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Shortness of breathe or gasp for air for seconds while asleep, slight heart pain and tingling in finger tips with slight heavy feeling in left arm?

Shortness of breathe or gasp for air for seconds while asleep, slight heart pain and tingling in finger tips with slight heavy feeling in left arm?

Concerning: Concerning symptoms that can overlap a number of conditions from heart, lung and neurologic. This is a common symptom of sleep apnea contributing to changes in blood oxygen level. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Numbness and heavy feeling in left arm no pain no tingling no weakness but feels weak mostly forarm to wrist area blood pressure 117/77 hr 56bpm?

Numbness and heavy feeling in left arm no pain no tingling no weakness but feels weak mostly forarm to wrist area blood pressure 117/77 hr 56bpm?

Cardiac: Your symptoms are from your heart until proven otherwise. If you smoke, stop! Take an Aspirin now, if you're not allergic or intolerant of aspirin, and visit a medical provider or emergency room today, as soon as possible, for a cardiac evaluation. Meanwhile avoid strenuous activity. Hope for the best, but be smart and find out. ...Read more

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I have a heavy feeling in my left arm, from shoulder to elbow. My recent blood pressure was 121/83. I'm 52 black female.

I have a heavy feeling in my left arm, from shoulder to elbow. My recent blood pressure was 121/83. I'm 52 black female.

Cud b a # of thingsi: Could be a number of things, including your heart. Not enuf space here to ask u all the questions needed to steer me in the right direction. Pls see ur doc REAL SOON to rule out any serious causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Unusual feeling in left arm (heavy feeling). Arm sore and feels stiff. Somewhat tingly. And I haven't done anything that should make it sore. ALS?

Unusual feeling in left arm (heavy feeling). Arm sore and feels stiff. Somewhat tingly. And I haven't done anything that should make it sore. ALS?

Oh, not another one: I don't get it. Where is this epidemic of ALS anxiety in obviously perfectly healthy young people coming from? ...Read more

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Heaviness in the left arm for 3 days feeling that I am gonna pass out?

Heaviness in the left arm for 3 days feeling that I am gonna pass out?

See doc..: At your age this is probably nothing, but your symptoms are worrisome and should be evaluated by a doc relatively soon. ...Read more

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Slight heaviness in left arm plus feeling restless?

Slight heaviness in left arm plus feeling restless?

Anxiety?: These might be symptoms of anxiety. if concerned or the symptoms persist consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Muscular spasms across left arm, left arm also feeling heavy at times?

Muscular spasms across left arm, left arm also feeling heavy at times?

Pinched nerve: At your age neck pain that runs down the arm with or without spasms and heaviness sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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My left arm has been feeling unrelaxed and weak for the past week. Can't lift slightly heavy things without it shaking. I can feel my heartbeat in it?

Tell your parents: You need an exam asap. Please don't wait. Please don't try to figure it out yourself. Please ask your parents to take you to the doctor, right now, to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Heavy felling in left arm, dizzy and nausea. Chest is feeling odd.

Needs evaluation.: If this is a new sensation (as opposed to being several hours or more) should probably have this evaluated urgently. Sx are too close to those associated with heart disease. It would be unlikely but not unheard of in your age / sex group. ...Read more

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Can upper back pain lead to left arm feeling heavy?

Can upper back pain lead to left arm feeling heavy?

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

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Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, I recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read more

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Left arm feeling heavy after mitral valve repair?

Left arm feeling heavy after mitral valve repair?

Needs further exam: Left arm heaviness after cardiac surgery can be from a multitude of reasons. This definitely requires face to face evaluation with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Left arm pain & heaviness. No chest pain. Still able to do everyday tasks with arm, just a heavy feeling. Also have health anxiety?

Not typical angina: This could be a heart problem without chest pain. Self diagnosis is not a good idea even for a doctor like me. If you don't have a primary physician, then now you know why it would be a good idea to have one. An EKG and some blood tests plus a good examination can answer this for you. ...Read more

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My left arm n left breast has been feeling heavy for 1 week n getting worse. What should I do?

My left arm n left breast has been feeling heavy for 1 week n getting worse. What should I do?

Heaviness in left: Arm and breast. Please start w/a visit to your doctor to find out what is going on. He/she will offer ways to help. Peace and good health. Lots of possibilities that can't be assessed w/out seeing you. ...Read more

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Possible cause of left arm heaviness or lack of feeling (not numbness, pins and needles, etc!) for months?

Need an Evaluation: Your doctor can help start the investigation as to why this is happening, but I assure you, it is not normal and the cause must be found out. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago, got a flu shot in left arm and a pneumonia booster in right arm. Left arm fine. Right arm has heavy feeling for past two weeks?

Two weeks ago, got a flu shot in left arm and a pneumonia booster in right arm. Left arm fine. Right arm has heavy feeling for past two weeks?

Not serious: This is not common but does occur. It may be your immune response to the shot. As long as you can use the arm, in a normal fashion, then there is not a problem and should pass.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Numbness of the left arm, heavy feeling in chest, pain in lower left side of pelvis. No previous diagnosis of asthma. What could be happening?

IF this is new, seek: Help in an ED. Very unlikely to be a heart attack unless you take cocaine or have a congenital condition, but chest pain with arm numbness is nothing to fool around with. Could be blood clot, collapsed lung, lots of things. Don't delay. ...Read more

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My left arm got numb and heavy for a few seconds, almost like a charliehorse, where I couldn't move it. Pins and needles feeling in hand. Heart?

My left arm got numb and heavy for a few seconds, almost like a charliehorse, where I couldn't move it. Pins and needles feeling in hand. Heart?

Possible: It could be related to your heart, so seek medical attention. More likely based on your age to be a pinched nerve issue causing it as opposed to your heart. ...Read more

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I am 19 yr old female. Past few days have been feeling tired and dizzy, few nosebleeds, breast pain. As well as indigestion and heaviness of left arm.

I am 19 yr old female. Past few days have been feeling tired and dizzy, few nosebleeds, breast pain. As well as indigestion and heaviness of left arm.

Ans: You have multiple issues for the nose bleeds. Need a history any trauma? May just be dry. Make sure you steam this will help. Try this first. Fatigue etc. What is your lifestyle. You are young are you staying up all night? We need to begin with a good history and the you need an evaluation. Need to check for pregnancy and other lab draws. You are best to see your doctor ...Read more

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What could cause pain and throbbing feeling in left arm?

Sounds like: Nerve pain, probably caused by degenerative changes in the neck portion of your spine. See a doctor for physical exam, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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Buring feeling in left arm. Hot to the touch. Also, there is a particular spot on shoulders that hurts when pressed. No pain when moving. No arm weakness.

Buring feeling in left arm. Hot to the touch. Also, there is a particular spot on shoulders that hurts when pressed. No pain when moving. No arm weakness.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
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I am having unusal and annoying feeling in left arm, chest and back. Its random and its not pain. I had normal EKG and blood test. Its been one month.

I am having unusal and annoying feeling in left arm, chest and back. Its random and its not pain. I had normal EKG and blood test. Its been one month.

This can be serious.: Is this discomfort exertional? A resting EKG may not show anything abnormal. You are 31 years old but we do not know you family history of coronary risk. A strest test can be done by your doctor. It can be from your heart or not and other conditions should be considered following a thorough physical exam and history. ...Read more

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I am to the ER three times, high bp, losing feeling in left arm, abdominal pulsations, what to do?

ER: The er folks often rule out acute life threatening problems and don't go further. See your doctor to complete evaluation of the symptoms. ...Read more

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45yo female w/ history of chf/peripartum cardiomyopathy presents with sudden onset of very irregular heartbeat & tingly feeling in left arm. Serious?

Cardiomyopathy: If your function is low you are more susceptible to rhythm problems. Some can be dangerous get it checked out with your cardiologist now. ...Read more

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Sore tingling feeling in left arm from above my elbow to my wrist just started today and it's warm right above my elbow. What do you think is going on?

Sore tingling feeling in left arm from above my elbow to my wrist just started today and it's warm right above my elbow. What do you think is going on?

Many possible causes: The possible causes for these symptoms include malpositioning, elbow trauma, spinal cord injury, plexopathy, peripheral nerve palsy, etc. See your physician to discuss your symptoms in detail. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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I have tingling in my arm and hand in  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

I have tingling in my arm and hand in  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

Get checked: Most probable cause of your pain seems to be from a pinched nerve in the neck. Although you are somewhat young for this to happen, sudden heavy lifting, sudden twisting of the neck or an accident of anysort could be the cause.
You may need Xray or MRI followed by possible phsical therapy, medications and nerve blocks.
In severe or persistant cases, a surgery is indicated to reduce the compression ...Read more

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Random tired feeling in left arm/hand. Able to clench fist tightly and hold arms straight in air etc. Can you still have a TIA without full stroke sym?

Random tired feeling in left arm/hand. Able to clench fist tightly and hold arms straight in air etc. Can you still have a TIA without full stroke sym?

Yes: The definition of TIA (transient ischemic attack) or ministroke indicates transient or inomplete loss of function. Usually they are symptoms that last 10 or 15 minutes then resolve. Weekness alone can be early signs of a stroke, even without loss of function. ...Read more

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Emg/mri of head and neck with contrast normal. Still feel weak, fat feeling in left arm and hand especially on top of hand. Hard to open and close?

Emg/mri of head and neck with contrast normal. Still feel weak, fat feeling in left arm and hand especially on top of hand. Hard to open and close?

Sounds ominous: Don't like those symptoms proper workup already completed but if EMG was too early in the course may be normal and will be abnormal at 2 weeks from start of symptoms for a nerve entrapment otherwise stroke would be in the differential. ...Read more

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Occasional numb/tingly feeling in left arm with chest pain. ECG, chest X-ray, and blood test are all normal. Better with medicine. Can it be the heart?

Occasional numb/tingly feeling in left arm with chest pain. ECG, chest X-ray, and blood test are all normal. Better with medicine. Can it be the heart?

Unlikely: You have been evaluated for heart disease and do not appear to have heart problem.
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Practice safe sex.
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Sudden warm feeling in left arm now. Yesterday had muscle pain, chest after huge sneeze, n slightly fast heart rate (if it's related).No other symptoms.

Sudden warm feeling in left arm now. Yesterday had muscle pain, chest after huge sneeze, n slightly fast heart rate (if it's related).No other symptoms.

Symptoms only that,: May have many possible bases & are thus inadequate to arrive at reliable diagnosis. Given description, muscle pain mostly likely form sudden abnormally strong contraction producing some damage/pain. Faster heart rate common in response to pain, especially if also scared. All these are only clues, not any necessarily unusual or reliably predictive of any ongoing or necessarily serious body problem. ...Read more

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My left arm has been hurting and feeling limp for 2 days now. What could be wrong?

My left arm has been hurting and feeling limp for 2 days now. What could be wrong?

Tough to say: Without an exam it is tough to say. There could be several reasons, one for an example may be you simply slept on it in a different way and caused a strain in your muscles or ligaments, etc. Or there could be other reasons. See your Doctor and get an exam and the most likely reason will be forthcoming and then the treatment will be tailored to what you need to get better. Best wishes. ...Read more