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I have a c3 to c4 herniation. When the dr examined my reflexes in my right arm my right leg jerked. What is this?

I have a c3 to c4 herniation. When the dr examined my reflexes in my right arm my right leg jerked. What is this?

Reflex spreading: When there is a very brisk reflex, sometimes you can elicit movement on the opposite side or a lower or upper limb. This may indicate nerve damage. Or it could be a behavioral finding. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left and right arm when i extend it were blood work is done very annoying what can this be? I didn't hurt myself?

I have pain in my left and right arm when i extend it were blood work is done very annoying what can this be? I didn't hurt myself?

Depends: If done recently , you may have a phlebitis or irritation of the vein. Usually tylenol (acetaminophen) and local warm compresses will improve this. Keep an eye on it, as there is always a risk of infection w/needle pokes, or it could be bruising. If not improving in about 3 days, see your dr. ...Read more

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My left and right arm hurt all day yesterday no S.O.B or chest pain today I woke up and my left arm only hurts. I took OTC pain relief but no relief?

My left and right arm hurt all day yesterday no S.O.B or chest pain today I woke up and my left arm only hurts. I took OTC pain relief but no relief?

Pain is a signal...: There are many possibilities for these symptoms and in the absence of other symptoms or feeling ill, I think it is reasonable to set up an appointment this week with your doctor. What seems to be simply muscle aches could be chronic and not life-threatening problems or rarely more immediate problems that need to be addressed promptly. At your age and with no other symptoms, the former is likely. ...Read more

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Both my left and right arm feel tired all of a sudden. What could be wrong?

Both my left and right arm feel tired all of a sudden. What could be wrong?

Arms tired: What were you doing? Heavy work? Did this come on suddenly without warning? 'tired' may mean weak - if you have tired or weak arms, you should see a neurologist for a complete examination - in this way, you will get an answer to your problem and a sound course of care may be planned. ...Read more

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I have a patch of bumps on my left and right arm between my antecubital and my elbow. They are really itchy and they come and go through out the day. I also get patches of itchy hives on my thighs and the sides of my knees. It all seems to be symmetrical.

I have a patch of bumps on my left and right arm between my antecubital and my elbow. They are really itchy and they come and go through out the day. I also get patches of itchy hives on my thighs and the sides of my knees. It all seems to be symmetrical.

Urticaria: Seems acute urticaria, may due to something you ate or exposed too or a medicine, or may be a pet, OTC antihistamines would help, start with the less sedating as loratadine or fexofenadine, don't drive if you feel drowsy, avoid the cause of the rash if known, if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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Two yrs ago, an IV in left arm, hurt so bad, to remove it, i was given morphine. Now i may need dialysis, but my right arm is my dominate. Will they s?

Two yrs ago, an IV in left arm, hurt so bad, to remove it, i was given morphine. Now i may need dialysis, but my right arm is my dominate. Will they s?

Access placement: If you decide to go on hemodialysis, your vascular access should be a arterio-venous fistula (avf). That is normally placed in the non-dominant arm. Another option is peritoneal dialysis (pd), where a catheter in placed in the peritoneal cavity so no arterial access is needed. See the image on the right. The catheter is not placed in any abdominal organs. Discuss pd with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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For 57+ F on Olmezest 20mg, is it normal to have BP of 130/80 in right arm while 120/70 in left ?

For 57+ F on Olmezest 20mg, is it normal to have BP of 130/80 in right arm while 120/70 in left ?

Recheck: Your overall bp is pretty good. You need a few rechecks to be sure there is a true variance. If still varies see your doctor for cholesterol check and vascular studies of the carotids. Are you on a baby aspirin? ...Read more

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I have petechiae on my left arm, and its coming up on right arm what is it?

I have petechiae on my left arm, and its coming up on right arm what is it?

Consider platelet: Problem. This is unusual in a 29 year old and the fact that it is starting up as a new problem is a bit concerning. There are a number of causes but consider a platelet issue. Start with a visit to your primary care physician. ...Read more