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Left Arm Weakness And Pain
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?
I've been having left side upper arm weakness and pain. When I run my fingers over my skin there, It is lumpy underneath. What could this be?
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
Numbness weired feeling in left arm feels heavy no weakness no pain happened on and off for a few days I have anxiety issues BP 117/77 hr 62?
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
Left arm twitching below elbow & shoulder & arm weakness/burning for past couple of days. Cause for concern? I repeatedly check bp, could be cause?
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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
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
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
Left arm twitching below the elbo and shoulder and upper arm weakness/burning, what could be the cause? I repeatedly check my bp, could that be prob?
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
What causes severe upper arm weakness, rolled forward shoulders, and winging of the scapula (more pronounced on the left side) in a 30 y.o. female?
There ate many poss-: -ibilies. Winging of the scapula is best tested by doing a wall pushup. If severe winging could be due to nerve injury to the brachial plexus involving the long thoracic nerve of Bell. Seen after breast removal. Because of arm weakness brachial plexus higher up as in TOS can cause this. Seek out a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon 4 exam& images. Hands on exam is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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