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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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Having shooting pain down my left arm what does that mean?

Having shooting pain down my left arm what does that mean?

Radicular pain: It's called radicular pain. It's due to nerve irritation or compression. It can come from your arm pit, your collar bone but most likely your neck. You need to have a physical performed by a physician who will probably order an imaging scan. ...Read more

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How does a heart attack cause shooting pain down the left arm?

How does a heart attack cause shooting pain down the left arm?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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Where would a shooting pain down inner left arm armpit to ring finger originate from? Comes and goes.

Where would a shooting pain down inner left arm armpit to ring finger originate from? Comes and goes.

Nerve Irritation: Your description are suspicious for irritation of the nerve or nerve root/plexus in the c8-t1/ulnar nerve. Comes and goes is more descriptive of a muscle spasm ffecting the nerve passing through the muscle.. ...Read more

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After activity, i had a shooting pain down my left arm, pulsing in two fingers and lightning like pain in both jawsides that went away quickly. Heart?

After activity, i had a shooting pain down my left arm, pulsing in two fingers and lightning like pain in both jawsides that went away quickly. Heart?

Be calm and cool: Sharp shooting pains which are transient are not from your heart. So you should not worry. It is not uncommon for healthy people to have an occasional sharp pain which is transient, so it is of no consequence. Sometimes it is worth being patient and wait to worry. If the pains are due to something serious they will come back and be persistent. Then it may be a cause for some worry, not right now! ...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 am experiencing a congestive cough which sends a shooting pain down my left shoulder & upper arm. What causes this?l

I am experiencing a  congestive cough which sends a shooting pain down my left shoulder & upper arm. What causes this?l

Coughing with pain: may mean you pulled a muscle (intercostal, teres minor, trapezius, deltoid?) from excessive coughing. It could also mean you may have a blood clot in your lung (pulmonary embolus), though the pain for that is more common located in the chest, side or back (pleurisy). Please see a healthcare provider for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's making me hurt in my chest and it feel like its tightening up also and pain shoots down my left arm?

Go see Dr. : Many things can cause chest and arm pain but not many will kill you. Heart disease in a person your age is not common but not unheard of - so go to a doctor and get checked - if it's not your heart, then you and your dr. Can slow down and figure out the problem. If it is your heart - you'll be glad you went in quickly. ...Read more

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I've been having shooting pain down the back of my left arm between the shoulder and my elbow?

I've been having shooting pain down the back of my left arm between the shoulder and my elbow?

See your Dr.: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. You will likely need an MRI of the cervical spine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im 33 yrs old. I don't smoke nor do i drink. I have recently been having a shooting pain in my left arm that starts at my shoulder and shoots down my ?

Im 33 yrs old. I don't smoke nor do i drink. I have recently been having a shooting pain in my left arm that starts at my shoulder and shoots down my ?

See your doctor: Shooting pains can indicate a neuropathy and should be evaluated if acute. There are many different causes but one needs to figure out the localization to decipher this. ...Read more

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Left back pain shooting down back of left arm through elbow to hand?

Left back pain shooting down back of left arm  through elbow to hand?

Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term that gets better spontaneously, or somthing that might need an epidural steroid injection or something that might require surgery. Good news is that most resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left shoulder blade. pain also shoots down my left arm.pain increases as i take deep breaths. its been 2 weeks.what could it be?

There are many: potential diagnoses that could explain your symptoms including pleurisy, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus and musical skeletal issues. Since it has lasted two weeks it would be smart to seek a health care provider evaluation. Get checked out today. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in my left arm. It shoots down into my hand then i can't move my hand and it gets numb. I also numb in left leg. Happens randomly ?

Shooting pain in my left arm. It shoots  down into my hand then i can't move my hand and it gets numb. I also numb in left leg. Happens randomly
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Arm numbness: This could be from a herniated cervical spine disc. Did you fall down face forward recently? Or any other injury? Get a proper evaluation soon. Arm symptoms combined with leg symptoms are not to be taken lightly. An MRI of the neck if the first thing to be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from behind left ear down my neck and into left arm. Sometimes back up I think? Heart related?? I'm 21 and active.

Possibilities: You may well have disc problem in your neck compressing nerve going down left arm, but thoracic outlet syndrome could present this way. Unlikely at your age that this involves heart but would not hurt to have your doctor do an EKG. Less likely is a jaw issue, TMJ, but if evaluation is non-diagnostic, check in with your dentist. ...Read more

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Does the shooting pain from a heart issue/attack come from behind the left ear and down the neck into the left arm? I'm experiencing that.21and active

Does the shooting pain from a heart issue/attack come from behind the left ear and down the neck into the left arm? I'm experiencing that.21and active

Not really but: The most common path for cardiac pain such as from a heart attack is either straight chest heaviness or pressure in the sternal region or a radiating pain from the chest to the left shoulder and down the arm. I've not heard the detour to the ear & neck although anything is possible. I'm concerned you have asthma as well so if this picture is new to you you should be seen for further workup. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from back of left ear, down neck, and into left arm. EKG last month was good. Very worried it's a heart issue. 21 and relatively active?

Shooting pain from back of left ear, down neck, and into left arm. EKG last month was good. Very worried it's a heart issue. 21 and relatively active?

Assess the mastoid: The most common cause for any chronic pain is the presence of toxins and/or pathogens. L-homocysteine is a biomarker that measures the presence of pathogens. The most common toxins are VOCs and mold toxins. The back of the ear is the mastoid of the temporal bone. Check there for toxins and pathogens. ...Read more

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Shooting. Pain from back of left ear, down neck, and into left arm. 21 and relatively active. EKG last month was good. Very worried it's a heart issue?

Shooting. Pain from back of left ear, down neck, and into left arm. 21 and relatively active. EKG last month was good. Very worried it's a heart issue?

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