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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can cause sharp intense upper back pain radiating down left arm?

What can cause sharp intense upper back pain radiating down left arm?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Dull constant ache in left shoulder blade pain radiating down left arm BP is 119/78 pulse 90 pain has been there all day I suffer severe anxiety also ?

Dull constant ache in left shoulder blade pain radiating down left arm BP is 119/78 pulse 90 pain has been there all day I suffer severe anxiety also ?

Some pain issues: the location and movement of a pain gives clues as to what is going on. There are nerves that run from the shoulder outward (brachial plexus). mostly they are injured from obvious causes like car accidents and severe arm pulling. Thoracic outlet syndrome is when bones at the top of the ribcage rub these nerves. Generally with signs of circulation problems in arm. ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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I am having on/off chest pain on the left side above the breast that gets worse the more try to breathe & pain/weakness radiating down left arm-worry?

Anything: Chest pain could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Parvez Fatteh Dr. Fatteh
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
23 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Im a 38 year old male and I have a pain radiating down my left arm and it feels like a pinched nerve. I also get pins and needles in this arm daicthis?

Yes, pinched nerve: Yes, sounds like a classic pinched nerve aka radiculopathy. It will usually resolve on its own, but mechanical cervical traction in physical therapy can help greatly. If pain is severe and/or disabling, then a cervical epidural steroid injection would help. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.

Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this symptom if it persists. ...Read more

Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Bad chest pain radiating to back and down left arm. Went to ER & normal Troponin, normal EKG, normal chest X-Ray & normal D-Dimer. What could it be?

Bad chest pain radiating to back and down left arm. Went to ER & normal Troponin, normal EKG, normal chest X-Ray & normal D-Dimer. What could it be?

See below: Chest pain can result from organs in the chest: heart, lungs, pleura and from the chest wall: costochondritis. Heart conditions range from coronary artery blockage(less likely at 19 years old) to mitral valve prolapse and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Insufficient information to give specific advice. For patient info see: http://bit.ly/1KCXC9E and http://bit.ly/1ElGjHc Consult your physician ...Read more

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Dr. Amogh Sahai Dr. Sahai
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Can u advise getting pains in upper left arm for about 6 months the pain sometimes go down the arm ?

Can u advise getting pains in upper left arm for about 6 months the pain sometimes go down the arm 
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Different causes: First of all, would like to know if any history of trauma prior to onset? If so, xray should be done to rule out a fracture. What bothers you the most:moving the neck or moving the shoulder? The problem could be coming from the neck, shoulder or a combination of both. Things to consider are Cervical disc bulge, cervical spondylosis,, radiculopathy, shoulder capsulitis, RTC tendinitis, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Moshe Usadi Dr. Usadi
Family Medicine
years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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My left arm has been feeling pain for the last two days. And when I raise it and turn it, it hurts a lot. But if I am my arm down and turn it, I don't?

My left arm has been feeling pain for the last two days. And when I raise it and turn it, it hurts a lot. But if I am my arm down and turn it, I don't?

Muscle or joint: You probably have an injury to the rotator cuff in your shoulder or a muscle strain. I would try gentle stretching, a nonsteroidal like ibuprofen or naproxen if you can tolerate these or tylenol if you can't, ice to the joint and/or heat to the muscle. It may take a few days to feel better ...Read more

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Dr. John Rhoades Dr. Rhoades
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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Pain in upper left arm the pain does sometimes run down my arm can you advise?

Pain in upper left arm the pain does sometimes run down my arm can you advise?

See your DR: L arm pain in females is concerning. This could be MuscSkel, but one needs to insure it is not cardiac in origin. Females frequently have much different symptoms with heart problems then males do. Suggest you see your DR. ...Read more

Dr. John Michel Dr. Michel
Family Medicine
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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I am having a "growing pain" like feeling in my chest and down my left arm? Should I be worried?

I am having a "growing pain" like feeling in my chest and down my left arm? Should I be worried?

NO idea what a: growing pain feels like. However as a female although you did not give your age it is of concern that you have chest pain and it goes down your arm. I would make sure you see your primary care physician or if severe go the nearest ER or urgicare center. Do no put it off. Best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays Dr. Mays
Clinical Lipidology
years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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What's making me hurt in my chest and it feel like its tightening up also and pain shoots down my left arm?

What's making me hurt in my chest and it feel like its tightening up also and pain shoots down my left arm?

Go see Dr. : Many things can cause chest and arm pain but not many will kill you. Heart disease in a person your age is not common but not unheard of - so go to a doctor and get checked - if it's not your heart, then you and your dr. Can slow down and figure out the problem. If it is your heart - you'll be glad you went in quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Durga Komaragiri Dr. Komaragiri
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Osmania University, Gandhi Medical College
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Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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Hi, i have a tingly sensation down the outside of my left arm and the left side of my head/face. It wont go away. I am healthy. Am i ok?

Hi, i have a tingly sensation down the outside of my left arm and the left side of my head/face. It wont go away. I am healthy. Am i ok?

Left sided pain: Abnormal sensation most of the time of neuronal in origin. The location of the symptoms could be from nerve roots coming out the cervical (neck) area of the spinal cord rarely brain lesions. Have it examined by a Neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Neilsen Dr. Neilsen
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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So I been having this pain in my chest and ot goes down my left arm what could thia be?

See your doctor: Pain in the chest should always be evaluated by a doctor. If it is associated with other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, or movement into the left arm or jaw, it should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Maughon Dr. Maughon
Pain Management
20 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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Having shooting pain down my left arm what does that mean?

Having shooting pain down my left arm what does that mean?

Radicular pain: It's called radicular pain. It's due to nerve irritation or compression. It can come from your arm pit, your collar bone but most likely your neck. You need to have a physical performed by a physician who will probably order an imaging scan. ...Read more

Dr. John Michel Dr. Michel
Family Medicine
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Help please, having some pain of left side of chest that extends down to left arm?

Help please, having some pain of left side of chest that extends down to left arm?

See your doctor soon: No sex is specified but at the age of 48 , pain in chest going in to the left arm is concerning. If there is a family hx of heart disease, smoking or hypertension, I would see your doc tomorrow. If it is recurrent and no workup has been done all the more reason to see your doc as soon as possible. Other musculoskeletal issues can do it but this is first. ...Read more

Dr. Stacey Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
Neurosurgery
16 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

See your doctor: While this may be a musculoskeletal cause, any pain that radiates to the chest area should immediately be evaluated by a medical professional to rule out any cardiac causes. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin Dr. Hardin
Wound care
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I had a slice wound down my chest 5 inches long and also one to left arm 3 inches and to right arm 3 inches very nasty why can't i get a sick note?

Cause of wounds?: If you want a past note doctors can only document time you were in treatment. If you are looking for time off the treated wounds probably arnt bad enough to justify time off. ...Read more

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