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Just experienced a sudden sharp very intense pain to my right arm. What is this and so I need to be concerned?

Just experienced a sudden sharp very intense pain to my right arm. What is this and so I need to be concerned?

Maybe, probably not: One random sharp pain without other symptoms is unlikely something serious. Keep an eye on it and be aware of other signs of illness/pain.
Random pains like this that go away without treatment are just that...Random. Random nerves firing, random brain activity - no absolute answer.
Good luck & I hope it doesn't come back! ...Read more

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I'm 40...I'm having sharp pain in right arm. What could it be?

I'm 40...I'm having sharp pain in right arm. What could it be?

Difficult to tell: Without an exam. Exactly where it hurts, what makes it better, worse and what precipotated it are important questions. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I feel burping and acidity in my stomach, whenever burp I feel sharp pain in right arm, could you please help me to find?

Hi doctor, I feel burping and acidity in my stomach, whenever burp I feel sharp pain in right arm, could you please help me to find?

Cannot say for sure: Without an exam, I can only give general information. Hiatal hernia/reflux disease can irritate the esophagus and diaphram and this can feel like in the arm. Smaller meals, SIMETHICONE, perhaps more fiber may be helpful in some. Proton pump inhibitors are helpful in some people with this also. ...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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2weeks ago fell on right arm wrong. Now, everytime I move it towards my left body I get extreme sharp pain in right shoulder other thrn that its fine.?

Time for an exam: Severe pain that is persisting 2 weeks after a traumatic event (your fall) warrants a trip to the doctor. If nothing else you should get an examination of your shoulder to check for a possible rotator cuff tear, and an x-ray to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm bicep only hurts when I'm about to go to sleep. Sharp pain last for 10mins had pain for 4 months already?

Pain in right arm bicep only hurts when I'm about to go to sleep. Sharp pain last for 10mins had pain for 4 months already?

Pain in arm: It sounds like you may have tendinitis of the right bicep. Press over the tendon. If it hurts that will be the diagnosis. If the pain worsens or changes you need to see your doctor for Xrays and evaluation. You can apply heat to the area and try ibuprofen but do not take ibuprofen for a long time and be careful because it can cause gastritis and kidney problems. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my chest and in my right arm going on 3 wks?

Get evaluated: Probably musculoskeletal but duration of symptoms requires further evaluation. See your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.

What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.

Many possibles: With your pulmonary symptoms, the arm pain could be related to pulmonary and rarely to cardiac issues. It could also be related to a musculoskeletal issue involving the cervical spine or should. Vascular issues are rarely a cause. ...Read more

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My wife has a sharp pain in her right arm, she has a headahe and her chest hirtswhat could that be?

Get heart checked: Although we ususally think of heart pain as going down the left arm, occasionally in women you can have right sided pain. Typically, shoulder issues do not radiate pain to the chest. I would see your internist, family doctor, or a cardiologist to start the work-up. ...Read more

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I have frequent sharp pain in my upper right arm that is not associated with movement.?

I have frequent sharp pain in my upper right arm that is not associated with movement.?

See a dr: Could be from a pinched nerve in your arm or neck, which can be made worse if you sleep on you stomach or do repetitive neck or shoulder movements. See a dr for an full exam and further management. ...Read more

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When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but I would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more

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23 f with sudden sharp pain in lower right pelvic area throughout right arm that lasts for 5 to 10 seconds. Pain is extremely severe and random.?

23 f with sudden sharp pain in lower right pelvic area throughout right arm that lasts for 5 to 10 seconds. Pain is extremely severe and random.?

See a doctor: Severe pain in the lower right pelvis is concerning for appendicitis. Please see your doctor. If the pain is severe then you will need to be seen in the er. ...Read more

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My lower back is in pain most the time. My fingertips get a sharp pain often, along with my right arm. I'm 18. Are these related? What should I do?

My lower back is in pain most the time. My fingertips get a sharp pain often, along with my right arm. I'm 18. Are these related? What should I do?

Unrelated: Probably unrelated. Lower back problems usually affect the legs. But some systemic illnesses can cause these symptoms. Autoimmune disorders, sickle cell, fibromyalgia, many things. Please see your doctor for a thorough evaluation and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right arm from my shoulder to my wrist. What is causing this?

I have a sharp pain in my right arm from my shoulder to my wrist. What is causing this?

Radiculopathy?: This could be a nerve being compressed in the neck or even referred pain from the shoulder. These symptoms often resolve in time but if no better with otc meds after a week or so then get checked out by your pcp. A trial of physical therapy may help. If there is weakness of the arm then a MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my right chest that increases when I move my right arm or take a deep breath.

Sharp pain in my right chest that increases when I move my right arm or take a deep breath.

Hard to say: I will be honest with you, while your symptoms are definitely bothering you, it with be a disservice on my part to give you a possible diagnosis without adequate intake of your history and doing a thorough physical examination. My best advice to you is make an appointment with a qualified physician. ...Read more

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A phlebotomist hit a nerve in my right arm while trying to find a vein 9 days ago. I still get sharp pain occasionally, what should I do?

A phlebotomist hit a nerve in my right arm while trying to find a vein 9 days ago. I still get sharp pain occasionally, what should I do?

There is medication: If in fact a nerve was struck by the needle there is medication that can calm your pain symptoms down. See your doctor and let him examine the area first and then, prescribe the medication. The pain may certainly go away on its own but that could take more time such as in several weeks to subside. ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.

I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.

See a spine guy or-: -PCP & get referrals if needed. Sounds like cervical disk in origin so may need an MRI 2 really know. An orthopedic surgeon is also a way 2 determine if shoulder in origin or cervical. ...Read more

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I think I tore my right arm muscle while stretching, every time I move it or do simple tasks I feel this sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder?

I think I tore my right arm muscle while stretching, every time I move it or do simple tasks I feel this sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder?

Shoulder problem: Your problem could be muscular but it sounds more like the shoulder joint itself. You can try not lifting, pushing, or pulling with the involved shoulder. You could try applying warm packs to it two or three times a day. Adding a medication like Aleve (naproxen) could help if you can safely take this medication - no allergy to this class med or stomach or kidney problems. If pain persists see MD for eval. ...Read more

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I've been havimg sharp pain on right arm and neck. It gets worse at night. I was dianosed with a pinch nerve. I was given med and I am still in pain?

I've been havimg sharp pain on right arm and neck. It gets worse at night. I was dianosed with a pinch nerve. I was given med and I am still in pain?

Hang in there: What is called a pinched nerve is more properly called radiculopathy. It is the result of compression of a nerve toot as it leaves the spine. It can be the result of a herniated disc or arthritic narrowing of the bony corridor of the nerve. In the majority of the cases, the pain will subside over several weeks. It is important to test your strength. PT may help while you wait. ...Read more

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When I twist my upper body (ie when I reach my right arm over to my left side to stretch) I feel a sharp pain right below my rib cage on the left side?

Rib Pain: THIS IS OFTEN CAUSED BY AN ABNORMAL RIB FACET. A JOINT BETWEEN THE RIB AND THE SPINE. IT IS VERY SHALLOW & AT TIMES CAN DISPLACE. INSTEAD OF SOMEONE PUSHING IT BACK IN PLACE, TAKE A VERY DEEP BREATH & HOLD IT & AT THE SAME TIME FORCEFULLY MAKE THE MANEUVER THAT HURTS THEN SCRUNCH DOWN TO INCREASE THE INTRAABDOMINAL PRESSURE. SEVERAL TRIES MAY BE NEEDED. IF NO HELP SEE A DO OR A DC. ...Read more