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Why did I woke up this night having my left arm numb? I didn't layed on the arm. It lasted in 1-2 minutes.

Why did I woke up this night having my left arm numb? I didn't layed on the arm. It lasted in 1-2 minutes.

Nerve compression: That's most likely from nerve compression from lying on a part of your arm abnormally. If it recurs, you may need evaluation. ...Read more

Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read more

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Bump on left upper arm, numbness in left arm numbness started about 3 weeks and bump been fodidnt notice a while, didn't notice I thought I bumped it, its is slightly tender when touching it?

Bump on left upper arm, numbness in left arm numbness started about 3 weeks and bump been fodidnt notice a while, didn't notice I thought I bumped it, its is slightly tender when touching it?

Examination: Is required - may be a bruise with surrounding nerve inflammation or may be some sort of nerve problem such as radiculopathy (pinched nerve) with a concurrent lump. Could also be a shoulder injury with associated nerve irritation. A doctor examination will help sort through this and then if necessary tests can be run if the diagnosis still remains unclear. All the best. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause left arm numbness and blurred vision?

Can acid reflux cause left arm numbness and blurred vision?

No: Gastric reflux is not associated with arm numbness or visual changes. You need to have those symptoms evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

PRESSURE ON NERVES: Pain in neck radiating down the arm usually is from pressure on the nerves that originate from the neck
you need to be evaluated by your doctor or an ortopedic specialist, you need exam and may need MRI exam to find the cause. You are only 34 years old so see your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

Chest pain: It might due to your t1-3 thoracic nerve root irritated if the pain is sharp, burning, radiating and the pain increased with skin irritation. If the pain is dull, and you feel heavy of chest, you need see your family doctor to have cardiac check. ...Read more

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I am 32 yrs female I been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?

I am 32 yrs female I been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?

Heart attack: Women tend to have variable and atypical symptoms. Please see your pcp if your symptoms have resolved or go to the er if you have on going symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes the pain under the left rib cage, sometimes it goes to the shoulder blade and makes the left arm numb, as if blood is not flowing?

What causes the pain under the left rib cage, sometimes it goes to the shoulder blade and makes the left arm numb, as if blood is not flowing?

C3/C4 nerve innervat: When the diaphragm works overtime, sometimes the C3/C4 nerve can be innervated and then the shoulder/arm can hurt. This is usually temporarily due to moderate exercise, which if calmed down, the pain and discomfort/numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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Last night woke up with left arm numb and 170 hr. I have had and ekg, echo and exercise stress all normal. Today hr is in 130-140s. Should I worry?

Last night woke up with left arm numb and 170 hr. I have had and ekg, echo and exercise stress all normal. Today hr is in 130-140s. Should I worry?

Maybe stress related: I'm glad your cardiac tests were negative but you should follow up with your doctor if heart rate remains elevated ...Read more

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36f and am experiencing discomfort on the side of my left breast and left arm numbness. I had augmentation in 2008-this is just now starting. Help?

36f and am experiencing discomfort on the side of my left breast and left arm numbness. I had augmentation in 2008-this is just now starting. Help?

Bewildering Breast: Augmentation comes with the risk of rupture and extrusion or leakage of the implant contents. In most cases the body will absorb these substances depending on the content (saline vs. Silicone). In the case of silicone and other materials an inflammatory reaction can occur and will irritate the underlying muscle, connective tissue and nerves. If the arm is affected seek evaluation of the issue. ...Read more

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I have left arm numbness and heaviness like and my neck, and I been checked no signs of heart attck or stroke what else can it be? Its worrying me a lot

I have left arm numbness and heaviness like and my neck, and I been checked no signs of heart attck or stroke what else can it be? Its worrying me a lot

Radiculopathy: You may have a pinched nerve in the neck. It's called cervical radiculopathy. Mri and emg/ncv study usually are needed to diagnose this problem. ...Read more

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How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

Consult a doctor: Chest pain can be due to many causes and can be serious, especialy when you have left arm numbness, as it may be related to your heart
so waste no time see your doctor asap or go to er. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain and left arm numbness. What do I do?

Go immediately to an: Emergency room to make sure that this is not a cardiac or heart issue like angina which can present just with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. May cause muscle tension in neck and "tension" headache. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more

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Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs in night. What do you recommend?

Check the neck: Pain in the upper extremities and problems with legs can be worrisome for cervical spine problems. You should have a complete neuroligic evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my neck, makes left arm numb and have been recommended for surgical fusion c4-5 I'm very nauseated related?

I have a pinched nerve in my neck, makes left arm numb and have been recommended for surgical fusion c4-5 I'm very nauseated related?

Comments: Nerve pain can be very upsetting and medications to treat your symptoms can certainly cause nausea. Suspect that once this is fully addressed, most if not all, of your issues should resolve. ...Read more

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I have arm numbness and tingling in my left arm but also sometimes my right arm. My hand also feels like it wants to cripple up. I'm only 26 years old.

Arm numbness: Numbness in the arms often occurs from sleeping with the arms bent or working in a job with a lot of repetition. Other frequent causes include spinal stenosis or compression of the spinal cord. Diabetes, low B12 levels, and low thyroid function are common causes too. A neurological evaluation and a nerve conduction test can identify the cause of the numbness. ...Read more

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36 M no smoke no fam his normal chol echo stress jan 2015 good. Single point pain in left chest, left arm numb. Doc says fine, but I am scared. Help!!

36 M no smoke no fam his normal chol echo stress jan 2015 good. Single point pain in left chest, left arm numb. Doc says fine, but I am scared. Help!!

Non-cardiac: 34y male concerned re: left arm paresthesias & left chest wall tenderness. These symptoms suggest, within his age group, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome & costo-chondritis. Indeed, 'this prudent to obtain a Cardiologist's work-up to allay anxiety about coronary artery disease & heart attacks. If nothing found, concern arises for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. See an Osteopath for expert hands-on diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Face no, arm yes: Assuming that to syndrome has been confirmed on left side, the left arm can become numb but not face where nerve supply is from higher level trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, I recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read more

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Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read more

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Hello dr. In my every sleep I get my left arm numb, cn't move it and I cn't sleep at my left side, y is it so please do tell me as itz incrsng daily..

Hello dr. In my every sleep I get my left arm numb, cn't move it and I cn't sleep at my left side, y is it so please do tell me as itz incrsng daily..

Nerves: Could be carpal tunnel, the nerve gets pinched as if passes into your hand. Or could be cubital tunnel, the part of the ulnar nerve that passes through your elbow, most common for those that sleep with their elbows bent (e.g. Hands on the chest). These are very common reasons for your symptoms at night. You can get a carpal tunnel splint at your pharmacy. If bothersome, your doctor can help. ...Read more

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I had a sharp pain in my chest that made part of left arm numb. Did I have a heart attack?

I had a sharp pain in my chest that made part of left arm numb. Did I have a heart attack?

Not likely: Sharp aim, young female, numbness- not likely cardiac. These symptoms more consistent with musculoskeletal / nerve pain. Can never be 100 % though. ...Read more

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