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Doctor insights on: Tingling In Left Arm And Face

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Dizzy spell, tingling left arm/face, shaking after these symptoms pass. Lasts~20 min. Happened 2 mo ago a few times. Er & doc tested, no diagnosis.

Dizzy spell, tingling left arm/face, shaking after these symptoms pass. Lasts~20 min. Happened 2 mo ago a few times. Er & doc tested, no diagnosis.

You have been checke: Since you have been checked and found to be ok, I doubt that there is anything serious going on in your body. Symptoms like this can be of concern but mainly in older folks (>60 years) where concern about brain circulation can be a cause. You are too young to have such issues. You should stop worrying and assume you are healthy until proven otherwise. You should exercise daily...Take a w. ...Read more

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Every few days to weeks I'm getting tingling down my left side (face, arm, leg). 8 times in total, today it's the same but on right. Am I have tia's?

Every few days to weeks I'm getting tingling down my left side (face, arm, leg). 8 times in total, today it's the same but on right. Am I have tia's?

Anxiety: Numbness like thus is how your body is experiencing your stressed breathing. You are either breathing too shallow or too rapidly. These symptoms are a sign that you are not managing your anxieties well. ...Read more

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Husband having on/off numbness/tingling left side of face/arm for a few years. All tests negative. Meds:ppi's (Barrett's), allergy meds-10+yrs. Thoughts?

Husband having on/off numbness/tingling left side of face/arm for a few years. All tests negative. Meds:ppi's (Barrett's), allergy meds-10+yrs. Thoughts?

Well: This could be a TIA or mini stroke or neurologic condition. This needs to be evaluated in person by neurologist her primary care physician. If the symptoms are sudden changing new onset sick immediate medical attention
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Ekg/Stressecho norm, bp130/80, agat score 0.5, EKG norm. Tingling in left side of face, arm and leg. Should I go to ER? Is it still cardio or anxiety?

Ekg/Stressecho norm, bp130/80, agat score 0.5, EKG norm. Tingling in left side of face, arm and leg. Should I go to ER? Is it still cardio or anxiety?

Non cardiac pain: Not all tingling in the left arm is cardiac in origin. More than that, you have symptoms on the whole left side of the body, so it does not sound like cardiac. Also, you had a normal stress test. I am not sure about the AGAT score--is it the general ability test score? It may be anxiety related, but also would like to rule out neurological reasons. What is the reason for the Plavix (clopidogrel)? ...Read more

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Started Vestura, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) don't smoke. Leg/arm fall sleep night. Left Eye twitch, tingling left face/arm went to ER ruled out Stroke, said see Neuro, thoughts?

Started Vestura, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) don't smoke. Leg/arm fall sleep night. Left Eye twitch, tingling left face/arm went to ER ruled out Stroke, said see Neuro, thoughts?

ATEIN: A Thorough Evaluation Is Needed. ..

You should get a complete in-person evaluation by a physician. The list of possibilities is too long to properly exclude online.

An ER Evaluation is NOT that evaluation -- it is just a screen to rule out what needs to be dealt with immediately.

A good neurologist is fine but I would start with a comprehensive evaluation by a good Primary Care Physician ...Read more

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Why is my left arm and face tingling? If I turn my head far left, the back side of my left arm pains.

Why is my left arm and face tingling? If I turn my head far left, the back side of my left arm pains.

Pinching nerve: Your symptoms sound like a pinching nerve causing parasthesias. I would see a dr. And get a clinical exam and the proper testing to diagnose your condition and then get the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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My dad is 53 over the last week he is has tingling in left arm. It went away when he hung his head. Now he has kink in neck and arm pain wontgo away?

My dad is 53 over the last week he is has tingling in left arm. It went away when he hung his head. Now he has kink in neck and arm pain wontgo away?

See an MD: Most likely a nerve pinched in the neck which often resolves on its own with conservative management within about 6 weeks. Some 30% of pts need surgery for this if conservative is unsuccessful. ...Read more

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I have slight tingling in my left arm and on and off burning feeling on the left side of my face.

See a doctor: These symptoms are concerning for a possible neurologic or cardiac (heart) problem. More information is needed to determine the cause of the symptoms. Please see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Tingling in face & tingling coldness in left arm Heavy chest Dizziness?

Tingling in face & tingling coldness in left arm Heavy chest Dizziness?

MD, or ER Now: Possibility is decreased blood flow to the heart which could lead to heart attack. See MD, or go to ER now for check. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

See that you have a: # of medical conditions. I would not assume that the tingling sensation you are experiencing is due to anxiety. The reason you may feel symptom less when you are busy is that it distracts you from focusing on the sensation. Take care. ...Read more

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Left arm/neck/shoulder still tingling, painful, mild numbness. 4 days. Tingling now in my left face and left chest. Thoughts? Waiting on neuro reply.

Left arm/neck/shoulder still tingling, painful, mild numbness. 4 days. Tingling now in my left face and left chest. Thoughts? Waiting on neuro reply.

Neurologist: If you can't obtain an appointment with a neurologist during these symptoms, you should go to the hospital emergency room where you will get prompt evaluation and testing including a brain ct scan or mri and a neurologist will be called in for consultation. I would be concerned about right sided cerebral cortical pathology such as a vascular blockage or a demyelinating process like multiple scler ...Read more

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I have a tingling in my left side of my face and head, and now in my left shoulder blade and sometimes my neck and sometimes my left arm.

I have a tingling in my left side of my face and head, and now in my left shoulder blade and sometimes my neck and sometimes my left arm.

Need more info: This sounds like you have a neurological problem. Somewhere nerves in your cervical spine are being impinged upon and you need to see your primary care physician and/or an osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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I've had numbness to my left side of the face/head and tingling in my left arm and hands. I had a sudden loss of hearing for about a min.?

I've had numbness to my left side of the face/head and tingling in my left arm and hands. I had a sudden loss of hearing for about a min.?

Go to ER now: Any sudden onset of numbness in face, and/or one side of body, that lasts for more than a second or two needs to be evaluated right away. The sudden loss of hearing just confirms the need. Please go to an ER now. Hopefully it is nothing, but it is best to be sure that this is not something serious that could get even worse! ...Read more

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30yr with pins & needles for 3weeks now it started in left arm/hand then right side including feet. Now left side of face is tingling all the time.?

30yr with pins & needles for 3weeks now it started in left arm/hand then right side including feet. Now left side of face is tingling all the time.?

Neurologist: Sounds like a quick trip to your local neurologist. Pins and needles can be anything from a pinched nerve to a transient ischemic attack (mini pre stroke) don't mess around and have your symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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Having tingling on left side of face, near cheeks and mild pain in head. Sometimes numbness in left arm. Also having extensive watery eye.

Having tingling on left side of face, near cheeks and mild pain in head. Sometimes numbness in left arm. Also having extensive watery eye.

Mononeuritis multipl: you have inflammation, of multiple nerves going to your face and arms. This can be due to something as simple as a virus, or some other inflammatory process. You need to be seen as soon as possible, so that this can be treated and result before it leads to more serious symptoms such as weakness. ...Read more

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I wake up w/ numbing in arms, hands, sometimes legs, face. Sometimes serious tingling pain in arms, more left arm, can't open &close hands for hours.

I wake up w/ numbing in arms, hands, sometimes legs, face. Sometimes serious tingling pain in arms, more left arm, can't open &close hands for hours.

You have: A lot of symptoms but very little in the way of objective information and with this combination of neurologic. Possibly vascular complaints a thorough and lengthy history and physical is necessary. I have a lot of questions which require more than the available space which still leaves a physical exam undone. I wouldn't even begin to venture a guess and recommend instead contacting your doctor. ...Read more

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Tingling in left srm and hsnd, dizziness, psin in head and neck, liss of use temoorarily on left arm and hand, hrt rate 115 @ rest...left eye lazy?

Tingling in left srm and hsnd, dizziness, psin in head and neck, liss of use temoorarily on left arm and hand, hrt rate 115 @ rest...left eye lazy?

Many symptoms: You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible to work out what causes your symptoms and then get started in improving things.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation in face, lips, tongue and at times most of the body that goes down the left arm and into fingers, and at times down both legs and into feet and bottom of feet. Sometimes feels like itching. HX of lower back injury in 2002 & 2012?

Tingling sensation in face, lips, tongue and at times most of the body that goes down the left arm and into fingers, and at times down both legs and into feet and bottom of feet. Sometimes feels like itching. HX of lower back injury in 2002 & 2012?

Tingling: Tingling on both sides, in the face, and in an arm means there is no one location or side of the brain that is causing it. Tingling is an indication of irritation to nerves (or neuropathy), which can be from a metabolic problem (Eg, very low calcium) or from a diffuse skin problem causing the itching (such as hives or urticaria). Hyperventilation (breathing too fast) can cause tingling too. ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm and leg?

Tingling in left arm and leg?

Unclear: What this could be, but if you are on oral contraceptives or have high blood pressure or have overexerted yourself, for example by power lifting, it could possibly represent a blood clot or another form of stroke. You should get an exam by a clinician to be sure it is not. Also if you have had any injury, your neck needs to be checked for any damage. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do about tingling in left arm for four days?

See a neurologist: You may have a pinched nerve in neck or disease of brachial plexus. ...Read more

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I have chest pain & tingling in left arm, what do you recommend?

I have chest pain & tingling in left arm, what do you recommend?

Chest pain: There are many potential causes of what you describe. Getting checked by your physician is the best way for you to know if something significant is going on. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in upper left chest, and tingling in left arm, what could that mean?

Having sharp pain in upper left chest, and tingling in left arm, what could that mean?

Be checked: Your symptoms may be caused by your heart. Be seen to rule this out. It is likely because of your age and female sex, due to another cause. All the best. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in left arm and fingers? I have no pain or swelling. I'm 26 yrs old. The tingling comes and goes and goes a little to my neck?

What causes tingling in left arm and fingers? I have no pain or swelling. I'm 26 yrs old. The tingling comes and goes and goes a little to my neck?

Nerve entrapment?: Need to be investigated. Concerns are a possible herniated cervical disc or nerve being entrapped at some point in your arm. Need to be examined and an EMG is a very useful tool in determining the proper level of nerve compression.Of course some other causes of nerve tingling need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm for 2 days. No pain, just odd. Worried about my heart. Lost dad @ 54 to heart attack.

Pinched nerve: Tingling of the arm is often due to a pinched nerve in the neck or somewhere along the arm. It can also be a symptom of heart or impending stroke problems. Worrisome symptoms include weakness, shortness of breath, sweating. Have a physician check you. ...Read more

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Pain is worsening (have cervical degenerative disc disease) and now have numbness/tingling in left arm. Can't see dr until Jan 6th. Should I go to ER?

Pain is worsening (have cervical degenerative disc disease) and now have numbness/tingling in left arm. Can't see dr until Jan 6th. Should I go to ER?

NO, I would suggest: Going to the Urgent Care, where you can get some pain meds, a wrist brace, and a referral to a neurologist to confirm the Dx or to a Neurosurgeon for further treatment, as necessary. ...Read more

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Pain radiating to left arm and chest originating from near left shoulder blade. Tingling in left arm till fingers also present depending upon position?

Two considerations: You might possess pinching of nerve in neck, cervical radiculopathy, and if arm is raised, you might feel less symptoms. Or, you could have thoracic outlet syndrome, and if arm is elevated, you will have more intense symptoms. One additional caveat, make sure that your pain is not of cardiac origin. Have your doctor assess all of this. ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm and hand and fingers between thumb and pinky curling in. What could be the cause?

Could be: A pinched nerve or something more serious like a focal event centered in the brain speak with an internist or a neurologist to be evaluated ...Read more

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I am a 41 y.o. Female. Woke up with tightness in my chest, tingling in left arm & slight jaw pain. Could this be angina?

Call 911: Regardless, the cause, chest pain, tingling in left arm and jaw pains always a red flag and visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging.?

Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging.?

Need more info: Symptoms are significant. Pl;ease make an appointment with your family physician ASAP. Could be the beginning of shingles or something else and warrants an exam now. ...Read more

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Woke up in middle of night with numbness & tingling in left arm & panic attack. Haven't been able to sleep much (4 hrs). Also, have difficulty swallowing at night at times, gagging at times & feel disoriented.?

Woke up in middle of night with numbness & tingling in left arm & panic attack. Haven't been able to sleep much (4 hrs). Also, have difficulty swallowing at night at times, gagging at times & feel disoriented.?

Panic attacks: At your age severe anxiety with panic is likely rather than heart disease however make sure to have your blood pressure checked and do it at home with an automated monitor. Sometimes hormonal forms of hypertension can present this way and would need treatment.
The swallowing trouble is more in keeping with anxiety and you need treatment for that too.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Ongoing funny bone tingling in left arm. Also chest pain (discomfort)on left side that radiates to center. Went to ER and heart and blood normal?

Ongoing funny bone tingling in left arm. Also chest pain (discomfort)on left side that radiates to center. Went to ER and heart and blood normal?

Arm and chest: One possibility is nerve root compression in your neck. This can cause paresthesia ("tingling") and pain in a dermatomal distribution down the neck, shoulder, arm, and chest. A herniated disk or even traction on the root from over-stretch or injury could do it. Heart pain is statistically very low probability in pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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Have had really bad issues with my heart the past few days, feeling like it is pounding so hard, hurting bad, breathless, tingling in left arm / hand?

Have had really bad issues with my heart the past few days, feeling like it is pounding so hard, hurting bad, breathless, tingling in left arm / hand?

If symptoms new- ER: I can see that even at age 29 years you're no stranger to cardiac disease or problems given your condition of heart failure that you list. But if the symptoms you are referring are brand new since a few days ago as you've described then, you should get to an ER for a checkup. If these symptoms are well known to your medical team then, check in with your doctor as soon as feasible. Could be dumping ...Read more

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22 yo female. Second time within a year I am experiencing cold/weakness and tingling in left arm and leg with jaw ache. Tests show everything is fine?

22 yo female. Second time within a year I am experiencing cold/weakness and tingling in left arm and leg with jaw ache. Tests show everything is fine?

WHICH tests are fine: Which tests do mean are fine? And is this a feeling that suddenly comes on without warning? Does it build? Is it only there for less than 2-3 seconds or does it linger minutes to hours? Any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pounding, sweating? If you'd like to set up a consultation feel free to let me up at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Arm numbness: The symptoms that you describe may or may not be linked. The numbness in the arm could be from sleeping in an awkward position. The heaviness (weakness?) in the legs is difficult to assess without an examination. See your medical doctor or a neurologist to evaluate your numbness and heaviness. ...Read more