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What can cause sharp pains in my left forearm?

What can cause sharp pains in my left forearm?

Number of things: Description of sharp makes it likely it is something localized to the forearm and not being 'referred' from another area, like the heart. (see, prior answers related to referred pain). Presuming there's no trauma, insect bite to area, most likely a tendinitis (tendon connects muscle to joint)--rest the muscles, ice, anti inflammatory. Less likely is a clot in the vein. Persistent pain-again, c doc. ...Read more

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Back pain in lumbar area, woke up out of a dead sleep with sharp pain in left forearm and left tingling hand and pain goin into hand. Cause/related?

Back pain in lumbar area, woke up out of a dead sleep with sharp pain in left forearm and left tingling hand and pain goin into hand. Cause/related?

Back spasm...: Describing muscle spasm in the spine compressing nerve roots at multiple levels. Sleep especially non-rem sleep is an active process. The brain must have perceived an injury to the spine. Need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden pain in the left forearm?

What can cause sudden pain in the left forearm?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I keep getting this sharp pain in same spot in left forearm. Over the last few months it's been happening more frequent and has gone from 1 sec. to 7.

I keep getting this sharp pain in same spot in left forearm. Over the last few months it's been happening more frequent and has gone from 1 sec. to 7.

Hard to say: It could be a muscle cramp or an area of mild degenerative change to one of the tendons of the forearm(so called tendinopathy) to some irritation of one of the local nerves. If it's bothersome, you should see your doctor for a formal evaluation, as there's just not enough information provided to adequately guide you through this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Random shooting pain in left forearm,no tingling,no other symtom.shooting pain happens at random multiple times a day. what could be the cause?

Random shooting pain in left forearm,no tingling,no other symtom.shooting pain happens at  random multiple times a day. what could be the cause?

?PINCHED NERVE: Possible nerve compressions at elbow, such as pronator syndrome. posterior interrosseus syndrome, or cubital tunnel. A neurological consultation could identify cause, and an EMG test could confirm. Other thoughts might involve referred joint pain, and this could be assessed at time of consult ...Read more

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I haven swollen tumours on my left forearm it does not cause any pain...Is it cancer...It does not cause ani pain... ?

Needs an examination: You need to see your physician or primary care to examine you and discern what the swelling actually is. It might be an infection, a benign non cancerous fat tumors such as lipomas but cancerous tumors would be on the differential. All the above causes can cause painless swellings, again would stress you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Causes for tingling and warm sensation in left forearm arm and hand?

Causes for tingling and warm sensation in left forearm arm and hand?

Best to : Consult with your physician . It is possible that you have a pinched nerve that caused the tingling and warm sensation. Need to know how often, how long and frequency of occurrence. Make sure you are not developing neuropathy or possible side effects from your medicines.Your doctor knows you best. ...Read more

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What does ache and pins and needles in left forearm and hand be caused from?

What does ache and pins and needles in left forearm and hand be caused from?

Several Reasons: Collette, this could be sore muscles from repetitive activity or nerve irritation. If you have discomfort at night try a wrist brace to keep your wrist still to see if this helps. Simple stretches might help as well. See your doctor if these simple approaches to do not help. ...Read more

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I was sitting being sick (coughing and light fever) and all of a sudden this sharp pain in my left forearm very reminiscent of a break i had once?

I was sitting being sick (coughing and light fever) and all of a sudden this sharp pain in my left forearm very reminiscent of a break i had once?

Diffiicult situation: First, i would like to say that my heart goes out to you - many people incliding myself , have been sick over the past few weeks. The pain in your forearm may be caused by several things- all of which can be determined by your doctor, so please see one . The pain , depending on associated signs/ symptom , could represent 1. Lower pain threshold, 2. Blood clot 3. Infection seeding area. ...Read more

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Pain/discomfort in left forearm, close to wrist, inside of the arm. 2/10. Pressure on the area makes it worse. What can I take to alleviate? Should I be concerned? What could be the cause?

Pain/discomfort in left forearm, close to wrist, inside of the arm. 2/10. Pressure on the area makes it worse. What can I take to alleviate? Should I be concerned? What could be the cause?

Wrist pain: Did you have an Injury or fall. Among possibility are carpal tunnel syndrome,wrist sprain, distal radial fracture, dislocated one of the small bones in the hand. If it is not getting better see your doctor. A short duration of splint and non-steroidal pain medication will help while trying to assess the cause. ...Read more

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45M Guitar player. Tingly lower left forearm , from elbow down , for 2 weeks. Also in left fingers. Ice helps a bit. No weakness or pain . Cause?

45M Guitar player. Tingly lower left forearm , from elbow down , for 2 weeks.  Also in left fingers. Ice helps a bit.  No weakness or pain . Cause?

Nerve pinch: Repetitive use of wrist and fingers can result in entrapment of either the ulnar nerve at the elbow, cubical tunnel, causing tingling or numbness in the 4th and 5th digits and weak grasp; or, dropping things and numbness in the thumb me first 2 fingers, carpal tunnel, or median here pinch at the wrist. See a PMR doc or ortho to have this evaluated. Non surgical and surgical options exist,. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden onset of noticeable swelling in left calf of leg and left forearm? No pain, just continuously swollen for 4-5 days. No injury

More information....: There are many potential problems that can trigger these symptoms, for example, blot clots, infection, inflammatory diseases. If this is new to you and just for a few days see your doctor as soon as possible, if severe go to the emergency department near you. ...Read more

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Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed). Cause?

Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed).  Cause?

Tendinitis likely.: From your short description, it sounds like tendinitis in the L shoulder, either from overuse / over-training or from some other injury. Playing sports just aggravates it. This is by far the most common cause of shoulder pain in athletes. For now, rest the shoulder, ice it as often as you can, & sleep in a comfortable position (on right). See a doctor or use HealthTap Prime if you're not better in ...Read more

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Left forearm feels cold. Ache goes down to my pinky finger. Echo and stress test was good months ago. What could be the cause. Of this ?

Left forearm feels cold. Ache goes down to my pinky finger. Echo and stress test was good months ago. What could be the cause. Of this ?

Could be ulner: Nerve irritation ( "funny bone ").Be aware of resting on your left elbow, like while driving or sitting at work or in your favorite chair at home. ...Read more

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I have had a pain in my left forearm for about 3 weeks. I have the implant birth control in that arm. Could that be the cause of my pain?

I have had a pain in my left forearm for about 3 weeks. I have the implant birth control in that arm. Could that be the cause of my pain?

Possibly: Look first for signs of infection, swollen lymph nodes in your arm pit, the insertion site being red, swollen, hot or painful. If that is happening, get seen for an exam asap. Be sure you can still fell the implant. However, with any post procedure pain, seee the surgeon and have it examined. ...Read more

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