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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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I have Lupus, and my left arm is numb and tingly and cold. What could this be?

I have Lupus, and my left arm is numb and tingly and cold. What could this be?

More information req: Lupus can certainly cause many things including neuropathy. However unilateral neuropathy of an arm is unusual and other causes such as cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, etc. I think it is important to discuss with your primary care or rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

?nerve compression: Most likely cause is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at wrist, but also, consider nerve compression at elbow. Your doctor might get EMG test to confirm location and extent. ...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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Why does my left arm feel like its numb and has no circulation? My hand & joint hurts & it's been like this the whole day. My arm is cold but I'm warm

Why does my left arm feel like its numb and has no circulation? My hand & joint hurts & it's been like this the whole day. My arm is cold but I'm warm

Best to see your doc: It is difficult to make diagnosis on short presentations with no physical exam here. It is bothersome to hear your hand feels cold and other parts are not, and feel as if no circulation. It is best to have it evaluated for anything that can be bad. ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness in my left arm?

Why do I have numbness in my left arm?

Exam: Your question requires an examination and evaluation. This cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm itcy and swollen?

Numbness in left arm itcy and swollen?

Need checking: Swollen arm = needs to be checked by your md.
This could be an allergic reaction or cellulitis/infection and sometimes a blood clot. ...Read more

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My left arm's numb after a shot? Is this serious?

My left arm's numb after a shot? Is this serious?

See your doctor: This is unusual particularly depending on when this occurred after the shot and where the shot was delivered. I would definitely discuss it with your doctor as it is possible that it will get better with time but it also may signify a nerve injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left arm randomly goes numb?

What does it mean if my left arm randomly goes numb?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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My left arm has been bothering me like it feels numb?

My left arm has been bothering me like it feels numb?

Pinched nerve: Most common cause of focal numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome, at the wrist, but nerve pinching can occur at the elbow, shoulder, or neck. Less commonly, this could be an early sign of a problem within brain or spinal cord. See your primary care doctor first, and, if a persistent problem, may need testing to uncover causation. ...Read more

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How to prevent numbness in left arm after doing weights?

How to prevent numbness in left arm after doing weights?

Be seen: If you are having numbness during resistance training, you should be evaluated to be sure that you do not have a compression syndrome being aggravated by exercise. Please see your local doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my left arm below the elbo numb? It been numb for a week.

Diagnosis : Diagnosis of the causes of numbness relies on identification of specific patterns of sensory disturbance and relating them to the usual anatomy of the nervous system. Numbness involving a portion of the hand or forearm (what doctors call the upper limb further away from the rest of you than the elbow) could indicate an injury to a nerve root in the neck, to the brachial plexus, or to one of the peripheral nerves that run to the upper limb. Numbness involving the entire hand or forearm may indicate a problem in the spinal cord, or more likely the brain. Different types of conditions affect these different areas. Some are very serious, such as stroke or multiple sclerosis. There are many other potential causes too numerous to list or mention here.

Seeing a doctor is a start to getting a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left arm has been numb for a few weeks now. What could it mean?

My left arm has been numb for a few weeks now. What could it mean?

Many things: You could have numbness from compressed nerves in the neck, the upper shoulder or problems with the nerves themselves.
There could also be problems with blood flow in the arm.
Your family md can perform a physical exam and clear a lot of this up for you along with an MRI as warranted. He'll refer you on to a neurosurgeon or neurologist as needed. ...Read more

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What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm 32 I smoke it hurts my left arm when I cough shooting pains and numbness...

Pain: Women can have atypical symptoms of heart disease. You are young but you smoke which increases your risk for heart disease even without other risk factors. Make an appt to see your doctor and start devising your smoking cessation plan! ...Read more

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Pain/numbness in my upper left arm/shoulder started 20 minutes ago. Should I worry?

It depends.: Are you over 50 with any risks for heart disease? Have you recently injured your neck, or your shoulder? Do you have any other symptoms, like shortness of breath or chest pressure? Your question is too limited to answer safely. Recommend you see your doctor asap and if the symptoms become severe seek urgent care. ...Read more

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My left arm goes numb whenever I'm lying on my back. What coukd be the cause of this?

Numb arm lying down: May be a pinched nerve in the neck. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis. Did you have a neck injury or whip lash? ...Read more

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Left arm goes heavy and numb sometimes. No clue what is the problem. What tests to get?

Likely pinched nerve: Symptoms suggest pinched nerve in neck or behind the collar bone. Ncv? Emg is probably needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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My left arm has been numb for months now my right is feeling a little numb what could it be?

What other symptoms?: Everything from carpal tunnel to a bad disc in your neck could cause this. See a physical medicine doctor or neurologist for evaluation soon. They can get additional information examine you and possibly do an emg. ...Read more

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My husband is truck driver and he drives using his left arm at night he is complaining of numbness?

My husband is truck driver and he drives using his left arm at night he is complaining of numbness?

Carpal Tunnel...: Your husband should be evaluated for possible carpal tunnel syndrome. The constand pressure of the wheel on the palm of his hand may have predisposed him for it. Symptoms usually include numbness and tingling sensation in the thumb and first 2 fingers. Wearing a neutral wrist spling for 6 weeks may be helpful, and surgical release is always a treatment option when all else fails. ...Read more

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There are moments where my left arm feels like it's going numb yet I have no issues raising it. Is this something that is serious?

There are moments where my left arm feels like it's going numb yet I have no issues raising it. Is this something that is serious?

Numbness: Left arm numbness has various causes including a pinched nerve in the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist regions. Circulation problems of the brain, coronary arteries or of an arm artery itself are other causes. If symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation and appropriate tests and/or referrals to a specialist will be made. ...Read more