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Doctor insights on: Numness In Left Arm

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My brother is experiencing numness in left arm at odd times even at night what can that be?

My brother is experiencing numness in left arm at odd times even at night what can that be?

Vague: Numbness may well be one of the most ambiguous medical terms. It is usually not a stand alone symptom but one of a number of concurrent symptoms. I would need more information to give you a valid guess. ...Read more

Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


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Every time i sit or stand a certain way i get numness in my left arm. Right now i don't feel it, ?

Every time i sit or stand a certain way i get numness in my left arm. Right now i don't feel it, ?

? heart problems: The brachial plexus controls the nerves that go to your arm. However, positional changes bring up issue of poor blood flow. Some patients with heart problems will get pain and numbness down the left arm. Subclavian steal syndrome can cause similar symptoms. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate with attention to the heart and structures in the upper chest. ...Read more

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I hve paine right in the middle of my brests it like paine with an acke also so i have being getting numness halve way down my left arm and my middl f?

I hve paine right in the middle of my brests it like paine with an acke also so i have being getting numness halve way down my left arm and my middl f?

Get checked: Does your pain start when you are active, like walking fast, climbing stairs or carrying something? if so, then get checked IMMEDIATELY for heart trouble. This is especially true if you smoke, have diabetes and have close family members with heart problems. If not, I would still advise you to see your clinical specialist to help you understand what's going on and what, if anything, you need to do. ...Read more

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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read more

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How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

Consult a doctor: Chest pain can be due to many causes and can be serious, especialy when you have left arm numbness, as it may be related to your heart so waste no time see your doctor asap or go to er. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain and left arm numbness. What do I do?

Go immediately to an: Emergency room to make sure that this is not a cardiac or heart issue like angina which can present just with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

face no, arm yes: Assuming that to syndrome has been confirmed on left side, the left arm can become numb but not face where nerve supply is from higher level trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, i recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read more

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Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

PRESSURE ON NERVES: Pain in neck radiating down the arm usually is from pressure on the nerves that originate from the neck you need to be evaluated by your doctor or an ortopedic specialist, you need exam and may need MRI exam to find the cause.You are only 34 years old so see your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

chest pain: It might due to your t1-3 thoracic nerve root irritated if the pain is sharp, burning, radiating and the pain increased with skin irritation. If the pain is dull, and you feel heavy of chest, you need see your family doctor to have cardiac check. ...Read more

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I am 32 yrs female i been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?

I am 32 yrs female i been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?

Heart attack: Women tend to have variable and atypical symptoms. Please see your pcp if your symptoms have resolved or go to the er if you have on going symptoms. ...Read more

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36f and am experiencing discomfort on the side of my left breast and left arm numbness. I had augmentation in 2008-this is just now starting. Help?

36f and am experiencing discomfort on the side of my left breast and left arm numbness.  I had augmentation in 2008-this is just now starting. Help?

Bewildering Breast: Augmentation comes with the risk of rupture and extrusion or leakage of the implant contents. In most cases the body will absorb these substances depending on the content (saline vs. Silicone). In the case of silicone and other materials an inflammatory reaction can occur and will irritate the underlying muscle, connective tissue and nerves. If the arm is affected seek evaluation of the issue. ...Read more