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Doctor insights on: Left Arm Heaviness And Weakness

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I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

Go to ER: Cannot tell you over internet what cause is, however it is concerning for possibly originating from your heart, so you need to go to the er for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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My left arm is shaking when it lifts weight and sometimes it shakes without lifting of weight and I feel it weakness.?

My left arm is shaking when it lifts weight and sometimes it shakes without lifting of weight and I feel it weakness.?

This may be a NECK: Problem! Sounds like you may have RADICULOPATHY that is a pinched nerve (C6-C7) in your neck. The weakness is disturbing! Start with your Primary Care Provider who can do a neurologic evaluation and possibly refer you to a Spine Specialist or Neurologist!
Don't delay. The weakness makes this an urgent!

Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am having severe headaches, left arm weakness, and sudden quick blackouts. Who should I make an appt with? I am also continuously losing weight

I am having severe headaches, left arm weakness, and sudden quick blackouts. Who should I make an appt with? I am also continuously losing weight

You have a # of: Problems. If this is occuring acutely please be transported to the emergency room now. Is you primary care provider aware of these episodes - if not, is imperative that he/she be informed asap. These are very serious sx - especially w your hypertension ; cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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I have weakness my dominant arm. I'm don't play any sport however when I go to the gym I notice that when I do a seated chest press or pushups my right arm can't take the weight that my left arm dies. It just collapses. I was born with hip dysplasia, and

I have weakness my dominant arm. I'm don't play any sport however when I go to the gym I notice that when I do a seated chest press or pushups my right arm can't take the weight that my left arm dies. It just collapses. I was born with hip dysplasia, and

Cervical radiculopathy: You could have a pinched nerve in the neck which is affecting nerve impulses to the muscle, and subsequent weakness in the affected arm. There are also other reasons that could cause weakness in the arm. Either way you need to be seen by an orthopedic spinal specialist and get a formal work up. ...Read more

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Weakness in my left arm 3 years after breaking it. Normal?

Weakness in my left arm 3 years after breaking it. Normal?

Unusual: No it would not be usual to have weakness in your arm 3 years after a fracture. Sometimes when a bone is broken it can cause damage to a nerve traveling near the bone. Best to get checked out by your doctor for an explanation. ...Read more

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I just finished working out and I have weakness in my left arm, will this go away, and did I work out to hard?

I just finished working out and I have weakness in my left arm, will this go away, and did I work out to hard?

Muscle soreness: Is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from excessive workouts. Presenting symptoms include muscle weakness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rest and drink a lots of water. Moderation is the key. ...Read more

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What could lead to having left arm numbing and weakness?

A few things: It is important you visit your doctor for an evaluation and possible imaging. A cervical disc herniation will cause these symptoms but severe muscle spasm/pain can cause symptoms in the arm. If the numbness/weakness is on the hands, then a nerve pinched at the wrist or elbow might cause this as well. Hope this helps www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of having left arm numbing and weakness?

What is the most common cause of having left arm numbing and weakness?

R/o heart: Always rule out heart disease. Consider blood clot or pressure on nerves or spinal cord. ...Read more

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Weakness of left arm, can feel it during pushup and exercise, for 5 days now! But no pain at all!

Weakness of left arm, can feel it during pushup and exercise, for 5 days now! But no pain at all!

Need eval: Your symptoms are concerning enough that it is best you have evaluation by a physician. Isolated weakness like you described is a worrying symptom. Causes can be numerous. Please see your doctor ...Read more

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Sharp random pains in/on head and weakness in left arm that comes and goes over the past few months. What could it be? Waiting for a neuro consult...

Sharp random pains in/on head and weakness in left arm that comes and goes over the past few months. What could it be? Waiting for a neuro consult...

I'm glad you have a: Neuro consult scheduled; you need to be seen SOON. If you have true weakness in your left arm (this is sometimes difficult to assess), it would be of great concern to me. It suggests there is some compromise of nerve function in the brain either from a mass growing there (benign or malignant), interruption of blood flow, swelling due to inflammation etc. Get consult moved up!! ...Read more

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M feeling pain in my left half of the body. N feeling numbness in my left arm is it due to continous sitting in one position in ofc or due to weakness?

M feeling pain in my left half of the body. N feeling numbness in my left arm is it due to continous sitting in one position in ofc or due to weakness?

It may be due to it: It may be due to sitting in certain position in your chair in office. Try to change your position in chair or use a padded cushion and if it still persists have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I have left arm weakness?

What could be a reason that I have left arm weakness?

Several poss. Causes: Could be illness such as ms, certain autoimmune disorders, every dystrophy, or others. Commonly, it's due to nerve impingement in the neck due to arthritis or disc disease. Other causes include rib, sternal, clavicle or thoracic spine dysfunction, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis and muscle strain, etc. A thorough physical exam, including osteopathic hand-on diagnosis, could provide an answer. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause weakness all threw my left arm everyday for a week?

Can anxiety cause weakness all threw my left arm everyday for a week?

I wouldn't: Anticipate constant weakness for a week due to feeling anxious alone. However, if your upper back muscles are incredibly tense - that could be a factor. ...Read more

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My left arm started to hurt. Same as when u hit ur elbow and feel like electricity. Also feel weakness in arm. Nonstop for 40hours. No trauma.21 y/o?

My left arm started to hurt. Same as when u hit ur elbow and feel like electricity. Also feel weakness in arm. Nonstop for 40hours. No trauma.21 y/o?

Could be neurologic: it would be wise for you to see your physician and maybe get a neurology evaluation. The symptoms you have with the weakness could suggest some compromise to your neurologic system. There maybe other causes as well and this is where your physician can help clarify the issue and see if you need to see a neurologist. ...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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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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What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

Multiple things: If your left arm and leg are both weak, you can be having or have had a stroke. Alternatively, brain tumors or seizures can lead to such weakness. Furthermore, high neck problems (discs, tumors, fractures) that are asymmetric to the left can cause these problems also. These are just a few causes by the way. See your md for a full workup. ...Read more

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Left arm bicep is getting softer when lifting weights while the right is getting harder. Feel weakness in the left arm as well.

Should be developing: Similar to the right. When at training. Use dumbells don't use machines just to see if this helps. When using machines or bars. One arm could do most if work. This may help. If still no improvement talk to your doctor to ding out why left arm having issues ...Read more

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I have chest pain on left side while exercising and lately chest pain on same side and weakness in left arm while resting what could cause this?

I have chest pain on left side while exercising and lately chest pain on same side and weakness in left arm while resting what could cause this?

Get it checked out: Intermittent chest pain while working out in a 19 yr old is unlikely to be a heart attack. However other heart issues could be of concern. Having left sided weakness raises a flag as well. You need to get this checked out asap! ...Read more

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Is it known how exactly migraines cause weakness? I usually get weakness in my left arm and leg with migraines, and wonder what exactly is causing it.

Is it known how exactly migraines cause weakness? I usually get weakness in my left arm and leg with migraines, and wonder what exactly is causing it.

Migraine: Can cause transitory focal weakness due to ischemia from posterior circulation vasodpasm. Avoid DHE, Triptans and other vasoconstricting agents with this type of migraine. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in left arm and hand? Could this be something serious?

What could cause weakness in left arm and hand? Could this be something serious?

Cervical spine: When symptoms like your occur, it is often caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. A good exam by a shoulder or even a neck specialist can help. Xrays and even a MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Left arm weakness heart related? When should I worry?

Weakness: Arm weakness is not a symptom typically associated with heart disease. Usually it is more of a neurologic or muscular problem. It is concerning and should be evaluated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of left arm weakness, dizziness, and cold sweat?

What could be the cause of left arm weakness, dizziness, and cold sweat?

See your Dr.: You need to see your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Depending on age it could be cardiac in origen but only a good h & p and ekg will reveal this. Only your dr can give you a good answer on this one. ...Read more

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Buring feeling in left arm. Hot to the touch. Also, there is a particular spot on shoulders that hurts when pressed. No pain when moving. No arm weakness.

Buring feeling in left arm. Hot to the touch. Also, there is a particular spot on shoulders that hurts when pressed. No pain when moving. No arm weakness.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
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