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Heart Attack Symptoms With Numbness In The Arms And Hands
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?
See your doctor: See your doctor asap, these can be symptoms of cardiac trouble. ...Read more
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
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 more
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 more
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 more
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?
See below: It could be a response to any extreme pain you were having from the heart attack. If lost consciousness, it could have be a seizure but it is difficult to tell what exactly it was without seeing it in action. ...Read more
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?
Heart attack: Women tend to have variable and atypical symptoms. Please see your pcp if your symptoms have resolved or go to the er if you have on going symptoms. ...Read more
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 more
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
Aortic root, aortic valvular disease
anomalous coronary origin
but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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?
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 more
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?
Not usually: If it doesn't get better go have it checked out. ...Read more
See a dr asap: This could be- although probably not. Still seek medical attention asap to make certain it is not a heart attack. From there, if it is not, they will work up your hand. ...Read more
My right arm feels numb and heavy. Was sleeping and woke up to use the restroom and noticed. Very creepy. Scared of heart attack.
Last night woke up from sleep heart beating very fast I had pain there felt like I couldn't breathe at all. Heart attack? Left arm numb prior to bed
Seek Evaluation: As cardiac pain can be atypical in females! ...Read more
I've had a pain behind my shoulder blade and a tingly numb pain going down my arm. I know I have a pinched nerve, and elevated cholesterol. Heart attack?
I'm having sporadic feelings of heaviness and moderate pain in my right arm/wrist for the past week. Is this a cause of concern of a heart attack?
Right forearm: Though unusual these symptoms could be cardiac in etiology, the differential is long so get a detailed evaluation. ...Read more
Why is it that I feel as if I am having a heart attack every time I try and fall asleep, I am awoken by a jolt my heart is racing my left arm is numb?
Either or neither:
Substernal pain, radiation to left or right arm and or neck
pallor, irregular heart, nause and some variable numbness can all occur
also be aware, some have heart attack and no symptoms! ...Read more
I'm and 18year old female my chest is hurting left side pressure like feeling im having a hard time breathing and my left arm is going numb am I having a heart attack?
Unlikely by get seen: Given your age and the fact that you are female, it is unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac, however the better part of valor would be to see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
I'm scared I might be having a heart attack my left arm went numb heart palpitations troubled breathing what to do? I am known to have panic attacks
Palpitations: Although these can be signs, it is very rare for someone your age to have a heart attack. The same signs occur with panic attacks. Based on your history, you have had similar episodes before, so you probably had a cardiac work-up in the past. Were previous tests normal when you felt like this? Call a doctor who knows you well for a safe and accurate assessment and a plan for recurrences. ...Read more
I have pain in my right hand from shoulder to wrist for 2 days can that be heart related or early symptom of heart attack? Iam just 22 yrs old
Not lkely: Not lkely - best to see your physician. ...Read more
I have pain in my left & right hand from shoulder to wrist for 2 days can that be heart related or early symptom of heart attack? Iam just 22 yrs old
31yr old female. Went to ER with ALL heart attack symptoms. HR 144 BP 136/83. arms lost circulation, turned blue. Tests normal. Discharged within 3hrs?
Hmm: What did they tell you caused your symptoms? We always recommend to follow up with a doctor after your emergency room visit to put things together and also see how you are doing. If having persistent, recurrent symptoms another recheck at the emergency room is warranted. Good luck ...Read more
Left hand pain: In a 20 year old the pain is most likely from the left hand or wrist, low probability of heart related. ...Read more
29 yo having heart attack-like symptoms for a year on and off - heaviness in chest, hard to breathe, numbness in face. Multiple ekgs show nothing.
Panic Attack vs. Oth: If your EKG's are normal, then it is most likely not your heart. Panic attacks can mimic heart attacks to patients and have many of the same symptoms. Anxiety can as well. There are also other potential causes of chest pain or difficulty breathing and so I do recommend you get a diagnosis from your primary care doctor. There are treatments for most of these conditions. ...Read more
I have right side shoulder pain for one month. Now slowly pain increases and extending towards down on the hand. Will it be a symptom of heart attack?
Need to know Ur Age?: Shoulder pain can be due to some disorder of the shoulder joint. Yes it can also be a referred pain from a heart attack in the right age group (So we need to know your age). Moreover Heart attack pain does not last longer than an hour or so and is associated with chest pain (pressure or tightness in the chest (behind the sternum (breast bone). You should get your shoulder checked for proper diagnosis ...Read more
My husband had acute pain in right hand side shoulder bone area. Is it a symptom of heart attack?
Pain right hand: It sure can be. He needs to see a doctor for workup. ...Read more
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