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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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Intermittent groin pain (not hernia) tension on back of head, impairs cognitive ability, and occasional right arm pain. Subsides with 600 ibuprof. Ok?

Intermittent groin pain (not hernia) tension on back of head, impairs cognitive ability, and occasional right arm pain. Subsides with 600 ibuprof. Ok?

Complex: There is no single diagnosis that ties these symptoms together, so it's impossible to say of it's "ok". On the other side of the coin, these don;t point to a dangerous diagnosis either. If you want to find out, you really need a proper evaluation by a primary care doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Right arm pain from inside elbow to the hand with intermittent tingling in the fingers. Arm has no strength to it lifting my ipad hurts. + fatigue. ?

Right arm pain from inside elbow to the hand with intermittent tingling in the fingers. Arm has no strength to it lifting my ipad hurts. + fatigue. ?

Ulnar neuropathy: "inside elbow" is the realm of the ulnar nerve, so your symptoms may represent a cubital tunnel syndrome, which is an ulnar nerve compression condition at the elbow that can cause the symptoms you describe. Alternatively, a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in your neck) could cause similar symptoms. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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How can I stop arm pain at night?

Diagnose: It really comes down to the cause of the problem, and many possible causes exist. A detailed exam and possibly further studies can usually determine the cause, which is the key to determining treatment options. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

Arm Pain: The pain could be arising from , bone, joint, muscle, nerve, circulation issues or even skin issues. Treatment is solely based on the cause or origin of the pain. See a pm&r doc, or your family doc for help in determining what to do next. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

TOS therapy: 45 yo w. severe arm pain at night might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome w. brachial plexus impingement as shoulder girdle meets ground force of sleep surface and torques; closing the costo-clavicular dimension, impinging brachial plexus & arousing arm neuropathy. Diagnosed w. Doppler study of subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver. Therapeutic attention to superior trapezius muscle weakness & spasm. ...Read more

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Arm pain and nick pain i also have diabets?

What's the question?: Ok so you have neck and arm pain and possibly diabetes. What is your question? ...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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What should I do about my shoulder and arm pain?

Go to doctor: If not get better and persistent, probably should be evaluated my your health care provider. May not be anything serious, but best to get checked out. ...Read more

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What does upper left arm pain mean and how should I treat it?

Need Diagnosis: Upper arm pain can come from multiple sources including referred pain from the shoulder and neck so start with a detailed evaluation to establish a diagnosis. Learn more: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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I had a full body swedish massage 2 weeks ago. I felt arm pain the next day and wondering if it could be from that? What should I do to treat it?

I had a full body swedish massage 2 weeks ago. I felt arm pain the next day and wondering if it could be from that? What should I do to treat it?

Maybe muscular pain: This may be muscular pain. With your description that it occurs after the massage, this will be my first thought this is two weeks later now and are you still having the same pain at this point you may want to try heat, and depending on the rest of your clinical issues perhaps an NASID. Since this is a major issue I would discuss it with your physician ...Read more

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I have been getting severe lower left pain both front and back . Have been getting severe left arm pain feels like grip around it, severe left arm pai?

See physician ASAP: Pain is never normal. There are many various disorders which could cause pain with your symptoms. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see physician for a evaluation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. Be well. ...Read more