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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Arguably: Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain in my cervical spine on the left side radiating down my left arm and leaving a tingling feeling in my fingers. Pinched nerve?

I am having severe pain in my cervical spine on the left side radiating down my left arm and leaving a tingling feeling in my fingers. Pinched nerve?

Yes, it sounds: Like it. If you have night sweats and extreme fatigue, infection is a possibility. You should get full evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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What could cause pain and throbbing feeling in left arm?

What could cause pain and throbbing feeling in left arm?

Sounds like: Nerve pain, probably caused by degenerative changes in the neck portion of your spine. See a doctor for physical exam, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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Unusual feeling in left arm (heavy feeling). Arm sore and feels stiff. Somewhat tingly. And I haven't done anything that should make it sore. ALS?

Unusual feeling in left arm (heavy feeling). Arm sore and feels stiff. Somewhat tingly. And I haven't done anything that should make it sore. ALS?

Oh, not another one: I don't get it. Where is this epidemic of ALS anxiety in obviously perfectly healthy young people coming from? ...Read more

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Buring feeling in left arm. Hot to the touch. Also, there is a particular spot on shoulders that hurts when pressed. No pain when moving. No arm weakness.

Buring feeling in left arm. Hot to the touch. Also, there is a particular spot on shoulders that hurts when pressed. No pain when moving. No arm weakness.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
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I am having unusal and annoying feeling in left arm, chest and back. Its random and its not pain. I had normal EKG and blood test. Its been one month.

I am having unusal and annoying feeling in left arm, chest and back. Its random and its not pain. I had normal EKG and blood test. Its been one month.

This can be serious.: Is this discomfort exertional? A resting EKG may not show anything abnormal. You are 31 years old but we do not know you family history of coronary risk. A strest test can be done by your doctor. It can be from your heart or not and other conditions should be considered following a thorough physical exam and history. ...Read more

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I am to the ER three times, high bp, losing feeling in left arm, abdominal pulsations, what to do?

I am to the ER three times, high bp, losing feeling in left arm, abdominal pulsations, what to do?

ER: The er folks often rule out acute life threatening problems and don't go further. See your doctor to complete evaluation of the symptoms. ...Read more

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45yo female w/ history of chf/peripartum cardiomyopathy presents with sudden onset of very irregular heartbeat & tingly feeling in left arm. Serious?

Cardiomyopathy: If your function is low you are more susceptible to rhythm problems. Some can be dangerous get it checked out with your cardiologist now. ...Read more

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Sore tingling feeling in left arm from above my elbow to my wrist just started today and it's warm right above my elbow. What do you think is going on?

Sore tingling feeling in left arm from above my elbow to my wrist just started today and it's warm right above my elbow. What do you think is going on?

Many possible causes: The possible causes for these symptoms include malpositioning, elbow trauma, spinal cord injury, plexopathy, peripheral nerve palsy, etc. See your physician to discuss your symptoms in detail. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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I have tingling in my arm and hand in  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

I have tingling in my arm and hand in  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

Get checked: Most probable cause of your pain seems to be from a pinched nerve in the neck. Although you are somewhat young for this to happen, sudden heavy lifting, sudden twisting of the neck or an accident of anysort could be the cause.
You may need Xray or MRI followed by possible phsical therapy, medications and nerve blocks.
In severe or persistant cases, a surgery is indicated to reduce the compression ...Read more

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Random tired feeling in left arm/hand. Able to clench fist tightly and hold arms straight in air etc. Can you still have a TIA without full stroke sym?

Random tired feeling in left arm/hand. Able to clench fist tightly and hold arms straight in air etc. Can you still have a TIA without full stroke sym?

Yes: The definition of TIA (transient ischemic attack) or ministroke indicates transient or inomplete loss of function. Usually they are symptoms that last 10 or 15 minutes then resolve. Weekness alone can be early signs of a stroke, even without loss of function. ...Read more

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Shortness of breathe or gasp for air for seconds while asleep, slight heart pain and tingling in finger tips with slight heavy feeling in left arm?

Shortness of breathe or gasp for air for seconds while asleep, slight heart pain and tingling in finger tips with slight heavy feeling in left arm?

Concerning: Concerning symptoms that can overlap a number of conditions from heart, lung and neurologic. This is a common symptom of sleep apnea contributing to changes in blood oxygen level. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Emg/mri of head and neck with contrast normal. Still feel weak, fat feeling in left arm and hand especially on top of hand. Hard to open and close?

Emg/mri of head and neck with contrast normal. Still feel weak, fat feeling in left arm and hand especially on top of hand. Hard to open and close?

Sounds ominous: Don't like those symptoms proper workup already completed but if EMG was too early in the course may be normal and will be abnormal at 2 weeks from start of symptoms for a nerve entrapment otherwise stroke would be in the differential. ...Read more

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Occasional numb/tingly feeling in left arm with chest pain. ECG, chest X-ray, and blood test are all normal. Better with medicine. Can it be the heart?

Occasional numb/tingly feeling in left arm with chest pain. ECG, chest X-ray, and blood test are all normal. Better with medicine. Can it be the heart?

Unlikely: You have been evaluated for heart disease and do not appear to have heart problem.
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Sudden warm feeling in left arm now. Yesterday had muscle pain, chest after huge sneeze, n slightly fast heart rate (if it's related).No other symptoms.

Sudden warm feeling in left arm now. Yesterday had muscle pain, chest after huge sneeze, n slightly fast heart rate (if it's related).No other symptoms.

Symptoms only that,: May have many possible bases & are thus inadequate to arrive at reliable diagnosis. Given description, muscle pain mostly likely form sudden abnormally strong contraction producing some damage/pain. Faster heart rate common in response to pain, especially if also scared. All these are only clues, not any necessarily unusual or reliably predictive of any ongoing or necessarily serious body problem. ...Read more