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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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Shoulder pain with shooting pain down arm?

Shoulder pain with shooting pain down arm?

Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the neck may be irritated. The muscles around the neck and shoulder may develop trigger points or tendonopathy which cause radiating pain. The shoulder itself may develop impingement. A pm;r doc is best able to diagnose the source of your pain. ...Read more

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I'm having severe shooting pain down my arm and down my leg. Do I have a pinched nerve? Or a herniated disc? I went to the urgent and she gave 3 meds.

I'm having severe shooting pain down my arm and down my leg. Do I have a pinched nerve? Or a herniated disc? I went to the urgent and she gave 3 meds.

Shooting Pains: Pinched nerves can definitely give these symptoms, along with bulging discs. I am a podiatrist so the arm shooting pain is out of my field, but cardio issues need to be ruled out for sure. I visit to your primary is recommended. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

Could be: It also could be other things and while you don't say L or R and you're female and fairly young, it could even be related to your heart. So, call your Dr - describe this carefully and see what they advise. If there was some incident that would cause a pinched nerve, mention it in your detailed description of the problems. If other or worse symptoms develop, go to an ER. Best! ...Read more

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Had a bad case of Stomach flu. now neck is so stiff and sore and have shooting pain down right arm and can barely move it. Is this serious?

Had a bad case of Stomach flu. now neck is so stiff and sore and have shooting pain down right arm and can barely move it. Is this serious?

ER or Urgent Care: I would advise an ER or Urgent Care evaluation ASAP. While your symptoms may be from a pinched nerve in the neck, there is a chance this could be from meningitis. If you had vomiting and diarrhea, this is likely stomach flu, and your vomiting strained the muscles in your neck - you still could benefit from medical care. If you have had vomiting only, go to the ER for further testing ASAP. ...Read more

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Mild shooting pain down right arm and into thumb. Mild electric/sting/sharp pain. Nerve pain? Heart issue? Not sure what it could be.

Need evaluation: The pain you described is most probably coming from a pinched nerve in the neck See your doctor as you may need Xrays/MRI, followed by medication, physical therapy and nerve blocks ...Read more

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Shooting pain down my right arm, what to do?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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What could cause a shooting pain down my right arm?

What could cause a shooting pain down my right arm?

Cervical spine?: There are multiple possible causes. A common cause is an irritated nerve in the neck or cervical spine. Other possible causes include a shoulder problem, brachial plexus injury, and referred pain from an internal medical problem. If the symptoms persist or are associated with other symptoms, consult a physician. ...Read more