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Left leg aching, left arm aching. Chest pain, and tightness in my chest. I no longer have a Doctor. What should I do? ASAP HELP PLEASE. Thanks.

Left leg aching, left arm aching. Chest pain, and tightness in my chest. I no longer have a Doctor. What should I do? ASAP HELP PLEASE. Thanks.

Screening EKG: Most important thing is to see someone for basics. If your last doctor did not rate you as high risk for heart vessel diasease, that can be reassuring - but most important thing is to get an EKG and figure out if you have other things like asthma contributing. ...Read more

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21, been v sick the past five months and cardiologist suspects pots. Recently been getting a lot of left arm aching. Why do pots sufferers get mostly left-sided arm pain and chest pain?

21, been v sick the past five months and cardiologist suspects pots. Recently been getting a lot of left arm aching. Why do pots sufferers get mostly left-sided arm pain and chest pain?

POTS: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is a condition in which the heart abnormally has an exaggerated increase in heart rate in change in position from lying down to standing up. This can result in varied symptoms including palpitations, dizziness, fainting (less brain flow), chest pain, numbness/tingling. You should see your cardiologist for continued management. ...Read more

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I have chest pains and left arm aches, I feel tired frequently I have had an ECG, chest X-ray and blood tests which have come back clear. What is wrong?

Pains/aches: Not sure what is wrong but strongly suggest you get a referral to a heart specialist.
Till proven otherwise something is wrong.

Please let me know what develops. ...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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How do I treat left arm pain that is without chest pain?

How do I treat left arm pain that is without chest pain?

Arm pain: See a dr. And get checked to see what the cause of the arm pain is, likely musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left arm pain but no chest pain?

Pain: Left arm pain doesn't need to relate to the heart. In fact more commonly it is due to neck or shoulder problems which are felt in the arm. ...Read more

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Last night, I had sudden chest pain/tightness and left arm pain. It went away, but today I had chest pain again. What do I do?

Last night, I had sudden chest pain/tightness and left arm pain. It went away, but today I had chest pain again. What do I do?

Go to ER IMMEDIATELY: You may be young, but that does not preclude a heart attack. The symptoms you describe, esp. If they are associated with excessive sweating &/or nausea are typical signs of heart attack & angina in males. Go to the ER NOW & get it checked out. If they find nothing abnormal, they may require a cardiac stress test. If nothing cardiac is found, further exam should be undertaken by you family dr. ...Read more

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Left arm pain & heaviness. No chest pain. Still able to do everyday tasks with arm, just a heavy feeling. Also have health anxiety?

Not typical angina: This could be a heart problem without chest pain. Self diagnosis is not a good idea even for a doctor like me. If you don't have a primary physician, then now you know why it would be a good idea to have one. An EKG and some blood tests plus a good examination can answer this for you. ...Read more

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Should I be worried I have left arm pain for about a week and chest pain? Hubby tells me to go to doc asap but I don't think its urgent.

Should I be worried I have left arm pain for about a week and chest pain? Hubby tells me to go to doc asap but I don't think its urgent.

Chest pain concern: Chest pain and left arm pain are related to heart problems but also can be musculoskeletal in origin. Any chest pain without knowledge of origin, should be brought to attention of physician especially since cardiac disease is being recognized more commonly in females. Yes you should see a physician for examination and workup of the pain. ...Read more

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Left arm pain which spreads to jaw only for a while but no chest pain and no chlosterol?

Left arm/jaw pain: Go to ER, May be cervical spine disease or TMJ or reflux but could be an angina/ MI variant so go to ER immediatel. You are male and > 40 years old. You need an immediate EKG and heart attack work up.. ...Read more

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If one has left arm pain but no chest pain, could it be heart related still?

If one has left arm pain but no chest pain, could it be heart related still?

Yes: Yes, the symptoms of cardiac disease can be quite variable, particularly in women. Patients can definitely have even serious cardiac events with little or no chest pain. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause, cardiac or otherwise. Consider being checked. ...Read more

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I am 25I quite smoking 45 days. Since then I've had chest pain come an go. Upper left arm pain. The only test ihavent had is a stress test. All test fin?

Primary: At your age it would be extremely unlikely to have a cardiac etiology for your chest pain unless you have significant medical issues. Check with your primary MD. ...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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27 female 240lbs 5'8. chest pain and left arm pain ekg, blood, xrays done came back good. So what's wrong with me?

Smoker?: Do you smoke? If your your pain occurs with exertion and you smoke, you need a stress test. If no to both, the pain is almost surely not your heart. If the pain goes down your arm, nerve impingement in the neck (disc herniation for instance) is a likely bet. Also muscular strain and fibromyalgia can cause this. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, tingling and vibrating. 6 hours. No chest pain. Took two aspirin. Extremely anxious. Please help.

Left arm pain, tingling and vibrating. 6 hours. No chest pain. Took two aspirin. Extremely anxious. Please help.

Go to ER: Although this may turn, out, to be nothing, to worry about, why not get, it checked out to put, your mind at, ease. Go to your closest ER and have. Them check you out. ...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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Mom has left arm pain and chest pain but won't see doctor?

Mom has left arm pain and chest pain but won't see doctor?

Bad choice: Believe my colleagues here would all fear possible heart disease, and episodes of angina as the best explanation. There is risk of impending heart attack. Get her to see a doctor asap. This could be life threatening! ...Read more

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Chest pain, left arm pain, 31 yrs f. pain lasted 3-5 mins felt tight chest or something stuck in chest wall. 2nd time in a few days..... diabetic?

Chest pain, left arm pain, 31 yrs f. pain lasted 3-5 mins felt tight chest or something stuck in chest wall. 2nd time in a few days..... diabetic?

See a doctor: Hi. Are you a type 1 or type 2? Any kidney failure? Any family history of premature coronary artery disease (CAD)? Your symptoms sound characteristic of angina. CAD is a diagnosis that should not be missed; should be diagnosed and treated. If not CAD, then other conditions can be considered. Evaluate the most dangerous stuff first. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having chest pain that comes goes and pain in left arm went to the doc and had EKG everything normal. I checked bp 10 times could that cause arm pain?

Having chest pain that comes goes and pain in left arm went to the doc and had EKG everything normal. I checked bp 10 times could that cause arm pain?

I don't think so: Your pain may be musculoskeletal or stress induced. At your age, coronary artery disease is very low probability. Bp check usually doesn't cause Arm pain but as you are telling me that you checked 10 times that may suggest you are anxious about it which it self can cause psychogenic pain. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Full cardio work up. X rays. Nothing found. Still having chest pain, left arm pain. Is it coming from my heart or back? Vertabra painful.

Full cardio work up. X rays. Nothing found. Still having chest pain, left arm pain. Is it coming from my heart or back? Vertabra painful.

Prob neuro-muscular: Your young and with little in the way of risk factors. Good work up on heart -on to the nuero-muscular work up. ...Read more

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31 yr. F chest pain left arm pain for 3-4 mins. Chest feels tight or if something is in chest. Second time in 3 days. Last EKG 9 months ago was fine?

See below: Without knowing your medical history and the ability to question and examine you I can only give you general information. Symptomatic coronary artery disease is unusual in patients age 31 but does occur, particularly in very heavy smokers. Angina occurs with exertion and relieved with rest. In patients with chest discomfort at rest, but who can exercise without pain, the pain is not angina. ...Read more

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Is my condition heart related? I'm 20 years old 5'10 140 don't excercise, I've been having chest pain for weeks plus inner left arm pain & inner thigh

Is my condition heart related? I'm 20 years old 5'10 140 don't excercise, I've been having chest pain for weeks plus inner left arm pain & inner thigh

See a physician: Your description suggests that the cause is not heart-related. It may be musculoskeletal in origin and related to problems with the upper thoracic or cervical vertebra. There are a number of problems that can cause this. As it has persisted for two weeks, you should see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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