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I am only 34yrs old and got stabbing pains in upper left arm and shoulder for the last two days. What could it be from. Also I am cold and clammy too.?

I am only 34yrs old and got stabbing pains in upper left arm and shoulder for the last two days. What could it be from. Also I am cold and clammy too.?

Lungs or abdominal: You may have either a pneumonia or referred pain from your pancrease, (pancrelipase) gallbladder, or heart. Given your age heart attack is unlikely and pneumonia is the most likely. Get evaluated and treated today - any of these illnesses could go badly awry and lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Cold feelinh sharp pains in left shoulder blade with pain in left arm as well?

Cold feelinh sharp pains in left shoulder blade with pain in left arm as well?

Scapula: Did you perform heavy exercise? It may be that you strained the muscles supporting the scapula. The pain going to the arm is due to radiation from the scapular area. You may want to apply ice/heat and take an anti-inflammatory medication. If that does not help then go to see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

You may have: Notalgia paresthetica, an uncommon irritation of nerves over the mid shoulder blade, but if there is a winging this is a problem with long thoracic nerve, and if weak over shoulder may involve suprascapular nerve. Since many possibilities, have your doc do an exam and see what is the most likely answer. ...Read more

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Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after I cough. Had cough and cold since a week. Don't have cold now but mild cough. Still taking cough syrup?

Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after I cough. Had cough and cold since a week. Don't have cold now but mild cough. Still taking cough syrup?

Cervical arthritis: Common cause of these complaints is a neck problem- cervical arthritis or disc injury. Coughing will bring these out. The relationship is frequent and not something to worry about. This may be an early warning that you need professionally focused upper body exercise that avoids neck strain. Cough should be checked if it continues past next week. Rx controls any cough-even TB. ...Read more

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My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?

My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?

Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs ending in the neck. At the wrist or the neck would be most likely. Less likely would be problem in the brain. A blood vessel blockage is possible but the way you describe less likely You need to see a doctor right away and get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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Last night sudden numbing sensation in left arm, fast heart rate, heavy arm, & tingling with movement. Today cold feelin in wrist, forearm, & shoulder?

Last night sudden numbing sensation in left arm, fast heart rate, heavy arm, & tingling with movement. Today cold feelin in wrist, forearm, & shoulder?

Get checked out: Symptoms described are nonspecific. They could be brought on by cardiac causes or they could be related to stress/anxiety with hyperventilation. They could also be brought on by cervical neck issues cause a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Virus & tight left leg w achiness w achiness now in left arm & shoulder my left arm feels cold a little like its asleep & occasional tight neck muscle?

Virus & tight left leg w achiness w achiness now in left arm & shoulder my left arm feels cold a little like its asleep & occasional tight neck muscle?

Muscle Spasm: Are you under a lot of stress? this could be causing you to have muscle spasms. You need to go see your Dr. And have a check up done to make sure you don't have any kind of Rheumatologic problem. Have you had any falls or injuries? If you have a pinched nerve you can also have these symptoms. Feel Better Soon ...Read more

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Tight chest, heart pound so fast, left arm feels tingling, dizzy, cold hand and feet, sweating, suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. Heart attack or anxiety?

Tight chest, heart pound so fast, left arm feels tingling, dizzy, cold hand and feet, sweating, suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. Heart attack or anxiety?

Uncertain: You are a 30 year old female - don't know if you have any risk factors for a heart attack. However, if you have never had a medical workup and had medical causes ruled out than having it assessed is prudent. It may be a panic attack but we can't diagnose it. ...Read more

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There is paining in between my left arm and shoulder please tell me the cause and tell me what to do to heal the pain?

There is paining in between my left arm and shoulder please tell me the cause and tell me what to do to heal the pain?

Depends: If pain is intermittent & associated with exercise there is concern for heart & angina pectoris. If pain at rest and/ or aroused by movement of left arm & shoulder is probably musculoskeletal, especially if region is tender to touch. At your age you should have a cardiac ekg on your chart as a baseline. Might be a good time to see your doctor and have this checked out. Try heating pad. ...Read more

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Please explain rotator cuff pain on left arm and shoulder?

Please explain rotator cuff pain on left arm and shoulder?

See below: The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and is the primary mechansim of rotatory movement of the arm (think of throwing). The mechanism is a complicated system of loaded/camed pulleys. With overuse (and age) the tendons become rough and inflammation set in resulting in pain. ...Read more

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Pain on my left arm and shoulder from typing as of now. What could this be?

Few things: Straining muscles involved with typing by keeping them in wrong position instead of relaxed hands and wrist cocked slightly at wrist, and not 29 inches off the ground sitting on a proper chair. Or it may not be the typing. Doofus u have any heart disease? Always keep open mind about what is going on. A good diagnostician is constantly doing this as she/he heard the story. ...Read more

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Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Possibilities: You could have cervical nerve compression, or thoracic outlet syndrome, or nerve compression at elbow or wrist, and this can all be discerned by your doctor. Additional testing may well be required to confirm, and in most cases, very good outcomes can be achieved. ...Read more

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Please explain strain and pain in left arm and shoulder?

Please explain strain and pain in left arm and shoulder?

Strain: Strain refers to pulled muscles/tendons. Muscles that are commonly strained are the rotator cuff, deltoid, latissimus, pectoralis, biceps, triceps, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache and left arm and shoulder pain?

What to do if I have headache and left arm and shoulder pain?

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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More in the left arm and shoulder. Also an acute pain when I take a deep breath. The pain is bearable..

More in the left arm and shoulder. Also an acute pain when I take a deep breath. The pain is bearable..

Neurological: This may be a condition you have developed involving your neck and particularly your cervical vertebrae. You need to see a neurologist who will be able to do a nerve study and determine if you have a condition involving your cervical spine and the nerves coming from there. Good Luck ...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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Sudden severe pain in left arm and shoulder don't remember that I injured it?

Sudden severe pain in left arm and shoulder don't remember that I injured it?

Trigger Points?: One common cause of pain like what you describe are myofacial trigger points. These are areas of muscle that get inflamed oftentimes by an abnormal stretch and they can seem to get worse when we are under stress. Treatment includes ice or heat (try one then the other if not working), massage, therapy or manipulation and rest. Very occasionally trigger point injections. Are done. ...Read more

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I'm getting some cramps on my left arm and shoulder accompanied with some spasms here and there around my chest area. Should I be concerned?

I'm getting some cramps on my left arm and shoulder accompanied with some spasms here and there around my chest area. Should I be concerned?

Spasm: Any persistent symptoms should be evaluated. May be electrolyte abnormality would check calcium, magnesium, potassium. Also check thyroid and parathyroid hormones, Check for impingement syndrome versus cervical disc disease (if did athletics) Check for lesion in chest with CXR, rarely may be central and may need MRI of head if persists w/o diagnosis. F/u /w/ doc ...Read more

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I wake up middle of night with left arm and shoulder blade pain then I have a left chest more in the middle start hurt. Is that something dangerous?

I wake up middle of night with left arm and shoulder blade pain then I have a left chest more in the middle start hurt. Is that something dangerous?

See a doctor: What you describe could be cardiac pain (angina) or could be from other causes. If cardiac, you are describing a condition that may be unstable angina and that can be dangerous. You should see someone soon and possibly depending on your risk factors have a and evaluation and stress test. Do not wait.. ...Read more

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A month ago episode of left arm and shoulder pain extending to neck. Now trouble with rattling sound/felling in chest. Could this be related, why?

A month ago episode of left arm and shoulder pain extending to neck. Now trouble with rattling sound/felling in chest. Could this be related, why?

Unrelated: The shoulder arm pain was probably something in your neck/shoulder. The rattling problem in your chest is unrelated. Make sure you see your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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Yesterday I went into the ER with left arm and shoulder pain. They did know test other than my vitals and said I had a pinched nerve can I trust that?

Yesterday I went into the ER with left arm and shoulder pain. They did know test other than my vitals and said I had a pinched nerve can I trust that?

Pinched nerve: Sounds like the ER folks did a diagnosis of exclusion, i.e., ruled out some things and pinched nerve was left. To be sure, a neurologist needs to do a nerve conduction test called an EMG. After you know what is going on, consider massage and other natural and non-invasive treatments in addition to what your doc suggests. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why am I itching for no apparent reason? My left arm and shoulder show no signs of a rash but I itch terribly and it hurts. It feels like somebody is sticking me with a pin. It is not continuous but I usually have this problem 2-3 times daily especially

Itching: If it is localized itching, it can be a neuropathy, do you suffer from neck pain? You may have a pinched nerve. Another cause if cardiac, but that is ore heaviness and pain than itching, you mentioned your arm hurts, I think it is time to have a check up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does a heart attack often mainfest in the left arm and shoulder?

Why does a heart attack often mainfest in the left arm and shoulder?

Neuroanatomy: In many people the sensory nerves that carry pain information from the heart will join the spinal cord near where the pain information from the jaw, left arm, shoulder or back join - the brain can have trouble sorting this out and sometimes ascribes pain from a heart attack to these other locations. ...Read more

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I have had left arm and shoulder pain for months. I also have chest pain.... it all feels like it's coming from my muscles etc?

I have had left arm and shoulder pain for months. I also have chest pain.... it all feels like it's coming from my muscles etc?

Need an exam: As a neurologist, I immediately want to think about nervous system problems that can result in these symptoms: spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, plexopathy, etc. Etc. Only way to know for sure if good exam. If it does not go away, see your regular doctor and ask which specialist they feel you should be referred to. ...Read more

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My left arm and shoulder have been aching and kinda numb for about 4 hours now. It gets worse when I put my elbow down on anything?

Radiating: The pain in the arm and shoulder might be due to impingement or pressure on a nerve root as it exits the cervical spine, pressure on the nerve in the axilla (armpit), or trauma to the shoulder components ("rotator cuff"). These are the most common causes. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left arm and shoulder joint, can't stretch/lift my arm due to pain. I sometimes feel the same pain in my right arm but comes and goes, it's been happening for 6 months?

I have pain in my left arm and shoulder joint, can't stretch/lift my arm due to pain. I sometimes feel the same pain in my right arm but comes and goes, it's been happening for 6 months?

Rotator cuff: Your symptoms of pain and secondary loss of motion and pain w/ movements away from body suggest your rotator cuff is involved. Pain can be from the rot cuff getting 'pinched' underneath the point of the shoulder (impingement syndrome).Try taking a NSAID for a few days. If your pain continues see a board certified ors for examination/ x-rays. Best of luck.! ...Read more

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I have incapacitating stabbing/tight pain in chest, bottom of left arm and shoulder. Gets worse when deep breath is taken. Usually lasts 1-3 min. Ty!

I have incapacitating stabbing/tight pain in chest, bottom of left arm and shoulder. Gets worse when deep breath is taken. Usually lasts 1-3 min. Ty!

Chest, shoulder,: And arm pain. Of course you need to see your doctor for a diagnosis. After you know what you are dealing with you can search John Sarno, MD, on the web. He has a mind-body approach for dealing w/pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I experience pain in my chest that radiate left arm and shoulder, 9month ago an internal doctor said I have mitral prolapse. Is these are related? Thanks

Not usually: Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the two leaflets of the mitral valve close. If the leaflets bow into the left atrium that is prolapse. Sometimes the valve can leak because of the prolapse but not always. Prolapse by itself should not cause chest pain. The pain you describe could be anxiety, musculoskeletal, or coronary artery disease (unlikely in 20 y/o woman). See you doctor soon. ...Read more

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I am having left arm and shoulder restlessness at sleep time. It only occures at that time. It's not my sugar. I eliminated it. I'm on welbutrin and z?

Many causes: You could have a pinched nerve from your cervical spine, that is positional and worse when you lay down. It could be neurologic from your brain as well. Please see you doctor if it gets worse, if you develop weakness or bladder problems. ...Read more

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Am curious to know if left arm and shoulder pain are caused of GERD. My father complains at times of this pain along with burps. Thanks?

Am curious to know if left arm and shoulder pain are caused of GERD. My father complains at times of this pain along with burps. Thanks?

Left arm discomfort: Due to embryologic derivation left arm symptoms can frequently be due to cardiac, gastrointestinal or other thoracic organs including the esophagus, accordingly a detailed history and evaluation are strongly recommended. I suggest a prompt visit with a local physician for via Health Tap concierge ...Read more

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Is left arm and shoulder blade discomfort lasting 20 min caused by emotional stress related to the heart? Can walk or kayak for hours.

Is left arm and shoulder blade discomfort lasting 20 min caused by emotional stress related to the heart? Can walk or kayak for hours.

Possible: If you're having these symptoms, especially with risk factors, would recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation. It is possible that what you are experiencing is related to heart disease. ...Read more

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Can a blood test cause you to have a DVT blood clot in your arm? I had a blood test yesterday and now have a sore left arm and shoulder area. Worry.

Can a blood test cause you to have a DVT blood clot in your arm? I had a blood test yesterday and now have a sore left arm and shoulder area. Worry.

No: Likely your blood was obtained from a superficial vein which would not give you a DVT. The pain may be for some other reason. ...Read more

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I tripped and fell a month ago and hurt my left arm. Still experiencing intermittent pain in my upper left arm below shoulder.

I tripped and fell a month ago and hurt my left arm. Still experiencing intermittent pain in my upper left arm below shoulder.

Get an exam: I'd recommend you see your regular doctor for a shoulder exam. Depending on how hard the impact was and how you landed when you fell, you could have either developed a simple sprain, tendinitis, torn a part of your rotator cuff, or localized edema. All of the above could present with intermittent pain and would require a physical exam to narrow the differential and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My shoulder balde and entire left arm feels like I it needs to pop all the time and it bugs me too much, no pain just bothers me please help?

May need repair: If your shoulder is popping our repeatedly you may have shoulder instability. When this is happens all the time you may need to have a surgical repair of the ligaments that hold everything in place. I would see an orthopedist to evaluate your shoulder. ...Read more

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My wife is 24years old, she has been complaining of a pain in her left arm and back side of shoulder every 10 days. Can you help me understand causes?

Shoulder: Could be something to do with her left shoulder. Is there anything particular that she does every 10 days? That brings on the pain. Check with your doctor. ...Read more