I worry?
More information: more information is needed. Schedule a consult on this forum or see your PCP ...Read more
What to do if I have a serious dull pain in my left arm stemming from my armpit, from wide grip pull ups. any idea what it is and how to deal with it?
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed ...Read more
Been having dull aching pain under left arm just below rib cage. Off and on for a few days. Feel pain when I press on bone?
Inflammation: If there is no recent arm trauma, you may be dealing with tendonitis of the elbow or an epicondylitis near the elbow. Both conditions respond to avoiding strain of the arm and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve. If symptoms don't resolve, consult your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
My left arm hurts me several times a day wit a dull aching pain that goes and comes. It feels like the pain is inside my bone near my elbow. Its just a dull nagging pain. What is causing this pain and what can I take to ease the pain?
Several: There are a number of possible causes of the pain that you describe so i would not be able to list them all here. The best thing would be to see a doctor and get yourself checked out. Then they could probably figure out the source of this pain. ...Read more
Over the past 3 days I have had some dull aching and tenderness in my left arm pit. I feel no lumps, just thickness, should I go to a doctor?
Left arm just on the top side from my bicep and all down to my fingers sore to touch feels like sunburn,also in shoulder blade,under armpit,arm aching?
Possible allergy: The description of left arm shoulder blade and armpit , aching s-like sunburn aching suggests that it may be either allergic reaction to prolonged exposure to sun ,poison ivy or some infection is coming up ..See your doctor ,get examined and treatment .In the meantime you apply hydrocortisone ointment to left arm ...Read more
I have a small hard mass inside my left arm below my bicep only a dull pain when I toich ot..What might this be?
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