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Stabbing pain in left forearm usually when rains? No injuries ekgs holster 6 months ago fine, (mitral valve prolapse) that's it. What could it be?

Stabbing pain in left forearm usually when rains? No injuries ekgs holster 6 months ago fine, (mitral valve prolapse) that's it. What could it be?

Cervical nerve: The arms are innervated by nerves which emerge from the neck (cervical nerves). If one of these is "pinched" either as it leaves the neck or traverses the apex of the lung, that can cause a sudden jolt of pain in the arm. Often such pain can be elicited by certain arm or neck motions. ...Read more

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Pain for 2 days in left forearm more an ache than a stabbing pain, and tingling in fingers. No pain in other part of arm, chest or shoulder.?

Details: Pay close attention to where you feel the tingling. Aching pain less helpful for localizing the cause of the illness. Since you are 62 and the problem is new it is likely a nerve generated problem. Details of symptom distribution will help localize the nerves involved and this will help indicate potential diagnoses. Treatment depends on cause. See your doctor with the information. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in both arms. Stabbing pain in left triceps. Bad pain in right forearm. Also tricep area feels numb and not like rest of the skin.?

Sudden pain in both arms. Stabbing pain in left triceps. Bad pain in right forearm. Also tricep area feels numb and not like rest of the skin.?

What R U doing?: What sort of activity are you engaged in when this happens? Knowing that is the first step in figuring out what is happening, why and how to change it. ...Read more

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Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?

Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?

Many things: There can be different causes for posterior elbow pain including triceps tendinitis, partial triceps tear, olecranon bursitis, elbow arthritis or even medial or lateral epicondylitis. Best to avoid the aggravating activity and have it evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left upper arm. Hurts to move. Should I use a sling?

Stabbing pain in left upper arm. Hurts to move. Should I use a sling?

Shoulder pain: I recommend you avoid use of a sling for shoulder pain. A sling promotes stiffness, which in and of itself can lead to increased pain. Try ice, nsaids, and maintain flexibility. If no improvement in a couple of weeks, consult with an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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My friend is 43, male and has previously had niggling chest pain, today has woken with stabbing pain in left arm and little finger. What could this be?

My friend is 43, male and has previously had niggling chest pain, today has woken with stabbing pain in left arm and little finger. What could this be?

Chest pain: Any chest pain in a 43 year old male especially with radiation to the left arm needs to be immediately evaluated. Heart attacks can present with those symptoms. Normally the pain with a heart attack is described as heavy and crushing, not niggling and stabbing but I think it is best to be safe. ...Read more

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What does a sharp, stabbing pain in my left arm mean?

What does a sharp, stabbing pain in my left arm mean?

Heart pain?: One of the 1st “unusual” symptoms we learn in medical school is that heart pain sometimes shows up as left arm pain. At your age this is a distinct possibility. Please see your doctor immediately to make sure this is not your issue. ...Read more

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I have sharp, stabbing pain on the inside of my upper left arm. Do I need to be alarmed?

I have sharp, stabbing pain on the inside of my upper left arm. Do I need to be alarmed?

Depends: Pain can be a symptom of something else. Depends on the duration, severity, and quality of your pain. Does it radiate? Is it associate? Any other symptoms along with the pain? These are all questions your doctor will likely ask you. If you had any trauma or activity it is likely musculoskeletal in nature and should improve with rest and a very short course of anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest about 3 inches or so below the arm pit. What should I do? What tests should I have done?

I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest about 3 inches or so below the arm pit. What should I do? What tests should I have done?

Emergency: Left side chest pain is always treated as an emergency as it can be caused by a variety of heart and/ or lung related life threatening conditions. With limited information available a visit to the closest ER will be appropriate and highly recommended. ...Read more

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I have chronic stabbing pain in upper left back and shoulder. Sometimes pain generating down my left arm.

I have chronic stabbing pain in upper left back and shoulder. Sometimes pain generating down my left arm.

Pain shoulder/ left: Be checked; this pain may be originating in your neck. Imaging may help to show this. It does not sound like cardiac pain. After imaging physiotherapy may be an answer. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old guy who had a sharp stabbing pain under my left arm. I did lift weights about 3 hours before. The pain was brief bu intense.

I'm a 16 year old guy who had a sharp stabbing pain under my left arm. I did lift weights about 3 hours before. The pain was brief bu intense.

Muscle strain: Is the likely culprit since you were lifting weights prior to the event. Based on your description of the location, you injured your latissimus dorsi, teres minor/major, or triceps. The important thing is to prevent injuring it again until it is fully healed. Advil (ibuprofen) can help. If the pain increases or becomes constant, consider a HealthTap Concierge video visit for further advice. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my ribs under my left arm pit and it comes in waves about every 30 minutes what could it be?

Musculoskeletal: Most likely, it is a rib dysfunction and is pinching a nerve. However, it could be internal in the heart or lungs although these usually do not cause sharp pains with any kind of rhythmic occurence. I would start by seeing a osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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For the last week I have sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade which causes some pain in the arm. What could this be?

Strain: Sounds like you may have a rib or upper back out of place. See your doctor and make an appointment with a chiropractor as well. ...Read more

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I all of a sudden got a bad stabbing pain in my whole chest and left arm. Lasted so far about 20min. Should I be worried? I was screaming in pain

Pain: If you have a pain so bad it causes you to scream like that in response. It is likely a good idea to get it checked out to see if a cause can be found so you can try and prevent a repeat experience. ...Read more

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Inthelast week I have had a sudden sharp stabbing pain (in one point) in my upper left arm half way between elbow and shoulder on the inside. Whatisit?

Inthelast week I have had a sudden sharp stabbing pain (in one point) in my upper left arm half way between elbow and shoulder on the inside. Whatisit?

Left Arm Pain: Hi, left arm pain is one of the various symptoms that can be associated with angina, or cardiac pain. With out a history of injury, you should view this symptom as significant. You should have it looked at today. Remember that females can have very mild symptoms with cardiac disease. Good luck! ...Read more