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Right Arm Pain In Women Heart Attack
Left arm, shoulder, sometimes right arm pain, nausea. Been going on for 4 days. Started after fast walking. Heart attack or would I be dead already?
Be seen: There are multiple possibilities, it would be wise to be seen and an exam and appropriate tests would likely reveal the cause.
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
I have left arm pain when I move it and heart burn but no other symptoms. Could it be a heart attack? I am a 38 yr female
Heart attack: Based on your sparse information a heart attack is an unlikely but not impossible scenario;go get checked out ASAP
If a 28yr old female with pots has good recent echo and EKG what is the chance if heart attack? Suffering from heart related anxiety due to arm pain.
Incredibly low: Given your age.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Classically, it's pressure, numbness, or heaviness. However, people have described other feelings like sharpness, aches, or no pain at all except in the chest. Basically, if you feel anything abnormal plus suddenly weak, short of breath, headache, pain, etc., see a doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
What is generally the longest time arm pain from a heart attack can go on? I know it varies, but at what point would you assume it's muscular?
Assume after: Being seen in the ER and having diagnostic test. Assumption is the mother of failure, get empiric evidence
Varied: The arm symptom of heart attack could be described as heaviness, soreness or pain or even numbness. It is usually correlated with the chest symptoms and other symptoms such as sob, diaphoresis, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and has to be correlated with risk factors. If in doubt, at least an ekg can help with suspicion and for the doctor to make a decision on treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
If my left arm pain has been on and off for at least 6 months what are the odds if a heart attack? It feels more muscular or nerve related. I do have nerve problems.
Classic: Symptoms. Get it checkedGet a more detailed answer ›
How to know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems?
Difficult to tell: Muscular chest pain is most likely changed with positioning or movement - usually there is an inciting event (lifting something heavy) - chest pain that is cardiac in nature can radiate to your neck or arms - can be worse with exertion and can be accompanied by other symptoms - if you are worried, contact your doctor.
Can someone have a heart attack without even knowing? Just because he has chest pain and left arm pain? Thanks
I've been having heart attack symptoms, left arm pain and shoulder pain it alternates to the right side. What do I do?
Call 911: If you are having serious sxs call 911. Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain.See 1 more doctor answer
I've been having heart attack symptoms, left arm pain and shoulder pain that alternates to the right side. What could be wrong?
Can someone tell me how people know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems?
See your doctor!: In some people, the symptoms are very similar. Of course, muscular pain is not dangerous, but heart symptoms can be very dangerous. The only way to tell for sure is for a qualified doctor to evaluate this with some tests. An ekg (heart tracing), and possibly some type of stress test, possibly some blood work should be able to detect a heart condition.
If I had chest pain +left arm pain on and off for a week is it possible that I had a heart attack without even knowing? If yes how can I check it?
Heart attack: It is low probability in a young woman but not impossible. See your doctor to be checked.
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