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Sudden Numbness In Left Arm
Iam 47 /female had a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face. Also have PFO and history migraines (never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx. Do I close pfo
DIFFICULT CHOICE: If your pfo is closed, technically is not a major procedure, there is a potential of controlling migraine (not fully proven yet), and protection against future paradoxical embolism through the pfo. The timing of your event is far more consistent with a blood clot than a classical migraine event, but gather that no primary source was discovered. Would go to academic center and get opinion. ...Read more
Sudden sporadic and reversible numbness could be very benign such as hitting one's "funny bone" at the elbow, but if not provoked, numbness in one or two limbs might be a transient ischemic attack due to decreased blood flow in the brain. Important to sort out problem with brain and spinal cord ...Read more
I think I am having a panic attack/ after affect 3 hours or so. I had sudden numbness in left arm/tingling. Can talk fine, can raise arms. No weakness?
I feel empathy for your condition. Having sudden numbness in left arm/tingling is causing panic feeling in you.
Panic attack is period of intense fear with at least 4 of the following symptoms:
Palpitation, sensation of shortness of breath, feeling of choking, chest pain, feeling dizzy or faint, numbness or tingling, seating, fear of going crazy, fear of dying
Go to ER, and see a Psychiatrist ...Read more
I had a sudden numbness and tingling in my left arm and leg any suggestions on what could be wrong with me?
Left sided numbness: These are symptoms of great concern. There are several possibilites one of which could be a warning of an impending stroke. You should call your doctor asap to report this and get seen for an examination to determine the cause. Do not delay this. If you suddenly worsen call 911. Alert your family that you are having trouble and do not be alone until you get medical help. ...Read more
Just had a sudden numbness in back of neck, face, shoulder, chest, arm...all on left side...still numb over an hour?
Urgent evaluation: Numbness or weakness on one side of the body lasting more than one hour could possibly signs of a stroke. You should go to the nearest emergency room ASAP. ...Read more
What would cause sudden numbness in my face, lips and right arm? And still am having it and it's been more than a week
Not so sudden: If it is one event, then it's not so sudden but now subacute. Or if you are talking about recurrent episodes over several days, then most likely transient cerebral ischemic attacks may be occurring or perhaps sensory seizures. If those symptoms are constant, even if intensity is variable, then a small stroke is likely. This needs neurologic attention soon--like today! ...Read more
Help! I just have sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side body. Any risk of stroke?
Yes: Call 911 and/or get to the er right away. ...Read more
What causes only numbness (no tingling at all, just feeling then all of a sudden numbness), in both legs, right arm, right side of face and neck?
Numbness: In young patients, demyelinating disorders is always a consideration. Other autoimmune disorders, or vitamin deficiencies may need to be excluded. Check with your physician for proper history and physical examination. This is the best way for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Consider consultation with a neurologist. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
See details: Then take her to the ER and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
Get to an ER: These symptoms can be a sign of heart trouble. ...Read more
Needs eval: Numbness in you extremity can be caused by some nerve being pinched somewhere from your spine - neck area down to the arm. Some numbness can also be associated with heart disease and ischemia, or even be symptoms of early stroke/mini-stroke, etc. Your numbness needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
Go to ER now.: You may be having a stroke. Get it checked now. ...Read more
I am experiencing sharp pains in my left armpit every 2min. After the sharp pain subsides there is some numbness in left arm. Why?
I do not know: I do not know why you are getting the pains every 2 minutes, but pain and then numbness may signify a nerve being irritated or "pinched" and you should see a dr. For an evaluation to assure you do not have any vascular issues affecting you nerves in your shoulder/armpit area, or a pinching nerve as stated. Best wishes. ...Read more
Periodic numbness in left arm that comes with short chest pains and me gasping for air. All conditions come and go. What's going on?
Fiancee has chest pain, numbness in left arm, and is very out of it. He is saying he's seeing blurry. Bp 142/97. Can't afford er. Should we go anyway?
Having numbness in left arm and pulse is 80 beats per Minute having little bit of chest pain off and on I am forty years old woman?
Bump on left upper arm, numbness in left arm numbness started about 3 weeks and bump been fodidnt notice a while, didn't notice I thought I bumped it, its is slightly tender when touching it?
Examination: Is required - may be a bruise with surrounding nerve inflammation or may be some sort of nerve problem such as radiculopathy (pinched nerve) with a concurrent lump. Could also be a shoulder injury with associated nerve irritation. A doctor examination will help sort through this and then if necessary tests can be run if the diagnosis still remains unclear. All the best. ...Read more
Are these symptoms normal after having fusion done in my neck back in march (c5-c6), burning, pinching, and numbness in left arm?
Can be: If there was significant neural compromise prior to the fusion, then the ongoing radicular symtpoms may be slow to resolve. If these are new complaints, then the possibility of a nonunion of the fusion or adjacent segment abnormalities needs to be considered. This would require re-evaluation with the surgeon that performed your surgery. ...Read more
32 m, BP ok. Ache/numbness in left arm during brisk walking. Smetimes get ache in l/arm at rest. Have discomfort in rotating l/arm. Cardiac issue?
I have a question regarding an 18year old female who has the following symtoms: chest pains, shortness of breath, numbness in left arm, what to do?
See a doc: See an internist or cardiologist for a work up. ...Read more
Been having chest pains and numbness in left arm. Have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 2xs daily and Bromfed dm 3xs daily. What could cause this?
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
I woke up found numbness in left arm and hands my hand is shivering when I move it it incr. The numbness please help what is it did I sleep on it 4 long?
It should return: Often when sleeping or keeping a limb in a certain position for a prolonged period of time either circulation is reduced or nerve compression occurs and this will cause of loss of function. Most of the time sensation and movement return within 1-3 minutes once the person awakens or moves the limb. Sometimes it takes longer. You should see a neurologist if no improvement for much longer. ...Read more