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Right Hand Pain Heart Attack
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
Needs evaluation: Symptoms of left sided pain and numbness in the arm can often be confused with a heart attack. However, it is critical that any symptoms of left arm pain associated with any cardiac issues such as chest pain or shortness of breath have an evaluation to rule out a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart palpitations teeth pain jaw pain left arm shoulder pain chest pain stomach burns pain in left ribcage belching feel like can't catch breath ?
Left shoulder ache. Twinges of pain into left arm. Left fingers cramp. Happens on right side too. Good EKG, xray, and heart enzymes. Heart issue? 21yr
PVCs, left arm pain, left jaw pain, left shoulder pain. Heart tested over and over- fine. But I'm sure pain comes from my heart and skipped beats.Why?
TOS & Anxiety: 20's female concerned for heart disease not discoverable complains of unilateral "jaw, shoulder, and arm pain". A unifying diagnosis might be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Cervical spine disorders and anxiety are considerations. See an Osteopath. Avoid Chiropractors, who are not legally allowed to diagnose. ...Read more
41 female.Overweight.Recent incidents of heart palpitations, back pain, right arm & leg pain and weakness.Could this be heart related?Shortnessof breath
Alot going on: The palpitations are likely to be related to your heart. The back pain is atypical for heart disease. Leg pain is never related to heart disease. Weakness is a non-specific symptom caused my myriad issues. Shortness of breath should be further evaluated - it requires a detailed look as there are many causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Left arm and chest pain are not always cardiac related. Within the spectrum of symptoms of cardiac ischemia lie the pains in left arm and chest. Many other things can also cause these symptoms. When the symptoms are associated with other complaints and findings, they are compatible with cardiac relation. ...Read more
Random upper left arm pains. Left neck shoulderblade pain also. Doc says muscular not cardiac. Fear mi. Ekg holter cholesterol all ok. Thoughts?
Doc likely correct: Unless you have a strong history of women in your family having heart disease in their 30s, you may be worrying unnecessarily. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week. No tobacco; no more than one drink a day. Control weight. ...Read more
Having inner left arm pain intermittently after exertion. Some heart palpitations and tightness across chest. Is this a heart attack?
Tricky: Bayesian analysis is the likelihood of something is the product of how strong the evidence TIMES how likely the thing is to begin with. Great speech*0% noncorrupt politician is still zero likelihood . In theory, exercise induced pain in chest radiating down the arm is classic for heart. Rare heart attacks in young people without cocaine or meth use, but more than honest pols. Get Checked Out. ...Read more
Possibly: 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. ...Read more
Random twinges of neck pain on either side. Mild left side chest cramp/arm pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray. 21, active. Heart problem?
Neck pain: It is very unlikely at your age for chest pain to be related to your heart, especially with a normal workup. If you have been weight training, you may have muscle strain in the neck and chest. Are you anxious? Some folks get chest pain and it is due to panic attacks that come unexpectantly. If that could be the case, see your doctor. Take Ibuprofen 400mg 3x/day with food for muscle strain. ...Read more
Bad stomach cramps right above the belly button, chest pain in my left side. Heart burn or heart attack?
UNLIKELY HEART ATTAC: It is more likely to be gastroesophageal refluxwith or withot esophagitis.But there is possibility of chest pain related to heart, or pulmonary cause, or costochondritis you need to have it checked asap by your doctor with exam and ekg, and may or may not need endoscopy or a trial of acid suppression therapy depending on what your doctor feels it can be. ...Read more
Left side chest cramp. Ache in fingers on both hands. Random twinges of arm pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray 3weeks ago. Heart issue?
Needs to checked out: In addition to your heart I might want to assure your liver and lungs were fine. Irritation of the diaphragm can cause hiccups and be associated with referred pain to the shoulder. I had a patient once with an amoebic liver abscess that presented with shoulder pain. Time to see your doctor! Especially given the intensity of pain reported. ...Read more
What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?PCP & cardiologist say not heart.
Could be a variety: of things. If your cardiologist ruled out cardiac involvement, other things may include anxiety, muscle/skeletal pains, gastritis, stomach ulcers, among others. I would discuss with your PCP and ask for further work up or possible referral to other specialists that can help figure it out. Best of luck. ...Read more
Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?
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