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Dull pain in left arm and left leg for months, getting worse. New symptom is upper vertebrae in back extremely sore to touch. Worried about heart. 24.

Dull pain in left arm and left leg for months, getting worse. New symptom is upper vertebrae in back extremely sore to touch. Worried about heart. 24.

Doubt heart: Cardiac pain would be very unlikely. Probably musculoskeletal-skeletal/spinal. Should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Constant shooting left arm pain for 2 weeks, left arm is tender to touch. Possible causes?

Constant shooting left arm pain for 2 weeks, left arm is tender to touch. Possible causes?

See a doctor: If you are having pain that long, you should consider getting checked. If you have a primary doctor, start with that person. Spinal problems might cause this, but so can many other problems. You need a professional to sort this out. ...Read more

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Recently, my entire left arm is very tender to the touch for no apparent reason. What could be causing this?

Recently, my entire left arm is very tender to the touch for no apparent reason.  What could be causing this?

Need more info: There are several things that may cause your problem from infection to neurological problem & one or two other reasons. Please see your family physician for an examination ASAP ...Read more

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My left arm has vein that is hard and hurts to touch skin is very tender along vein.

See doctor: What you described is consistent with venous thrombosis. While venous thrombosis in the arm is less common and less dangerous than similar problem in legs, it would be prudent to see your doctor at the earliest to prevent the spread of the clot and infection, if the clot is associated with infection. ...Read more

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I recently recieved a shot in my upper left arm, and now the back of my arm is really swollen under the skin. There was pain, now it is just tender. ?

I recently recieved a shot in my upper left arm, and now the back of my arm is really swollen under the skin. There was pain, now it is just tender. ?

Any time: You go from the skin inside the body, there is a risk of infection. You should see your doctor and make sure there is no infection. Also, you can sometimes get a little bruising around the injection. Lastly, depending upon what was injected, the substance could be causing a reaction. ...Read more

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I have a tattoo that was done by an amateur on my upper left arm 9 years ago. Sometimes, but not always, it burns and is tender to the touch.

Bad ink: It was likely done with a conveniently available "ink" that is not meant for human / skin contact. Your body is reacting to it, and it will likely get worse over time, eventually eroding to the surface. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can help--likely by abrading down to the ink or lasering it to see if stabilizes. Good luck! ...Read more

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