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Left Arm Weakness
Several poss. causes: Could be illness such as ms, certain autoimmune disorders, every dystrophy, or others. Commonly, it's due to nerve impingement in the neck due to arthritis or disc disease. Other causes include rib, sternal, clavicle or thoracic spine dysfunction, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis and muscle strain, etc. A thorough physical exam, including osteopathic hand-on diagnosis, could provide an answer. ...Read more
Neurologically, transient weakness. Can occur with fatigue due to metabolic disorders or myasthenia gravis, or related to rare condition like periodic paralysis. More commonly, transient blood clots (TIAs), seizure, or migraine can cause temporary weakness but usually with ...Read more
See your Dr.: You need to see your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Depending on age it could be cardiac in origen but only a good h & p and ekg will reveal this. Only your dr can give you a good answer on this one. ...Read more
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I am having severe headaches, left arm weakness, and sudden quick blackouts. Who should I make an appt with? I am also continuously losing weight
You have a # of: Problems. If this is occuring acutely please be transported to the emergency room now. Is you primary care provider aware of these episodes - if not, is imperative that he/she be informed asap. These are very serious sx - especially w your hypertension ; cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
Svt: Svt can cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
I had a sudden onset of left arm weakness pain in my upper left chest that is running down my left arm and also left jaw pain. Started 12hrs ago?
Suddenly experiencing migraine, left arm weakness, dizziness and heart rate over 111. rest brought rate down to 104. what could cause this?
Left arm weakness for 2 months. Emg/nerve conduction study of neck & arm ruled out nerve/muscle issue. What could it be? Waiting for MRI in 2 weeks.
Arm weakness: You need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon or spine specialist for determination of the cause and level. Arm weakness is often due to a cervical herniated disc usually at C5-6 or C6-7. Other levels are less common but not rare. There are other possible causes but at 27 the disc is more common. The MRI will be helpful. ...Read more
I have cong.Cervical spinal stenosis on 3 levels.Mri is showing some compression . Lermittes signs , no reflexes in left arm & weakness.Options?
Severe upper back pain progressing over months, left arm weakness, worse at night- clear t-spine MRI w/o contrast- could it have missed something?
C spine problem?: Has your cervical spine been checked? Left arm symptoms are much more commonly related to cervical spine disc and degenerative problems than thoracic problems. Get a good exam of the cervical spine and left shoulder. You may need a cervical MRI and NCV study to localized etiology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What viruses can cause brachial neuritis? Fever x1 week then left shoulder pain x1 week then left arm weakness. Md believes caused by virus. Agree?
Parsonage Turner: The brachial plexus painful paralysis may not be a direct virus infection of the nerves, but as a consequence of an immune attack. Upper respiratory virus infection - your immune system mounts an attack - and (by accident) attacks molecules in your brachial plexus myelin sheath. ("collateral damage" so to speak.) the condition is called parsonage turner syndrome. Pls discuss with your md. ...Read more
Left arm weakness and tingling. Shortness of breath better with a burp. Pain in my ring finger top lft hnd tingling. Ache back left shlder blde.
Complicated: I suspect you've had some testing done. You have a lot of symptoms. Can't really comment in this forum - you need complete care. ...Read more
Left arm weakness. EMG/nerve conduction study neg. Mri brain & c-spine (no contrast) neg. Phys Therapy no help. Whats the next step? What could it be?
Diagnosis: It sounds like there has been attempts, but it really does come down to the specific diagnosis for what is causing you this problem. Only then can things like prognosis and treatment options be known. Have you seen a neurologist? You might also request being referred to more of a tertiary care center if the diagnosis is not clear. ...Read more
I have had a steady headache, severe at times for two months, spontaneous lactation, left arm weakness and double vision, weight loss, no tumor on ct?
Had surgery on my elbow but arm still not recovery. Still get a stabbing pain left arm and weakness > what sure i do?
Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male
Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow ( cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more
Had left arm leg weakness followed by right arm leg weakness then calf and thigh tightness started a week ago what are the chances it's als at 25?
Rare: ALS is a disease that starts in people 40 or over. I have been in practice 25 years and have not seen a case in younger person. ...Read more
I have been having right sided face tingling, left arm leg weakness, and blurry vision in my right eye, had 2 mild strokes, should I be concerned?
YES: You need to be seen and evaluated immediately! go to the er! ...Read more
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