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Pain In Left Arm Heart Attack
Does pain in left arm necessarily mean a heart attack ? Or is it pain like any other pain likely to go away after sometime?
What else causes BOTH chest pain and left arm pain other than heart attack, costochonditis, and GERD? All of these have been ruled out for me.
There are many: potential causes for these symptoms other than the ailments you have mentioned. At your age most would be musical skeletal in etiology. Some would be neurological, pulmonary or systemic. Make an appointment to be seen by an Internist at a University near you (U of C, Loyola, Indiana U) for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in left arm and jaw sporadically for a month. Normal stress echo 6 months ago? Heart attack concerns?
Couldnt breath & pain in left arm- all test came back neg- CT scan of lungs ekgs bloodwork- no heart attack per dr.- 24 hrs still having same issues?
Cardiac workup: You may not have had a heart attack but still could be having heart pains due to a severely constricted coronary artery. Would talk to your docs about having a stress scan, or ct angiogram which can diagnose blockages that haven't yet caused a heart attack but are possibly causing your pains which may be warnings of an impending heart attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Pain in the left arm associated with a heart attack is caused by referred pain from the heart via the nerves. Although left arm pain may be associated with a heart attack, it is not a criterion for its diagnosis. More important is the circumstances surrounding the l arm pain. Other causes include musculoskeletal - arthritis, myositis, impingement, trauma, nervous system - neck disc disease etc. ...Read more
Left arm pain: Visceral pain is pain is carried afferent fibers (type of nerve) of the autonomic nervous system. The visceral nerves are designed to tell you that something is wrong but not exactly where. The nerves of the heart and left jaw, shoulder, and arm overlap. There is individual variation in the spinal cord distribution. Pain from a heart attack may occur in any or all of those areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can...: Left arm pain, especially in association with chest pain, can mean a heart attack. This is especially so if you also have shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, and dizziness. But there are lots of causes of left arm pain. If it persists, you should see your doctor. Feel better! ...Read more
Neuroanatomy: In many people the sensory nerves that carry pain information from the heart will join the spinal cord near where the pain information from the jaw, left arm, shoulder or back join - the brain can have trouble sorting this out and sometimes ascribes pain from a heart attack to these other locations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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