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Sharp shooting pain down inside of left arm. Sporadic. Not other signs of heart issue. Have appt with orthopaedic doc wed for leg pain, mention this?

Sharp shooting pain down inside of left arm. Sporadic. Not other signs of heart issue. Have appt with orthopaedic doc wed for leg pain, mention this?

Yes: But wouldn't wait. Need to see a doctor sooner. No other heart issues is not sufficient of a statement and even if u were a doctor, you still need a cardiac work-up that includes, at least, an electrocardiogram. I would go to an urgent care center or emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

See your doctor: While this may be a musculoskeletal cause, any pain that radiates to the chest area should immediately be evaluated by a medical professional to rule out any cardiac causes. ...Read more

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I keep taking pain in my left arm shoulder down to elbow, I did not fall or bang it but has been painful all day sharp pain shoots through the arm ?

I keep taking pain in my left arm shoulder down to elbow, I did not fall or bang it but has been painful all day sharp pain shoots through the arm ?

Nonspecific: Pain in the arm suggests a musculoskeletal problem exists, but there are other possibilities. The best way to evaluate this is by a proper evaluation by a doctor - primary care ok. Timing of appointment should be based on severity. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had 2 instances where i felt a brief sharp pain near my heart that quickly shot over and went down upper half of left arm. Should i be alarmed?

Had 2 instances where i felt a brief sharp pain near my heart that quickly shot over and went down upper half of left arm. Should i be alarmed?

See your doctor: I think alarmed maybe too strong. It probably is not your heart but not for sure. A lot depends on what risk factors you have (diabetes, smoking, family history, obesity, etc). You should get it checked out, however. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left breast shooting down into my left arm. Any advice?

It could be muscle : Strain(usually sharp pain), rib pain or heart related(usually squeezing mid-sternum). Check for any blisters( if positive, could be due to shingles) go see your dr for ekg and a thorough exam! ...Read more

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I sometimes get a sharp pain in my chest that goes down my left arm to my wrist. Gets worse when I inhale. Thoughts?

Broad Topic: Best thing you can do is see your doctor. there are too many factors to consider in order to decide whether a full work up is indicated or just supportive care. A couple of things you should think about and perhaps bring to the attention of your doctor are: Have you started any new medications or change any dosages? do the symptoms occur in any specific situations? ...Read more