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Shooting Pain Down Right 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
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
Mild shooting pain down right arm and into thumb. Mild electric/sting/sharp pain. Nerve pain? Heart issue? Not sure what it could be.
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
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
I am a 28 year male with shooting pain down my right arm, its not constant. Is it a nerve or heart thing?
Probably nerve: Because of your age, the fact that it is your right arm and not the left, and because you do not mention chest pain, this is most likely caused by pressure on the nerve. This commonly occurs in the neck, elbow area, or wrist. Tests could localize the problem if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
My teenage daughter get's shooting pain's up and down her right arm, puke's, and get's chest pain's what does that mean?
Hard to determine: Need more information about the symptoms that you are reporting. Any associated issues with the onset? How long and severe? A visit to her doctor will put your mind at ease. ...Read more
My teenage daughter gets shooting pain's up and down her right arm, has chest pain's and puke's, what does that mean? My teenage daughter get's chest pain, back pain, headaches, has shooting pain's up and down her right arm and puke's, what does that mean
NEED TO CHECK HEART: She might have a congenital malformation in the heart. She need to get checked out. Please see a doctor in the er or your private doctor to evaluate and do more tests to narrow down the possiblities. ...Read more
I'm having a shooting pain up and down my right arm. It goes in to my neck, jaw, and ear. I also have a sever headache. What should I do?
First call your doctor to set up an early appointment.
If you have to wait more than a day or two please have someone take you to the nearest emergency facility.
Hope all goes well!
Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Swollen hands/fingers/tightness in right hand, tingling in face, shooting pain down right leg and arm every so often. Stiffness in body, female 31years?
I: I recommend that this be evaluated. There could be a neurologic issues that is causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Arm pain: Most important to find out why you have the arm pain. It could be several different things. If it is chronic or long standing, it should be worked up. Your doctor will consider nerve trauma, nerve irritation, disc herniation, spinal pathology, nerve entrapment, neuropathy, vascular problems, heart issues, metabolic disturbances and many other conditions. Best to find out and treat the source! ...Read more
Cevical issue: Although your question is incomplete, the first that thing to consider is what are the other associated symptoms. Some patients who has this complaint maybe cardiac in origin. Such as ischemia. Assuming this is not the case, then another potential source is cervical radiculopathy, an irritation of the nerves arising from the cervical spine. An imaging study ordered by your doctor will help. ...Read more
A shooting pain in my right arm, coming & going in intensity, sometimes it goes away completely but then it appears in my right arm what do I have?
Typically a shooting pain radiating down the arm is nerve related.
But shooting pain can also be cardio vascular.
Did you have an injury or is it any way related to the position of your neck?
Is there numbness or tingling associated with it?
If it is ongoing see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Have dull, shooting pain in my upper right arm. Pain is worse when I sleep. Has been occurring for 2+weeks.?
Several possibilitie: Do you recall any injury? It could be from your arm or your shoulder. Are you sleeping on your right side with elbow bent and hand by your face? That position will make it worse. Try 2 Aleve (naproxen) with food twice a day and moist heat 15 min over shoulder and arm 3 times a day. If not better soon seek care. ...Read more
I'm getting a shooting pain in my right arm what could it be from I use my iPad a lot could it a strain injury?
Received 2 unites of blood on february 21 after emergency surgery now right arm shooting pain in upper part could this be blood clot or from blood?
MAY NOT BE RELATED:
Most likely it is not related directly it could be inflamed vein where they placed the needle, it could be a clot if they place a central line for your blood transfusion
if there is no swelling in the arm most likely it is not clot
transfusion reaction does not wait that long so it is not the blood
if persisted and you still concern check with your physician or your surgeon. ...Read more
I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?
See your doctor: For symptoms that last this long, its in your best interest to see your doctor. He/she has the best chance of finding out what's going on. ...Read more
Shooting pain in my lower right arm occasionally will go into upper arm and feel as if my muscle is cramping. Made worse by hand use. What is it?
Overuse injury: Without more information, it sounds like you're experiencing pain near your forearm/wrist area, possibly due to overusing that body part. You may have a tendinitis or muscle/ligament strain, which radiates upward when you move your hand. If you're doing some repetitive movement with that hand/lower arm area, try to modify how you do things with that arm so you can rest the affected area. ...Read more
I suspect I have a compressed nerve in my elbow; my right arm has been painful for three weeks; when I write I have shooting pain up my arm and into my shoulder, when resting the arm is numb what doctor do you recommend I go see to help me treat it.
Seek Evaluation: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. An appropriate othopaedic or neurosurgical evaluation is indicated if these symptoms persists. ...Read more
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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