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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

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more


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What causes severe arm pain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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Boyfriend is having severe shoulder and arm pain that keeps him up at nite. Sits up and eventually goes away. What could this be?

Boyfriend is having severe shoulder and arm pain that keeps him up at nite. Sits up and eventually goes away. What could this be?

Many things: He could have a frozen shoulder, a rotator cuff tear, bursitis or even a neck issue.

Have him see a shoulder specialist, often a good physical exam can give him a diagnosis and then a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have been getting severe lower left pain both front and back. Have been getting severe left arm pain feels like grip around it, severe left arm pai?

See physician ASAP: Pain is never normal. There are many various disorders which could cause pain with your symptoms. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see physician for a evaluation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. Be well. ...Read more

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Can severe coughing due to choking cause bilateral arm pain?

Can severe coughing due to choking cause bilateral arm pain?

Possibly: Severe coughing could conceivably lead to a cervical disc herniation which could then cause bilateral arm pain. This can be diagnosed on mri, so see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Could a virus cause severe shoukder blade and arm pain?

Not usually: That sounds like a musculoskeletal problem, not a viral infection. The exception would be shingles, which could give you shoulder and arm pain in the setting of a rash with blisters. ...Read more

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Is shoulder / arm pain from a pancoast tumor always severe?

Pancoast was a: Radiologist that noted tumor at the top of the lung burst upward, involve sympathetic nerve plexus, and the nerve roots before, as and after they enter the brachial plexus. The tumors tend to be insidious, so the arm pain may be gradual. These tumors can be difficult to diagnose because the shoulder arm pain make people think orthopedic rather than oncologic. Pancoast was wrong. These can be cured. ...Read more

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What causes a headache to last 18 months with out stopping and also causes dizziness and severe arm pain? Thank you

What causes a headache to last 18 months with out stopping and also causes dizziness and severe arm pain? Thank you

18 months: I would hope that you have been evaluated by a doctor and some specialists. Sounds like you may need to see an ENT or even an internal medicine doctor. If the pain is in the left arm, this could signal a heart problem. Could also be a pinched nerve in the neck. ...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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Severe arm pain & numbness 2 weeks after IM phenergan injection in arm.?

Severe arm pain & numbness 2 weeks after IM phenergan injection in arm.?

Get evaluation: If it is two weeks after injection and if there is any swelling or fever, I would definitely get evaluated by a physician for exam. ...Read more

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What can my sister do if she has severe arm pain and numbness in both arms?

What can my sister do if she has severe arm pain and numbness in both arms?

Numbness main pinch: Nerve above the area is numb, when you numbness in both arms this the problem is in the neck check it out, . ...Read more

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Neck arm pain so severe I can't do anything in morning but gets better in afternoon. Mri shows cervical hnp 4-5-6-7.Can hnp exhibit varying sx.?

Neck arm pain so severe I can't do anything in morning but gets better in afternoon. Mri shows cervical hnp 4-5-6-7.Can hnp exhibit varying sx.?

Yes: Herniated nucleus pulposis can vary in symptoms from no symptoms in some people to pain and paralysis in others. On arising increased pain can be due to postural changes at night or to the fact that on recumbancy body fluids shift from our lower body to our upper putting pressure on sensitive areas. On arising the fluids reshift. ...Read more

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I have had severe persistent right arm pain for 2wks relieved shortly with slight pressure or traction applied and it is worse upon exhalation.

See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint. Neck problems are often associated. A thorough history and exam with xrays id 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. ...Read more

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I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and, inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and, inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

5 months duration?: It is long need investigation, unknowingly you may have injured. Some of the rotator cuff injuries patients do not know how they got injured, see your doctor preferably orthopedic, for examination and tests possible MRI. ...Read more

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Both foramina are severely narrowed, but right worse than left. But no right side pain. Only left shoulder blade & arm pain. How is this possible?

Arthritis: Sometimes one nerve is more sensitive than the nerve on the opposite side. The patients pain complaints trumps the radiological findings. ...Read more

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Severe right arm pain & weakness, headache with nausea?

Severe right arm pain & weakness, headache with nausea?

See a doctor: See your primary doctor today; if that will not work go to urgent care or even emergency room. Depending on your complete story and examination, further testing may be necessary to sort out your problems. ...Read more

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Severe R elbow pain. Pain in R wrist. Pain is constant. Can no longer lift with arm. Pain scale steady 7. 10 when try to lift?

Severe R elbow pain. Pain in R wrist. Pain is constant. Can no longer lift with arm. Pain scale steady 7. 10 when try to lift?

Varies: There are a number of possible causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. One of the more common causes is known as lateral epicondylitis which can cause lateral elbow pain but also pain in the wrist and forearm. There are many good treatment options available. ...Read more

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Help needed. Third oxyplatin n raltitrexed Chemo round. Severe arm pain and breathlessness. Gave painkiller and stopped Half way. What is this?

Help needed. Third oxyplatin n raltitrexed Chemo round. Severe arm pain and breathlessness. Gave painkiller and stopped Half way. What is this?

Side effects chemo: Review with your doctor and or Oncology team the side effects you are having. Oxaliplatin has a whole list. So does Ralitrexed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cardiac related left arm pain typically described as inner left or outer left? Is it severe? Associated with other symptoms or stand alone red flag

No set answer: Any abnormal symptoms from the bellybutton to the nose have been implicated. If you are concerned enough about what you are experiencing then I would recommend you contact your doctor today and let him/her do a complete risk assessment and exam. Not all patients follow textbook symptoms and need to be assessed individually. ...Read more

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Can I take 40mg ER oxycontin and 75mcg fentynel at the same time for severe back and leg pain also neck shoulder and arm pain?

I would not: Recommend this dose especially if you are narcotic naive. One or the other would be a better choice but is still a significant dose. I assume these have been prescribed for you but you should call the prescribing doctor before taking. ...Read more

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What could cause severe arm pain in both arms from shoulder to wrist. I can barely lift them up. No strenuous exercise but I sleep on a couch.

Varies: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Abnormalities in the vascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems can all potentially cause similar symptoms. ...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?

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

Nocturnal (Definition)

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