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Left Arm Pain During Pregnancy
? 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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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
Arm pain: By history and physical doc can get a good idea. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I am experiencing left arm pain when I cough hard. The pain is dull and lasts 2 to 3 mins. No chest pain?
Cough: No worries, it is probably musculoskeletal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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.
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
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