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Poor Circulation Right Arm
Various Causes: Diminished flow to an extremity can have various causes. Some are occlusive disease to the extremity, injury to the artery, or more seriously disease to the aorta below the affected vessel. A good history and physical as well as documentation of the symtoms and their duration are important. Sometimes invasive testing is necessary, but consultation with your physician is where to begin.. ...Read more
Shoulder problem: You describe parasthesias and autonomic changes of an upper extremity. You need to be checked for thoracic outlet syndrome. Perhaps you have predisposing joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs). See discussions on my chronic pain board at quora.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: firstly the symptoms are described may not be the result of poor circulation. If the symptoms are affecting the arms and the legs, mostly presenting as a numbness, I would consider that she may have some underlying nerve compression of the back. If she did not have risk factors for arterial disease, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, or smoking, atherosclerotic changes are unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Analyze your pain and suspected cause. If it is postural related to work position, the numbness should begin increasing during work hours. In early cases, numbness dissipates in the hours after work ends, especially on non-work days. If the condition has been long-standing, numbness may persist during times of inactivity. A neurologic diagnosis can point to the cause. ...Read more
Hand circulation: If we assume poor circulation implies arterial blood flow any blockage in the arteries to the hand may impair the blood flow. This may involve arteries from the chest all the way down to the small vessels in the fingers. This may be related to a variety of conditions. If symptomatic, suggest seeing a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
COULD BE: Please see a doctor asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unclear: what this could be, but if you are on oral contraceptives or have high blood pressure or have overexerted yourself, for example by power lifting, it could possibly represent a blood clot or another form of stroke. You should get an exam by a clinician to be sure it is not. Also if you have had any injury, your neck needs to be checked for any damage. Good luck! ...Read more
Sudden severe left shoulder pain that radiates down left arm x1.5 hrs. Numbness and tingling in arm and hand. No injuries or cardiac Hx. Causes?
See a doctor: If you haven't already, see a doctor in order to determine if there is a relationship with your symptoms. Having a detailed history and physical exam will be invaluable to determining next steps. ...Read more
Tingly feeling on left side of neck down to chest &left arm feels weaker. however right arm is always colder than left. is it Vascular thoracic outlet?
Odd symptoms: You need a detailed history and physical examination to make headway ...Read more
See below: This is unlikely to be caused by gerd. I would suggest that you get these symptoms evaluated to look for another source. ...Read more
Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?
Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more
Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more
Allergy shot consistanly in left arm, now c/o left arm muscle pain and hand cramp in l hand an arm?
Time for Neurologist: These are such unusual symptoms that have followed allergy shots, so one should be cautious about blaming the injections on these new problems. Any injury to the body may cause a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy/crps complex regional pain syndrome, but it is hard to imagine that allergy shots could bring on such a complication. Please arrange to see a neurologist now for workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left side: There could be a problem located inside the right side of your brain affecting or causing dizziness weakness and numbness to your left side you need to have that evaluated right away. Either go to the emergency department or call your primary care physician right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruise on back of left arm poor circulation in that arm due to neck problem should I see a doctor?
If it is red & : Swollen then yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Arterial doppler shows occluded radial artery. Ulnar supplying flow. Sharp pain on movement and in shoulder, elbow & wrist. Any suggestions.
Radial block: A cardiologist reviewing the results of the doppler study, would be your best bet. ...Read more
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