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Dizziness and tight chest. Upper left arm hurts but it's not constant. Also, frequent numbness in fingers, sometimes in arm and face too?

Dizziness and tight chest. Upper left arm hurts but it's not constant. Also, frequent numbness in fingers, sometimes in arm and face too?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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Why after stressful situation, I got mild chest pain&tightness, upper left arm pain for 10 hours.2 times I went to ER but EKG blood work, X-ray were ok?

Why after stressful situation, I got mild chest pain&tightness, upper left arm pain for 10 hours.2 times I went to ER but EKG blood work, X-ray were ok?

Evaluation: It sounds like it's time for a more thorough evaluation by a doctor with a stress test and re-evaluation of your blood pressure and cholesterol. Often cardiac symptoms do not produce abnormal ekg, x-ray or blood testing in the emergency room. You are of an age, with classic worrisome symptoms, that it's worth the time & effort. ...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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Have had tight feeling in my upper left arm & shoulder plus sometimes feels like my throat is tight or has a lump or my glands are swollen?

Have had tight feeling in my upper left arm & shoulder plus sometimes feels like my throat is tight or has a lump or my glands are swollen?

Are you ok Now?: If the symptoms lasts for more than 30 minutes and if you have any risk factors for Heart attack (Personal or Family history of MI before age 60, High Cholestrerol., High BP, Diabetes are the main ones then yo should be in ED. Take Aspirin and chew it.
If none of above then may be Anxiety- Panic attack or Allergy or Reflux But these are not emergency ...Read more

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Multiple lumps under skin upper arm, collar and chest. If you hold skin tight they are visible. Some pea size some a bit bigger. No pain. Soft to hard?

Multiple lumps under skin upper arm, collar and chest. If you hold skin tight they are visible. Some pea size some a bit bigger. No pain. Soft to hard?

Must be seen/exam: I suggest a dermatology exam. Without photos or exam there are multiple causes: cysts, deposits, lipomas, fibromas, etc. Unfortunately, cannot diagnoses here. ...Read more

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My arm feels soar and tight what should I do?

My arm feels soar and tight what should I do?

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen for an exact diagnosis for this. It is hard to say more with little information and no ability to perform an examination. ...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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Left upper back is really tight and swollen can't lift my arm or even reach grab it feels like balls. What to take right now?

You can take Motrin: Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen 800 mg temporarily to help with swelling.Warm compresses may help loosen the tightness. You will need to see your physician in am for further recommendation. You may have an infection causing the
swelling and tightness. ...Read more

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I've been having an uncomfortable tightness in my left arm for the past 2 days. I constantly need to flex it. What could this be?

I've been having an uncomfortable tightness in my left arm for the past 2 days. I constantly need to flex it. What could this be?

Angina Possible!: The pain in your arm could be coming from your shoulder, however, based on the description you gave, it could also represent something more serious such as angina or even a heart attack! Given the length of time it has already occurred, I hope you seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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A few days ago while shopping, my left arm SUDDENLY became very painful! It felt like someone was putting a tight squeeze on it. Then it "let go".

See a doctor: Without more information, we can't be sure what may have caused the sudden pain in your left arm. However, a "tight squeeze" sensation in the left arm could signal cardiac disease, and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade tightness in my throwing arm. I was having pain in my shoulder blade. I stopped doing pull-up exercise. Pain gone. What should I do?

Shoulder blade tightness in my throwing arm. I was having pain in my shoulder blade. I stopped doing pull-up exercise. Pain gone. What should I do?

Rest is ok but: If you pain came back doing this exercises go to see a Orthopaedic for evaluation, may be a M R I of this shoulder will be helpfull to rule any lesions like tendinitis, etc ...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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I had a car accident3weeks ago and my left arm is always tight, heavy, and weak and my neck is tense. What should I do?

I had a car accident3weeks ago and my left arm is always tight, heavy, and weak and my neck is tense. What should I do?

See your doctor: If you haven't already, seeing your doctor would be a good idea. Exam and radiological studies may reveal the source of your problem so it can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe chest tightness heaviness but no pain in the left arm. What could the other causes be? This has been going on for 6 yrs..

Many things: The good news is that heart attack would be near the bottom of the list for chest pain in a 26 y/o. Other causes can be reflux, esophageal spasms, anxiety disorder, abdominal issues like gallbladder, and more. You should see a doctor. Any chronic condition for 6 yrs should get looked at. ...Read more

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Having a dull ache to pain under my left arm pit. Thought it was from too tight a bra and relieves a little when I take it off but the ache is still?

Having a dull ache to pain under my left arm pit. Thought it was from too tight a bra and relieves a little when I take it off but the ache is still?

Get this checked...: I remember a patient of mine who complained that her bra felt too tight - and like you, she still had symptoms when she took it off. It turned out that she had heart disease! (she's fine now - happy ending!) because women's heart symptoms are often subtle, they are sometimes ignored. I believe you should be evaluated, and in my opinion, by a cardiologist. Talk to your doctor about this asap. ...Read more

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Tightness in left chest through back with dull pain down left shoulder and arm off and on for 5 year.?

Rule out MI: You need to go to a physician for a chest pain workup. Rule out the most serious possibilities, like coronary artery occlusion and work your way down. Could be muscle or indigestion. ...Read more

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Last night, I had sudden chest pain/tightness and left arm pain. It went away, but today I had chest pain again. What do I do?

Last night, I had sudden chest pain/tightness and left arm pain. It went away, but today I had chest pain again. What do I do?

Go to ER IMMEDIATELY: You may be young, but that does not preclude a heart attack. The symptoms you describe, esp. If they are associated with excessive sweating &/or nausea are typical signs of heart attack & angina in males. Go to the ER NOW & get it checked out. If they find nothing abnormal, they may require a cardiac stress test. If nothing cardiac is found, further exam should be undertaken by you family dr. ...Read more

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Why does my arm hurt after taking my bp? Also felt kind of numb, think cuff was too tight since arm is red. Could that be the reason?

BP: You don't report the reading;if high certainly the cuff could cause discomfort, especially if there was movement of the arm during a measurement with an automatic device ...Read more

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My daughters13 she has pain in her chest she describes it as a tight pain and she can't take a deep breathe and she has pain in her left arm?

My daughters13 she has pain in her chest she describes it as a tight pain and she can't take a deep breathe and she has pain in her left arm?

Heart attack NOT my: First though in a 13 year old girl. However, not knowing her past medical history, it would be better to have her evaluated by a doctor. I am sorry I cannot be of more help. ...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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Punch biopsey on arm, 4 (v tight) stitches removed 12 days ago. Now 3mm white thread end just emerged thru skin. Dr says it happens. Is it normal?

Punch biopsey on arm, 4 (v tight) stitches removed 12 days ago. Now 3mm white thread end just emerged thru skin. Dr says it happens. Is it normal?

Probably, sort of :): Could either be a small thread of fibrous tissue from the skin edges coming through (part of you), or could be a small piece, or potentially the whole of, one of those stitches if they accidentally cut the knot off the stitch rather than clipping one side and pulling through. Could try pulling on thru. If swelling, bleeding, oozing, pain then see doc. ...Read more