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Having inner left arm pain intermittently after exertion. Some heart palpitations and tightness across chest. Is this a heart attack?

Having inner left arm pain intermittently after exertion. Some heart palpitations and tightness across chest. Is this a heart attack?

Tricky: Bayesian analysis is the likelihood of something is the product of how strong the evidence TIMES how likely the thing is to begin with. Great speech*0% noncorrupt politician is still zero likelihood . In theory, exercise induced pain in chest radiating down the arm is classic for heart. Rare heart attacks in young people without cocaine or meth use, but more than honest pols. Get Checked Out. ...Read more

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I'm a 35 yo female. I have been having some intermittent left arm and shoulder pain today. It's a radiating, nervy pain. Any ideas?

I'm a 35 yo female.  I have been having some intermittent left arm and shoulder pain today. It's a radiating, nervy pain. Any ideas?

See details: No one can answer your question based on the scanty information with less than a single day of discomfort. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does cardiac arm pain tend to be consistent? Been having intermittent arm pains that are increasing my anxiety, but theyre localized & move frequently

Does cardiac arm pain tend to be consistent? Been having intermittent arm pains that are increasing my anxiety, but theyre localized & move frequently

Not necessarily: If you have experienced chest pain, and symptoms involving the left arm, and the latter can be quite vague, and this is getting more frequent and troubling, do not hesitate. See your doctor today, get an ekg, and if necessary, a cardiac stress test. Other causes may be present, but that can be decided later. ...Read more

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Lower central chest pain+intermittent claudications+dysnea+lt and rt shoulder pain and lt arm pain .. wut inv do i need to do ?

Your symptoms are: not particularly worrisome for cardiac issues especially as a young woman. That having been said however, women's symptoms are often atypical. You need to see a health care provider for an examination, EKG and potentially a stress test to rule out cardiac cause of your discomforts. ...Read more

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I had an acdf c6-c7 with allograft last June. I have intermittent numbness to b/l pinky/ring finger and r arm pain for the last 10 days...related?

I had an acdf c6-c7 with allograft last June. I have intermittent numbness to b/l pinky/ring finger and r arm pain  for the last 10 days...related?

Possibly not: If it just started 10 days ago, likely not from the C6-7 level given the distribution of symptoms too. Your surgery was about 1 year ago. So it is likely your new symptoms is coming from the level below your prior surgery, or from your ulnar nerve most likely from your elbow. Go see s spinal specialist for advice. ...Read more

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I have been having intermittent and alternating left shoulder and shoulder blade, upper and outer left arm pain x1wk. No chest pain. Brewing heart atk?

I have been having intermittent and alternating left shoulder and shoulder blade, upper and outer left arm pain x1wk. No chest pain. Brewing heart atk?

Get checked: Multiple possible causes of your symptoms. May certainly be musculoskeletal, but cardiac needs to be ruled out. A good detail history of your symptoms coulpled with an exam of the area will likely sort it out. ...Read more

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For 13 months i've had all over muscle twitching & left upper arm pain, last 2 mos i've had a lot of twitching/intermittent pain in ears & throat-help!

For 13 months i've had all over muscle twitching & left upper arm pain, last 2 mos i've had a lot of twitching/intermittent pain in ears & throat-help!

Evaluation: Please get checked by a neurologist quickly. Muscle twitching (or fasiculations) particularly if it is affecting the throat as well can be a significant neurologic problem such as als. ...Read more

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Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist. Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist.  Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Nerve compression: The shooting pain through your elbow and wrist could be related to a compressed nerve. Ok to check with your doc for an exam and opinion about that lump and whether it is causative. ...Read more

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