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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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I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

I have sharp shooting pain in my  left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

No: The typical pain from a heart attack is shoulder to arm. The pain you describe is more neurological. Still be safe and check it out. Rare things always happen. ...Read more

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What is the reason for shooting pain on two fingers on left hand that start at knuckles and at times wrist?

What is the reason for shooting pain on two fingers on left hand that start at knuckles and at times wrist?

Absolutely: no idea. A neurologist could get a nerve conduction study with or without an electromyogram. You are too young to have carpal tunnel syndrome. Which fingers by the way. Is it the 5th (pinkie) with half the 4th? That would be easy as the ulnar nerve may be the reason. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm?  29/f

Pain: There are several possibilities. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexors, muscle strain. I suggest evaluation with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sharp shooting pain in the top/middle of my back on the left hand side. I have had it for about a week, is it anything serious?

I have a sharp shooting pain in the top/middle of my back on the left hand side. I have had it for about a week, is it anything serious?

Probably not: Pretty vague symptoms - difficult to know for sure what is wrong. Minor things like an inflamed muscle or joint can cause temporary sharp pain. Given your reported age and assuming no other symptoms, this may resolve on its own or maybe with anti-inflammatory meds. If it doesn't go away, see your doctor who can do a thorough history & physical and make sure it's nothing serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a recurring sharp shooting pain on the back of my left hand just above my index finger. What could that be dr.?

I have a recurring sharp shooting pain on the back of my left hand just above my index finger. What could that be dr.?

Sharp shooting pain: This area on the back of your hand contains the tendon to extend your wrist, an area of skin supplied by the radial nerve, and the joint that connects your finger to your hand. You could have an injury to the joint or the tendon, causing a pain in that area, or you could have irritation of the radial nerve. The last of these should also cause tingling or numbness in that area. ...Read more

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When I squeeze my left hand I get a shooting pain from my hand to my elbow. If I leave my arm in one position too long it gets sore and hard to move.?

When I squeeze my left hand I get a shooting pain from my hand to my elbow. If I leave my arm in one position too long it gets sore and hard to move.?

Arthritis: It's not clear. Symptoms of arthritis are pain on movement after periods of rest which improve with gentle motion and heat. Often hands that are painful in the morning and get better as things get "warmed up" suggest osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Pain on left hand ring finger and middle. Shooting Pain feels like when I try to crack knuckles but they are already cracked!?

Pain on left hand ring finger and middle. Shooting Pain feels like when I try to crack knuckles but they are already cracked!?

Unsure what the Ques: tion is? Any injury or tingling or numbness?? Seeing your PCP will be helpful and probably XRs. He/She can then refer you onwards to the respective specialist as indicated. Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

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Left hand thumb joint hurts for few months. Lately, the joint on index hurts. Shooting pain in wrist. Cannot open bottles, doorknobs etc without pain.

Dominant hand?: You may want to see an osteopathic physician, who can examine you by doing an osteopathic examination of your neck, spine, upper extremities: arm, elbow, wrist, thumbs. Sometimes, there is a relationship between dysfunction of your wrist, from findings in the neck area that may be in spasm. This is difficult to do without a musculoskeletal examination. Once identified, it is easy to treat. Be seen soon, and get relief. ...Read more

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I am 39 and have a shooting pain above my left breast. It feels like it is in between my ribs there. My left hand has also been a little numb.?

I am 39 and have a shooting pain above my left breast. It feels like it is in between my ribs there. My left hand has also been a little numb.?

See your doctororER: Left side chest pain radiating to left hand need immediate attention, could be coronary artery problem with impending hear attach, must see your doctor or even better to er and call your doctor to make sure it is a serious problem , after ekg and blood tests if they are normal you can go home smiling. ...Read more

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The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. 
Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

carpel tunnel : It sounds like a repetitive stress injury such as carpel tunnel syndrome. You must ice the area, take nsaids, and avoid the stressful use of that hand. If all else fails, see a hand doctor. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain that goes from my left elbow to my fingers, it causes my hand to seize and let go what could it be?

I have shooting pain that goes from my left elbow to my fingers, it causes my hand to seize and let go what could it be?

Trauma?: Have you had trauma to your elbow especially on the lateral aspect of the elbow. You seem by hx to have some trauma or irritation to the radial nerve from elbow down to the wrist and hand See your doctor if persist more ...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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Left side of wrist aches behind right thumb.Hurts when pressured applied. Sometimes shooting pain up thumb and hand. Cannot bend r wrist backwards wit?

Arthritis: of first carpometacarpal joint is one of the most common causes of this, especially if you use the hand for work or have a known injury. Get a good thumb splint and apply heat and use Tylenol or topical Diclofenac. Good luck. An x-ray would establish the diagnosis, but it is a difficult problem to treat. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pinched nerve hello, I have what i think is a pinched nerve in my neck or scapula. When i turn my head to the left i get a numb and a shooting pain on my left arm through my hand. When i massage my right scapula the same happens on my left. Who shall i

Spine Surgeon: This can come from several issues, the most concerning would be a pinched nerve in the neck. First see a spine surgeon, they will get an MRI or other scan of your neck. Other possibilities include muscle spasms or other myofascial pain types. Once you have the cause worked out you can seek the treatment right for you. ...Read more

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Dx w Left breast cancer. Had 10/30 radiation tx after lumpectomy with slb (0/3). Having shooting pain in L arm w/numb hand & shoulder pain.normal?

Dx w Left breast cancer.  Had 10/30 radiation tx after lumpectomy with slb (0/3). Having shooting pain in L arm w/numb hand & shoulder pain.normal?

Not normal: The removal of the breast lesion would not cause hooting pain down the arm. This is most likely related to the sentinel node removal which if adjacent to the chest wall may have caught long thoracic or thoracodorsal nerve resulting in temporary inflammation ih that region which should resolve. ...Read more