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What does it mean if you get left arm pain during attacks of svt?

What does it mean if you get left arm pain during attacks of svt?

? warning sign: Many patients experience vague chest pain with SVT however any symptom that may represent cardiac ischemia (angina) should be evaluated. Think about it this way. Stress testing identifies blocked arteries in the heart by increasing the heart rate to uncover problems with the blood supply. With svt, the heart is essentially undergoing a stress test- if blocked arteries exist, symptoms may develop. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it normal to get left jaw pain and left arm pain during a panic attack?

Is it normal to get left jaw pain and left arm pain during a panic attack?

Sure but see doctor: Sure. Panic attacks results in massive neuronal discharges and just getting the message to the brain sometimes requires alternate nerve paths that come from different areas of the body. I would just make sure that you do not have any underlying undiagnosed heart condition before truly relying on this diagnosis. See a physician and describe symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe left arm pain at night time unable to sleep wih pain, no pain during the day.

Severe left arm pain at night time unable to sleep wih pain, no pain during the day.

Evaluation: Can be anything from a pinched nerve to a rotator cuff problem in the shoulder to nerve compression under the armpit. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Is weakness, tingling and pain in left arm normal during and after heartburn? Heartburn isn't frequent, but arm pain, weakness and tingling is new.

Focal Weakness: Focal weakness and pain in your arm cannot be related to heartburn. It most likely is resulting from your neck and possibly the herniated disk, but I really would need more information to provide a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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I started getting left arm pain. To the emergency room and had an EKG came back clear. I was having anxiety during would that throw off thevresults?

I started getting left arm pain. To the emergency room and had an EKG came back clear. I was having anxiety during would that throw off thevresults?

No: 24 year olds don't have heart attacks unless they use Cocaine or have diabetes (and then, it's still rare). It sounds like you had non-cardiac pain. Many things can cause left arm pain; in your age group, the first 3 diagnoses are: muscle ache. ...Read more

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Left arm pain when coughing?

Left arm pain when coughing?

Herniated disc: Coughing increases pressure in the spine and if there is an underlying compression of a nerve or the spinal cord itself, pain can be produced. Best to be examined and perhaps have an MRI of the neck perfored. ...Read more

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Left arm pain after eating?

Can tell here but...: Don't know details of age, health status, tobacco, family history, location, (inner, outer), neck, back pain, onset, duration, other, etc. Could be gut or cardiac. Call your doc. If new symptom, esp if associated sweats, nausea, short of breath, chest discomfort, lightheaded er asap. ...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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How does the heart cause left arm pain?

How does the heart cause left arm pain?

Nerves in spine: Cardiac pain can "radiate" to many areas, the jaw, the neck, the shoulder, back or arm. I have even seen a toothache be the only sign of a heart attack. The sensory nerves travel up the spine to the brain and and can cause "cross-talk" with other nerves. Recently I treated a patient whose only symptom was right shoulder pain. ...Read more

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How to know if upper left arm pain is heart related?

How to know if upper left arm pain is heart related?

Not absolute but: L arm pain due to ht is not constant, may be related to exercise, usually relieved by ntg, not increased by movement of arm as in arthritis, usually older age. ...Read more

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Upper left arm pain with finger pain. What does this mean?

Upper left arm pain with finger pain. What does this mean?

Pinched nerve: Possibly. You may have a nerve pinched in your neck that is radiating down your arm. Consider seeing a physician who does emg's to clarify the diagnosis. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can u have left arm pain without it being related to the heart thanks?

Certainly: Left arm pain can be caused by many, many things. The list is too long to address here. But if you are mentioning heart concern, then please consider mentioning any arm pain you have with your physician. Or call for an ambulance/go to an emergency department if you are truly concerned. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to tell if the left-arm pain is heart related?

Be safe: And consider any non-trauma related dull or achy, or sharp pain in your left arm cardiac in nature if that thought comes to your mind. If you are considering it for some reason, then be safe and get it checked out by a physician as soon as possible. That being said, all left arm pain is not a heart related, but if something made you consider that, get it checked out. ...Read more

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29 year old female. Left arm pain for a few weeks now. Is this heart related?

Possible-not likely.: The vast majority of pains from heart are felt in torso, though sometimes also perceived (radiate), as with other mediastinal sensations, into the shoulders & arms (all innervated by cervical nerves 3, 4 & 5) & brain/mind cannot always correctly identify the origin. While arterial disease typically begins in childhood, arteries enlarge, heart pain quite rare at age & most arm pains come from arm. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is complaining of chest pain and left arm pain. What should I do?

My 4 year old is complaining of chest pain and left arm pain. What should I do?

See below: Did your son have any trauma or falls was so had someone possibly pulled on his arm.? Is there swelling? Where does the arm hurt the elbow shoulder? These are questions that need to be ass you're better off probably seeing a pediatric orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible he may just have some mild sprain but again or evaluation would be warranted. ...Read more

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Left arm going numb, tingling feeling. On and off for a week. Whole arm. Pain at top of arm.

Left arm going numb, tingling feeling. On and off for a week. Whole arm. Pain at top of arm.

Sort out causation: Although left arm symptoms may represent referred cardiac issues, more likely, at your age, this is a nerve problem from neck, into plexus, at elbow or wrist. Get examined and perhaps EMG tested, and treated base on outcome. ...Read more

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What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?

What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?

Call your doctor: It would be dangerous to give you any advice in this forum. A thorough risk assessment an focused exam would be much safer for you. It takes training and experience to differentiate the cause of many symptoms. Your doctor has this and you should rely on him/her first. ...Read more

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Sudden left arm pain near elbow lasts seconds no other symptoms. Feels like a dull ache, feeling ok otherwise?

Elbow pain: Difficult to answer here. We need to know is the pain on the inside or the outside of the elbow or is it in the back. Is the pain during activities or when still. Is the area tender or swollen? How long of the symptoms been going on and was there any inciting event? Obviously this could represent tennis elbow or golf elbow or olecranon bursitis. ...Read more

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I'm almost 9 weeks preganant. I'm having left arm pain and part of my left side of the chest hurting. Any idea on what it could be.

See doctor: You will need a personal assessment to find out the cause and institute the appropriate treatment. I'd doubt that this is related to your pregnancy but you do need to see a doctor if this has been bothering you for more than a couple of days or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Lifted weights a few days ago and woke up with achy arm pain in left arm and twinges of pain in back. Some shooting pains in fingers? Any ideas?

Lifted weights a few days ago and woke up with achy arm pain in left arm and twinges of pain in back. Some shooting pains in fingers? Any ideas?

Muscle strain going: Into your back and neck. Don't lift any weights. See your doctor. Icing may be helpful, and OTC pain meds may bring relief like ibuprofen. You may benefit from seeing a DO who can also evaluate you musculoskeletally, and realign you too. The in person exam will determine if imaging is needed or not. Good luck! ...Read more

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Upper left arm pain that feels achy, stinging, slight burning hurts to move sometimes. Goes limp when I lay on it and sometimes weak. Sudden pain.

Upper left arm pain that feels achy, stinging, slight burning hurts to move sometimes. Goes limp when I lay on it and sometimes weak. Sudden pain.

This neds a work up.: What you have could be a primary shoulder problem, or a neck condition. It could even be a nerve problem related to nerves called the "brachial plexus, " and all of thos posibilites need testing. ...Read more

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I have been having left arm pain, mostly in my tricep for days now, it also radiates to my shoulder. I have not been working out. It is an achy pain. 30m?

Shoulder pain: Localized pain in individual muscle groups at your age is going to be due to injury during workouts or repetitious use watch intensity of exercise ice and use anti inflammotry if not starting to improve few weeks consult local md. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness, nausea and left arm pain?

Dizziness: Each of the symptoms have many causes. Together the referred pain pattern must have cardiac issues at the top of the list. Dizziness can be inner ear, brain or eye issues. Get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

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What could this left arm pain from shoulder to hand be?

What could this left arm pain from shoulder to hand be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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How can you relieve upper left arm pain?

Depends: Treatment of upper arm pain would depend on the reason for the pain. Does this follow an injury? Do you have full range of movement at the shoulder? Do you have pain when you move your neck in all directions? I recommend you see your doctor for this problem. ...Read more

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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

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

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Is left arm pain associated with labor?

No not directly: Could be from position during labor. Also could be nerve pain from neck radiculopathy or local nerve pressure at elbow or wrist. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more