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Nagging Pain In Left Arm
I have eczema on my rectum, it went away after applying triamcinolone. It has returned and whenever i wipe my rectum i get a shooting pain in left arm?
Intertrigo: The peri-rectal area is a common area for a rash known as intertrigo. This starts off as an irritation and then secondarily becomes colonized by yeast usually. Avoid using wet wipes to wipe the area. It can be treated with a combination of topical steroid and topical anti-yeast creams and often takes a few weeks to resolve. Zeasorb powder is useful to prevent recurrence. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
A few months ago, I woke up with a coin size pain on the upper part of my left arm. It has progressively gotten worse. It's more like a gnawing, nagging pain, that has since spread up and down my arm, into my shoulder and the armpit/chest area a
Coin size pain: can you feel anything/ if you feel a bump may be ganglion cyst that has grown. otherwise could lbe due to cervical disc disease , ,thoracic outlet syndrome, , mass efect from lymph node or o breast , reflux cardia rarely MS need CXR, mammogram exam c spien films, follow up wiht doctor urgent care this week ...Read more
My left arm hurts me several times a day wit a dull aching pain that goes and comes. It feels like the pain is inside my bone near my elbow. Its just a dull nagging pain. What is causing this pain and what can I take to ease the pain?
Several: There are a number of possible causes of the pain that you describe so i would not be able to list them all here. The best thing would be to see a doctor and get yourself checked out. Then they could probably figure out the source of this pain. ...Read more
My wife has a nagging couph. She recently started couphing yellow sputum and has pain under her left arm and chest. Pulled muscle or cause for concern?
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
When to go to the ER: I am not sure, but this sounds very serious. I think an online forum can only tell you that it is time to get in to see your health care provider or even the emergency room. Please do not delay any longer. ...Read more
Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are concerned you should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more
Emergency: go to the ER now!!!Get a more detailed answer ›
Must call the doctor: A person with left shoulder or left arm severe pain symptoms has to go to her doctor or the E.R. to be checked for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see what happens next. It could turn out to be a lung problem, a bone or muscle problem, a nerve problem, or an acid reflux problem, but the heart attack kills people. Better safe than sorry. Calling 911 for an ambulance the quick way. ...Read more
Vague complaint: Sorry to hear about your pain. Would you mind writng again with more info? - is it all the time? Is it in a specific location? With a specific stretch? Do you do a lot of repetition with your arms on a regular basis? Information like this will hopefully help us, help you. Other options for treatment may include rice, nsaids, , physical therapy, massage, etc... ...Read more
Could be related: To the heart. That's what heart pain feels like. It could also be something else of course. Best to see a doctor and have a good history and physical exam. ...Read more
I am getting pain in left arm an left rib cage can't stand the pain what could be happening to me?
Cardiac vs. visceral: The most serious thing could be cardiac problems causing pain radiating to the arm and chest. Also, ulcers and pancreatic problems can irritate the diaphragm and cause similar symptoms. It could be something simple like anintercostal spasm, but this does not usually go to the arm. Chestwall abnormalities are also a possibility. See your family doctor for evaluation and testing. ...Read more
Constant heavy pain in left arm for 3 weeks. Went away for a week completely, and now is back and seems worse. Doc gave no answer. What could it be?
See a doctor: For a physical exam and diagnosis. Could be something concerning, or could be something simple. Hard to make a suggestion unless more information is available and even then a physical exam is required. ...Read more
TOS: Chronic pain shoulder with parasthesias in associated arm of forties person suggests thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Absent neck pain, neural impingement of shoulder region nerves evokes distal upper extremity parasthesias. Doctor to diagnose is physiatrist. Unequal station ; development of superior trapezium can lead to shoulder girdle asymmetry ; premature closure of costo-clavicular dimension. ...Read more
Scapula: Did you perform heavy exercise? It may be that you strained the muscles supporting the scapula. The pain going to the arm is due to radiation from the scapular area. You may want to apply ice/heat and take an anti-inflammatory medication. If that does not help then go to see your physician. ...Read more
See Pain Specialist: I am assuming you are stating you have had two surgeries on your neck for your arm pain. If you are stating that you had two surgeries on your arm then you may need to be checked for evaluation of neck issues. Either way, i would consult with a spine/pain specialist to see why you still hurt and see if you might be a candidate for interventional treatments or even spinal cord stimulation. ...Read more
I've been having very bad vein pain in left arm and today it's gotten to the point where I cannot extend my arm ?
Don't understand: I am not sure that I understand what you are describing. However, if you have a medical issue that does not allow for this movement would show it to your parents. They can contact your doctor regarding your symptoms. ...Read more
Been doing a lot of shoveling and stuff now I have a pain in left arm i can pinpoint and my fingers are tingling?
Have issue evaluated: Have the issue evaluated to determine the cause and see if any specific treatment is needed. ...Read more
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