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Suddenly 10 minutes ago I feel pain in my left arm. I am feeling pain if I tried to lift my arm. Pain stats from thumb to top near shoulder joint. But if I raise my arm and put my hand on right shoulder from the back I feel relaxation in my arm.

Suddenly 10 minutes ago I feel pain in my left arm. I am feeling pain if I tried to lift my arm. Pain stats from thumb to top near shoulder joint. But if I raise my arm and put my hand on right shoulder from the back I feel relaxation in my arm.

Chest pain: Hello, some of the more common causes of chest pain and younger people are chest pain heart related, stomach acid, musculoskeletal. If the pain persists or gets worse with exertion, I would worry about heart condition. But the way you are describing that muscle movement helps, it could be musculoskeletal pain ...Read more

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What are the causes of left arm pain radiating down to hand?

Several: This can be caused most typically from a neck or a shoulder problem . If if occurs from the elbow down it could be related to a neck or elbow issue. If really depends on where the pain starts and where it radiates and what makes it feel worse or better and what associated symptoms that may be present. You should see your doctor to make sure this is not a heart or lung issue that can cause this. ...Read more

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What could this left arm pain from shoulder to hand be?

What could this left arm pain from shoulder to hand be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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29/f. Left arm pain sometimes starting in shoulder down to hand and sometimes vice versa. Shooting\achy pain. Had EKG last week and came back good.

29/f.  Left arm pain sometimes starting in shoulder down to hand and sometimes vice versa. Shooting\achy pain.   Had EKG last week and came back good.

Pinched nerve?: You might benefit from seeing a neurologist or a physiatrist to see if you have a pinched never from neck to the fingers. Ekg is not enough to see if you had a heart attack. Try getting a multifunction cardiogram to see if you have ischemic heart disease also. ...Read more

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Why would my left arm lower part be numb and my right hand will not straighten only curls up in ball along with arm pain to my shoulder?

Numbness/pain: Check with your pcp for pinched nerves in your neck or perhaps sequellae of stroke. Hard to tell without examining you, but other considerations include carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger, possibly dupuytren's contracture. ...Read more

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow ( cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more

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Chest and left arm pain, while i'm flush and my heart racing 125bpm, while sitting watching tv? Then my hands, feet and body get cold like ice?

Chest and left arm pain, while i'm flush and my heart racing 125bpm, while sitting watching tv? Then my hands, feet and body get cold like ice?

Heart Racing: There are many things that can cause this. Heart arrhythmia, drugs and stimulants like caffeine can cause this, panic attacks etc. The best plan would be for you to have a work-up with a cardiologist. This may include an echo, a monitor and even a treadmill. This would help to identify the problem. ...Read more

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Symptoms ongoing for a year. Chest pain, left arm pain, left calf and thigh pain. Sometimes numbness in hand. No one knows. Been to many drs.

Symptoms ongoing for a year. Chest pain, left arm pain, left calf and thigh pain. Sometimes numbness in hand. No one knows. Been to many drs.

Mystery: Your year long syndrome deserves better than a 2 line description (your part) and wild guessing (our part). A thorough evaluation is necessary. If the UK system allows you to go to a university for a comprehensive evaluation, I would recommend that. ...Read more

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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

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

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Had hep b vaccine and mmr vaccine. Left arm pain all the way down to hand. Hand feels tight when I squeeze it. Is this normal? How long will last?

Had hep b vaccine and mmr vaccine. Left arm pain all the way down to hand. Hand feels tight when I squeeze it. Is this normal? How long will last?

Hard to say : From the description of the pain the injection may have come close to a nerve. I would expect the effect to resolve within 3 days as it likely relates to local swelling at the injection site, not the vaccines themselves. I wonder about the technique used as these are usually given in sites that avoid those structures. ...Read more

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Good day. Saturday I went to the emergency room for heart palpitations. Heart rate was between 158 and 170 bpm. Numbness in hands and pain in chest and left arm. Dr put me on Bisoprolol. Still having chest and arm pain?

Good day. Saturday I went to the emergency room for heart palpitations. Heart rate was between 158 and 170 bpm. Numbness in hands and pain in chest and left arm. Dr put me on Bisoprolol. Still having chest and arm pain?

You need an: additional evaluation to determine the nature of your fast heart beat and continued symptoms. Make an appointment for evaluation by a primary care health care worker. Potentially you will need referral to a specialist (cardiologist.) ...Read more

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I have left arm pain radiates to hand. Hand veins bulge more than right. Blood clot? Negative d dimer. Ultrasound on legs came back negative as well.

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I have left arm pain radiates to hand. Hand veins bulge more than right. Blood clot? Negative d dimer. Ultrasound on legs came back negative as well.

Upper Arm DVT?: This can be a sign of an upper arm deep venous thrombosis (dvt). These are somewhat unusual in a young lady, so certainly i agree with the possibility of a thoracic outlet syndorme (tos), particularly a sub-entity of it called "effort thrombosis" or "paget-schroetter syndrome." this is often associated with swelling of the arm, bulging veins, and a feeling of arm heaviness. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! if you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?

Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?

Tingling: Several problems. May be pulled muscle in neck or scapular region. Also sounds like a pinched nerve of the lower neck, possible pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow, too. ...Read more

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I'm currently feeling dizziness, tiredness, left arm pain ,specially palm. Could it have anything to do with stds?

I'm currently feeling dizziness, tiredness, left arm pain ,specially palm. Could it have anything to do with stds?

Left arm pain : Unlikely. You need to see a doctor immediately. As I do no know a whole lot of the other circumstances like medical history and history of the symptoms you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, elbow to wrist. Left eye only blinking, slight pain. No other symptoms. 12 year old girl?

Left arm pain, elbow to wrist. Left eye only blinking, slight pain. No other symptoms. 12 year old girl?

Vague: Duration, severity, longevity, other symptoms...need a thorough history (cause is very important- trauma, etc.,) and certainly should see a Dr. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my left side of my chest, Pain traveling up and down my left arm, Pain in my Jaw and a Bad irony, metallicy taste in my mou?

I have been having pain in my left side of my chest, Pain traveling up and down my left arm, Pain in my Jaw and a Bad irony, metallicy taste in my mou?

Go to the ER: I can't tell your age from this question, but the kind of pain that you are describing is possibly related to the heart. It needs to be checked out immediately. I would go straight to the emergency room now. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up from chest pain and slight pain in my left arm. Pain went away after about 5 min. 3 weeks ago had same pain while talking to a friend.

I woke up from chest pain and slight pain in my left arm. Pain went away after about 5 min. 3 weeks ago had same pain while talking to a friend.

Checkup: many causes of chest and arm pain but the fact that it woke you up is concerning. Best to get checked to rule out cardiac or GI cause, or pulmonary issue. Err on the side of caution with those symptoms. ...Read more

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Why am i always having left arm pain?

Many Possibilities: Although you are young, we can't forget that left arm pain can be referred from other places such as the heart, cervical spine, etc. There certainly are many other possibilities such as referred shoulder pain, but if you haven't seen a physician i would recommend starting with your regular doctor first to narrow the possibilities. ...Read more

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Left arm pain after eating?

Can tell here but...: Don't know details of age, health status, tobacco, family history, location, (inner, outer), neck, back pain, onset, duration, other, etc . Could be gut or cardiac. Call your doc. If new symptom, esp if associated sweats, nausea, short of breath, chest discomfort, lightheaded er asap. ...Read more

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Is left leg and left arm pain harmful?

Is left leg and left arm pain harmful?

could B: A lot more information is needed to b able 2 even try 2 give u an answer. Injury, neck injury, weakness, numbness, tingling ; more. C an ortho guy for evaluation ; x-rays 4 a beginning point. ...Read more

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How does the heart cause left arm pain?

How does the heart cause left arm pain?

Nerves in spine: Cardiac pain can "radiate" to many areas, the jaw, the neck, the shoulder, back or arm. I have even seen a toothache be the only sign of a heart attack. The sensory nerves travel up the spine to the brain and and can cause "cross-talk" with other nerves. Recently i treated a patient whose only symptom was right shoulder pain. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness, nausea and left arm pain?

What causes dizziness, nausea and left arm pain?

Dizziness: Each of the symptoms have many causes. Together the referred pain pattern must have cardiac issues at the top of the list. Dizziness can be inner ear, brain or eye issues. Get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

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How to know if upper left arm pain is heart related ?

How to know if upper left arm pain is heart related ?

Not absolute but: L arm pain due to ht is not constant, may be related to exercise, usually relieved by ntg, not increased by movement of arm as in arthritis, usually older age. ...Read more

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Upper left arm pain with finger pain. What does this mean?

Pinched nerve: Possibly. You may have a nerve pinched in your neck that is radiating down your arm. Consider seeing a physician who does emg's to clarify the diagnosis. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can u have left arm pain without it being related to the heart thanks?

Certainly: Left arm pain can be caused by many, many things. The list is too long to address here. But if you are mentioning heart concern, then please consider mentioning any arm pain you have with your physician. Or call for an ambulance/go to an emergency department if you are truly concerned. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to tell if the left-arm pain is heart related?

Be safe: And consider any non-trauma related dull or achy, or sharp pain in your left arm cardiac in nature if that thought comes to your mind. If you are considering it for some reason, then be safe and get it checked out by a physician as soon as possible. That being said, all left arm pain is not a heart related, but if something made you consider that, get it checked out. ...Read more

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29 year old female. Left arm pain for a few weeks now. Is this heart related ?

Possible-not likely.: The vast majority of pains from heart are felt in torso, though sometimes also perceived (radiate), as with other mediastinal sensations, into the shoulders & arms (all innervated by cervical nerves 3, 4 & 5) & brain/mind cannot always correctly identify the origin. While arterial disease typically begins in childhood, arteries enlarge, heart pain quite rare at age & most arm pains come from arm. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is complaining of chest pain and left arm pain. What should I do?

My 4 year old is complaining of chest pain and left arm pain. What should I do?

See below: Did your son have any trauma or falls was so had someone possibly pulled on his arm .? Is there swelling ?Where does the arm hurt the elbow shoulder ?These are questions that need to be ass you're better off probably seeing a pediatric orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible he may just have some mild sprain but again or evaluation would be warranted. ...Read more

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Left arm going numb, tingling feeling. On and off for a week. Whole arm. Pain at top of arm.

Left arm going numb, tingling feeling. On and off for a week. Whole arm. Pain at top of arm.

Sort out causation: Although left arm symptoms may represent referred cardiac issues, more likely, at your age, this is a nerve problem from neck, into plexus, at elbow or wrist. Get examined and perhaps EMG tested, and treated base on outcome. ...Read more

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Sudden left arm pain near elbow lasts seconds no other symptoms . Feels like a dull ache , feeling ok otherwise ?

Elbow pain: Difficult to answer here. We need to know is the pain on the inside or the outside of the elbow or is it in the back. Is the pain during activities or when still. Is the area tender or swollen? How long of the symptoms been going on and was there any inciting event? Obviously this could represent tennis elbow or golf elbow or olecranon bursitis. ...Read more