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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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Chest pain starts out inbetween breast bone now at the top of my breast in the center of ny chest feeling weird and gettin pain my left arm it comes and goes also feels like I can't brea?

Chest pain starts out inbetween breast bone now at the top of my breast in the center of ny chest feeling weird and gettin pain my left arm it comes and goes also feels like I can't brea?

Chest pain: The way you describe your does not sound typical of a heart problem. It looks like you may have costchondritis considering your age. However it is a good idea to see your family physician to check out. ...Read more

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I am having pain in mu left arm that comes and goes I am 18 years old?

I am having pain in mu left arm that comes and goes I am 18 years old?

Incomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. What part of the arm? Related events? Swelling or redness? You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, ...Read more

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Localized mild dull pain in upper left arm that comes and goes. Re occurring in very minute? Is it heart related?

Localized mild dull pain in upper left arm that comes and goes. Re occurring in very minute? Is it heart related?

Possibly: Please get checked and examined by your physician.
You are quite young for a coronary event; however, you must be checked, tested and examined. ...Read more

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I get this weird mild Pain in my left arm that comes and goes, is that a sign of a heart attack?

I get this weird mild Pain in my left arm that comes and goes, is that a sign of a heart attack?

Highly unlikely: If you are a 21 year old generally healthy male it is unlikely that left arm pain is an "anginal equivalent" I.e. Due to inadequate blood supply to heart muscle. Things that would make it more likely to be cardiac in nature would be if it is mostly brought on by physical activity. Even if your arm pain is exertional it is unlikely to be cardiac in nature unless u have a strong family history ...Read more

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Have a left sharp pain in upper left arm that comes and goes and feel a little breathless and thraot feels tight. A little numb in right arm before :/?

Have a left sharp pain in upper left arm that comes and goes and feel a little breathless and thraot feels tight. A little numb in right arm before :/?

Ans: You are very tough. Need a good history. This is your left arm. Are you left or right handed? Any trauma? Positional issues? Have you been lifting or doing anything unusual? You need a good history and the a thorough exam of the arm. Need much more information ...Read more

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Hi, I have pain in my upper left arm, that comes and goes, but does not get worse with arm movement. I am extreamly tired as well!

Hi, I have pain in my upper left arm, that comes and goes, but does not get worse with arm movement. I am extreamly tired as well!

Arm pain: Your symptom is nonspecific but still could be due to muscular strain or inflammation, or tendonitis even if unaffected by arm movements. Another possibility is impingement of a nerve due to disc or spur problems in your neck. Tenderness over the upper arm favors tendonitis or a muscular cause. If cold and or hot applications and Advil (ibuprofen) type medication don't help, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain inside of left arm near armpit. Comes and goes throughout the day and usually lasts 1 min. No other symptoms so far. Heart related?

Throbbing pain inside of left arm near armpit. Comes and goes throughout the day and usually lasts 1 min. No other symptoms so far. Heart related?

Probably not: Heart related. More likely musculo skeletal or cervical spine. Definitely worth getting checked out either way. Make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pinching dull pain left breast and left arm, comes and goes. Normal EKG tread. Could it be costochondritis or pinched nerve in neck? Also hern disc.

Pinching dull pain left breast and left arm, comes and goes. Normal EKG tread. Could it be costochondritis or pinched nerve in neck? Also hern disc.

2nd opinion: If your ekg is normal, and treadmill and you have a history of costochondritis, then you may benefit from having a neuromusculoskeletal examination (nmm) done by a do, who can check, correlate your pinched nerve to your rib issues, and the dull pain in the left breast and arm while checking your neck out too. Not sure where herniation is, but they can check it out too! It's worth it, and related. ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck and left arm just comes and goes very painfull also my legs feel like they tingle and going numb?

I have pain in my neck and left arm just comes and goes very painfull also my legs feel like they tingle and going numb?

See a neurologist: Neurologists are physicians who specialize in the nervous system (pain, numbness). See a neurologist for proper diagnosis, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left fore arm, topside. Comes and goes, radiates from inside out. Moderate, lasted for 24hrs so far?

Go see your doctor: But before you go, ask yourself if any recent injury or trauma that could account for this pain? Anything that makes it better or worse? Any animal/insect bites or injections that might make us think of infection? Redness or warmth? Fluctuance (softness to touch like there's liquid underneath suggesting pus pocket)? Warmth is good for infection while ice is good for injuries. Otc pain relief? ...Read more

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Sharp random pains in/on head and weakness in left arm that comes and goes over the past few months. What could it be? Waiting for a neuro consult...

Sharp random pains in/on head and weakness in left arm that comes and goes over the past few months. What could it be? Waiting for a neuro consult...

I'm glad you have a: Neuro consult scheduled; you need to be seen SOON. If you have true weakness in your left arm (this is sometimes difficult to assess), it would be of great concern to me. It suggests there is some compromise of nerve function in the brain either from a mass growing there (benign or malignant), interruption of blood flow, swelling due to inflammation etc. Get consult moved up!! ...Read more

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Pinching pain in left arm every now and again had a heart x ray said it was ok it's not agony just comes and goes should I worry about heart?

Pinching pain in left arm every now and again had a heart x ray said it was ok it's not agony just comes and goes should I worry about heart?

Probably not if: Your heart evaluation was OK. More likely to be musculoskeletal or from your cervical spine. Ask your health care provider for further evaluation and guidance. ...Read more

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33 year old female, been experiencing extreme pain in left arm from shoulder to fingertips. Aching pain and comes and goes. What can be wrong?

More info!: How long has it been going on? Have you started any new exercise or work routine? Does it only hurt with movement? What helps or makes it worse? These are just some of the answers we need to know. Extreme pain of any sort that lasts more than a day or so, with no explanation certainly needs to be evaluated promptly. If you have numbness, tingling, or weakness, too, you need to be evaluated now ...Read more

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Been having squeezing left arm pain that comes and goes for over two years, help?

See your GP.: Is pain related to any exertion/work? That would sound like angina.
I believe you need to see your gp soon, so this could be investigated and treated. ...Read more

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I am 28 yrs and a few months ago I started getting a cold feeling in my left arm it comes and goes but always last a few days what could cause it?

I am 28 yrs and a few months ago I started getting a cold feeling in my left arm it comes and goes but always last a few days what could cause it?

See a doctor: This could be neurological or vascular and without an exam have no way of diagnosing. You might start with a pcp and they can refer to you specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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What may be the cause of the pinching sensation I feel on my left arm just above the elbow? Pain comes and goes and has been going o for 3 days now

What may be the cause of the pinching sensation I feel on my left arm just above the elbow? Pain comes and goes and has been going o for 3 days now

Nerve compression: The nerves allow you to have sensation, and if it has been numb for a day, there may be a compression of a nerve that supplies that area. This can be from various things such as direct pressure and/or injury. Have it checked if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest and left arm. Pain is not constant it comes and goes. Lasting seconds at a time.

Pain in left side of chest and left arm. Pain is not constant it comes and goes. Lasting seconds at a time.

At age 27: This is not likely to be a cardiac problem...Look to you NECK!! A pinched nerve in your neck at C6-7 vertebrae can cause these symptoms!


Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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My left arm has been aching and feeling weak last two days. It comes and goes. Should I worry? . I'm thirty two female

My left arm has been aching and feeling weak last two days. It comes and goes. Should I worry? . I'm thirty two female

Have it checked out: Left arm discomfort can be due to a lot of causes including heart disease, pinched nerve from the neck, carpal tunnel syndrome, a neurological cause, among others. Have this checked out by ur doc, who can examine u&find cause. If, however, one is a diabetic, smokes, has very high cholesterol, or has family members who had heart attacks early, and the discomfort is bad and lasts more than 10 min, then call 911. ...Read more

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IVe been feeling pain on the inside of my left arm. Starts from armpit and goes to middle of bicept. Comes and goes. Anything to be worried about?

IVe been feeling pain on the inside of my left arm. Starts from armpit and goes to middle of bicept. Comes and goes. Anything to be worried about?

Try Aleve (naproxen).: It is most likely a pulled muscle. I would recommend trying Aleve (naproxen) (Naprosyn) 2 tablets twice daily with food x 7 days. If no better in 2 weeks, you should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. If symptoms worsen or become debilitating in the movement/ function of your arm, then seek medical attention sooner. ...Read more

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I've had a sharp pain deep in my left shoulder for a while now. It comes and goes every now and then. It hurts when I lift up my left arm. What is it?

I've had a sharp pain deep in my left shoulder for a while now. It comes and goes every now and then. It hurts when I lift up my left arm. What is it?

Sounds like muscle: If you can make pain occur or worsen by moving that body part, it is most likely a muscle or tendon issue. If it is more in the shoulder joint, rotator cuff tendonitis is likely. If you have no issues with your stomach or kidney, consider ibuprofen for a few days to relieve the inflammation in the muscle or tendon. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left shoulder? I have pain that starts under my left arm and moves over the front of my shoulder to my neck area. It is not constant. It comes and goes. It will hurt for a short time and a long time. This has been going on for a few

What causes pain in the left shoulder? I have pain that starts under my left arm and moves over the front of my shoulder to my neck area. It is not constant. It comes and goes. It will hurt for a short time and a long time. This has been going on for a few

Sounds: Sounds like you've taken a reasonable approach till now, but the time has come for you to see an orthopedist. It's not at all uncommon for neck and shoulder symptoms to intersect. A good history and exam along with appropriate x-rays and possibly nerve testing and MRI will give an answer in a majority of cases and then you can be appropriately treated. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Pain that comes and goes in left arm muscle. I have pulled muscle it top of back could that be it. Mostly at night when relaxing?

Pain that comes and goes in left arm muscle. I have pulled muscle it top of back could that be it. Mostly at night when relaxing?

Yes: When you strain your muscles in your neck and upper shoulder they will irritate the nerve that runs through there to your arm. That is the mechanism or your pain down your arm. ...Read more