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Shooting pain frm left back to wrist. Didn't resolve with paraceta or antacid but only with very low dose aspirin. Hi BMI but normal ECG & lft last yr?

Shooting pain frm left back to wrist. Didn't resolve with paraceta or antacid but only with very low dose aspirin. Hi BMI but normal ECG & lft last yr?

Dig deeper: Please work with a physiatrist to see if you have an entrapped nerve in your neck or shoulder. Ekg is willfully inadequate for potential heart problem... You need a multifunction cardiogram! http://en. M. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Very scared. Pain on back of left wrist at the middle. Wasn't doing anything and went to bend it down and it sent a shooting pain through whole wrist!!!

Very scared. Pain on back of left wrist at the middle. Wasn't doing anything and went to bend it down and it sent a shooting pain through whole wrist!!!

Nerve pain : Upon bending, shooting pain to the whole wrist suggest radicular pain for to nerve impingement. I would go to hand doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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Both wrist pain.occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Both wrist pain.occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Get a check up: There are multiple structures in wrist and hand and pain can originate in any of the. Muscles, tendons, nerves and bones might be affected. A thorough examination, possibly combined with xray examination and or nerve studies may be indicated ...Read more

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How come I have left wrist pain when I swing a bat?

How come I have left wrist pain when I swing a bat?

Variable: Impingement, tfc tear, tendonitis, synovitis... See a hand doctor. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain quite severe, happens randomly and quickly then goes away?

Left wrist pain quite severe, happens randomly and quickly then goes away?

Nondiagnostic: Such fleeting severe wrist pain is nonspecific without other information. Is it caused by motion of the wrist? Is there a tender area? Shooting pains may be due to an irritable nerve. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

Inflamed nerve: It seems that your wrist got swollen near the inner side which has affected the ulnar nerve and abnormal feelings in inner 2 fingers. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain (quite intense) is brief and comes and goes fairly regularly — goes away in about 5 seconds. Scared it's a heart attack!

QUITE UNLIKELY: But if you are concerned, if you are middle-aged and have risk factors it wouldn't hurt to get a baseline electrocardiogram and have an exam to get an idea what IS likely. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly.?

Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly.?

Hand exam, x rays: The wrist has many bones and ligaments and can be injured acutely or by wear and tear or have tumors. A hand surgeon will take a detailed history, do a careful physical exam, and order plain x rays. Additional x rays often used are MRI for soft tissue evaluation and CT scan for bones. Hand therapy may be needed and splints, meds, injections, and then arthroscopic or open surgery to gain power grip ...Read more

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Wrist pain? I get a pain in my left wrist when I put pressure and do some movements, otherwise There is no pain. I did start a cleaning job weeks ago.

Wrist pain? I get a pain in my left wrist when I put pressure and do some movements, otherwise There is no pain. I did start a cleaning job weeks ago.

Wrist adjustment: It is probably just your wrist getting used to new movements that you are doing on your new job. It should adjust within a few weeks. If the pain becomes severe or does not go away then see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have sudden severe left wrist pain when turning knobs or reaching back for seat belt, etc. Popping sound. Tendon seems to "catch." Accutane related?

I have sudden severe left wrist pain when turning knobs or reaching back for seat belt, etc. Popping sound. Tendon seems to "catch." Accutane related?

Maybe, maybe not: 1-10% of people can have problems with their muscles or joints on Accutane. However, what you describe can be due to other things as well. Best to call your doc today and ask what the best next step is to sort out the cause. ...Read more

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My left wrist pain doesn't go away after a month. Don't remb any trauma to it. only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

My left wrist pain doesn't go away after a month. Don't remb any trauma to it. only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

Wrist sprain: Sounds as though you likely have a wrist sprain. Although fractures initially, if minor trauma, may look benign in nature and the swelling and bruising may develop over the following hours. Something to keep an eye on and if worsens quickly, see your local doctor. ...Read more

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Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired.kinda like mild flu.is this normal?

Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired.kinda like mild flu.is this normal?

Wasp sting : It is not unusual to have vague symptoms with a venomous bite or sting. This should pass with time. Antihistamines to reduce the inflammatory response and symptoms treatment. ...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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Tingling in left thumb, pointed and middle finger and shooting pain in wrist? Could this be heart related or more likely a nerve?

Tingling in left thumb, pointed and middle finger and shooting pain in wrist?  Could this be heart related or more likely a nerve?

Wrist pain: Neural complaints are classical of carpal tunnel syndrome and he should have an EMG done for this.CTS initially is treated with wrist splint at night and NSAIDs 3 times a day for 2 months. If symptoms persist then further interventions may be required. Cardiac disease would primarily involve chest pain with radiation to the arm and is not classical in this manner. ...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?

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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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 have had constant pain in my left bicep primarily, but sometimes shooting pain down to my wrist, sometimes in my shoulder. This has been going on 3 months. I have seen doctors, had xrays (no mri), am in physical therapy. No pain medication has brought

I have had constant pain in my left bicep primarily, but sometimes shooting pain down to my wrist, sometimes in my shoulder. This has been going on 3 months.  I have seen doctors, had xrays (no mri), am in physical therapy.  No pain medication has brought

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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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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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 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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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