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Pains Down Left Arm
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
I have the flu and am struggling to breath with bad chest pains and shooting pains down my left arm?
See a doctor: This no longer sounds like influenza. If flu to begin with this can predispose you to secondary acute bacterial pneumonia which can be potentially very severe and even fatal. Please go to an emergency room asap and be examined and treated. Do not wait. Hope you are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on xanex for 8years I have tried to stop them an had a seizure i also get really bad pains down my left arm an in my chest under my l brea?
MD will help U taper: Often when a person has been on xanax (alprazolam) for a long time, there has to be a very gradual taper under medical supervision. Sometimes the taper is combined with the use of a long acting benzodiazepine such as Klonopin . If there is an underlying condition why the xanax (alprazolam) was originally used, it has to be addressed. A physical evaluation which may include an eeg should also be done. ...Read more
I have been experiencing sharp pains under left breast and pains down my left arm to my wrist, feels like pins and needles under my skin, all day long?
Shingles, possibly: Could be shingles, which often begins with pain in a linear distribution on one side, even before the blistery rash develops. Could also be a pinched sensory nerve, and there are other causes. If it is shingles, the sooner you start on treatment (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) the sooner you will have relief, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Blood pressure 159/90, chest pain, shooting pains down my left arm, blacked out, ER said nothing is wrong... What should I do?
High BP: Followup with your pcp is good idea. ...Read more
I am having some minor chest pains that runs down my left arm, also with my left hand tingling. I am a 57 year old female. What do you think this is?
Squeezing chest pains radiating to back & down left arm. Troponin, D-Dimer, EKG, Chest X-Ray & heart monitor.. All normal! Could it still be cardiac?
No: most ptobably it is not cardiac at this age . ...Read more
Can u advise getting pains in upper left arm for about 6 months the pain sometimes go down the arm
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
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