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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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What disease is associated with pain and numbness of the left arm down to the fingers?

What disease is associated with pain and numbness of the left arm down to the fingers?

usually neck arthrit: Commonest cause is osteoarthritis in neck. There could be other causes of nerve pinching behind collar bone or many causes of nerve disease. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm a 35 year old female. I'm having slight chest pain and pain and numbness in my left arm and pain in my left leg. What could it be?

I'm a 35 year old female. I'm having slight chest pain and pain and numbness in my left arm and pain in my left leg. What could it be?

Get checked Out: Although it is unlikely for a 35yo woman to have significant cardiac disease it is not impossible. In addition your symptoms could represent a blood clot in your leg or lungs. You should establish with a health care professional as soon as possible and get checked out. ...Read more

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Hi I am getting really bad pain and numbness in my left arm and left leg and my face and it's causing me to have anxiety what could the pain be?

Hi I am getting really bad pain and numbness in my left arm and left leg and my face and it's causing me to have anxiety what could the pain be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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I have shoulder and chest pain with numbness on my left arm.give me natural remedy please.thanks?

I have shoulder and chest pain with numbness on my left arm.give me natural remedy please.thanks?

Need more info : Cause needs to be determined before any remedy, "natural" or not, can be suggested. You need a diagnosis before treatment. Would suggest that you be evaluated by a qualified practitioner who can determine the actual cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

Need to address ASAP: Need to address what might harm you the most quickly. Your chest pain radiating down your left arm describes a heart attack. Take aspirin if not allergic and seek help NOW. Your back and leg symptoms sound more like a herniated disc /sciatic nerve injury. Only after you are evaluated for your heart, a workup for back problems as mentioned should be initiated. Answer is not on internet, call 911. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and  foot, during periods only?

Uncertain: This is something you should take your physician. The swelling in one leg or an ankle may be related to the venous return from the lower extremity. The pain and numbness in one arm and leg could suggest a neurologic system. This is why you should take this to your physician. ...Read more

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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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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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Pain/numbness in my upper left arm/shoulder started 20 minutes ago. Should i worry?

It depends.: Are you over 50 with any risks for heart disease? Have you recently injured your neck, or your shoulder? Do you have any other symptoms, like shortness of breath or chest pressure? Your question is too limited to answer safely. Recommend you see your doctor asap and if the symptoms become severe seek urgent care. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing chest pain behind heart and numbness of left arm. What could be the cause of this?

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I have a stabbing chest pain behind heart and numbness of left arm. What could be the cause of this?

Chest pain to arm: If pain is not reproduced by pressure on breast-ribs then the pain is from inside chest = all organs inside can cause same symptoms. But must instantly rule out heart problems as sudden death can occur. The other vital organs need be urgently inspected to find the diagnosis. No sensory nerve inside the body resulting in pain of imprecise location. Intensive testings still do not reveal cause of pa. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sharp pains in my left armpit every 2min. After the sharp pain subsides there is some numbness in left arm. Why?

I do not know: I do not know why you are getting the pains every 2 minutes, but pain and then numbness may signify a nerve being irritated or "pinched" and you should see a dr. For an evaluation to assure you do not have any vascular issues affecting you nerves in your shoulder/armpit area, or a pinching nerve as stated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do about tingling numbness pain in left arm shoulder back?

What can I do about tingling numbness pain in left arm shoulder back?

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