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Have dull, shooting pain in my upper right arm. Pain is worse when i sleep. Has been occurring for 2+weeks.?

Have dull, shooting pain in my upper right arm.  Pain is worse when i sleep.  Has been occurring for 2+weeks.?

Several possibilitie: Do you recall any injury? It could be from your arm or your shoulder. Are you sleeping on your right side with elbow bent and hand by your face? That position will make it worse. Try 2 Aleve (naproxen) with food twice a day and moist heat 15 min over shoulder and arm 3 times a day. If not better soon seek care. ...Read more

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Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Possibly abscess.: You may have a boil, or abscess, if this is new. It may require treatment, either antibiotics or lancing. Get seen for this soon. If the pain and redness is spreading down your arm, you have fever, or red streaks, go to the ER now. ...Read more

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39 year old male - right arm - pain, tingling, numbness and falling asleep when arm is bent. what could this be?

39 year old male - right arm - pain, tingling, numbness and falling asleep when arm is bent. what could this be?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I'm 22 no health problems I have right arm pain it starts like n my shoulder all the way down kinda like a tired feeling n it? ER?

I'm 22 no health problems I have right arm pain it starts like n my shoulder all the way down kinda like a tired feeling n it?  ER?

Arm pain: I would get checked by a physician ASAP. Stroke which is rare in your age group is always a consideration. Cervical radiculopathy is a strong consideration. Other peripheral nerve problems must be ruled out. See the doctor soon ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more

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Right arm pain from inside elbow to the hand with intermittent tingling in the fingers. Arm has no strength to it lifting my ipad hurts. + fatigue. ?

Right arm pain from inside elbow to the hand with intermittent tingling in the fingers. Arm has no strength to it lifting my ipad hurts. + fatigue. ?

Ulnar neuropathy: "inside elbow" is the realm of the ulnar nerve, so your symptoms may represent a cubital tunnel syndrome, which is an ulnar nerve compression condition at the elbow that can cause the symptoms you describe. Alternatively, a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in your neck) could cause similar symptoms. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint . Neck problems are often associated . A thorough history and exam with xrays if indicated . Seek an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine . Just because he is a surgeon , he 'll try to exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery . Do not get your neck manipulated . Examination of the arm , in itself for pathologic findings as there are numerous areas in the arm form hand and wrist that can cause symptomatology can you elaborate on the exact location of your pain quality quantity chronology setting alleviating and aggravating factors and associated manifestations. ...Read more

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I have had to episodes of right sharp facial pain and right arm pain. should I be concerned?

Concern, yes: Panic, no. Sharp pain is a call for attention. That's a difference from chronic when there is no 'news'. See your Dr. It's not even a good idea to get ahead of yourself to guess the cause - find out from an exam. It may be simple or not but you'll be able to deal w/ it step by step. Best! ...Read more

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Arm pain. I been working with car and truck tires for 3yrs. And for the pass 6 mons I been have pain in my right arm. Should I worry?

Arm pain. I been working with car and truck tires for 3yrs. And for the pass 6 mons I been have pain in my right arm. Should I worry?

There are many: conditions that are related to the work we do, which may be your case. Please see your doc to determine what's going on. No need to worry. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What it means to get right arm pain?

Several options: Unfortunately this is an extremely nonspecific question, and would depend on the location, nature, chronicity, etc of the pain. Numerous conditions can cause arm pain, including a pinched nerve, tendonitis, fracture, sprain/strain, etc. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What causes striking upper right arm pain?

Upper arm pain: Consider referred cervical pain, referred heart problems, sprains, strains, rotator cuff tendonitis or tearing. Most ominous would be the one related to the heart. Check with er or your pcp asap for this. ...Read more

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What are ways to alleviate stiff neck and right arm pain?

What are ways to alleviate stiff neck and right arm pain?

Many ways: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Stretching and physical therapy will most likely be prescribed. ...Read more

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Im having shoulder pain and right arm pain any suggestions?

Arm pain: Could be a pinched nerve in the neck. Gt evaluated. Pinched nerve may cause tingling and numbness as well as weakness. ...Read more

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Bad arm pain while sleeping and not so bad when awake. Why and what could this be?

Bad arm pain while sleeping and not so bad when awake. Why and what could this be?

Position: Could be related to how you are sleeping. If you compress the nerve you can have pain when you wake. It usually goes away after being awake for several min. Pay attention to how you wake up and where your arm is positioned. Otherwise you may want to see your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Severe left arm pain at night time unable to sleep wih pain, no pain during the day.

Severe left arm pain at night time unable to sleep wih pain, no pain during the day.

Evaluation: Can be anything from a pinched nerve to a rotator cuff problem in the shoulder to nerve compression under the armpit. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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L am 53 years old.L am suffering right arm pain, started from 2 weeks.L underwent tah&bso 7 years ago?

Arm pain: Not related to your previous pelvic surgery. 2 weeks of pain could be musculoskeletal or neurologic. Hard to advise as there is very little detail in your description. ...Read more

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Upper right arm pain with heavyness-swollen hurts when touched and hurts if not touched-dull pain when not touched Thank you?

Upper right arm pain with heavyness-swollen hurts when touched and hurts if not touched-dull pain when not touched
Thank you?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We can't answer questions from minors < 16 years old. Thanks for putting your state!. Age, location, & gender, can affect our answer, as some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, we expect it of you! List any meds you take & med. conditions you have, too. ...Read more

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What is it? I have arm pain. Sudden twinges in upper right arm lasted 5 mins no other symptoms felt like sharp knife or needle

What is it? I have arm pain. Sudden twinges in upper right arm lasted 5 mins no other symptoms felt like sharp knife or needle

Nerve pain: It is difficult to say without examining but the pain you are describing sounds like nerve pain. Nerves can get punched at the level of the neck giving burning shooting pains in the arms and neck. Arm pain can also be worrying as it may mean that you could be developing angina. You need to get examined by a doctor to get the correct diagnosis ...Read more

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I had CDRC5/C6,C6/C7..large herniated discspinched nerve.Radiculapathy pain through right arm severely but now still having some arm pain is this norm?

I had CDRC5/C6,C6/C7..large herniated discspinched nerve.Radiculapathy pain through right arm severely but now still having some arm pain is this norm?

Varies: Some patients can wake up in recovery room after their surgery with immediate and complete relief in their arm pain. For a variety of reasons, some patients can still have some pain in the arm postoperatively, which should resolve usually by 2-4 weeks postop. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a headache with right arm pain and chest pain.

See a doctor: Information is too limited to make a suggested diagnosis. ...Read more

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