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My Left Arm Has Been Numb For A Few Weeks Now What Could It Mean
You could have numbness from compressed nerves in the neck, the upper shoulder or problems with the nerves themselves.
There could also be problems with blood flow in the arm.
Your family md can perform a physical exam and clear a lot of this up for you along with an MRI as warranted. He'll refer you on to a neurosurgeon or neurologist as needed. ...Read more
My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?
Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs ending in the neck. At the wrist or the neck would be most likely. Less likely would be problem in the brain. A blood vessel blockage is possible but the way you describe less likely You need to see a doctor right away and get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more
What other symptoms?: Everything from carpal tunnel to a bad disc in your neck could cause this. See a physical medicine doctor or neurologist for evaluation soon. They can get additional information examine you and possibly do an emg. ...Read more
My left hand and left arm has been numb &, tingling for an hour and a half. And now has worked up into my jaw. I have blurry vision, dizzy feel weird?
ER: NOW. Call 911. Don't wait call now! ...Read more
I've had numbness in my left arm for a few weeks now and it's preventing me from having a good sleep. I've been recently diagnosed with no thyroid.?
Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more
My dad has numbness in his left arm and now has bumps all underneath his arm And hand. What could it be?
I am having major problems with my left arm going numb. It happens a lot and has been going on for months now. Should I be worried.?
This warrants: Medical evaluation. Not normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders, what does this mean?
Need evaluation: Difficult to determine without an examination. Agree with others who suggest need for medical evaluation to rule out cardiac causes. However, can also be peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), cubital tunnel syndrome, or cervical radiculopathy. Would highly recommend evaluation. May need emg/ncv testing. ...Read more
My left arm began "going to sleep" during my sleep about a year ago. This now is severe numbness waking me from a sound sleep 5 times a night. Why?
It likley has: Something to do with awkward positioning while you are asleep. If the hand is the worst wrist splints may help. If it is higher hard to "police" yourself, as you are asleep! ...Read more
I feel like my whole left arm is numb. Everytime I put the back of my elbow on desk I feel electrical little shock. My left arm is numb for 10min now?
Ulnar nerve: It sounds like it could be a problem of your ulnar nerve which commonly is considered the "funny-bone" like when you hit your elbow. Pressure there may create forearm aches/numbness and often fourth finger and pinky go numb too. Avoiding pressure over there may help, but the nerve may become damaged and need to be managed more aggressively. A specialist eval. May be helpful if it persists. ...Read more
I started having numbness in my left arm. Then my whole left side was numb and weak. Now my whole body had numbness or tingling I now shake?
Go to the ER now.: Go to the er. This may be a serious issue. ...Read more
For three days I've had numbness n tightness in my right arm its now starting in left arm its hurts bad n I feel very uncomfortable what do I do?
I was recently diagnosed with cervical stenosis. I have now strength in my left arm and right is getting weaker by the day. My entire body is numb.?
Cervical stenosis: You need to see a doc! Not a good plan to wait until friday afternoon to think you may have a problem. Understand, with spinal cord compression and injury, weakness, numbness and incoordination that develops may be permanent. If you truly have noticeable worsening today from yesterday, you need immediate attention. If this is just gradually getting worse, then call your doc monday. ...Read more
I've had a numb feeling in my left arm today and now numbness in my arm and my left leg is much colder than rest of body. Advice?
Could be a nerve: You haven't mentioned any weakness or chest pain or not being able to move those extremities so I will assume those symptoms aren't present. In which case it could be that you have some inflammation or irritation of your peripheral nerves or possible swelling (edema) which is causing your symptoms. If your symptoms persist it would be good to discuss it with a doctor. ...Read more
My left arm and shoulder have been aching and kinda numb for about 4 hours now. It gets worse when I put my elbow down on anything?
Partner got bitten on lower back yesterday morn By a spider can see the bites in the red area which is spreading now has numb/dead left arm??
See MD ASAP: Take him to a doctor ASAP. Could be a spreading bacterial infection in need of antibiotics and or a higher level of care. To the emergency room if you can't see a doctor immediately ...Read more
My husband is 52 and has numbness of his left arm that comes and goes foe 3 days and today has spread to his left leg and now has a bad headache.?
These are potential: Signs of a serious intracranial event. You need to take your husband to an emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more
Left arm/neck/shoulder still tingling, painful, mild numbness. 4 days. Tingling now in my left face and left chest. Thoughts? Waiting on neuro reply.
Neurologist: If you can't obtain an appointment with a neurologist during these symptoms, you should go to the hospital emergency room where you will get prompt evaluation and testing including a brain ct scan or mri and a neurologist will be called in for consultation. I would be concerned about right sided cerebral cortical pathology such as a vascular blockage or a demyelinating process like multiple scler ...Read more
My husband is 52 and has numbness of his left arm that comes and goes foe 3 days and today has spread to his left leg and now has a bad headache. Symp?
I take Nexium (esomeprazole) twice a day for about a month now. Could this cause heart problems? My chest has been hurting and left arm going numb.
No: Nexium (esomeprazole) does not cause heart problems. You should see a doctor however to find out what is going on. It is very uncommon for a 22 year old to have heart problems, but it's not unheard of. Although the cause of your symptoms is not the nexium, (esomeprazole) you need to find out what's up right away, don't delay. ...Read more
What does it mean when u have tightness of the chest numbness in your left arm and pain on left leg with numbness?
If you have: An acute onset of tightness in your chest and numbness of your left arm, go to the er to be evaluated for a heart attack. ...Read more
I have had several herniated discs from auto accident. Now I have terrible pain, pins and needles, and numbness in my left arm. What is this?
Pinched nerve?: You may have a nerve that's being impinged (pinched or pressed on) by a piece of one of the discs. If you are having these symptoms, you will likely need an MRI of your neck to determine the extent of the disc problem. Physical therapy will likely help, along with anti-inflammatories and possibly steroids. You should contact your doctor and schedule a visit at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same.
Neck problem: Its most likely a neck problem. Depending on your age it could also be a brain problem. You need to see a neurolgist. ...Read more
I have had bad tremers for about three years started in my left arm is now getting worse going numb and intense pain my doctor is clueless on what it?
? complex: First, the focal tremors may be as issue with problems unilaterally starting in the basal ganglia, but you are quite young for parkinson's disease. The numbness and pain in the arm could be local nerve issues, or could be referred from cardiac or chest wall areas. Tremors may occur if a limb is weak, but seems this preceded. Have you seen a neurologist to get all of this evaluated? ...Read more
Pain is worsening (have cervical degenerative disc disease) and now have numbness/tingling in left arm. Can't see dr until Jan 6th. Should I go to ER?
I'm having numbness and tingling feeling on my left arm It occurred last night till now. It's still the same. I'm having neck tension for weeks. I thought it was due to my studies, stressing about exams. But I had a doubt when I had a mini chest pain a
You should see a doc: These symptoms you're describing could be very serious. I recommend you be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. I wish you well! ...Read more
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