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I have had my left arm tingle numb for the past 3 days.Is that an ill sign?

I have had my left arm tingle numb for the past 3 days.Is that an ill sign?

See a physician: The most concerning thing about tingling left arm pain is the rare but very possible chance it is related to your heart. Have a physician examine you for this. It may also be nerve irritation stemming from either your neck or your brachial plexus that is leading to these feelings. You state you have a history of backpain and headaches, all could be related, need a physical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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I had a TBI 3 yrs ago. Left side paralyzed for 3 weeks. Occasionally my left arm tingles and goes weak and numb. Should I get this examined?

I had a TBI 3 yrs ago. Left side paralyzed for 3 weeks. Occasionally my left arm tingles and goes weak and numb. Should I get this examined?

Depends on symptoms: If your left arm symptoms are worsening (i.e. you have them more often, or they are lasting longer when they occur), it could be something new. If the symptoms are getting less frequent or less severe, then it may be that the symptoms are residual from the prior TBI. You should probably have regular follow up (every 6-12 months at least) to monitor your progress. ...Read more

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20 year old male in good shape, EKG abnormal but echo and stress test normal. Left arm tingles randomly, cardiac related?

Heart illness: The normal stress and echo are very reassuring. Arm tingling is not specific. Pericarditis can exist with abnormal ekg and atypical symptoms. What is the exact baseline ekg abnormality? ...Read more

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For 2wks had chest and left arm pain went cardiologist said anxiety only did EKG . Now still 15 days later left arm tingles ... Afraid of heart attack?

For 2wks had chest and left arm pain went cardiologist said anxiety only did EKG . Now still 15 days later left arm tingles ... Afraid of heart attack?

Anxiety or Nerves?: You are at low risk statistically for heart disease, unless you have strong family history of heart attacks. If you are a heavy smoker or use drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine, you may have increased risk. But anxiety can produce these symptoms -- see a psychologist who uses CBT therapy, can helpl! Other possibility re arm tingling is injury to neck or shoulder, affecting nerves in arm-see MD ...Read more

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Pain in heart, left breast, left arm tingles and sometimes aches. Is it low vitamin d or potassium?

Pain in heart, left breast, left arm tingles and sometimes aches. Is it low vitamin d or potassium?

Neither: Neither low vitamin D nor low potassium would typically cause arm tingles or aches. Low calcium can sometimes cause arm tingles and muscle spasms. Please talk with your doctor if you have other undiagnosed pains. ...Read more

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I've been having a sharp shoot pain from my left armpit to above my left boob only lasts a sec but really hurts leaving left arm tingly.

I've been having a sharp shoot pain from my left armpit to above my left boob only lasts a sec  but really hurts leaving left arm tingly.

Need exam : Several possibilities. There may be something in the breast or armpit like a cyst or lymph node. There may be a pinched nerve in the neck or arm. Rarely this could be referred pain from the heart, lungs or rib. I would schedule a visit with a primary care doctor to evaluate or organize the evaluation of the many possibilities. ...Read more

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Left arm tingly, burning, i feel shaky nauseous had a CT angiography everything came out fine what can it be?

Left arm tingly, burning, i feel shaky nauseous had a CT angiography everything came out fine what can it be?

Disc herniation?: These symptoms suggest that a nerve could be pinched in the cervical spine. A cta may not cover the suspected area. A MRI of the cervical spine would be useful. However, at your age and with those symptome, if confirmed, the most likely recommendation for a disc herniation would be to do nothing unless things worsen, i.e. Weakness and pain. ...Read more

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