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Heart Attack Symptoms With Numbness In The Arms And Hands
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Maybe: Brachioradiculitis is a complication of lyme. It usually involves just one arm but occasionally can involve both. Get a blood test done. ...Read more
I get attacks of tachycardia and other symptoms including sob, tingling in hands. .. daily/nightly. What causes the tingling in hands and sob?
Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause tingling in tops of breasts, fingers. Back and shoulder pain. Shortness of breath. All while NOT in the midst of a panic attack?
Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, appetite changes, palpitations, and pain. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?
Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Female, 42 can a heart attack start in the right arm, going up and across chest, chest feeling compressed and pain in shoulder and neck, with tirednes?
Chest tightness and pain after exercise... Tingling in limbs and fingers as well as tremor hands, pressure in chest feeling faint and like vomiting?
Please go to ER!: I am very concerned about your symptoms. Chest tightness brought on by exertion is worrisome. Please go the nearest er for immediate evaluation. Although these symptoms may be due to low sugar levels in blood, i can not make that call. Cardiac workup is essential in your case. ...Read more
What can cause wrist stiffness and stifness in hand, along with numbing and tingling sensations in arm?
Not typical: Main symptoms include resting tremor, muscle stiffness, gait imbalance, decreased facial expression. Pins and needles might occur transiently and later in course as a co-morbidity, but peripheral nerve involvement is not a part of Parkinson's. However, occasionally, medication side effects can cause "pins and needles". ...Read more
Certainly: Radiating or referring pain, particularly to the left arm, hand or jaw are classic symptoms of angina and can indicate a heart attack. Women, in particular, often describe back pain when experiencing a heart attack. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are experiencing these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What condition can be ascribed to the following: extreme heat in legs and feet, together with acutely painful "pricking" sensation in hands and feet?
What could the following symptoms mean..Tingling in upper abdomen, tingling and numbness in both hands ...Feel really hot and sweating a lot...
Thyroid: This could be from thyroid disease. But there are other possibilities. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com ANXIETY AND HYPERVENTILATION CAN CAUSE NUMBNESS. ...Read more
I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o
Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual & rapid, we call that palpitations. If you have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting that's worrisome. Start by seeing an internal medicine or cardiology doctor; depending on what else turns up, some tests are in order. ...Read more
Numbness/tingling in arms and swelling/tightness in hands upon waking in morning. Alsoheavy aching spells in arms 4past2yrs. Doc is aware of it/unsure?
What can cause light headedness, tingling in arms and hands, like needles pricking your skin, heart fluttering, and anxiousness?
Hyperventilation: When you are anxious or stressed for some reasons you hyperventilate and your heart can flutter. During hyperventilation your blood chemistry changes in a negative way . You exhale to much co2 and your blood pco2 drops and this in turn decreases ionized calcium in the blood causing tingling , Decreased blood pco2 can give you light headedness. Breathing to a paper bag helps when under stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had heart attack 5 yrs ago, had stent put in a coma for 3 days. Last month, have difficulty breathing, arms/legs weak or heavy, numbness in hand
Left arm a bit numb, now I have tingling in pinky up side of palm. Slight pain from my elbow up. I've had migraines with aura. Possibly heart attack?
Left arm nerve issue: Heart attack symptoms can cause left arm symptoms, but in a young patient without other issues would be very unusual. It also should not be migraine aura unless this has been part of your aura before. More likely you have peripheral nerve irritation that may be at the elbow (ulnar nerve) or possibly at the brachial plexus or cervical spine. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more
Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?
Probably not: Arm pain that radiates (travels to) the hand and particularly the fingers is usually not heart related, but more likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck. The is referred to as as cervical neuropahy, if it comes from the spine, or brachial neuropathy, if it comes from lower down. I've seem this happen if someone leans heavily on crutches they have been using for a sprained knee. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left arm is falling sleep and my left hand hurt for the pass three days and also have chills. Are those symptoms of a heart attack? I am 35
Unlikely: Left arm falling asleep is more likely related to peripheral nerve issues of the arm or shoulder. Symptoms worrisome for acute heart issues are chest pain extending to the left arm. Chills are very nonspecific and can be associated with many disorders including flu, infection and other systemic maladies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been experiencing severe panic attacks right before going to bed. I feel as if I can't breath, like I'm having a heart attack and will die. I also have physical symptoms such as a bad pain in my left arm and back, tingling in my hand and sweating.
Be careful: Be certain that the cause is truly a panic attack: this a "diagnosis of exclusion." first you need to be checked carefully for other, more ominous causes. See your family doc if you haven't already. If it's deemed to be panic, consider relaxation techniques like transcendental meditation, yoga, self hypnosis with or without assistance from a tranquilizer (under the direction of your doc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I male 24. Feeling my left hand numb as blood running through my hand. A little chest pain and headache. Is this symptom of heart attack, hbp or else ?
I am 21 yrs old, and i am feeling a slightly pain in my left arm now a days.sometimes from the upper joint to shoulder and sometimes from arm to wrist.and also goes to my upper left back. Is this a symptom of heart attack?
Highly unlikely: More likely a musculoskeletal injuryGet a more detailed answer ›
Symptoms today are horrible indigestion , numb arm, shortness of breath , feeling weak . I have costochondritis . Is this normal ? Heart attack ?
Doubt it, but...: No one symptom definitively indicates a heart attack is or is not in progress (many people make the fatal mistake of waiting out atypical heart pain). In fact, "heart pain" is often indistinguishable from esophageal, pericardial, mediastinal, gastric, & chest wall distress. By the same token, where in your gut you have problems may result in very different sensations. See doctor to be reassured. ...Read more
Why did my hands twist sideways and back towards my arms involuntarily when i was having my heart attack?
Help pls.. Last night i thought i ws having heart attack. My body was numb with tingling. Hands were closing due to numbness (i have hist of anxiety)?
Does an anxiety attack make you feel like you're having a heart attack? Numbness in the hands & feet. Fast heart beat. Loss of breath
Anxiety: Anxiety attacks and panic attacks can feel exactly as you describe. At 19 anxiety is far more common than a heart attack. Heart attack is not impossible but statistically the anxiety attack would be overwhelmingly more probable in a young person. Discussing with your Dr. and if appropriate having cardiac testing or help with anxiety is a good course of action. ...Read more
I am 32 yrs female i been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?
Possible heart attack? I'm 26 Been having palpitations, dizziness that goes away when sitting or lying down and left arm numbness/burning for few days
See a doctor: Palpitations and dizziness that disappear with sitting or lying down are not suggestive of an acute heart attack, but these symptoms need evaluation. The numbness and burning of the left arm may or may not be related. There are many possibilities for these symptoms, including panic disorder, episodic irregular heart beats, anemia. Please see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an 18 year old have a heart attack? Ever since i was little, I have always had chest pain, sometimes i pass out, makes me dizzy, numbness in my left arm. The chest pain will last from a few seconds to 30 minutes, then goes away, however it happens mor
My left arm & hand have been tingling for months. No idea why. I'm 25. No heart attack. Could i be sleeping on it strangely?
Yes, position impt: Assuming it is intermittent and is most nticable in the am upon arising, sleep position is a real possibility. Suggest using pillows to force you to sleep with er on the back or oppositie side. Play detective related to possible causes which are mechanical. Truck drivers get it with the left arm propped on a ledge or arm rest as an example. If it persists and exam would be reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand? Not sharp pain..More like an achy pain? 29f. Healthy. Worried about stroke or heart attack
Nerve pain likely: Many things -- most likely compression of a nerve in your thoracic outlet or neck. Unlikely to be heart disease in a healthy person of 29. Definitely not a stroke. More likely thoracic outlet syndrome, or cervical nerve compression, or compression of your nerve by some other mechanism like a tumor -- see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mini heart attack or pinched nerve, im 22, 5'11, 236lbs, smoker, junkfood eater, no exercise, shooting pain radiating from my neck, worsens at shoulder and shooting down into my arm and hand?
Radicular pain?: You need to consult your Family Physician and get checked.At your age with the symptoms you described it is very unlikely to be due to heart problem And more likely from a problem with your Cervical Spine and may be a pinched nerve causing pain radiating down the arm Get your self checked and treated And advice to stop smoking and lifestyle changes for your eating habits and exercise ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight chest,heart pound so fast,left arm feels tingling, dizzy,cold hand and feet,sweating,suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. heart attack or anxiety?
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