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I have eczema on my rectum, it went away after applying triamcinolone. It has returned and whenever I wipe my rectum I get a shooting pain in left arm?

I have eczema on my rectum, it went away after applying triamcinolone. It has returned and whenever I wipe my rectum I get a shooting pain in left arm?

Intertrigo: The peri-rectal area is a common area for a rash known as intertrigo. This starts off as an irritation and then secondarily becomes colonized by yeast usually. Avoid using wet wipes to wipe the area. It can be treated with a combination of topical steroid and topical anti-yeast creams and often takes a few weeks to resolve. Zeasorb powder is useful to prevent recurrence. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pinching pain in left arm every now and again had a heart x ray said it was ok it's not agony just comes and goes should I worry about heart?

Pinching pain in left arm every now and again had a heart x ray said it was ok it's not agony just comes and goes should I worry about heart?

Probably not if: Your heart evaluation was OK. More likely to be musculoskeletal or from your cervical spine. Ask your health care provider for further evaluation and guidance. ...Read more

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Pinching dull pain left breast and left arm, comes and goes. Normal EKG tread. Could it be costochondritis or pinched nerve in neck? Also hern disc.

Pinching dull pain left breast and left arm, comes and goes. Normal EKG tread. Could it be costochondritis or pinched nerve in neck? Also hern disc.

2nd opinion: If your ekg is normal, and treadmill and you have a history of costochondritis, then you may benefit from having a neuromusculoskeletal examination (nmm) done by a do, who can check, correlate your pinched nerve to your rib issues, and the dull pain in the left breast and arm while checking your neck out too. Not sure where herniation is, but they can check it out too! It's worth it, and related. ...Read more

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Pinching pain when try to lift left arm pain what does that mean?

See below: Sharp pain in the shoulder with overhead activities may be due to shoulder bursitis, tendonitis, or arthritis. Pain that radiates from your neck down your shoulder and/or arm may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck. See your physician if your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm and left shoulder. Arm feels numb with sharp pains down to elbow, causing nausea. Pinched nerve maybe? Or something more serious?

Pain in left arm and left shoulder. Arm feels numb with sharp pains down to elbow, causing nausea. Pinched nerve maybe? Or something more serious?

Possible Nerve Pinch: Sharp pain in the arm associated with numbness is often a symptom of a nerve pinch somewhere along the course of a nerve or nerves. Classically the nerve pinch itself does not cause nausea, but the consequential pain if significant enough can be associated with nausea. Such significant complaints should be evaluated by an appropriately trained health care professional. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Not likely heart: Shooting pain is most often associated with a nerve problem, as you suggested. It is rare to find heart problems in your age group, and shooting pains rarely reflect heart disease in any patient group. So a cardiac cause is most unlikely. ...Read more

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I have a minor pain in my left arm that is transiet. It feels like a pinched nerve. Should I be concerned?

I have a minor pain in my left arm that is transiet. It feels like a pinched nerve. Should I be concerned?

Pulled muscle?: There are a lot of things, many of them minor, that can lead to such a complaint. If it's really bothering you, it needs to be evaluated by your doc to rule out anything bad. Osteopathic manipulation can be very helpful for minor pain complaints such as this that aren't caused by more ominous problems. ...Read more

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Left arm feels weak pinched nerve?

Left arm feels weak pinched nerve?

Cervical Disc: This could be a cervical disc herniation. Please see your doctor. You need a neurological exam and an MRI possibly. ...Read more

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Hi, do you know how long pinch nerve can last? It's been 16 days and my neck got better but left arm pain still there

Hi, do you know how long pinch nerve can last? It's been 16 days and my neck got better but left arm pain still there

Suggest: Have your doctor check it out, as you may have a discogenic compression affecting a nerve rootlet in your spinal area, and the arm pain is a referred symptom. If so, physical therapy using motorized cervical traction could be very helpful. ...Read more

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I, too, believe I have a pinched nerve that is causing a pinching sensation down my left arm. I also have left side rib pain esp. When coughing or tur?

If you're asking...: ...whether the two are related, it's not likely. Also, a "pinched" nerve does not mean you will have "pinching" sensations in the affected limb. That's a misinterpretation of a colloquial term for a compression neuritis/neuropathy or radiculitis/radiculopathy. ...Read more

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What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?

Call your doctor: It would be dangerous to give you any advice in this forum. A thorough risk assessment an focused exam would be much safer for you. It takes training and experience to differentiate the cause of many symptoms. Your doctor has this and you should rely on him/her first. ...Read more

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Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?

Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?

Pinched nerve damage: A pinched nerve can lose function and this may be irreversible. The nerve tells the muscle to work, and if the nerve is pinched and not working, the muscle will shrink. Until the nerve function recovers, the muscle will not work. This can be permanent and although some nerves function well when pinched, ongoing muscle weakness is a reason to see a spine specialist soon. ...Read more

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Having a burning sensatiom im my upper left arm. But also feels like a charlie horse. Been 2 days. Gets worse at night. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Having a burning sensatiom im my upper left arm. But also feels like a charlie horse. Been 2 days. Gets worse at night. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Absolutely: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be food to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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I'm 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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Twice today, my left arm felt like a pinched nerve numb and my tongue felt numb seconds later...it all cleared once I moved my arm.

Be seen: This could be a number of things, but I would want to rule out a vascular or nervous system cause. It sounds like this is new so it is best to be seen promptly. ...Read more

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Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when I lay flat on back.

Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when I lay flat on back.

I PAIN: You need ct scan/mri of cervical spine to see disc, vertebra, nerve compression, osteoarthritis, fasciae and muscles. The appropriate management depends on correct diagnosis. Please see your doctor. Thanks. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?

Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?

Not if pinched nerve: It seems that you may have slept with neck in unusual position if symptoms only lasted 5 minutes. If symptoms come back or persist then imaging of neck will be needed. ...Read more

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Yesterday I went into the ER with left arm and shoulder pain. They did know test other than my vitals and said I had a pinched nerve can I trust that?

Yesterday I went into the ER with left arm and shoulder pain. They did know test other than my vitals and said I had a pinched nerve can I trust that?

Pinched nerve: Sounds like the ER folks did a diagnosis of exclusion, i.e., ruled out some things and pinched nerve was left. To be sure, a neurologist needs to do a nerve conduction test called an EMG. After you know what is going on, consider massage and other natural and non-invasive treatments in addition to what your doc suggests. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Left arm pain in 22 year old female. Heart related or pinched nerve?

Left arm pain in 22 year old female. Heart related or pinched nerve?

Depends: Diagnosing l arm pain over the computer is difficult. At age 22, the diagnosis would lean more against a heart condition. However, weight, associated symptoms (jaw pain, sob, doe, cp, burning, etc), co-existing conditions (diabetes, high bp, high chol), family history, etc. Can all play a role in proper diagnosis. See a dr. To get the definative answer, good luck. ...Read more