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Left back and left hand pain, heart attack or carpal tunnel?

Left back and left hand pain, heart attack or carpal tunnel?

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 more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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Does left hand pain mean heart attack?

Heart attack: Left hand pain means left hand pain. Sometimes heart attack has left arm and pain associated with it. Left hand pain could be due to arthrits, trauma, infection and a myriad of non heart attack things.......... ...Read more

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How long does left hand pain occurs for heart attack? And what wil be the time gap between them?

Referred: Pain to the upper arm occurs during episodes of ischemia, of course you want to seek medical attention right away, and exclude other causes of hand pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a heart attack/stroke due to stress from extreme chronic bilateral hand pain?

Is it possible to have a heart attack/stroke due to stress from extreme chronic bilateral hand pain?

Possible: Not very likely unless there are other risk factors
smoking
obesity
high lipids
hypertension

stress of any sort can be an issue and pain is a stressor. ...Read more

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My left shoulder down to my left elbow down to my left hand hurts and tingles. Could I be getting ready to have a heart attack?

My left shoulder down to my left elbow down to my left hand hurts and tingles. Could I be getting ready to have a heart attack?

Unlikely: Heart attacks (the arteries to the heart) are not a consideration for your age and sex, unless you have other severe medical conditions. It is most likely myofascial referred pain when the tingling follows a classic path from a large muscle in the shoulder to the same arm. Massaging the muscle where it is coming from will help, posture issues or overuse problems are usually the source. ...Read more

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My left arm is falling sleep and my left hand hurt for the pass three days and also have chills. Are those symptoms of a heart attack? I am 35

Unlikely: Left arm falling asleep is more likely related to peripheral nerve issues of the arm or shoulder. Symptoms worrisome for acute heart issues are chest pain extending to the left arm. Chills are very nonspecific and can be associated with many disorders including flu, infection and other systemic maladies. ...Read more

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I have pain type feeling in jaw lower right hand side. I doubt it's a heart attack but what else can cause it?

I have pain type feeling in jaw lower right hand side. I doubt it's a heart attack but what else can cause it?

Sinus, teeth, etc.: A sinus infection, tooth inflammation, nerve pain from the oral or facial region. TMJ inflammation are considerations. At your age, a cardiac cause would be very unlikely. Jaw pain becomes more worrisome for cardiac reasons if accompanied by chest pain, shortness of breath, abnormal sweating, etc. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left & right hand from shoulder to wrist for 2 days can that be heart related or early symptom of heart attack? Iam just 22 yrs old

Less likely: It could be secondary to cervical radiculopathy, in other words nerves getting pinched in the neck. You need full evaluation see a doctor. ...Read more

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My husband had acute painon the right-hand side shoulder bone area. Possible symptomn of heart attack?

My husband had acute painon the right-hand side shoulder bone area. Possible symptomn of heart attack?

Unlikely: Pain anywhere in the chest can occur with heart, but the one you describe is way down the list.
Mid sternal
neck
left arm
upper abdomen
are more usual.
If smoker, obese, hyperlipidemia, family history then may be worth a visit to md. ...Read more

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Could right hand pain in situs inversus person indicate heart problem?

Could right hand pain in situs inversus person indicate heart problem?

Situs Inversus: If you have situs inversus (your abdominal organs are opposite of "normal" people - so your stomach/spleen are on the right side and your liver/gall bladder on the left) but you have a totally anatomically normal heart (even if it is in your right chest)-I doubt your hand pain is related to your heart. If it continues to bother you, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have right side shoulder pain for one month. Now slowly pain increases and extending towards down on the hand. Will it be a symptom of heart attack?

I have right side shoulder pain for one month. Now slowly pain increases and extending towards down on the hand. Will it be a symptom of heart attack?

Need to know Ur Age?: Shoulder pain can be due to some disorder of the shoulder joint. Yes it can also be a referred pain from a heart attack in the right age group (So we need to know your age). Moreover Heart attack pain does not last longer than an hour or so and is associated with chest pain (pressure or tightness in the chest (behind the sternum (breast bone). You should get your shoulder checked for proper diagnosis ...Read more

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Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Probably not: Arm pain that radiates (travels to) the hand and particularly the fingers is usually not heart related, but more likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck. The is referred to as as cervical neuropahy, if it comes from the spine, or brachial neuropathy, if it comes from lower down. I've seem this happen if someone leans heavily on crutches they have been using for a sprained knee. ...Read more

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Why did my hands twist sideways and back towards my arms involuntarily when I was having my heart attack?

Why did my hands twist sideways and back towards my arms involuntarily when I was having my heart attack?

See below: It could be a response to any extreme pain you were having from the heart attack. If lost consciousness, it could have be a seizure but it is difficult to tell what exactly it was without seeing it in action. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking these statins after my heart attack becuse my hands, feet and knee r so painful?

Should I stop taking these statins after my heart attack becuse my hands, feet and knee r so painful?

Depends: Statins have proven benefits in patients with coronary disease. If you are have adverse effects with one of this class of medication, discuss your options with your physician. There are many statins available. You might tolerate a different statin better. ...Read more

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My left hand feels hard and numb. Also palm is sweaty, why? Is this related to a heart attack?

My left hand feels hard and numb. Also palm is sweaty, why? Is this related to a heart attack?

See a dr asap: This could be- although probably not. Still seek medical attention asap to make certain it is not a heart attack. From there, if it is not, they will work up your hand. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

No: The typical pain from a heart attack is shoulder to arm. The pain you describe is more neurological. Still be safe and check it out. Rare things always happen. ...Read more

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My left arm & hand have been tingling for months. No idea why. I'm 25. No heart attack. Could I be sleeping on it strangely?

My left arm & hand have been tingling for months. No idea why. I'm 25. No heart attack. Could I be sleeping on it strangely?

Yes, position impt: Assuming it is intermittent and is most nticable in the am upon arising, sleep position is a real possibility. Suggest using pillows to force you to sleep with er on the back or oppositie side. Play detective related to possible causes which are mechanical. Truck drivers get it with the left arm propped on a ledge or arm rest as an example. If it persists and exam would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Does an anxiety attack make you feel like you're having a heart attack? Numbness in the hands & feet. Fast heart beat. Loss of breath

Does an anxiety attack make you feel like you're having a heart attack? Numbness in the hands & feet. Fast heart beat. Loss of breath

Anxiety: Anxiety attacks and panic attacks can feel exactly as you describe. At 19 anxiety is far more common than a heart attack. Heart attack is not impossible but statistically the anxiety attack would be overwhelmingly more probable in a young person. Discussing with your Dr. And if appropriate having cardiac testing or help with anxiety is a good course of action. ...Read more

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What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand? Not sharp pain. More like an achy pain? 29f. Healthy. Worried about stroke or heart attack

What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand? Not sharp pain. More like an achy pain? 29f. Healthy. Worried about stroke or heart attack

Nerve pain likely: Many things -- most likely compression of a nerve in your thoracic outlet or neck. Unlikely to be heart disease in a healthy person of 29. Definitely not a stroke. More likely thoracic outlet syndrome, or cervical nerve compression, or compression of your nerve by some other mechanism like a tumor -- see a doctor. ...Read more

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Mini heart attack or pinched nerve, im 22, 5'11, 236lbs, smoker, junkfood eater, no exercise, shooting pain radiating from my neck, worsens at shoulder and shooting down into my arm and hand?

Mini heart attack or pinched nerve, im 22, 5'11, 236lbs, smoker, junkfood eater, no exercise, shooting pain radiating from my neck, worsens at shoulder and shooting down into my arm and hand?

Radicular pain?: You need to consult your Family Physician and get checked. At your age with the symptoms you described it is very unlikely to be due to heart problem
And more likely from a problem with your Cervical Spine and may be a pinched nerve causing pain radiating down the arm
Get your self checked and treated
And advice to stop smoking and lifestyle changes for your eating habits and exercise ...Read more

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Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?

Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?

Tingling: This is more than likely due to something in your neck irritating a sensory part of the nerve usually C6 or c7. If you are concerned about it you should see your family doctor. Signs of a stroke are usually more pronounced ie, facial weakness, arm weakness, speech disturbance, visual changes.. ...Read more

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I male 24. Feeling my left hand numb as blood running through my hand. A little chest pain and headache. Is this symptom of heart attack, hbp or else?

I male 24. Feeling my left hand numb as blood running through my hand. A little chest pain and headache. Is this symptom of heart attack, hbp or else?

Doubtful: I doubt that your symptom is related to hbp or to heart attack. Headache and "little chest pain" most likely related to worry and anxiety. Best to have a chat with your doctor to alleviate your fears. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing severe panic attacks right before going to bed. I feel as if I can't breath, like I'm having a heart attack and will die. I also have physical symptoms such as a bad pain in my left arm and back, tingling in my hand and sweating.

I've been experiencing severe panic attacks right before going to bed. I feel as if I can't breath, like I'm having a heart attack and will die. I also have physical symptoms such as a bad pain in my left arm and back, tingling in my hand and sweating.

Be careful: Be certain that the cause is truly a panic attack: this a "diagnosis of exclusion." first you need to be checked carefully for other, more ominous causes. See your family doc if you haven't already. If it's deemed to be panic, consider relaxation techniques like transcendental meditation, yoga, self hypnosis with or without assistance from a tranquilizer (under the direction of your doc). ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more