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My left arm has hurt since Fri. No chest pain. Now it is swollen and the vein is bulging. My hands are feeling pin pricked/on fire. What's the reason.

My left arm has hurt since Fri. No chest pain. Now it is swollen and the vein is bulging. My hands are feeling pin pricked/on fire. What's the reason.

Left arm pain with s: Blood clleft arm pain with swelling may be due to blood clot, inflammation of muscles, tend, skin, bursitis or arthritis of shoulder, hypertension, winged shoulder, coronary artery disease.Should have physical examination, may be drug related, X-ray & MRI, EKG, echocardiogram.
treatment : physical therapy, laproscopic surgery, antibiotics, doppler ...Read more

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I have chest pain and pins needles in my left hand. Is this serious?

I have chest pain and pins needles in my left hand. Is this serious?

Must check the heart: Any person with chest pain and left arm or hand symptoms has to go to his doctor or the E.R. To be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more

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I have chest pain in left side and its feeling like pin pricking and, breathing problem and sweating sometimes

I have chest pain in left side and its feeling like pin pricking and, breathing problem and sweating sometimes

Better safe / sorrry: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more

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I suffer ongoing dizziness, headaches, light sensitivity, numbness & pins & needles in left arm/ shoulder, also chest pain both sides. Any suggestion?

I suffer ongoing dizziness, headaches, light sensitivity, numbness & pins & needles in left arm/ shoulder, also chest pain both sides. Any suggestion?

Multifactorial: See neurologist to rule out fibromyalgia. See ENT to check your vestibular function. Your pcp can run lab tests to rule out exidental chronic poisoning or vitamins deficiency or cardiac arrhithmias. If after all of the above you are still sick consider major university for further work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Light pain under left breast that goes up my shoulder and down my left arm. Feels like pins and needles but without any chest pain. Is this gas?

Light pain under left breast that goes up my shoulder and down my left arm. Feels like pins and needles but without any chest pain. Is this gas?

Non likely: Pins and needles feeling is called "paresthesia" and is a sign of peripheral neuritis. It can be positional in which case it would come and go. Paresthesia and pain in that distribution, which follows the path of a nerve root (called a dermatome), suggests impingement in the cervical spine - often due to disk herniation or trauma in your age group (26). Also consider a brachial plexus injury. ...Read more

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Son has been having left chest pain that he says he can feel in one small area and says it only happens when he doesn't move alot. He's 14, ?

Son has been having left chest pain that he says he can feel in one small area and says it only happens when he doesn't move alot. He's 14, ?

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 14 year-old is very atypical especially when it hurts when he doesn't move. Is it positional? Worse with a deep breath? Was he doing anything athletic or traumatic within the last week? Is there a bruise or discoloration at the site? Has this ever happened before? So many questions....Best thing to do is have it checked by a doctor who might be best to get a chest xray to start. ...Read more

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Please some one help me chest pain more to the left constely same area for long time I seen many doctors but no help please please help?

Please some one help me chest pain more to the left constely same area for long time I seen many doctors but no help please please help?

Chest pain: Not enough information but what you say suggests its musculoskeletal and not from deep in your body. Ask one of your many doctors to explain to you what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a frequent burning / shooting chest pain to the left of my sternum. Comes and goes. Does not hurt when I press on the area. What could it be?

I have a frequent burning / shooting chest pain to the left of my sternum. Comes and goes. Does not hurt when I press on the area. What could it be?

Chest pain: chest pain with no other symptoms could be nothing or could be serious. Do you have a risk factor for heart disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, nicotine use or family history? Do you lift heavy weights? Any history of anxiety? Any heartburn or trouble with spicy or acidic foods. You can try over the counter treatment with something like Prilosec OTC for a week. See a dr ...Read more

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Since yesterday I have experienced random pains in my head and chest (chest pain relieved by BM). Also, twitches in the left area of chest sometimes.

Since yesterday I have experienced random pains in my head and chest (chest pain relieved by BM). Also, twitches in the left area of chest sometimes.

Brief Pains: If you are young and have no medical problems and the pains only last a few seconds they probably are not dangerous. If you start to have shortness of breath, get drenched in sweat, have nausea or vomiting, get dizzy, or the pain remains constant for more than 20min you should probably see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true chest pain in the center of the chest is more likely to be cardiac in nature then pain on the left side (breast area)?

Is it true chest pain in the center of the chest is more likely to be cardiac in nature then pain on the left side (breast area)?

Not really: But, historically a pressure type retrosternal chest pain associated with activities and better with rest is typical for angina. But as we get older and with female diabetic patients, less typical become typical. I take chest pain very seriously, specially if associated with chd risk factors. Evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with a sinus infection yesterday but have had medial chest pain for three days and now includes left rib area. Should I see Dr again?

Was diagnosed with a sinus infection yesterday but have had medial chest pain for three days and now includes left rib area. Should I see Dr again?

Not right away.: She must have been given Antibiotic treatment for Sinusitis. So please take that, Inhale steam and add Advil (ibuprofen) like drug for Pain and Inflammation.
If your symptoms get worse with Productive cough and fever disepite taking ABrx then see your doctor to ske sure you do not have Pneumonia ...Read more

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After a coronary left VATS surgery, I have awful chest pain. Can it be from deflating & inflating a very scarred Sarcoid Lund and mediasternum area?

SOS cardiologist: You need to contact your cardiologist ASAP. There can be many reasons for your severe chest pain including the reasons you have mentioned. If you can tolerate NSAID, try it now while waiting for a doctor appt. If you can't be seen within the next 12 hrs, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can gas cause chest pain under left rib cage and lower armpit area?

It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related. ...Read more

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What symptom are these? Pain in right side abdomen, pelvic area, hard when pressed. Left side is okay. Dizzy, headache&chest pain sometimes.

What symptom are these? Pain in right side abdomen, pelvic area, hard when pressed. Left side is okay. Dizzy, headache&chest pain sometimes.

See ur Dr and get: Checked for problems related to ur intestines, pelvic organs etc. Likewise migraine, blood pressure problems, stress and anxiety are other possibilities. Consider taking a mini vacation. Have fun! ...Read more

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I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

You have a pain: Sensation in an area of your body were it is considered urgent or emergent to determine the cause asap. Please seek evaluation and do mot wait any longer. ...Read more

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Chest pain between muscle and skin left side and diff areas of the left side of chest sometimes up low right middle of left chest. Could it be the heart or something else? Dr told me my heart is okay after some tests

Chest pain between muscle and skin left side and diff areas of the left side of chest sometimes up low right middle of left chest. Could it be the heart or something else? Dr told me my heart is okay after some tests

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin. Not internally. Front left chest pain w/it.?

Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin. Not internally. Front left chest pain w/it.?

Follows a rib: That's a pretty good description! It's following an intercostal muscle or rib. You may have costochonditis (rheumatism of the joint where the rib attaches to the breatbone). You may have intercostal neuritis. If a rash appears, it could even be shingles. Has there been any minor trauma or lifting? ...Read more

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Chest pain left breast area only relieved by pressing on chest and makes a crunching sound like my ribs are cracking. Should I go to the er? No insura

Few choices: Sometimes air in soft tissue from pneumothorax = crepitance can feel like that -rice crispy sensation
other would be rib trauma with ribs crunching over one another
x-ray can define. ...Read more

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Chest pain/cramp in lower left breast area. I feel it through in my back too. Nauseous as well. Idk if that is related. 21 and active. Heart related?

Hard to say.: You are young and physically active so many may say "nothing to worry about". However, with the presence of nausea and radiating pain, you should be further evaluated to rule out possible pancreatitis or gallbladder issue. Your family history is very important. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Myocardial bridge (begin) stress test Bp 222-mod reflux- chest flush&hair loss same area-deep chest pain -can't exercise or lay on left side w/o pain

Myocardial bridge (begin) stress test Bp 222-mod reflux- chest flush&hair loss same area-deep chest pain -can't exercise or lay on left side w/o pain

More information: Please be more specific about the myocardial bridge, stress test and blood pressure. A blood pressure of 222 on a stress test is not that alarming, but at rest it is a major problem. Was the myocardial bridge diagnosed with an angiogram? ...Read more

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Feeling of internal trembling. Chest pain when moving in my left breast/chest area. Swollen gland in throat. Heartburn occasionally. Rapid hr. Causes?

Feeling of internal trembling. Chest pain when moving in my left breast/chest area. Swollen gland in throat. Heartburn occasionally. Rapid hr. Causes?

Sound anxious: These are all symptoms which could be caused by anxiety. So you need to learn how to relax and control your emotions and have a good handle over your life. You may need counseling which can be helpful to calm you down. In the meantime, try to do daily exercise (like walk for half an hour) as this will strengthen your body and reduce your mental stress level. ...Read more

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What causes fleeting left side chest pain?

What causes fleeting left side chest pain?

Multiple things: 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. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more