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Weakness In Left Arm And Hand
Have suspected ms, muscle weakness in left lower arm and hand gets worse thru the day but ok at night. Ms symptom or something else? Ms not confirmed.
Here is an approach: First, be certain that problems in left arm are not associated with nerve compression at wrist, elbow, shoulder, or neck. An EMG study will certainly help. Secondly, mri's of both brain and spinal cord may be helpful, and spinal fluid analysis can also be needed. If your current doctors are unsure, get a second opinion at a nearby medical school. Unlikely, but maybe a myasthenic problem exists. ...Read more
Left arm weakness and tingling. Shortness of breath better with a burp. Pain in my ring finger top lft hnd tingling. Ache back left shlder blde.
Complicated: I suspect you've had some testing done. You have a lot of symptoms. Can't really comment in this forum - you need complete care. ...Read more
I've had a headache for over 2 weeks & sharp pain in my carotid arteries & weakness/numbness in my left arm/hand. Could i be at risk of a stroke?
Yes you can: Yes you can. See a doctor today. Never ignore severe or prolonged headaches. ...Read more
Weakness: Arm weakness is not a symptom typically associated with heart disease. Usually it is more of a neurologic or muscular problem. It is concerning and should be evaluated. See your doctor. ...Read more
See your Dr.: You need to see your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Depending on age it could be cardiac in origen but only a good h & p and ekg will reveal this. Only your dr can give you a good answer on this one. ...Read more
Several poss. causes: Could be illness such as ms, certain autoimmune disorders, every dystrophy, or others. Commonly, it's due to nerve impingement in the neck due to arthritis or disc disease. Other causes include rib, sternal, clavicle or thoracic spine dysfunction, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis and muscle strain, etc. A thorough physical exam, including osteopathic hand-on diagnosis, could provide an answer. ...Read more
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I am having severe headaches, left arm weakness, and sudden quick blackouts. Who should I make an appt with? I am also continuously losing weight
You have a # of: Problems. If this is occuring acutely please be transported to the emergency room now. Is you primary care provider aware of these episodes - if not, is imperative that he/she be informed asap. These are very serious sx - especially w your hypertension ; cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
I had a sudden onset of left arm weakness pain in my upper left chest that is running down my left arm and also left jaw pain. Started 12hrs ago?
Svt: Svt can cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
Left arm twitching below elbow & shoulder & arm weakness/burning for past couple of days. Cause for concern? I repeatedly check bp, could be cause?
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Left arm weakness for 2 months. Emg/nerve conduction study of neck & arm ruled out nerve/muscle issue. What could it be? Waiting for MRI in 2 weeks.
Arm weakness: You need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon or spine specialist for determination of the cause and level. Arm weakness is often due to a cervical herniated disc usually at C5-6 or C6-7. Other levels are less common but not rare. There are other possible causes but at 27 the disc is more common. The MRI will be helpful. ...Read more
I have cong.Cervical spinal stenosis on 3 levels.Mri is showing some compression . Lermittes signs , no reflexes in left arm & weakness.Options?
Severe upper back pain progressing over months, left arm weakness, worse at night- clear t-spine MRI w/o contrast- could it have missed something?
C spine problem?:
Has your cervical spine been checked?
Left arm symptoms are much more commonly related to cervical spine disc and degenerative
problems than thoracic problems.
Get a good exam of the cervical spine and left shoulder.
You may need a cervical MRI and NCV study to localized etiology. ...Read more
Left arm twitching below the elbo and shoulder and upper arm weakness/burning, what could be the cause? I repeatedly check my bp, could that be prob?
What viruses can cause brachial neuritis? Fever x1 week then left shoulder pain x1 week then left arm weakness. Md believes caused by virus. Agree?
Parsonage Turner: The brachial plexus painful paralysis may not be a direct virus infection of the nerves, but as a consequence of an immune attack. Upper respiratory virus infection - your immune system mounts an attack - and (by accident) attacks molecules in your brachial plexus myelin sheath. ("collateral damage" so to speak.) the condition is called parsonage turner syndrome. Pls discuss with your md. ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?
Left arm weakness. EMG/nerve conduction study neg. Mri brain & c-spine (no contrast) neg. Phys Therapy no help. Whats the next step? What could it be?
Diagnosis: It sounds like there has been attempts, but it really does come down to the specific diagnosis for what is causing you this problem. Only then can things like prognosis and treatment options be known. Have you seen a neurologist? You might also request being referred to more of a tertiary care center if the diagnosis is not clear. ...Read more
My left arm and hand are blue and they are numb. I'm also experiencing a lot of weakness in that hand
Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male
Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow ( cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more
I have had twitching in my left arm (mostly near pinky side under wrist) for about a month. I am concerned about ALS. No weakness or wasting. ?
Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain. Worse during daytime and better at nights. Between elbow and wrist.
Early 20's male , I been having weaknes on left arm and hand and left leg but comes and goes , some twitching around my body any ideas , ? Thanks
Any ideas?: Here's an idea: See a doctor. It doesn't sound like something you should blow off. Weakness in an arm and a leg on one side at the same time should be checked out before you decide not to worry about it. ...Read more
My b12 levels have been normal but my pain has been progressing. Also I have been getting numbness all over along with leg, hand and arm weakness.
Numbness and: weakness need to be evaluated by your doc. He/she may refer you to a neurologist. There are many possibilities for your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Both arm weakness below elbows, both leg weakness below knees.. Plus shaking in hands, on and off last few weeks. Age 26, f... What is wrong with me?
52, fem, leg and arm weakness, neck pain.Now i can barely stay awake while eating.Hands feel spongy and hurt.Can barely walk after sitting for five mins.
Have it evaluated: This issue needs a detailed evaluation to determine the cause and treatment options. You may want to start with a neurologist but do something before the problem continues to increase. ...Read more
23 /m my left arm, hand is fealing a little weak also my leg, foot , I also have body twitches ,the weaknes comes and goes! Can it be ALS , ideas?
Left sided weakness: and twitching that comes and goes. Not sure what you mean by body twitches. If you wake up weak and the weakness resolves think nocturnal focal seizures. (with Todds paralysis) More information is needed (along with a good neuro exam ) and possibly EMG-NCS or other studies) ALS is typically symmetric (arm to opposite arm or leg to leg spread) Fluctuations in weakness obviate a work up for MG. ...Read more