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I get really bad headaches alongside left arm pain and heart palpitations. What do you recommend?

I get really bad headaches alongside left arm pain and heart palpitations. What do you recommend?

A full work up: Severe headaches should be evaluated with a full exam, + or - imaging like a ct or mri. Left arm and palp needs attention too. A holter or event recorder to assess the rythm and correlate it with symtoms. Full battery of labs.A review of the meds you take including any suplements and over the counter meds . Echocardiogram or stress test as indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Heavy chest short of breath racing heart naseous headache left arm pain dizzy wento ER d d dimer 938 what's this mean?

Heavy chest short of breath racing heart naseous headache left arm pain dizzy  wento ER d d dimer  938 what's this mean?

It means you should : Many things potentially, and its foolish to think we will know the answer without a lot more informaiton, history, physical exam, and maybe other tests. From panic attacks with a bruised knee to severe blood clots in the lung and everything in between. Do you smoke? Use oral contraceptives? This is a great place to answer some questions (like "what is a pe?"), not a good place to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have swollen legs for10 years,severe headaches,left arm pain,3 periods in a month..gone to different doctors everyone says im healthy?

I have swollen legs for10 years,severe headaches,left arm pain,3 periods in a month..gone to different doctors everyone says im healthy?

Thunderclap headache: Keep a headache and blood pressure diary. Take your blood pressure daily AND during a headache. Show your diary to your regular doc. If your BP is up during and before a headache, you may benefit from medication, like SL nitro. Be well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache and left arm and shoulder pain?

What to do if I have headache and left arm and shoulder pain?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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What causes facial tingling, arm pain and headache on the left side?

What causes facial tingling, arm pain and headache on the left side?

See below: Symptoms such as this suggest a possible neurological condition. A neurologist would be the best type of doctor to see for these symptoms. This should be dealt with sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What is wrong? Should i see someone? Left upper arm pain and 8out of 10 headache

What is wrong? Should i see someone? Left upper arm pain and 8out of 10 headache

Shoulder problem: A shoulder injury or instability can cause shoulder pain and referred pain up the neck. That can cause muscle spasms and headaches. See a shoulder surgeon. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more