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I have pain in upper top left of arm extending to neck and nervous.?

I have pain in upper top left of arm extending to neck and nervous.?

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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Having pain in my left arm from top of shoulder to middle of arm. It started about an hour ago. Dull achy pain. No other symptoms. Second time in week?

Having pain in my left arm from top of shoulder to middle of arm. It started about an hour ago. Dull achy pain. No other symptoms. Second time in week?

Arm pain: If you have not had any trauma, I would think that you might have an overuse pain. Resting the arm should help, if it occurs again see your PMD for further examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain, chest pain and pain at top of left arm, I smoked for 20 yr, quit 5 weeks ago, could I have lung cancer?

Multiple causes: Your symptoms could be due to anything, simple muscular to heart disease.
Try simple conservative treatment with over the counter pain relievers for a couple of weeks before going to the doctor. ...Read more

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Presistant pain in top half of left arm?

Presistant pain in top half of left arm?

Persistent arm pain: If there is no history of trauma (ie a fall or twisting injury) then persistent single sided arm pain could have several causes. Is the pain worse at night? Worse on movement or at rest?

There could be many different causes but without a proper examination and a history taken it is difficult to give you a proper answer.

I agree with the other answers to seek advice from a doctor. ...Read more

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Just wondering if anyone else has this pain in left arm nearly at the top as qb?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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My left arm hurts on the top of my forearm when I move it alot or try to lift things what could it be?

My left arm hurts on the top of my forearm when I move it alot or try to lift things what could it be?

Tendinitis or strain: If you are very active and lift a lot, or if you're engaged in sports, you can develop muscle strain in your forearm. It could also be tendinitis in your forearm, which often occurs near your elbow (as in tennis elbow) or on your inner wrist or in other areas. Take medicines like Advil or Aleve, (naproxen) apply heat and rest it for a few days. If it doesn't improve see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain at the top of my scapula on the left side often pain will run down the back side of my left arm. I ofyen feel a pulling pain in my arm.

Radiculopathy: There are nerves that go through our cervical (neck) spine & send nerves to the arms & the scapular region. Compression by a herniated disc or pinching of the nerve by another process can commonly present as described. A pulled/sprain/muscle spasms should also be rule out. A dr. May be able to diagnose this by asking a few more question, performing an exam & by imaging your c-spine. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me what bone on the left side on top sticks up and then the front and the shoulder and arm are quite a ways apart and hurts?

AC separation: The bone is the distal end of the clavicle (collar bone), usually caused buy an injury when u fall & ur shoulder is driven into the ground like when a quarterback gets sacked. C an ortho 4 x-rays & exam. ...Read more

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Have pain in left shoulder (top) not blades made worse with breathing coughing can move arm slight pain when lift arm high but worse if I bend down?

Gallbladder: Sounds like your gallbladder might be the cause - it sits right under your diaphragm so the breathing can effect it and pain will often refer to the shoulder. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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My left arm is swollen not from the top the bottom next to my elbow on the top its been a week or 2 since I realisedd but I have no pain just feels we?

My left arm is swollen not from the top the bottom next to my elbow on the top its been a week or 2 since I realisedd but I have no pain just feels we?

Swollen left arm: Can you move it in all directions? Is it warm? Any trauma? May be nerve, tendonitis, activity related tendonosis, or lyme. F/u w/ doc for lyme testing and evaluation ...Read more

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When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but I would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more

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Top of my left arm on the back I have at least. 5 lumps under the skin all in same area, painless but do not no what they are?

Top of my left arm on the back I have at least. 5 lumps under the skin all in same area, painless but do not no what they are?

Hard to say: With just the description you gave it is hard to say. These lumps could be lipomas (benign fatty tumors) or they could be cysts (maybe less likely). Having them examined by your primary care doctor would help you figure this out. ...Read more

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I get a pain on the top, left side of my head, when I bend over or stretch my arms. The pain is towards the front and lasts less than a second?

I get a pain on the top, left side of my head, when I bend over or stretch my arms. The pain is towards the front and lasts less than a second?

Vague: Bending over symptoms may reflect a sinus issue but stretching arms may signal potentially a pinched nerve. Really hard to say without a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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Left arm going numb, tingling feeling. On and off for a week. Whole arm. Pain at top of arm.

Left arm going numb, tingling feeling. On and off for a week. Whole arm. Pain at top of arm.

Sort out causation: Although left arm symptoms may represent referred cardiac issues, more likely, at your age, this is a nerve problem from neck, into plexus, at elbow or wrist. Get examined and perhaps EMG tested, and treated base on outcome. ...Read more

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I fell down 5 steps from the top landing my lower back. I can walk properly but my left arm get numb?

I fell down 5 steps from the top landing my lower back. I can walk properly but my left arm get numb?

Monitor closely: Montior these symptoms closely. Perhaps during your tumble you injured your neck or shoulder, which could contribute to numbness in your left arm. If the numbness doesn't resolve or worsens, see your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001418.htm ...Read more

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My inner left arm from top to wrist is giving me heavy like stinging, electric pain over the last few days?

MRI Neck and shouldr: Any Numbness or weakness or tingling of your arm as well? Consider MRI of Neck and shoulder to rule out a pinched nerve. ...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

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I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and, inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and, inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

5 months duration?: It is long need investigation, unknowingly you may have injured. Some of the rotator cuff injuries patients do not know how they got injured, see your doctor preferably orthopedic, for examination and tests possible MRI. ...Read more

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Iam expiriansing pins and neeles eminating from my right wrist up my arm to my right sholder and in my face to the top of my left sholder should I be?

Iam expiriansing pins and neeles eminating from my right wrist up my arm to my right sholder and in my face to the top of my left sholder should I be?

Nerve problem: Pins and needles, also called paresthesias, accompany nerve problems. This can mean a pinched nerve in the neck, arm, or even sometimes problems in the brain. ...Read more

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Small soft lump on left arm pit, white liquid comes out when I squeeze but it is not right on the very surface of the skin, there's about. 25 inch of skin on top of it. I can move it around.?

Sebaceous cyst: It sounds like a sebaceous cyst. This happens when the glands that produce oil on your skin do not drain properly and creates a small pocket. It can be expressed out with out pain. You will need to watch it in case it gets infected, then it will turn red and can hurt. This is not a serious condition. Should discuss with your physician at next visit and have examined just to make sure. ...Read more