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Numbness in my left arm, tingly face and fingers and really sore shoulder? Possiblle fracture?

Numbness in my left arm, tingly face and fingers and really sore shoulder? Possiblle fracture?

Tingling and numbnes: Fractures are ususally related to trauma. If there has been no trauma then this is very unlikely. Tingling and numbness involving the face and arm usually is from a problem in your neck or brain. Because of the pain in your shoulder you most likely have a nerve issue from your neck. Of course a good physical examination may help give you a better complete answer. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Chest pain, numbness to left arm,neck,and bottom face.Went to ER but EKG,Bloodwork,and x-Ray norml.Dr rules as typical chest pain, is it really ?

Chest pain, numbness to left arm,neck,and bottom face.Went to ER but EKG,Bloodwork,and x-Ray norml.Dr rules as typical chest pain, is it really ?

Atypical: I suspect the doc called it atypical chest pain. Unlikely you have a cardiac cause for yor symptom group. You can get another opinion if original Doc had no explanation for you. ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Iam 47 /female had a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face . Also have PFO and history migraines(never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx.Do i close pfo

Iam 47 /female had  a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face . Also have PFO and history migraines(never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx.Do i close pfo

DIFFICULT CHOICE: If your pfo is closed, technically is not a major procedure, there is a potential of controlling migraine (not fully proven yet), and protection against future paradoxical embolism through the pfo. The timing of your event is far more consistent with a blood clot than a classical migraine event, but gather that no primary source was discovered. Would go to academic center and get opinion. ...Read more

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I have numbness in left arm and leg, persistent headache for 2 months, and today an episode of dropping lip and face numbness. All tests normal?

I have numbness in left arm and leg, persistent headache for 2 months, and today an episode of dropping lip and face numbness. All tests normal?

What tests ?: Have neurologist do a careful assessment. Its important to find out what is going on. You need to exclude uncommon causes like venous infarct due to saggital sinus thrombosis ...Read more

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Having tingling on left side of face ,near cheeks and mild pain in head. Sometimes numbness in left arm. Also having extensive watery eye.

Having tingling on left side of face ,near cheeks and mild pain in head. Sometimes numbness in left arm. Also having extensive watery eye.

Mononeuritis multipl: you have inflammation, of multiple nerves going to your face and arms. This can be due to something as simple as a virus, or some other inflammatory process. You need to be seen as soon as possible, so that this can be treated and result before it leads to more serious symptoms such as weakness. ...Read more

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For the last week i have had numbness/altered sensation in my left arm. In the last 2 days it has travelled to the left side of my face and head. ?

For the last week i have had numbness/altered sensation in my left arm.  In the last 2 days it has travelled to the left side of my face and head. ?

Neurologist: This symptom is consistent with right sided brain cortex disorder and should be evaluated by a neurologist who will order appropriate tests which will include imaging studies. Get a referral to a neurologist or proceed to a hospital emergency room. ...Read more