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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?

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

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Left arm bicep is getting softer when lifting weights while the right is getting harder. Feel weakness in the left arm as well.

Should be developing: Similar to the right. When at training. Use dumbells don't use machines just to see if this helps. When using machines or bars. One arm could do most if work. This may help. If still no improvement talk to your doctor to ding out why left arm having issues ...Read more

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I have a small hard mass inside my left arm below my bicep only a dull pain when I toich ot. What might this be?

I have a small hard mass inside my left arm below my bicep only a dull pain when I toich ot. What might this be?

Many things: It could be caused by a pinched nerve in your neck when your neck tightens up. Heart pain is usually in your left arm but it can be in your right arm. Do see your doctor or a cardiologist and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I'm 18, I have been having left arm pain (whole arm) along with tingling/numbness all day mostly in my bicep area, since 10am. Should I be worried?

Pinched nerve neck?: Sounds like could be a pinched or irritated nerve in your neck. Are you having neck pain as well? You should contact you physician for evaluation if symptoms persist more than 24 hours. Seek er care if you are having progressive weakness, trouble with walking or balance, or incontinence. ...Read more

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I am having a mildy sharp sore left arm where my bicep is but I don't work out what could this be? I get it every now and then possibly few xs per week

I am having a mildy sharp sore left arm where my bicep is but I don't work out what could this be? I get it every now and then possibly few xs per week

Bicep pain: Just because you don't workout doesn't mean you can't have pain in the bicep. If this pain is interfering with activities have a physician evaluate your arm to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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My left arm hurts when my arm is lifted. Biceps hurt. Feels like tightening or something, not reall sore?

My left arm hurts when my arm is lifted. Biceps hurt. Feels like tightening or something, not reall sore?

Shoudler the cause: The shoulder would be most likely suspect. This could be shoulder bursitis or tendonitis. When you get your evaluation your shoulder will be the focus. Besides a history and examination you may need imaging such as x-ray, ultrasound. An MRI would be decided after these examinations. It may or may not be necessary. Your symptoms can be improved with exercise, physical therapy, and medication. ...Read more

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My left arm is swollen from mid-bicep to mid-forearm. I've always been skinny, but healthy, and recently started working out. Why is it swollen?

My left arm is swollen from mid-bicep to mid-forearm. I've always been skinny, but healthy, and recently started working out. Why is it swollen?

Could be "overuse": If arm symptoms start just after a person begins working out with weights, there could be an "overuse" injury. A primary care doctor can check to see if cold-packs, motrin/advil, and a decreased work-out routine is all that is needed; or if a referral to a sports medicine / orthopedic doctor is needed. Sometimes, xrays are needed. ...Read more

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I cannot straighten my left arm totally and have a hard bicep muscle, no pain to touch. ..doctor said it could be a tumour. Should I be worried?

I cannot straighten my left arm totally and have a hard bicep muscle, no pain to touch. ..doctor said it could be a tumour. Should I be worried?

Tendinitis: Hard biceps muscle without mass probably not associated with tumor. The latter would produce a nodular lesion and not interfere with motion at elbow. An MRI and bx if needed would resolve the issue and if inflammatory in nature, anti-inflammatory agents would be prescribed. ...Read more

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Have pain between bicep and tricep in left arm its been constant pain for several months. It seems deep in arm but doesn't seem like a muscle tear?

Have pain between bicep and tricep in left arm its been constant pain for several months. It seems deep in arm but doesn't seem like a muscle tear?

Go see your doctor: For evaluation. There are various possible causes of this ranging from sprain (not as likely given chronicity of symptoms), to a lesion in the area, to a cervical spine problem etc. ...Read more

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My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm.?

My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm.?

And the question is?: Is it ALS? -- No Is it life threatening? - No Is it going to stop? - They always do at some point How can I make it go away? - Well, sometimes you can and sometimes you can't Should I go to the ER? No, but if it's still there another day and it's bothering you set up an appointment to see your doctor. Some blood work, a quick physical exam and he may be able to give something to slow it down. ...Read more

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What causes a ten second feeling of pain and or numbness in the outside of left arm, beside the bicep? PCP says heart ok. Nerve? Anxiety?

What causes a ten second feeling of pain and or numbness in the outside of left arm, beside the bicep? PCP says heart ok. Nerve? Anxiety?

Nerve irritation: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck at C5 or C6. If it bothers you enough or certainly if you develop any weakness in the arm, I would see a doctor and you would likely start with neck xrays. The other possibility would be a rotator cuff muscle issue in your shoulder. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 36 and in great health but I' have some annoying twitching in my right and left arm bicep and above left knee. What could cause this?

Hi, I'm 36 and in great health but I' have some annoying twitching in my right and left arm bicep and above left knee. What could cause this?

Low magnesium: Can produce muscle twitches. Please see your doc first to rule out other causes. He/she may test your magnesium level if indicated. You can supplement w/magnesium. One good brand is called "Jigsaw magnesium." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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All the muscles in my left arm hurt from the armpit to the wrist. Most of the time it only hurts in the tricep and or bicep I've had pt for the past 8 weeks twice a week. I only get relief for a couple of hours. Most of the time it's very painful when I l

Pain: Pain that is radiating down your arm could be from several causes. Pain radiating down your arm is always concerning for heart pain. If you have any chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations you would have to be seen immediately. Pain could also be coming from the spinal cord (cervical spine) and radiating down your arm. If you had any numbness, tingling, or weakness you would have to be seen immediately for that. There are other musculo-skeletal causes of pain as well. Please be seen by your doctor for a complete evaluation, but if you have the warning signs above you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more