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I have eczema on my rectum, it went away after applying triamcinolone. It has returned and whenever i wipe my rectum i get a shooting pain in left arm?

I have eczema on my rectum, it went away after applying triamcinolone. It has returned and whenever i wipe my rectum i get a shooting pain in left arm?

Intertrigo: The peri-rectal area is a common area for a rash known as intertrigo. This starts off as an irritation and then secondarily becomes colonized by yeast usually. Avoid using wet wipes to wipe the area. It can be treated with a combination of topical steroid and topical anti-yeast creams and often takes a few weeks to resolve. Zeasorb powder is useful to prevent recurrence. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in occipital area left arm left shoulder blade and left leg seems to be getting worse what should I do?

Sharp shooting pain in occipital area left arm left shoulder blade and left leg seems to be getting worse what should I do?

Neurologic insult: Pain in your occipital region along with both left upper extremity and lower lower extremity pain may indicate either a possible brainstem, brain or nerve issue. I would advise you to see a neurologist ...Read more

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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 havev deep burn/sharp sting on left side of chest for a month. At times sharp pain shoots into left arm and jaw aches gets better with exercise 27 M?

I havev deep burn/sharp sting on left side of chest for a month. At times sharp pain shoots into left arm and jaw aches gets better with exercise 27 M?

Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Problem in stress ,pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb,sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?

Problem in stress ,pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb,sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?

Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging study such as CT or MRI may be requested to look the neck region. Try and discover (and document) what makes the shooting pains better and what makes them worse to tell the doctor. They will appreciate that information. ...Read more

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I have a right shoulder problem, have had it for a year now, seems to go up through my neck to my left arm. I wake up with a sharp shooting pain going?

Neck pain: Cervical radiculopathy is a common cause of both acute and chronic neck pain. Pain in the neck, shoulder, or arm occurs in nearly all patients with cervical radiculopathy. A major goal of the neurologic evaluation is to look for weakness and sensory disturbance. Neuroimaging and electrodiagnostic testing is indicated when localizing signs and symptoms suggest a nerve root injury. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my rectum, it went away after applying triamcinolone. It has returned and whenever i wipe my rectum i get a shooting pain in left arm?

Intertrigo: The peri-rectal area is a common area for a rash known as intertrigo. This starts off as an irritation and then secondarily becomes colonized by yeast usually. Avoid using wet wipes to wipe the area. It can be treated with a combination of topical steroid and topical anti-yeast creams and often takes a few weeks to resolve. Zeasorb powder is useful to prevent recurrence. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left arm. Not constant, no other symptoms. 31yo, eat healthy and exercise daily. Could it be heart related?

Shooting pain in left arm. Not constant, no other symptoms. 31yo, eat healthy and exercise daily.  Could it be heart related?

No: Common things happen commonly. Pain in the left arm (in a 31 year old) is pain in the left arm. Treat your symptoms with rest, heat, analgesics and time and you're very likely to get better. But be patient. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Not likely heart: Shooting pain is most often associated with a nerve problem, as you suggested. It is rare to find heart problems in your age group, and shooting pains rarely reflect heart disease in any patient group. So a cardiac cause is most unlikely. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left breast which comes and goes. no problem in breathing. pain radiates to left arm also sometimes.what it could be?

See your doc: You should have a cardiac cause ruled out with an cardiac work up. Other considerations include a thoracic outlet syndrome. Please see your physician for an evaluation and further guidance. ...Read more