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Doctor insights on: I Get This Tickling Sensation Down My Arms And Across My Chest Also I Get The Sense Of Worryness Should I Be Concerned Of Serious Medical Issues

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have intermittent pain sometimes dull sometimes severe from top of breast below shoulder & down inside of left arm. The pain can arise from side of breast to underarm & down inner left arm, sometimes causing a tingling sensation. I have also intermitten

I have intermittent pain sometimes dull sometimes severe from top of breast below shoulder & down inside of left arm. The pain can arise from side of breast to underarm & down inner left arm, sometimes causing a tingling sensation.
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Impingement: This symptom appears to be caused by an impingement of a nerve and to determine the location of the impingement and what are the options for treatment, I recommend a consultation with a neurologist who can also order any appropriate tests which may be needed in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 30 with hypertension and anxiety and get tickling down my arms and across my chest at night what is wrong with me? I take htcz lisinopril Paxil (paroxetine)

I am 30 with hypertension and anxiety and get tickling down my arms and across my chest at night what is wrong with me? I take htcz lisinopril Paxil (paroxetine)

Concerning symptoms: These symptoms could be related to your hypertension and/or to your anxiety. Regardless, you should be under the regular care of a qualified physician for all these conditions. If you haven't been evaluated recently, please make sure you are seen. ...Read more

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When I put my chin to my chest n stretch neck down to the left, I get pain by my shoulder blade and some tingling in right arm. Neck X-ray was fine?

When I put my chin to my chest n stretch neck down to the left, I get pain by my shoulder blade and some tingling in right arm. Neck X-ray was fine?

Cervical disc issue?: A disc between neck bones can weaken ; stretch or even break and leak a jelly center onto the nearby nerves. When you flex the neck and the disk bulges, it may put pressure on a nerve and temporarily cause the described symptoms. Either stop stretching that far or see a physical therapist or even a neurosurgeon to look into the matter further. ...Read more

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When I sneeze my chest hurts and there is a tingling sensation all over my body, then moves just to my arms and hands. My hands then go numb for a min?

When I sneeze my chest hurts and there is a tingling sensation all over my body, then moves just to my arms and hands. My hands then go numb for a min?

Explanation : Your reaction on sneeze not related to any medical problems. This is not the disease. Just some people more sensitive to everything. This is getting better with maturation and aging. You will be better. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation that starts on arm becomes very painful.pain travels to chest. It affects both sides of chest. Pain leads to shortness of breath?

Tingling sensation that starts on arm becomes very painful.pain travels to chest. It affects both sides of chest. Pain leads to shortness of breath?

See your physician: YUOu are too young to have most, but not all kinds of heart disease. In addition, problems in the cervicale spine can affect the nerves the these areas. Anxiety is another potential cause. IN short, you need to see your physician to sort out the possibilities and provide a treatable answer. ...Read more

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I had a nasty chest pain earlier, it went away but now I have a weird tingling sensation in my left arm and hand. Any thoughts what it is?

First time symptoms?: Are these the first symptoms you've ever had of this problem? I recommend you see your primary doc. Young people can have valvular/other cardiac problems like older people. It's relatively rare but birth defects can be present and never detected until later simply because there are no symptoms. And especially if you're into exertional sports in school etc. Call your doctor for an appointment soon ...Read more

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When I sleep my chest and arms get numb and tingling. I have trouble breathing and notice stop breathing for a few seconds. What can it be?

When I sleep my chest and arms get numb and tingling. I have trouble breathing and notice stop breathing for a few seconds. What can it be?

May be: Sleep apnea if it happens at night. In my experience this is an obvious deficiency of vitamins, particularly b complex. The Commonest cause is sugar in diet. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" and look for the post "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more

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Is it common to have body aches after sneezing? I experience a burning and tingling sensation in my chest and back after sneezing, and arm pain.

Muscle pulling or mr: This could be muscle pulling. And exercise program at strengthen his muscles would be something that might help you. Another possibility is some type of nerve pinch. However, it seems to be into many places. I would see your physician and discuss these options and see if you can place yourself in the therapeutic exercise approach to help modify this discomfort ...Read more

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Is it common to have body aches after sneezing? I experience a burning and tingling sensation in my chest and back after sneezing, and arm pain.

See a doctor ASAP: This suggests that you are having neurological symptoms as a result of pressure in your head/brain or your cervical spine and you need urgent detailed evaluation. See a neurologist STAT. Go to an ER if necessary. Hope this works out well. ...Read more

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22 5'8 148 lbs 3 1/2 months postpartum I keep having numbing tingling sensation in left arm radiating to neck chest pain and hot flashes I breastfeed?

22 5'8 148 lbs 3 1/2 months postpartum I keep having numbing tingling sensation in left arm radiating to neck chest pain and hot flashes I breastfeed?

No worries: Congratulations on the baby Allison. Unfortunately they can reek havoc on your body. I would recommend you start with the basic moist heat, massage & lymphatic drainage of that left arm. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a distinct possibility. Try a cock up splint. You may need an MRI of your C-Spine if not improving. I wouldn't worry about the vasomotor symptoms. They will resolve with time. Common! ...Read more

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I have been having a quick pain in my right side (chest) it's quick and in over inseconds, goes down me arm to my hand faint tingling

I have been having a quick pain in my right side (chest) it's quick and in over inseconds, goes down me arm to my hand faint tingling

Multiple causes: Upper back & right sides chest may be the result of a thoracic disc herniation, thoracic facet syndrome, T4 syndrome, costoveterbral syndrome, muscle strain, ect. It may also represent referred pain from internal organs such as the heart & lungs, which are more serious. With your breathing difficulties you should contact your pcp for an immediate evaluation. If not available go to nearest er! ...Read more

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Sharp, sudden pain in right chest while lying on right side. Pain went away immediately but left tingling down right arm and fingers. 37/m, 240/smoker?

Chest pain: Again as we have told others this may be heart related. You have multiple risk factors being a male smoker. It may be nothing but with tingling after chest pain down your arm you need to be evaluated. Please go to the ER to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Left shoulder/shoulder blade hurts sometimes during the day. Also, it cracks whenever I move it backwards. Get some chest and arm pains and tingling to?

Left shoulder/shoulder blade hurts sometimes during the day. Also, it cracks whenever I move it backwards. Get some chest and arm pains and tingling to?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc). Can cause pain/ weakness. Pain in the area you describe could also be rooted in your neck or chest (cardiac)... I recommend you see a physician asap. ...Read more

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Pain in chest near armpit. Slightly swollen. Told prob costochondritis. Starting to have pain/tingling inside of arm down to pointer finger. Thoughts?

Pain in chest near armpit. Slightly swollen. Told prob costochondritis. Starting to have pain/tingling inside of arm down to pointer finger. Thoughts?

Radiculopathy: 20 yo female w. "Chest-armpit" pain & associated radial nerve radiculopathy describes a process occurring in region of brachial neural plexus. This could be a musculoskeletal disorder like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or an evolving inflammatory process. The latter would best be evaluated sooner than later. See a primary care physician; urgently if there is feverishness or arm/hand weakness. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

Could be: It also could be other things and while you don't say L or R and you're female and fairly young, it could even be related to your heart. So, call your Dr — describe this carefully and see what they advise. If there was some incident that would cause a pinched nerve, mention it in your detailed description of the problems. If other or worse symptoms develop, go to an ER. Best! ...Read more

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I am having some minor chest pains that runs down my left arm, also with my left-hand tingling. I am a 57-year-old female. What do you think this is?

I am having some minor chest pains that runs down my left arm, also with my left-hand tingling.  I am a 57-year-old female.  What do you think this is?

Emergency room: The are symptoms concerning for a cardiac event. You need to be evaluated by a qualified health professional emergently. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) isn't calming me down. Feels like my heart is racing but isn't. A little of tingling in my right arm. Chest pressure?

Xanax (alprazolam) isn't calming me down. Feels like my heart is racing but isn't. A little of tingling in my right arm. Chest pressure?

Panic / anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is too short acting in my opinion to be used for anxiety disorder. As a behavioral neurologist I see a lot of people with head injury, dementia, mood disorders, epilepsy and anxiety disorders. Rebreathing carbon dioxide using a small paper bag helps many people with panic attacks / hyperventilation. Long term therapy includes CBT, clean meds, simplification of meds, etc. ...Read more

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I have moderately high bp, feel light-headed often, get mild headaches, and feel slight tightness of chest and tingling in arm and neck. Why?

I have moderately high bp, feel light-headed often, get mild headaches, and feel slight tightness of chest and tingling in arm and neck.  Why?

Too much at risk: You need to seek medical care from a physician. Your listed symptoms are concerning and without the ability to take a history from you and examine there are too many possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more

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Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest. Heart murmur picked up last night, acidic levels abnormal, extremely scared?

Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest. Heart murmur picked up last night, acidic levels abnormal, extremely scared?

Call 911: Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest, is always a red flag. If you have acute chest pain, regardless of its cause (heart burn, anxiety), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more