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Dr. Nolan Segal
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I am having shooting but brief left arm, jaw [both sides] and left leg pain. I fear a heart problem. Do i see a doctor?

I am having shooting but brief left arm, jaw [both sides] and left leg pain. I fear a heart problem. Do i see a doctor?

Sure: You don't feel well, have symptoms, and would like an answer - that's what doctors are for. (but rest easy: the likelihood that those symptoms being your heart at your age is too close to zero to calculate) ...Read more

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I got numbers and pain. In my left arm and left leg also have pain in my neck and a lot of facial pain?

Pain and Numbness: Pain and numbness are problems that should be addressed urgently at your family medical clinic. It sounds like you need to get in soon to be seen. ...Read more

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Constant left leg pain in calf.dvt negative. Chest pain most days and back. Left arm sometimes sore . Leg pain most worse?

Constant left leg pain in calf.dvt negative. Chest pain most days and back. Left arm sometimes sore . Leg pain most worse?

Complex: Neg stress test & xrays rule out heart prob.Could be lung embolus. If pain w/breathing, though, chest/upper back/arm pain-likely due to rib/thoracic vertebra dysf.Low back pain & leg pain can be due to other structural problems like vertebral dysf., pelvic malalignment, piriformis synd. Likely all connected.A visit to a good UK osteopath for hands-on diagnosis & manipulative treatment could help. ...Read more

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Pain in my left arm and left leg in the evening after work and after i get up in the morning. Feeling tired in the mornings. How can this go away?

1st Rule out angina!: I'd have your internist evaluate you for the possibility of angina. Sometimes the narrowing of coronary arteries, from whatever reason, can lead to ischemia of heart muscle and a diffuse, difficult-to-pinpoint, aching pain can radiate in this distribution. The risk of this goes up with a positive family history for heart disease, or if you have elevated cholesterol or triglyceride; then proceed... ...Read more

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Can metabolism problems cause skin temperature changes in the left arm and left leg? Very bothersome. Skin goes from being hot to cold every few sec

Can metabolism problems cause skin temperature changes in the left arm and left leg? Very bothersome. Skin goes from being hot to cold every few sec

Eval for reynauds: While metabolism issues such as thyroid disease could play a role in altered skin temperature, consideration for an immune processs such as Reynauds phenomenon is appropriate. one recommendation is to see A rheumatologist for this evaluation. ...Read more

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What could possibly be causing left Arm and left leg skin temperature changes (goes from hot to cold). I have seen so many doctors and no one knows?

What could possibly be causing left Arm and left leg skin temperature changes (goes from hot to cold). I have seen so many doctors and no one knows?

See pain management: specialist. Some continuous neuropathic pains are also maintained by the sympathetic nervous system and are designated as sympathetically maintained pain (SMP). The mechanism of SMP is unclear and several hypotheses have been offered. The most accepted theory that when peripheral nerves are damaged, alpha 1 (and possibly alpha 2) receptors may be up-regulated on afferent (sensory) neurons. ...Read more

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Getting random chills on left arm and left leg. No fever and not sick?

Getting random chills on left arm and left leg. No fever and not sick?

Doctor can evaluate: If strange sensations like chills are recurrent and only on one arm, one leg, or one section of the body, one can be evaluated by her primary care doctor. The concern is that the cause might be related to the nerves going to that part(s) of the body... which means the doctor might refer a patient to a neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor) if needed. ...Read more

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Hi I am getting really bad pain and numbness in my left arm and left leg and my face and it's causing me to have anxiety what could the pain be?

Hi I am getting really bad pain and numbness in my left arm and left leg and my face and it's causing me to have anxiety what could the pain be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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My wife is saying that her left arm and left leg going numb, like pins and needles is this cause for worry?

My wife is saying that her left  arm and left leg  going numb,  like pins and needles  is this cause for worry?

Maybe. See doc.: If this is an acute problem and she has never had it before she should have it evaluated urgently for stroke. However if her symptoms have been present for more than a few days and are not progressing, she should see her doc within a week or so. ...Read more

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On xarelto for 2 months since diagnosis w/ pulmonary embolism. Pain in left arm and left leg still, is that normal? Will it go away? Should i be worried?

On xarelto for 2 months since diagnosis w/ pulmonary embolism. Pain in left arm and left leg still, is that normal? Will it go away? Should i be worried?

Talk to your doctor: Not sure why you have pain in the left arm since this is unusual with PE and suggests something else going on. Even if you had DVT in left leg the pain should be gone by now. Time to reevaluate your situation ...Read more

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Dull pain in left arm and left leg for months, getting worse. New symptom is upper vertebrae in back extremely sore to touch. Worried about heart. 24.

Doubt heart: Cardiac pain would be very unlikely. Probably musculoskeletal-skeletal/spinal. Should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...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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I feel like weakness in my left arm and my left leg what could it be?

I feel like weakness in my left arm and my left leg what could it be?

Left sided weakness: Weakness may be from muscle or nerve related. That may be from several reasons from dietary deficiency, nerve compression, vascular insufficiency, inflammation, etc. if symptoms transient and improves without any sequels no need to worry, if persist have it checked out ...Read more

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I get an intense burning in my left side when I bend my left leg, or raise my left arm. It has been about two days.

I get an intense burning in my left side when I bend my left leg, or raise my left arm. It has been about two days.

Get neurology eval: The fact that you get the same sensation of left sided burning when you flex the leg OR raise the left arm is very difficult to explain off the top of my head from a purely anatomical view. You need to be seen and examined by a neurologist to get a better handle as to what is going on. It may also be a non-organic problem but that would come later after everything else checked out. ...Read more

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I been having pain on and a tightnes in the left side of my back , and pain and numbnees in my left leg and now numbnees in my left arm . Can you help?

See doctor: You might have a problem with your spinal cord or the roots that come off it. You need to get seen by a health care provider as soon as convenient. If you also have weakness or if you develop incontinence, the situation is more urgent and should be seen the same day. ...Read more

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I have pain under left arm then on to left leg and arm on to my pinky today is better than yesterday how cn I home treat I was able to get codine 4

I have pain under left arm then on to left leg and arm on to my pinky today is better  than yesterday how cn I home treat I was able to get  codine  4

Time.: Although I can't explain why you have this unusual pattern of pain, if it's getting better, it may go away in a few days. You can self-treat with physical rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. For definitive diagnosis and treatment, please seek medical care. HealthTap doesn't prescribe codeine. ...Read more

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I've had a numb feeling in my left arm today and now numbness in my arm and my left leg is much colder than rest of body. Advice?

I've had a numb feeling in my left arm today and now numbness in my arm and my left leg is much colder than rest of body. Advice?

Could be a nerve: You haven't mentioned any weakness or chest pain or not being able to move those extremities so I will assume those symptoms aren't present. In which case it could be that you have some inflammation or irritation of your peripheral nerves or possible swelling (edema) which is causing your symptoms. If your symptoms persist it would be good to discuss it with a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in bck of neck and sharp pain on my left arm below elbow and in left leg? Wat could this be? Could it be my mattress springs?

Pain in bck of neck and sharp pain on my left arm below elbow and in left leg? Wat could this be? Could it be my mattress springs?

Pain is obscure: Could be the mattress springs. Unlikely neurologic in origin, more likely from musculoskeletal "improvisations ", irritating nerves outside the central nervous system. Check with a local osteopathic physician who specializes in neuromusculoskeletal pain. Try slow stretches- one leg gently over the other lying on your side - 3-5 minutes each side- arms out like an airplane. ...Read more

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My blood preassure is 169/99 .I have pain on my left leg and a bothering pain on my chest under the left arm .Previous cath was normal?

My blood preassure is 169/99 .I have pain on my left leg and a bothering pain on my chest under the left arm .Previous cath was normal?

High blood pressure: Your blood pressure is severely elevated. You are not on enough medicine to lower it, being only 50 mg of losartan once a day. It maximum effect is if the dose is taken twice daily speak to your physician (p) to see if you need more medicine to bring your BP down to the 140 range. If you continue to have such elevated bp, you run the risk of a heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. See your p. ...Read more

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I'm a 35 year old female. I'm having slight chest pain and pain and numbness in my left arm and pain in my left leg. What could it be?

I'm a 35 year old female. I'm having slight chest pain and pain and numbness in my left arm and pain in my left leg. What could it be?

Get checked Out: Although it is unlikely for a 35yo woman to have significant cardiac disease it is not impossible. In addition your symptoms could represent a blood clot in your leg or lungs. You should establish with a health care professional as soon as possible and get checked out. ...Read more