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My arm tingles. Is something wrong with my heart?

My arm tingles. Is something wrong with my heart?

Possibly: Can be related to your heart, but more likely with your peripheral nerves, especially as they come out of your spinal column or as an effect of some disease such as diabetic neuropathy ... Can also be due to electrolyte imbalances ... Or from some medications (such as chemotherapy) ... ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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When I extend my arm to 180° and hold it there it seems like a tingling sensation goes down my arm with every heart beat or so. Like electricity.

When I extend my arm to 180° and hold it there it seems like a tingling sensation goes down my arm with every heart beat or so. Like electricity.

Why do it?: If you know that when you do something it hurts: DON'T DO IT!!! A reasonable explanation could be a pinched nerve of neck or arm, but at age 18 is very unlikely to be the heart. If you don't have better things to do, please find one!!! and quit obsessing with minor things that are not important. ...Read more

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Is tingling in the right arm a sign of a heart attack?

Is tingling in the right arm a sign of a heart attack?

Not necessary: There are many reasons why you can have tingling sensation in the arm, must of them are benign things. It is hard for me to tell you if it is a sign of a heart attack without. ...Read more

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What to do if heart beating fast and left arm tingling?

What to do if heart beating fast and left arm tingling?

Go to ER: if its occurring and unrelenting then go to ER FOR EVAL.! but if it comes and goes then a event recorder,echo,and some labs may prove helpful. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and pseudophed cold meds. avoid natural supplements as well as some of theses can cause similar symptoms.See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart beating fast and left arm tingling?

What do you advise for heart beating fast and left arm tingling?

ER: If it's still occurring when you read this, go to the ER. If not, see your doctor Monday and let him/her arrange a workup to evaluate your heart. ...Read more

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I have been feeling strong pain and tingling and almost like numbness in both of my arms when I raise either one past my heart, what could that be?

I have been feeling strong pain and tingling and almost like numbness in both of my arms when I raise either one past my heart, what could that be?

Several Things: Laura, several things come to mind, mostly related to blood flow issues or nerve being pinched somewhere. Best to see your healthcare provider for proper evaluation. Things to think about are thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical nerve root being pinched in your neck, brachial plexopathy to name a few. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Have odd feel in left shoulder/arm for week like pinched nerve or something w/ tingling & sleep feel. Heart feels normal. Would it hurt to take motrin?

Have odd feel in left shoulder/arm for week like pinched nerve or something w/ tingling & sleep feel. Heart feels normal. Would it hurt to take motrin?

No: You can take a Motrin to see if it helps, as long as you have been told not to take medications such as Motrin. Even though Motrin might help, it would be wise to see a doctor to give a full history and to get a full physical exam to figure out what is causing the pain. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm for 2 days. No pain, just odd. Worried about my heart. Lost dad @ 54 to heart attack.

Pinched nerve: Tingling of the arm is often due to a pinched nerve in the neck or somewhere along the arm. It can also be a symptom of heart or impending stroke problems. Worrisome symptoms include weakness, shortness of breath, sweating. Have a physician check you. ...Read more

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