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Mild left chest pain with corresponding pain in left pinky or pointer finger. Stress test and enzymes were good 1 year ago. 22, exercise daily. Heart?

Mild left chest pain with corresponding pain in left pinky or pointer finger. Stress test and enzymes were good 1 year ago. 22, exercise daily. Heart?

Ans: You are very young. Need good history to rule out congenital issues or genetic issues. Do you exercise? Cardiac enzymes neg so look to musculoskeletal issues or stress and anxiety. So a better history is needed. Also what takes the pain away? Any other symptoms? See you doctor and give a good history. ...Read more

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Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly :(

Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly :(

Ulnar nerve: This might be the answer: The pinky is supplied by the ulnar nerve, which has to pass through a narrow region in the inner elbow. When there is irritation or narrowing here, people may have pain or tingling or numbness in their pinky finger. Sometimes this occurs more often when leaning bent elbows on a table. ...Read more

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My mom having numbness and pain in her left pinky finger.Iy become cold and blueish. She have to elevate her hand to not to pool blood in her finger. ?

My mom having numbness and pain in her left pinky finger.Iy become cold and blueish. She have to elevate her hand to not to pool blood in her finger. ?

Bluish fingers: Can indicate disturbance in circulation due to cold, spasm of vessels or something more ominous up the arm or in the curculatroy system. Blood pooling may indicate poor venous outflow. Pain is a bodies way of telling us that some thing may not be right, it sounds as though she should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand. Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand. Fear of motor neuron disease.

Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand.  Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand.  Fear of motor neuron disease.

Don't think so: Hi. What you're describing would be a sensory neuropathy, and given the distribution (ulnar nerve), I suspect it's a physical problem ,not metabolic. Motor neuron disease (aka ALS) only affects nerves to muscles, and leaves sensory nerves alone. I'm not a neurologist, but I feel safe in assuring you this is not motor neuron disease. ...Read more

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Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more

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Since Sep 4, have had pain in left wrist on pinky side ONLY during certain activity (like pushups or bicep curls). Extends slightly up arm. Thoughts?

Since Sep 4, have had pain in left wrist on pinky side ONLY during certain activity (like pushups or bicep curls). Extends slightly up arm.  Thoughts?

Varies : There are several possibilities including an ulnar abutment syndrome or a TFCC injury. You may just want to try abounding positions that aggravate it and give it some time and possibly an antiinflammatory. If it does not get better, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Need 2nd opinion: Always check with your PCP first for best referrals for pain specialists.Can also see an osteopathic physician, who's a DO trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) who can evaluate you musculoskeletally, treat you and help decompress your neck, spine, low back, sacrum and offer more options and solutions to get you out of pain quickly! Check Am.Acad.Osteopathy or Cranial Academy directories. ...Read more

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Pain inside pinky on left hand that sometimes shoots up to wrist!? Reason??!

Pain inside pinky on left hand that sometimes shoots up to wrist!? Reason??!

Sounds like: ulnar nerve irritation. Try to protect your elbow from pressure or trauma. If you have other symptoms, such as vision problems, it is best to have a doctor perform a full neurological exam. ...Read more