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Sharp shooting pain in my right wrist?

Well, I am a: Neurologist, so i always want to blame this type of thing on carpal tunnel syndrome; however, if you are having pain, i would ask if you fell onto your hand recently and make sure that you did not fracture a bone in your hand. Check with your regular doctor first, take it from there. ...Read more

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Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.

Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this symptom if it persists. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left armpit?

Shooting pain in left armpit?

Impossible: To say without further history. If severe, best to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left elbow. Terrible random pain. Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade? Worried about heart.

See answer: At your age, a myocardial infarction would be unlikely. I see you have anxiety and panic attacks, that would be the more likely cause of your pains. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent pain in the left groin?

Resting , exercise ?: Does the pain happen after exercise, does happen sitting in a certain position?Is ther a firm lump in tngroin, check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

More info: Need better history please. Did you have trauma? When was last bowel movement? Etc. need more history to help you please ...Read more

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Sudden pain in lower inside left arm?

Sudden pain in lower inside left arm?

To the Doctor: Not one of those symptoms that you need to be google searching for the answer on your computer. Your age and gender put you on the side of being safe about this one. See your doctor. If this occurred with or after any exertion i would be particularly concerned. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting bone pain in right arm sometimes in my left leg?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

How long: How long? We all get aches and shooting pains from time to time. I tell people not to think about it too much as it will make it worse. But if its been going on for 6 weeks or more than it is probably worth looking into. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Vague: Would need a thorough history and exam. Need to know duration, severity, chronic or acute, with or without function or breathing in or out or both. I would go to a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/radiating pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in my right breast?

Needs palpation: You need to palpate the breast to make sure that there are no nodule or irregular tissue in the area of pain. If you can do selfpalpation it's great otherwise see a doc. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in lower left leg ?

Sudden pain in lower left leg
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Variety of causes: This may be due to a variety of causes that include: (i) musculoskeletal, (ii) vascular, (iii) or neurological. Pain associated with an injury is more likely to be either (i) or (iii). History of spine disease makes (iii) more likely. Any swelling or change in color of skin makes (ii) more likely. Recommend seeing a doctor for further assessment given abrupt onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left testicle, intermittent sharpness?

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Sharp pain in left testicle, intermittent sharpness?

See remark: How long has this been?,did it happen suddenly?,did it follow any activity ? is there any swelling ? I find it hard to diagnose with very little information.Take a warm bath,and simple pain pill.If symptoms persist seek medical help,preferably see a urologist ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in right upper leg?

Stabbing pain in right upper leg?

Get it evaluated: There are several causes for this symptom. Major leg pain requires evaluation by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at least a visit to your provider. ...Read more

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I've had heartburn all day. Now I have a sharp, sudden pain in my left arm under my shoulder. Am i having a heart attack?

Unlikely: Heart attack is unlikely for you as you are a young female unless you would have other conditions such as severe dm, rheumatologic autoimmune diseases or preexisting childhood heart disease. You do have to see your doctor as this constant heartburn, and this sharp pain which seems more like a nerve problem now has to be explained and diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp, sudden, simultaneous pain in head, left arm, and back?

It could be from: A pinched nerve from the neck/cervical spine from spurs from degenerative arthritis/spinal stenosis or brain ischemia/bleeding(remotely). Get evaluated by your dr for a thorough exam.! ...Read more

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I'm having really sharp pain in left arm stretching before lifting weights ?

I'm having really sharp pain in left arm stretching before lifting weights ?

Vague complaint: Sorry to hear about your pain. Would you mind writng again with more info? - is it all the time? Is it in a specific location? With a specific stretch? Do you do a lot of repetition with your arms on a regular basis? Information like this will hopefully help us, help you. Other options for treatment may include rice, nsaids, , physical therapy, massage, etc... ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left arm when lifting arm at a 45 degree angle to my side. All other arm motion is fine. It has been 3 weeks now and no change.

Sharp pain in left arm when lifting arm at a 45 degree angle to my side.  All other arm motion is fine.  It has been 3 weeks now and no change.

Left arm pain: Age? trauma? May be from neck or shoulder arthritis/ degeneration -impingement of nerve or bursitis of shoulder . Rarely may be from lymph nodes so consider breast exam and mammogram and checking lymph nodes under arm and in clavicular area. May also be tendonitis or muscles .f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in what feels like my heart when I breathe. Also sharp pain in left arm between elbow and wrist as well as shoulder. Please help!!!

I have sharp pain in what feels like my heart when I breathe.  Also sharp pain in left arm between elbow and wrist as well as shoulder. Please help!!!

Pain: Pain that's reproducible on inspiration and palpation of the affected area of pain is typically suggestive of costochondritis, Your pain and symptoms sound like they may possibly be of muskuloskeletal origin?. However, It would be a good idea to visit your doctor and get a cardiac workup to rule out any more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of chest under breast when i sometimes take a deep breath been noticng it the past week, esp if lie down on my left arm age23

Atypical CP: Your description sounds sounds less like pleuritic (lungs) and more like costochondritis (musculoskeletal) pain. Without any other history it does not sound like a heart attack. Costochondritis can be treated with anti inflammatory medication such as nsaids. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently. Heart is good

Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently.  Heart is good

Yes: A nerve root compression in your neck (cervical spine) can do this - at your age, a ruptured disc would be the most likely culprit, usually trauma related. Tumors are thankfully rare but in the differential diagnosis. An MRI and EMG would confirm this. ...Read more

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Whats it mean when you have a sharp pain in your left arm?

Nerve problem: Caused by degenerative disease of the spine in the neck or could also be a manifestation of a heart problem, but it wouldn't feel sharp. At any rate, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am currently at work but I have a sharp pain going throughout my left arm, what should I do?

Pinched nerve in the: neck ? Go to an urgent care center if you can not get a hold of your doctor. You may need some tests to find the cause. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my upper left arm each day from 5pm onwards. No injury and no pain whatsoever in the day time?

Kind of work?: could this pain be related to your work or some type of habit that you have not mentioned. Do you do some kind of martial arts or extreme type of exercise that could strain the arm muscle. to make this hurt like this requires some trauma or muscle activity. If you find that all of this is negative, would see the doc to see if you need xrays to rule out some unusual finding. best wishes ...Read more

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I am 28 and have had i dull sometimes sharp pain in my left arm that causes my arm not to work when i am having the pain what could it be?

Strain? Nerve pain? : You could have a muscle strain, or irritation to a nerve, perhaps originating in the neck. Need more information. In any case, if this persists, you will need to see a clinician. Because if it's not clearing on its own - you should be seeing improvement over 2-4 weeks - then you will need treatment. If getting worse, then seek help right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I keep having a intermittent slight sharp pain in my inner left arm above the inner elbow. What is it?

I keep having a intermittent slight sharp pain in my inner left arm above the inner elbow. What is it?

Diagnosing...: ...muscle & joint problems require more information than you're able to provide here. This includes: how long the problem's been going on, what makes it better or worse, what activities you do that may stress the elbow area and, of course, a physical exam. Sometimes X-rays are helpful. If it's really bothering you and/or for a long time, I recommend you seek medical care. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

See your doctor: While this may be a musculoskeletal cause, any pain that radiates to the chest area should immediately be evaluated by a medical professional to rule out any cardiac causes. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain followed by numbing to my left arm after snezzing or coughing...?

See a doctor.: There are many possible causes, and some are of an emergent nature. See a doctor without delay. ...Read more

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Under my left arm side ribs hurts like a sharp pain that comes an goes every few seconds?

Pain: Did you bump into some thing could have had a small crack. Or you may be coming down with shingles go to pcp need examination. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp pain in my left arm and also in my head. I can't figure out a reason for it. It's been happening for a few week now. ?

Sharp pains: Sudden sharp,fleeting pains are usually of nerve origin-that is an irritable nerve that fires spontaneously(neuralgia) and in your case I suspect the irritable nerves are superficial ones in the scalp and in the vicinity of the left arm. These are not serious situations but if they don't resolve see your physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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