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Have had chest tight, sob, right arm aches for a year. Event monitor, exercise stress echo, cxr, chol, endo, all normal. Now jaw aches all day. Scared?

Have had chest tight, sob, right arm aches for a year. Event monitor, exercise stress echo, cxr, chol, endo, all normal. Now jaw aches all day. Scared?

Shortness of breath: Studies show shortness of breath is caused by respiratory, cardiac, mixed cardiac-respiratory, and non CR causes such as vocal chord dysfunction, drugs, or carbon monoxide. If you have had a cardiac workup/stress test you need pulmonary function testing including spirometry, and try a ProAirHFA inhaler and get CBC checked. Past smoker? Pulmonary may consider more imaging, see Pulmonology please ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Skin feels like sun burnt. palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. right arm aches.numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?

Skin feels like sun burnt. palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. right arm aches.numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?

Skin tightness: MS is a neurologic condition in which symptoms are separated in time and space. Your symptoms do not sound like MS and your MRI was negative. If your neurologist is suspicious of MS, a spinal tap may also be diagnostic. You may also consult a dermatologist regarding possible dermatosclerosis. Otherwise, your doctor may need to perform a physical including serology for thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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For three days I've had numbness n tightness in my right arm its now starting in left arm its hurts bad n i feel very uncomfortable what do I do?

For three days I've had numbness n tightness in my right arm its now starting in left arm its hurts bad n i feel very uncomfortable what do I do?

See doc.: I think you should see your doc. Your symptoms are unusual and progressive enough that one would have to consider neural compression or a lesion in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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I have intermitten right leg and tight arm tingling/numbess. Right arm at times feels like the worse dead arm i've ever had. headaches too?

I have intermitten right leg and tight arm tingling/numbess. Right arm at times feels like the worse dead arm i've ever had. headaches too?

Neurological symptom: See a primary care doc and neurologist fir evaluation, differential ranges from vitamin deficiencies to MS to impingement syndromes. You may need an Mri and nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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Have a left sharp pain in upper left arm that comes and goes and feel a little breathless and thraot feels tight. A little numb in right arm before :/?

Have a left sharp pain in upper left arm that comes and goes and feel a little breathless and thraot feels tight. A little numb in right arm before :/?

Ans: You are very tough. Need a good history. This is your left arm. Are you left or right handed? Any trauma? Positional issues? Have you been lifting or doing anything unusual? You need a good history and the a thorough exam of the arm. Need much more information ...Read more

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I have been having tightness and pain in my right arm at night when trying to sleep. My hand is so tight it's hard to move my finger. What is this?

I have been having tightness and pain in my right arm at night when trying to sleep.  My hand is so tight it's hard to move my finger. What is this?

Arm tightness: Could be due to cervical disc disease or brachial pelxus or ulnar nerve from compression when sleeping .Do you sleep on you right ? need a good pillow . Also must consider cardiac causes even if on right, woudl follow up with doctor and get stress test. ...Read more

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I have tightness in my right upper arm. It is a dull achy pain all day and rarely goes away. Pain radiates down arm. ?

I have tightness in my right upper arm. It is a dull achy pain all day and rarely goes away. Pain radiates down arm. ?

Several Poss. Causes: Thorough history & osteopathic exam would be really helpful.Generally, it could be any of the following, but without knowing more it's hard to tell: muscle injury, deltoid bursitis, rotator cuff or glenoid labral (cartilage injury), tendonitis; axillary, radial, or musculocutaneous nerve injuries, not to mention the often misdiagnosed cervical nerve injury. Even a rib 'out of place' can mimic this ...Read more

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When I fully extend my right arm I feel tightness in my elboe. What?

When I fully extend my right arm I feel tightness in my elboe. What?

Need exam: Without exam, it is impossible to give you an accurate dx for your concerns. Make an apt with your health care provider and they will give you answer and treatment. ...Read more

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My right arm felt weak and pain whenever I grip it tight. And it has been a month now?

My right arm felt weak and pain whenever I grip it tight. And it has been a month now?

Any injury?: if you are experiencing this without any incident or accident, then the spasm associated with the tension in your grip creating a domino of reaction in the muscle in the arm causing pain and weakness. use heat bad. relax and meditate. relax your grip a little and imagine you are holding something very fragile. not working see a doctor to make sure there is no neurological event. ...Read more

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Hi, my partner is 42 years old.He has asthma and a tight wheezy chest.Is having pain in his right arm since 3 nights ago.?

Hi, my partner is 42 years old.He has  asthma and a tight wheezy chest.Is having pain in his right arm since 3 nights ago.?

Be seen ASAP.: Tightness in the chest during an asthma attack can be a sign of a serious problem. New arm pain could be a simple muscle strain but could also be a sign of a chest or heart problem. Bring your partner to an urgent care center or emergency room as soon as possible to rule out a serious asthma attack. ...Read more

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Hi. My chest feels tight. For past 2 days I have had neck pains intermittently and piercing paidown my right arm. Is this serious?

Hi. My chest feels tight. For past 2 days I have had neck pains intermittently and piercing paidown my right arm. Is this serious?

Angina: Forty is not to young for cardiac event especially if strong family history, comorbidities smoking, diabetes, high bp. Best to assume worst and see physician emergently and hope for best. The opposite approach allows for severe potentially life ending event or damage that can not be repaired. ...Read more

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I had a venipuncture on 3/11/16 on my right arm. I have some forearm pain around the area and elbow and some swelling and tightness. Is this normal?

I had a venipuncture on 3/11/16 on my right arm. I have some forearm pain around the area and elbow and some swelling and tightness. Is this normal?

Pain: this is clearly not normal, often after venipuncture can be some localized ecchymotic changes, but this is more than 2 months ago. I would recommend that you be evaluated by a vascular surgeon to determine the underlying problem ...Read more

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My right arm is tight and will not relax even in resting position an the right side of my face is numb?

My right arm is tight and will not relax even in resting position an the right side of my face is numb?

Need more info: More information is needed to determine the source of your symptoms. Numbness in the face and tightness in the arm should be evaluated by your primary care physician, neurologist, or specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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My right arm above elbo gets tight like no blood flow then hand gets really cold this really worrys me can you please help me with a answer?

My right arm above elbo gets tight like no blood flow then hand gets really cold this really worrys me can you please help me with a answer?

R S D: The sympathetic nerves control blood flow and sweating and color of the skin. When the sympathetic nerves are irritated, bouts of pain, discoloration, temperature change and sweat change can occur. This is referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd). It is difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat. A thorough evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My right arm feels heavy and hurts really bad. Now my chest hurts. The tightness goes away but comes back fast. I have hcm should I go to the er?

My right arm feels heavy and hurts really bad. Now my chest hurts. The tightness goes away but comes back fast. I have hcm should I go to the er?

See below: Given your history please see your doctor soon. If you have signicant pain and cannot wait then obviously the best way is to be seen in the er. Otherwise call you doctor this moring to discuss this further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Whenever i go for a walk and i speed up a little bit i'd start feeling chest tightness and feel like my fingers are swelling up, and pain on right arm?

Whenever i go for a walk and i speed up a little bit i'd start feeling chest tightness and feel like my fingers are swelling up, and pain on right arm?

Thoracic Outlet: Shoulder ; arm weigh about 20 pounds ; have no significant body bony connection. Shoulder biomechanism entirely suspended by muscle. Your problem is called "shoulder-arm-hand syndrome". Who would know? Probably problem of nerve impingement in shoulder region called thoracic outlet. You might have thoracic outlet syndrome. See an osteopath or physiatrist ; read my tos discussion at quora.Com. ...Read more

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I woke up with a tightness in my chest and my right arm numb tingling feeling in my fingers.. ?

I woke up with a tightness in my chest and my right arm numb tingling feeling in my fingers.. ?

Temporary?: Likely a compression of your brachial plexus nerves from your position while sleeping. If it persists you should see a neurologist. ...Read more